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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen athletes commit to...

    Sam Jones knew for a while where he was going to attend college.

    The Evergreen senior had to wait until Nov. 11 to make it official, though, as that was the first day athletes could sign national letters of intent with the school of their choice.

    Jones will attend Colorado Christian University, an NCAA Division II school, where he will continue his baseball career.

  • Keep your eyes, ears open for...

    The printed edition of the Christmas Bird Count for 2008, the 109th CBC, just came in lat week’s mail.

    As usual it is full of fascinating facts and bits of information. There are 59,813 participants and 661 species, plus 38 forms and 28 introduced exotics seen on the counts. Two of these were new, never seen on CBC before. They were the Jack snipe at Eugene, Ore., and the little bunting at Greater Massett, British Columbia.

  • Gymnasts finish third

    THORNTON — A year after winning the Class 4A gymnastics state championship, Evergreen coach Monnya Silver is allowed to call her shots.

    “Third was -- it sounds kind of bratty -- but it‘s kind of what we expected to get,” said Silver, who co-coaches the Cougars with Marnie Bello. “But we were pushing for more.”

  • State race full of surprises

    FORT COLLINS — Rob Wright has learned to expect the unexpected when it comes to the biggest race of the fall prep season.

    Still, it’s tough to imagine that anyone thought the Cougars would have one runner go to the hospital, and another stop mid-race to get sick during the Class 4A state cross-country championships on Nov. 7 at Fossil Ridge High School.

    Afterwards, the veteran coach was pragmatic.

    “You know, stuff like that just happens,” he said.

  • October's fickle weather

    The circular table on the patio looks like a humongous marshmallow or a giant birthday cake. The weathermen are predicting more snow tonight. I can’t believe we have this much snow in October. It looks more like the storm and quantity of snow that we usually get in spring storms. Kind neighbors have kept my driveway plowed. Three times today!

  • Wet summer, cold snaps stole...

    The last three weeks have been strange for October. It has been cold. We have had snowstorms about once a week that have kept it cold. Even when the storms have moved on and we have had blue skies and sunshine, the snow on the ground and he wind off the mountains have kept it cold — not at all the warm dry October weather that I consider normal.

  • Cougars' bats fall silent

    AURORA — Although the Evergreen Cougars might have exited the Class 4A State Softball Championships in the opening round, coach Scott Haebe wasn’t mad.

    He was sad, however.

    “I really enjoyed coaching this team,” Haebe said following the Cougars’ 1-0 loss to Niwot on Oct. 23 at Aurora Sports Park. “The girls were a lot of fun to coach and I’m just sad it’s over.”

  • Harriers gear up for state with...

    LITTLETON — Making T-shirts with Superheroes and Firebird emblems seemed appropriate after the Evergreen girls and boys cross-country teams both won the Class 4A Jefferson County League championships.

    Now, what will they come up with since both teams won the 4A, Region 1 meet at Clement Park?

    The girls team finished first with a total of 46 points, followed by Mullen (61), Centaurus (86), and D’Evelyn (99). The boys team took first with 52 points followed by D’Evelyn (57), Mullen (91), and Conifer (112).

  • Witches and bats and bears -- oh...

    I am sorry to say that I made an error in my article of two weeks ago. In the article of Oct. 7, I wrote that grizzly bears “had been all but eliminated in the contiguous 48 states.” This is not true, and I apologize. I checked this information in the book “Bears of the World” by Lance Craighead, and assumed it to be up to date, for he is an authority on bears and it is a fairly recent publication. However, I had two phone calls this week telling me that the brown or grizzly bears are indeed still found in the lower 48 states.

  • Evergreen sweeps Jeffco League...

    LITTLETON — Not even a flat tire was going to slow down Bryn Haebe.

    Despite running without her right shoe for a mile, the Evergreen junior still outlasted all other Jefferson County League foes on Oct. 16.

    Thanks to an assist from her coach, Rob Wright, Haebe reclaimed her shoe, took a few seconds to re-attach it to her foot and continued on towards the finish line, where she crossed first in a time of 19 minutes, 23.6 seconds.