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Today's Sports

  • Cougars’ Urbas finds redemption

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Motivation matters in a sport’s offseason, as golfers Lenny Urbas of Evergreen and Scott Robb of Littleton can attest.

    Neither player was satisfied with his 2013 high school season and both put in the time and effort to improve for 2014. Based on the opening 4A Jeffco tournament on Aug. 13 at Foothills Golf Course, it was a fait accompli.

  • 2014 Evergreen volleyball...

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Head coach: Andrea Wood
    Assistant coaches: Liz Hudd, Kirsten Ulfig, Emily Kemp, Taylor Keener
    Conference: 4A Jeffco League
    2013 record: 9-14, 6-3 4A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Andrea Eddy, Jr., setter; Claudia Wall, Jr., outside hitter; Hanna Bailey, Sr., hitter; Taylor Tremaine, Sr., setter
    Season opener: Aug. 26, at Vista Peak, 6:30 p.m.

  • 2014 Evergreen boys soccer...

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Ross Fowler
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2013 record: 15-3-1, 5-1-1 4A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Borja Garcia, Sr., Forward; Griffin Dorsey,  Soph., Forward; Ryan Wilson, Soph., Midfielder
    Season opener: Aug. 28, at Air Academy, 6:30 p.m.
    State championship: Nov. 8, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City,  1 p.m.

  • 2014 Evergreen gymnastics...

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Head coach: Chancey Hines
    Assistant coach: Mike Bond
    Conference:  4A Jeffco League
    Athletes to watch: Brianna Bond, Fr., all-around; Callie Cohen, Jr., all-around; Erika Kissler, Sr., floor exerise, balance beam
    Season opener: Aug. 27, at Pomona, 5 p.m. 
    State championship: Oct. 31- Nov. 1, Thornton High School

  • Depth is a concern for Clear...

    The tears literally flowed from Jeff Miller when the Clear Creek cross country coach learned that Katie Sullivan was relocating to Summit. It wasn’t just because she was expected to be the Lady Golddiggers’ third best returning runner, but because she is a great kid in general.

    But Sullivan isn’t back and neither is Grace Diekman, a 2014 graduate who was the team’s No. 3 runner in 2013, leaving some uncertainty in Clear Creek’s pecking order with the cross country season around the corner.

  • Increased numbers give Evergreen...

    Mike Pucherelli has a goal. The second-year Evergreen Lady Cougars softball head coach wants to build up the numbers in the program for both the varsity and the junior varsity. That would include a better relationship with the West Jeffco youth program. With 28 players out for the 2014 season, he’s headed in the right direction.

  • Column: Radio announcer Johnson...

    Before coming to Colorado in 2004, Mark Johnson had never worked anywhere, even while in college, for more than four years. Then he and his family moved to Evergreen, and Johnson became the sports director for KOA 850-AM and the voice of the Colorado Buffaloes.

    “Once we got here, we weren’t going anywhere. We love the area,” the 47-year-old said.

  • Scenery, climbs real prizes of...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    There are no champions, but everyone is a winner in the Red Rocks Century cycling event.

    The 307 riders who participated in four rides in the foothills west of Morrison ranging from 33 to 100 miles on Aug. 9 were rewarded with spectacular scenery and challenging climbs.

    The real winners were Hope Communities and Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the event’s two primary beneficiaries.

  • 2014 Evergreen Cougars boys...

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Kris Nielsen, Bob Greenman
    JV coach: Tim Janes
    Classification: 4A, Jeffco League
    Players to watch: N/A
    2013 all-conference selections: Luke Camp, No. 2 singles, first team; Dennis VonKuczkowski, No. 1 singles, second team; Evan Bauer/Lucas Weidner, No. 3 doubles, second team; Teddy Evans/Peter Fellows, No. 4 doubles, second team; Henry Raeder, No. 1 doubles, honorable mention

  • Nelson’s return is a successful...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier

    Not even the distraction of a stray dog could keep Brianne Nelson from winning the 10K portion of the Evergreen Town Race on Upper Bear Creek on Aug. 3.

    Nelson, a Golden resident and stay-at-home mother of two, defeated Kristen Zaitz by 17 seconds, winning the female title in a time of 33 minutes, 38 seconds. Andy Wacker won the top male award with a time of 30:21 down the fast downhill course.