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Today's Sports

  • Raptors rip Cougars’ hearts out

    LAKEWOOD — Rob Molholm walked up to his team, choked up with a lower tone than normal in his voice. The usually vociferous Evergreen Cougars football coach was emotionally wounded by his team’s 47-14 season-ending loss to Silver Creek at Trailblazer Stadium.
    “My heart’s broken. They’re good kids,” Molholm said. “You know if you have a wife or kids, but this is my family.”

  • Semifinal loss was gut-wrenching...

    PARKER — Peter Jeans doubled over, the emotions starting to overcome him. Evergreen’s boys soccer coach, just like his team, had a hard time summing up his disappointment in the Cougars’ 1-0 4A state semifinal loss to Cheyenne Mountain. A season that had so much promise was over in an instant.

  • Repairs in progress to flood-...

    “We’ve made some significant progress at Lair O’ the Bear,” said Stanton LaBreche, Jeffco parks operations manager, while speaking to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on Nov. 7.

    With help from volunteers, the popular open-space park through which Bear Creek flows reopened on Saturday. One bridge that is considered unsafe is still closed in the park near Evergreen, LeBreche noted.

  • Boisterous pygmy nuthatches...

    November arrived with a few nice days, but it is definitely autumn with a real chill in the air. We have had so many nice autumns in recent years that I have become spoiled. I don’t like to see the cold weather come so early.
    There were a few warblers drifting through in October, but things have dwindled down now to little more than the local resident birds coming to the feeders.

  • 4A All-Jeffco boys tennis, boys...

    The following are the 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys tennis and boys golf:

    BOYS TENNIS
    FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Tom Hudson, D’Evelyn; Colin Mulligan, Wheat Ridge; No. 2 singles: Sam Hoelscher, D’Evelyn; Luke Camp, Evergreen; No. 3 singles: Matthew Jordan, D’Evelyn; No. 1 doubles: Caleb Rold/Kevin Kalkus, D’Evelyn; No. 2 doubles: A.J. Jordan/Dustin Ethridge, D’Evelyn; No. 3 doubles: Spencer McKay/Ellis Murray, D’Evelyn; No. 4 doubles: Nik Geschwentner/Brad Meier, D’Evelyn

  • Evergreen football hosting...

    Evergreen’s varsity football team, coming off a 41-0 win at Summit to cap an 8-2 regular season and an undefeated 3A Metro West Conference slate, will host Silver Creek in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.
    The game is scheduled for Nov. 9 at 1 p.m., at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.
    The Cougars locked up a second league title in three years two weeks ago with their win over Alameda.
    Silver Creek (7-2), which placed second in the 3A Tri-Valley, won the 2012 state championship with a 32-15 win over top-seeded Rifle.

  • Lady Cougars settle for 3rd as a...

    THORNTON — Chancey Hines knew that her team could’ve done better. The first-year Evergreen head coach had that look about her in the aftermath of the 4A state gymnastics team competition Nov. 1 at Thornton High School.
    “It wasn’t the best of days for us. We had a lot of mistakes starting from floor and all the way through bars. It was just hard to regain our confidence,” Hines said after Evergreen, despite scoring a season-best 176 points, placed third in this year’s competition.

  • Cougars make most of their...

    BROOMFIELD — Right place, right time.
    The Evergreen Cougars made it a habit to back up most, if not every, shot they took on goal against No. 2 seed Broomfield. The results were rebound goals by Cole Mitchek and Borja Garcia as part of Evergreen’s 4-0 upset of the host Eagles in the 4A boys soccer state quarterfinals on Nov. 2.

  • Lady Cougars show improvement in...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Cougars beat the clock, Wizards

    Griffin Dorsey was on such an emotional high after Evergreen’s thrilling, almost unbelievable 3-2 victory over Windsor on Oct. 23 that he didn’t want to come down. Who could blame him?
    The Cougars freshman scored an improbable, if not impossible, goal with 2 seconds remaining to send the host Evergreen High crowd into a frenzy mere seconds after the 4A boys soccer state playoff opener seemed destined to go into overtime.