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Today's Sports

  • Distinctive song of sparrows is...

    Whenever I hear the call note or the song of a song sparrow, I think of my childhood. There was a small blue spruce tree on the north side of our house that my father had planted to mark the border between the fields and the lawn.

    The mowed area was hardly a lawn as it was uneven and bumpy, just mowed. The small spruce marked the edge and had mowed grass on one side and had clumps of tall unmowed grass on the other.

  • Wintering juncos are hard to...

    A friend asked if I would write about the junco complex again this week because she said, “They are showing up in large numbers at my feeders, and once more, I can’t tell them apart.” Well, all I could say was “Join the club,” for we are all having the same problem.

  • Volleyball runs win streak to...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — No, Evergreen’s volleyball team hasn’t circled or red-lettered Oct. 29 on its schedule.

    Not yet, anyway.

    However, after a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-23) victory over Littleton on Oct. 8, the Cougars appeared to be on course for a showdown with Valor Christian for the 4A Jeffco League title in a couple of weeks.

  • Defense sets the tone for...

    DENVER — When your starting quarterback trades his helmet in for a visor at halftime it’s a sign things are going your way.

    That was the case for Evergreen on Oct. 10 at All-City Stadium. The Cougars jumped out to a 42-8 lead at halftime against Thomas Jefferson. Senior quarterback Dylan Reifeis was simply a bystander on the Evergreen sideline during the second half Saturday afternoon after 6-of-9 passing for 138 yards and two touchdowns through the air, along with scoring on a 12-yard touchdown run.

  • Evergreen boys golf places third...

     It was a respectable third-place finish for Evergreen at the Class 4A boys golf state tournament Oct. 6 in Longmont.

    The Cougars combined to shoot 36-over par at Fox Hill Country Club during the state tournament. Valor Christian cruised to its third straight team title after firing 5-over par as a team. Silver Creek (33-over par) placed second.

  • If you’ve seen one elk, you...

    Reprinted from Oct. 11, 2007

    Indian Summer is one of the briefest seasons, but it is also the very best. Its salubrious warm, sunny days, blue sky, dry air, and cool but not cold nights can’t be equaled. If I could find a place that had our Indian summer weather all the time, I would move there, but then it would become mundane, and so I guess the next best place is Colorado — mostly nice blue sky and sunny, enough rain to survive but not enough to make everything moldy, some winter but not endless and always changing.

  • Jeffco Open Space adding to...

    The Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee has recommended the purchase of a 36 acres northwest of Centennial Cone Park near Golden. The property, owned by the Deloris Wright Trust, is close to property that Open Space is in the process of acquiring on Douglas Mountain, said Open Space planning supervisor Nancy York.

    The Wright property includes “an incredible wildlife corridor” and has the potential for nature-based experiences, York said.

  • Evergreen Rotary plans musical...

    The Rotary Club of Evergreen has approved a $30,000 grant to install outdoor musical instruments at Stagecoach Park.

    Rotary member Kay LaMontagne championed the concept for the music park after seeing one in Moab, Utah, and becoming intrigued by the concept.

    After the Evergreen Park and Recreation District gives final approval for the project, about five instruments will be placed in a grassy area of the park along Highway 74, probably next spring.

  • Evergreen toppled by D’Evelyn on...

    DENVER — Giving up a deep home run over the left field fence to Evergreen junior Jessica Bellatti got D’Evelyn senior pitcher Allison Frantz fired up Oct. 4.

    Bellatti crushed a solo home run to start the top of the fourth inning on a cool Saturday morning on the Jaguars’ home field. The home run trimmed D’Evelyn’s lead to 4-1, but Frantz turned the mistake into a positive as the Jaguars went on to take a 10-1 victory.

  • Cougars to take swings at state

    Craig Harper - For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Confidence won’t be lacking for Columbine’s Marcus Tait and Evergreen as they head to the Oct. 5 and 6 state golf championships.

     “I think I have a great chance of winning,” said Tait, the Rebels’ lone qualifier for the 5A tournament at Fort Collins Country Club.