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Today's Sports

  • Paulus’ hat trick sends EHS into...

    To say that Ryan Paulus was ready for the playoffs would be an understatement. The Evergreen senior posted his first career hat trick as the 11th-seeded Cougars thwarted No. 22 Denver West 3-1 in the first round of the 4A state boys soccer tournament Oct. 22 at Evergreen High School.

    Paulus scored goals in the 20th, 50th and 59th minute — the final after Denver West’s Alex Herbert cut Evergreen’s lead to 2-1 on a penalty kick. 

  • Column: EHS’ JV team has a...

    Tim Janes doesn’t have to look too hard to see just exactly what makes his Evergreen Cougars’ junior varsity boys tennis team different than most other JV squads. The proof lies on the court.

    The Cougars, unlike most JV squads, are not a ragtag group of beginners just getting their feet wet. No, this Evergreen team is made up of intermediate players who, in some cases, may be just as good as some varsity players.

  • Cycling team climbing the...

    It’s 3 p.m. on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon. A group of mountain cyclists, maybe 10 or 20 of them, meet near the flagpole outside Evergreen High School, ready to embark on a training ride up Evergreen Mountain. Assistant coaches Andrew Speers and Colin Booth just stand back and watch as a line of kids makes its way up the trail. It’s an impressive sight.

    Mountain biking is a popular sport as evidenced by the growth of Evergreen High’s program since its inception five years ago. It is now under the leadership of head coach Rob Quinn.

  • Schmitt, Lady Cougars feel it at...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Evergreen girls cross country coach Angie Harrington and her boys coaching counterpart Rob Wright don’t pay much attention to rankings. 

    They tend to rely on how their runners are feeling pre-race. Considering how well the Lady Cougars ran Oct. 25 in the 4A state cross country championships, they were feeling pretty good.

  • Wildlife officials seek opinions...

    Wildlife officials want to know what you think about the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area — especially about dog walking and hunting there.

    They’ve gotten a bit of input from residents, but they’re looking for more, said Jennifer Churchill, a spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The state agency manages the area west of Evergreen in the Upper Bear Creek drainage near the base of Mount Evans. The survey is open online through Nov. 20

  • A history of horsetails

    Do you still look in old familiar places to see if there are any new plants or animals around?

    Since I moved to Elk Run Assisted Living and I am no longer driving, I find that I am looking more and more frequently at the few things I can see from my windows and those that are available around the building.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Evergreen blanks Arvada, closes in on league title
    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars inched closer to a third 3A Metro North conference title in four years with a 40-0 shutout of Arvada on Oct. 18 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The shutout was the third this season for Evergreen, which improved to 8-0 overall, 3-0 in league play.

  • Column: Hunter was the right,...

    Laurice “Lo” Hunter is a pioneer. Though her name, officially, wasn’t anywhere to be found inside the gymnasium at Evergreen High School prior to Oct. 17, her legacy most certainly was present. All one had to do was to look into the rafters to see the nine volleyball state championships Evergreen won between 1976 and 1985.

    But now, a banner resides on the far wall of Evergreen High School proclaiming the school’s court as Lo Hunter Gymnasium, and nobody is more deserving of the honor.

  • Lady Cougars sweep Conifer

    As if playing rival Conifer wasn’t enough motivation, the Evergreen Lady Cougars honored the legacy of their program, particularly Hall of Fame coach Laurice “Lo” Hunter, on Oct. 17 at Evergreen High School.

    And what a way to celebrate Hunter’s legacy. After naming the court at EHS in her name, the Lady Cougars overcame a back-and-forth start to score a 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 victory in front of a raucous crowd at Lo Hunter Gymnasium.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS TENNIS
    Raeder’s stay at state is short after a first-round loss
    PUEBLO — Henry Raeder’s appearance at No. 3 singles in the 4A state boys tennis tournament was a brief one after the Evergreen junior was toppled in the first round at Pueblo City Park by Air Academy’s Neil Orton.

    Orton, a senior, won their first-round match 6-1, 6-3.