Today's Sports

  • Gymnastics preview: Evergreen...

    Head coach: Marnie Bello
    Assistant coaches: Chancey Hines; Mandy Flesche
    Classification: 4A
    Top gymnasts: Kelsey Valdez, Sr.; Ashley Perry, Sr.; Jessi Himmelman, Sr.; Emily Rivers, Soph.
    Season opener: Sept. 2, vs. Chatfield (at Columbine)

  • Evergreen football tops Moffat...

    Cougars quarterback Noah Ansley threw two touchdown passes as Evergreen opened its 2011 season like it did its 2010, with a victory over Moffat County on Friday night at Evergreen High School.
    Keenan Prouty added a 28-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of the 17-7 victory.
    Moffat County opened the scoring with a 68-yard TD run by quarterback Bubba Ivers.
    For more on this game, check out next week's Canyon Courier.

  • Deer Creek Challenge is a...

    The Deer Creek Challenge doesn’t cut cyclists any slack. In the midst of the second annual “Toughest Century in United States,” participants climbed 12,751-feet in elevation. Even the final stretch to the finish line is uphill.

    “To put on something that is the most on anything, is unusual,” Pat Downing, the ride founder and director, said. “To be able to do this in our own backyard, and have it be the hardest in the country, is great.”

  • Evergreen’s Kouzmanoff traded to...

    Evergreen High School graduate and Oakland Athletics third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff was traded to the Colorado Rockies on Aug. 23 for a player to be named later or cash considerations, multiple media outlets reported.
    Kouzmanoff, who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2003 amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians, is in his sixth season in the major leagues. The 30-year-old was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento by the A's back in June.

  • Delgado to step into limelight

    Alberto Delgado wants to be a big part of reinventing the football program at Clear Creek High School. It seems as if head coach Brian Inman will give him his chance.

    Inman said the main goal of the Golddiggers’ offense will be to get the ball into Delgado’s hands and let him make things happen in open space, where he should be pretty tough to bring down.

    “He’s going to be our secret weapon, only he might not be a secret after our first game,” Inman said.

  • Position change helps Manning

    Steven Manning has a simple philosophy as to what it will take for him to improve on his junior season.

    “Just not get tired,” the Conifer senior middle linebacker said. 

    If statistics are a measuring stick, he certainly didn’t appear to be too fatigued in 2010. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder recorded 80 tackles — 48 solo — and five sacks. He also had 16 tackles for loss. 

    Those numbers were quite impressive, but they did little to help a young Conifer team avoid the growing pains that came with a 3-7 season. 

  • QB Ansley, backfield on the run

    Rob Molholm’s outlook is a pretty simple one: More is better. The more running backs he has the more success the Evergreen Cougars will enjoy.

    That certainly was the case in 2010 when the Cougars went 8-3, finished second in the 3A Metro South Conference and qualified for the playoffs for just the sixth time in school history. And 2011 could be much the same with Evergreen returning seven of its top eight rushers, who combined for 2,016 yards and 24 touchdowns.

  • Wild mushrooms: Beautiful, tasty...

    My mother was an insatiable reader, and she taught all of us to love books and where they could take us by reading to us every day.

  • Foothills play host to an...

    The northern flicker and the hairy and down woodpeckers are the most common woodpeckers that everyone knows, and all three are common feeder birds.
    There are sub-specific forms of all three of these birds, which may show up at your feeder just to confuse you, but they have not been separated into named species yet.

  • Despite losses, successful 2010...

    It’s probably not all that unfair to say that the Evergreen Cougars’ 2011 boys soccer team is single-minded. That’s not a bad t.hing, either.
    Since the gut-wrenching penalty-kick loss to Broomfield last November in the 4A state semifinals, Evergreen has had one thing in mind.
    “Since probably the end of last season we’re pushing to make it even farther, win more games,” senior tri-captain Brian Grieve said. “Our motto is 20-0. We’ll see if we can follow through with that and win a state title.”