It’s time to shake things up.
As you may have noticed over the past several weeks, there have been little break-out boxes in various stories of our print edition, all with the message of directing you, the reader, to check out our website.
We’re trying out some new things, one of which is making more of an effort to update the site more frequently.
Part of that daily updating will include stories you will only find on the web. Just last week we had a story on the Evergreen boys basketball team’s crucial Class 4A Jefferson County League game against Golden. The Cougars’ game against the Demons was played on Jan. 29 and that story was up and on the website (www .canyoncourier.com in case you were wondering) hours after the final buzzer.
I hope to continue posting at least one game on our website moments after the winner and loser are determined. In time I’d like to see us posting all of our content immediately after it’s written, edited and ready for print.
Just because our print version of the paper comes out once a week doesn’t mean that you, the reader, can’t get your news in a more-timely fashion.
That’s the goal with the projects we’re embarking upon. I hope you’ll join us and take the time to view our websites and be up-to-date on your local sports community.
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The winter season is drawing close to an end. Girls swimming will be the first spot to say goodbye, as league tournaments are this weekend, with the state meet the following weekend.
Evergreen’s Kelly White has emerged as one of the top divers in Class 4A, and should she continue to dive well, could be in line to pick up a state title.
Chatfield is currently ranked No. 5 in the state by the Rocky Mountain News, and with several strong swimmers on its roster, the Chargers should put forth a strong showing at the Class 5A state meet, held in Fort Collins.
Dakota Ridge’s Emily Kuhr will be looking to defend her 100-yard breaststroke title, and teammate Hannah Cox should be a factor in several individual races.
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Once swimming completes its season, wrestling gets its turn in the limelight.
This is the first year since I’ve been working at this paper that state wrestling and state swimming aren’t being held on the state weekend, and that’s great to see.
All of the athletes in both sports deserve our undivided attention, and by the Colorado High School Activities Association scheduling the state championships a week apart, that is now a reality.
Kudos to CHSAA for making the right call.
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As many of you know, I was born and raised in Upstate New York.
I’ve been a Giants fan since I can remember, so it goes without saying that Feb. 3 was a very special day for me.
With a dominating defense and an offense that wasn’t flashy but made the big plays when it mattered most (Eli Manning’s scramble out of pressure and 32-yard heave to David Tyree — who made perhaps the greatest catch in Super Bowl history — was the play of the game), the Giants outplayed the previously unbeaten Patriots and earned the Super Bowl XLII trophy.
Rooting interests aside, Super Bowl XLII will go down as one of the greatest games in the history of the NFL.
Giants fans like myself had waited 17 long years for this day to come.
After the final second ticked off the clock and the celebration began, the wait was more than worth it.