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Today's Sports

  • Defense carries Evergreen to...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Watching Evergreen’s girls basketball team is like reading a John Grisham novel: the defense never rests.

    The Cougars completed a week of stifling three Class 4A Jeffco League opponents’ offenses with arguably their best defensive effort of the season. Evergreen forced 39 turnovers and held Littleton to 13 percent shooting to complete a perfect 3-0 week with a 39-16 home victory Jan. 30.

  • There’s more to see outdoors in...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 10, 2015)

    It often seems like there is not much to see in the outdoors in winter, but if you look around, you will be surprised at how much activity there is. Tracks in the snow will inform you about the animals that have been visiting your area, and weeds that last summer were stalks standing above the snow will inform you about what grew in your yard last summer.

  • Kinnikinnick provides green...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 23, 2013)

    Green is not a color you expect to see this time of year when you look out the window. Ponderosa pines are nearly totally dormant and give an appearance of being black when seen against the snow.

  • Evergreen runs out of time in...

    GOLDEN — Evergreen couldn’t dish out a big favor to the rest of the teams in the Class 4A Jeffco League on Jan. 20 at Golden High School.

    The Cougars (9-4, 3-2 in league) had the opportunity to reel the conference-leading Demons (10-3, 6-0) back to the pack a little. However, Evergreen’s flurry of five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough as Golden hung on to take a 59-55 victory.

  • Rookie wrestler a diamond for...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    WHEAT RIDGE — Until last year, baseball had always been Tommy Murphy’s sport of choice.

    However, thanks to the urging of some of his buddies who are members of Evergreen’s wrestling team, Murphy can call himself a two-sport athlete.

    The junior had never set foot on a wrestling mat prior to the 2015-16 season. He admitted he had no desire for the sport until last year.

  • Cougars drive past Demons

    GOLDEN — If Evergreen had any realistic hope of winning the Class 4A Jeffco League girls basketball title, it simply had to win Jan. 20 at Golden High School.

    The Cougars (12-2, 4-2 in league) stayed within striking distance of conference-leading Valor Christian with a come-from-behind 47-39 victory on the road against the Demons. Golden jumped out to a 12-2 lead, but the Cougars limited the Demons to a single point in the second quarter to take a lead before halftime that Evergreen never relinquished.

  • January brings new beginnings,...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 16, 2013)

    Janus was the god of new beginnings and doorways and gates. The early Greek and Roman people had two replicas of Janus hung at every city gate, one looking in each direction to protect them from their enemies from the outside as well as those within.

  • Evergreen girls topple Conifer

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball team has had the difficult task of forgetting its recent abrupt loss to Green Mountain.

    But, then, they were playing Conifer, with such a strong rivalry that no one takes anything for granted.

    “We focused on moving on, focused on the now,” Evergreen senior Samantha Kisiel about any lasting effects following a buzzer-beating first loss of the season Jan. 8 to Green Mountain.

  • Evergreen protects its home court

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN —Cougars basketball coach Scott Haebe seemed indifferent on Jan. 13 to all the hoopla that comes with any Evergreen-Conifer matchup.

    “I don’t get as caught up with the Conifer rivalry,” said Haebe, who’s participated in many games between the two in his 24 years as the helm of the boys basketball team.

  • Jeffco Open Space establishes...

    From North Table Mountain Park in Golden to Cathedral Spires Park in Pine, growing numbers of climbers scale high rocky outcrops using fixed hardware. Jeffco Open Space staff has developed rules and regulations to minimize climbing’s impacts on natural areas.