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Today's Sports

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Baseball, girls...

    Baseball

    Aramovich keys win over Warriors

    Senior pitcher Tom Aramovich threw a 1-run complete game April 12 and was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI at the plate as Evergreen defeated Centaurus 5-1 for a Class 4A Jefferson County League victory.

    Aramovich struck out 13 Warriors, allowed just three hits and walked only two batters in the victory.

    Nick Riggio was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored, and junior Sam Keen drove in two runs as the Cougars improved to 7-3 overall, 1-0 in league.

  • There are black birds and then...

    All through late March, there have been reports of large flocks of blackbirds moving through the area: 150 in Kerr Gulch, 200 in Kittredge, 100 at Morrison, etc.

    We also have had more red-winged blackbirds at Evergreen Lake than there were this winter, so that means some migrants have arrived. The flock is much more talkative than it was, and males are displaying their red-shoulder epaulets, which indicate that some females have arrived and picked out nesting sites that must be defended.

  • Young archer wins national...

    CONIFER — Tanner Clem isn’t Robin Hood.

    The 11-year-old, however, might just be better when it comes to stringing up a bow and hitting a target. And he doesn’t have to wear those green tights.

    Tanner, a fifth-grader at Marshdale Elementary, has been into archery since he was 4. About three years ago, he entered his first formal competition. Last month, he took first place in his age group at the National Indoor Championships in Louisville, Ky.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS

    Spinzig leads Cougars

    Evergreen’s Christina Spinzig fired an 85 on April 5 and placed in a tie for 12th at the Heritage Invite at Columbine Country Club. Facing a bevy of Class 5A talent, Spinzig was nine strokes behind the leader. The Cougars placed 14th overall wtih Aslinn Scott (shot 104), Jennifer Butler (115) and Rachel Bechtholdt (123).

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  • Sandhill crane migration is a...

    Actually it was not bitter cold or the storm could have been much worse than it actually was. This is the week that I always call crane week for almost every year my husband Bill and I used to go to Nebraska at this time to see the sandhill crane migration.

    I had planned to go again this year and be a co-leader with Kathanne Lynch for an Evergreen Audubon trip, but apparently few Auduboners realized what a very special trip this is, and no one signed up to go. Or maybe they were just afraid of spring blizzards on the plains. My loss, I’m sorry to say.

  • Cougars upbeat despite tough...

    Evergreen head coach Whitney Walker knew her girls soccer team had a tough schedule to start the season.

    Coming out of the first four games with a 2-2 record isn’t too bad considering they had to play perennial Jeffco league power D’Evelyn, not mention a tough Littleton squad as well as St. Mary’s and the always well-coached Faith Christian Academy.

  • Springtime brings a variety of...

    It is just about dark on Thursday, March 18, and I have been standing out by the carport listening for the evening song of a robin.

    It has been a warm, hazy, partially cloudy spring-like day. Oddly enough, it has not dropped below freezing yet, but I expect it soon will. The weathermen on all the TV stations have been forecasting snow tonight. So, it looks like the first day of spring, March 20, will once more be snowy, which will probably be long gone by the time you receive this paper.

  • Cougars come up empty in trip to...

    DENVER — For the past few years, the Evergreen Cougars have been privileged to play at Coors Field against Castle View High School.

    Unfortunately for the Cougars this year, this positive experience had a little bit of negative sprinkled in, as they dropped their second straight game of the young season 5-2 on March 17.

    Once again the Cougar bats remained silent as they came away with only five hits and got only one hit with runners in scoring position.

  • Rock squirrels are rarely...

    It was shortly after we moved to Colorado that my late husband and I were birding one morning in Red Rocks Park, and we saw our first rock squirrel.

    Rock squirrels are the biggest of all the many ground-squirrel clan, and despite the fact that they are ground squirrels, they are quite capable of climbing over rocks and boulders and even well into trees as if they thought they were tree squirrels.

  • Cougars rally, then get rallied...

    The Evergreen Cougars’ fortunes shifted like a career politician March 12.

    Facing an experienced and salty Boulder Panthers squad, the Cougars started out like cones that the visitors danced around before scoring. In the second quarter, the Cougars came out like wild dogs, hitting and grinding and scoring fluid goals seemingly at will.

    But the back-and-forth eventually ended with the visitors getting more votes as the Cougars suffered a 7-6 defeat on their home field.