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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Evergreen Middle School student...

    Casey Nicholls knew he had a good story to tell.

    While most middle-schoolers dread the thought of having to put pen to paper, Nichols loves the written word.

    So, the Evergreen MIddle School eighth-grader began to craft an essay that would be submitted for the "CU Winning Attitude" state-wide contest (presented by Qwest, Fox Sports Rocky Mountain and the University of Colorado) that would award $1,000 to the winner, who could use the money to donate to his school in any way he saw fit.

  • Evergreen snaps losing skid,...

    LAKEWOOD – There was no Gatorade bath, no doves released into the air, no balloons, fireworks or even a victory lap from the players.

    There was relief, however, and the easy smiles that come when a monkey the size of Montana jumps off your back.

    "It felt good to win," Evergreen quarterback Noah Ansley said Friday. "Haven’t felt that in a while."

    All season, to be exact. But all that came to an end Oct. 16 when the Cougars (1-6) downed the Arvada Bulldogs 21-0 for a Class 3A Metro League victory at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Cougars headed to state softball...

    Evergreen softball coach Scott Haebe isn’t sure if he likes the new regional format that teams must get through to qualify for state. Namely, he’s not sure how to feel when a team clobbers a team once, but then loses to that team in the rematch and fails to qualify for state.

    Not that Haebe or the Cougars are complaining.

    Evergreen punched its ticket to the Class 4A state tournament this weekend after surviving Region 7 and a rematch with the 10th-seeded Widefield Gladiators.

  • Cougars blank Warriors, 5-0

    LAKEWOOD – Like the Blues Brothers ravaging Chicago, the Evergreen soccer team got the proverbial band back together Oct. 13 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    And the Cougars sure seemed to be on a mission from a higher power.

    With no injuries or absences to speak of for the first time this season, the Cougars jumped on the Centaurus Warriors from the onset and rarely let up in an impressive 5-0 Class 4A Jefferson County League victory that saw senior Caleb Downey bag a hat-trick.

  • There’s more to...

    A reader of this column recently phoned to ask me if there were any turtles in Evergreen Lake.

    Yes, indeed, I have seen turtles in Evergreen Lake. However, turtles are far more common in the rivers and ponds on the plains, mostly below 5,500 feet.