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Today's News

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Gymnastics

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Marnie Bello
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: It was just about the perfect season for Evergreen, which won the Jeffco League and 4A state championships. “Coming into league we were excited because Elizabeth was going and so were we and we won, which was a huge accomplishment for us and gave us a big boost going into state, which we also won,” Bello said. Evergreen had  10 individuals qualify for final events with six of them placing.

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Volleyball

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Katie Ryan
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: Evergreen placed third in the 4A Jeffco League, but did not make it through districts after losing to Niwot and Longmont. ... The team was led by Brenna Buckwalter, who is now playing for the University of New Hampshire.
    Players to watch: Kira Nielander, Sr., outside hitter; Andrea Eddy, Fr., setter/ right-side hitter; Genevieve DeGrandchamp, Sr., front hitter
    Season opener: Aug. 30, vs. Pomona, 6 p.m.
    State championship: Nov. 9-10, Denver Coliseum

  • Cougars keep even keel, win invite at Indian Tree

    ARVADA — It was only the first hole, but Sam Theil didn’t do himself any favors. The Evergreen senior co-captain, starting on No. 18 at the Jefferson Academy Invitational on Aug. 16, fired a double bogey. It was a tough start for a player who struggles more with golf’s mental game than with the physical side.

  • Berggren has passion for game of tennis

    It’s not like Julia Berggren, then 6 years old, didn’t like gymnastics. She loved it. So did her brother, Victor. For their parents, Erik and Karin, both avid outdoor athletes in their native Sweden, it wasn’t their cup of tea. So they encouraged, or as Erik would say tricked, them into trying other sports for a couple of months just to see if they’d like something else.

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Softball

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Brian Doctor
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 record: 17-7
    2011 recap: Evergreen took third in the Jeffco League last season and won regionals before placing eighth at the 4A state tourney.
    Players to watch: Morgan Milstead, Sr., P; Ragan Wickham, Jr., P;  Sarah Kay, Soph. C; Natalia Aramovich, Sr., 3B
    Season opener: Aug. 21 vs. Thornton, 3 p.m.
    State championship: Oct. 19-20, Aurora Sports Park, Aurora

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Boys tennis

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Kris Nielsen
    Classification: 4A Jeffco, Region 1
    2011 dual record: N/A
    2011 recap: Last season was close but no cigar for the Cougars. Three times at regionals Evergreen forced a playback match to qualify for the 4A state tournament. And three times it lost. In five of seven draws the Cougars settled for third place. That’s where the team finished as well with 29 points, falling behind Colorado Academy and Alexander Dawson.
    Players to watch: Matt Goldeb, Sr.; Paul Clancy, Sr.

  • Deer Creek Challenge ride canceled

    Race director Pat Downing, in an e-mail sent to participants last week, announced that the Deer Creek Challenge bicycle ride, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, has been canceled because of low registration numbers.

  • Meeting set Aug. 28 on rezoning for Messiah Mountain Retreat Center

    Jefferson County Planning and Zoning staff will host a community meeting
    Aug. 28 to discuss the possible rezoning of the Messiah Mountain Retreat
    Center in Indian Hills.
    The meeting, from 6 to 7 p.m., will be held at the center at 5200 Parmalee
    Gulch Road. The rezoning would allow the center to continue using its land
    for camp and retreat purposes.

  • Farewell on a high note: Nelson says goodbye

    By Sterling Nelson

  • With Ryan, Romney kicks off real debate

    With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has decided to make this election about ideas.

    Unlike John McCain’s VP selection four years ago, Ryan is a thought leader in the Republican Party, a proven fiscal conservative who promises to force a generational debate on fiscal responsibility come November.