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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Youth movement in full swing for...

    Kyle Peterson is no longer around. Evergreen’s best golfer in recent years graduated in May. So did Kyle Malazdrewicz. They, arguably, were the face of the Cougars program.

    Both were multiple-time 4A state qualifiers, finishing 13th and 30th, respectively, last October at Hiwan Golf Club. But, such is the case in high school athletics, turnover is ongoing. 

    In 2014, Evergreen is a squad that is staring at the realistic probability of its top three players being sophomores.

  • Indiana runner embraces trail...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier

    Brady Smith just wanted a taste of the trails. The 16-year old from Crown Point, Ind., had been in the Denver area for three days and the aspiring runner longed to run the Mt. Falcon 15K before he returned home to the Midwest. He got his wish.

  • Out to change its perception

    Little reminders still seep in on the club’s website, but change — big change — is under way with the Altitude Football Club, formerly Evergreen Stingers.

    Altitude FC became official on June 1, but maybe the first real glimpse of the new staff and curriculum-changing atmosphere around the club, founded in 1979, came July 21-25 with a pair of camps at the Marshdale Fields.

  • Jones wants to develop chances...

    The erosion of the identity of summer baseball hasn’t gone unnoticed by newly named Evergreen varsity head coach Steve Jones. A former assistant coach under Terry Hensley years ago and a former pitching coach at Colorado Christian University, Jones understands the importance of players getting scouted to better their future.

  • Costa Rican native Zumbado tops...

    Traveling 15 1/4 miles is A little more than a drop in the bucket when you are almost 2,500 miles from home like Costa Rican native Gabriel Zumbado was. 

    The 22-year-old Olympic hopeful and member of the Newton Running team took first place at the Evergreen Sprint Triathlon on July 27. Finishing with a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 52 seconds, he was almost 2 minutes faster than second-place finisher Brian Fots. Zumbado said he wasn’t racing to beat anyone, he simply wanted to go as fast as his legs would take him. 

  • Sports briefs

    MOUNTAIN BIKING
    Evergreen Composite biking team to host open house
    The Evergreen Composite Mountain Biking Team will host a parent-student Open House on Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at Buchanan Rec Center. The team will be registering riders for the 2014 fall season.
    The team consists of riders from Evergreen and Conifer high schools.