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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Flater still causing a racquet

    Winning never gets old. Roald Flater never seems to either.

    Flater, 83, took home his fifth gold ball May 10 following a three-set victory to win the U.S. National Indoor Championship’s 80-and-up division in Vancouver, Wash.

    “I was surprised,” the longtime Evergreen resident and member of the Colorado tennis hall of fame said. “Probably my best win I’ve ever had.”

    And that’s saying a lot for a man that has quietly been making a racquet around the country and world for decades.

  • Rudy ducks are rowdy in mating...

    Editor’s note: Sylvia Brockner is under the weather this week. We’re reprinting a column from May 16, 2007.

    It is a lovely May morning as I write, a bit cooler than yesterday but still very spring-like. After throwing her last temper-tantrum snowstorm on April 24, April decided to behave herself, and the last few days were warm and beautiful. As a farewell gift, she brought back the sora and a flock of 14 ruddy ducks to Evergreen Lake on Monday, April 30.

  • No title, but Cougars fare well...

    Chance Forbes and Christina Spinzig did amazing things at the Class 4A state golf tournament, and yet they were still disappointed.

    It’s all relative, however.

    Forbes was looking to go out her senior season with either an individual title, or at the very least, place second to improve upon last year’s personal best of third place. Forbes shot an 82 on May 18 and an 83 on May 19 to card a two-day total of 165 and place in a tie for sixth.

  • Little green heron and Bill&...

    Sunday, May 3, dawned wet and soggy. Not a very propitious day for the dawn chorus or, more important to me, the dedication of my husband Bill’s Memorial Bench. I think there were more people than birds. Birds have better sense than to be out and about in such weather. The bird count was low for the date, but at least the people had good views of the birds they did see, for there were plenty of spotting scopes available for everyone to look through. Western grebes showed off their black-and-white tuxedos and their diving ability. Eight song sparrows skulked in and out of the fog.

  • Sealed with a title

    LAKEWOOD — Personal bests and school records were shattered by Evergreen High School track and field competitors over the weekend.

    But, the Cougars saved their best performance for last at the 2009 state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium.

    The boys’ 4x400-meter relay team of Bryson Newhall, Jeff Troyano, Andrew Gysin and Nat Prouty set a new school record, and more importantly, won a state title with a time of 3 minutes, 20.13 seconds.

  • Conifer’s Treat snags...

    The 200-yard freestyle has always been Christian Treat’s favorite race.

    On May 16, Treat turned his favorite race into a championship race, winning the Class 4A state title in the event with a time of 1 minute, 41.79 seconds.

    “I’ve been working hard for a long time and I just have a feeling of incredible pride,” said Treat, who wasn’t satisfied with just one title, as the Clear Creek senior who swims for Conifer also won the 100 freestyle.

    After winning the 200, Treat said the 100 was a little easier to get through.