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Today's Sports

  • Demons live up to their name

    ARVADA — The Evergreen Cougars expected to get hit at least once by the talented Golden Demons.

    That, the Cougars hoped, was something they could handle.

    What Evergreen coach Whitney Walker didn’t expect April 16 was the referees to take a few of their own shots.

    Although the No.5-ranked Demons were the better side in terms of talent on the pitch, they defeated the Cougars 5-2 thanks to two penalty kicks, two free kicks right outside the penalty area and a corner kick.

  • Evergreen drops mighty Arapahoe

    LITTLETON — Seeing that the Evergreen Cougars beat the Arapahoe Warriors in lacrosse would cause most fans to do a double take.

    After all, the Warriors are the No. 1-ranked team in the state in class 5A and the Cougars were 3-5 in class 4A heading into Monday’s game.

    But the Cougars didn’t get the top Warriors squad as they traveled to Littleton. Instead they battled Arapahoe’s Varsity II squad and beat them soundly 8-2 on April 19 at Powell Middle School.

  • Cassin’s finches...

    Oh, how good it is to see green again. Today was a beautiful clear day. With a flow of warm air from the southwest, it was the first really warm day here in the mountains. Yesterday was clear and sunny, but the cold wind did not make it feel like spring.

  • Five-star Kaufmann leads Cougars...

    LAKEWOOD — Anya Kaufmann had never scored more than four goals in a game before.

    Well, she took care of that in the first half in Evergreen’s game against Englewood on April 9. The only question was if she would she get her fifth.

    It wasn’t looking like she would, but with less than 10 minutes remaining in the second half, Kaufmann fired a shot past the Englewood goalie to tally that fifth goal and set a new personal record as she helped lead the Cougars past the Pirates in an 8-0 laugher at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Young Cougars drill Raptors

    The Evergreen Cougars girls lacrosse team hasn’t played a close game all season. They’ve either blown out their opponent, or been blown out by them.

    Fortunately for the Cougars, their game against Eaglecrest on April 6 was a blow out in their favor as they routed an undermanned Raptors team 16-2 at Evergreen High School.

    For the Cougars, it was their second win of the season as the snapped a two game losing streak that spanned almost an entire month. Their first win of 2010 came over Valor Christian on March 11.

  • 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).

    Cougar Camp

  • 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.