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Today's Sports

  • It’s good to be the...

    To see the Queen, I expected to wait in line.

    The fact that this line was at the bottom of the hill below a row of Porta-Potties and wedged nicely between several trash cans a food stand proudly advertising its Pile of Pig pulled pork sandwich, only made it more exotic. Not much unlike the House of Windsor after Ted Nugent’s official visit.

  • Carmichael truly a racing legend

    While living in Tallahassee, Fla., I had the unique opportunity of meeting a lot of professional athletes.

    I was lucky enough to work at the city’s biggest - and newest - fitness center. All of the former Florida State University athletes would return to the city during their off-seasons and train at Premier Health and Fitness Center - a 55,000-square foot mecca of physical fitness.

    Professional football players such as Peter Boulware, Corey Simon and Brad Johnson spent a good deal of time in the weight room.

  • Clematis vines add interest,...

    Several readers have asked recently for an article on clematis vines, since one of them is on the noxious weed list and others are not. Many people seem to be having trouble telling them apart. There have been five species in the genus clematis found on the eastern slope until recently, one white, one yellow and one blue. They have now been renamed, and although the plants are still the same, they are now in four different genera and six species.

  • Get your legs ready to ride

    Last summer I spent a good portion of time on my mountain bike.

    I rode single tracks, paved trails and plenty of local bike paths.

    I also made a point to ride my bike to work at least twice a week. It was one of the most enjoyable things I did in all of 2008.

  • Jefferson County all-conference...

    Baseball

    First team

    Jerod Troudt, Alameda

    Taylor Isaac, Alameda

    Scott Arpin, Arvada

    Devin Riley, Conifer

    Charlie Basil, D’Evelyn

    Kyle Trichka, Elizabeth

    Ethan Murphy, Evergreen

    Corey Murphy, Evergreen

    Xander Morris, Golden

    Kyle Parker, Golden

    Zack Herr, Golden

    Arthur Jacob Nelson, Wheat Ridge

    Brendan Marvel, Wheat Ridge

    Parker Orms, Wheat Ridge

    Eric Shannon, Wheat Ridge

    Charles Land, Wheat Ridge

    Second team

  • Terminal velocity

    MORRISON — If running up Mount Falcon makes someone crazy, then running down Mount Falcon makes you … um ... even crazier?

    “You’re probably not going to win a lot of races on the downhill, but you can definitely lose it, as I almost verified today,” Mark Lowe said Saturday after he won the Mount Falcon trail race.

  • From the land Down Under

    Moving to Idaho Springs and teaching tennis in Evergreen is just one more move in a list of dramatic scenery changes for Amy Jensen.

    Get your globe and follow along: Jensen was born in Brisbane, Australia, before joining the University of California-Berkeley on a tennis scholarship. She was a five-time All America for the Golden Bears, and a three-time NCAA champion in doubles. She coached there for six years before coaching at the University of Denver for the past three years.

  • June finally brings spring&...

    June has finally brought spring to the mountains. Our Evergreen World is GREEN, as green as I have seen it since last August when the drought turned everything to a uniform tan. Even the ponderosa pine trees had lost their scintillating sparkle. Now, after nearly a month of rainy weather, they are sparkling in the sunshine. The hills are green with evergreen trees, kinnikinnick and grasses, and the valleys are green with the new growth of willows.

  • Late-spring arrivals making...

    Just as in days past, the summer folk have arrived in Evergreen. It used to be families that arrived as soon as school was out, and there were cabins to be opened, bed linens to be aired out and meals to be prepared during the last of May or early June. Now it is summer birds that still arrive during the last of May or early June.

    The summer birds have territories to locate, songs to sing to warn others to stay out of those territories, mates to court and nests to build. Soon they will have young to feed.

  • Title run

    By the time Evergreen’s 4x400-meter boys relay team took to the track at Jeffco Stadium on May 16, they already had a school record in hand.

    They figured going for broke in the Class 4A state finals wasn’t a bad idea.

    So, that’s exactly what they did.

    Running care-free and loose, the team of Nat Prouty, Andrew Gysin, Jeff Troyano and Bryson Newhall shattered the school record they had just set 24 hours prior, burning up the track in a time of 3 minutes, 20.13 seconds to take home state gold with ease.