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Today's Sports

  • Cougars sweep Conifer, Pomona

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Rachel Bahl keeps tinkering with Conifer’s lineup in the 200-yard medley relay, searching for the formula that will result in a 4A state-qualifying time.
    The Lady Lobos again came excruciatingly close to reaching the standard at a Jan. 30 triangular with Evergreen and Pomona at the Wulf Recreation Center. Conifer’s time of 2 minutes, 8.72 seconds — good for third place in the race — fell short of the qualifying mark of 2:05.

  • Missed chances, Demons’ size...

    The plan was simple for Evergreen: Stick to the regular game plan and get all the open shots its players could take. That worked as well, if not better, than the Cougars could’ve hoped for in the first three quarters Jan. 29 against Golden.

  • Kisiel, Cougars shut down Golden

    Samantha Kisiel knows that Haley Blodgett is the heart of the Golden girls basketball team. So it was up to the 5-foot-11 sophomore to do her best to slow Blodgett down.

  • Yellow-bellied marmots cousins...

    Editor’s note: The following column is reprinted from Jan. 2010. Sylvia Brockner’s column will return next week.

    Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, a day that doesn’t have much significance here, but it does in the northeastern states, especially Pennsylvania, where it started.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    1979 Evergreen team to be inducted into CHSAA Hall of Fame

    Chalk another win up for the 1979 Evergreen Lady Cougars’ volleyball team.
    Considered one of the best volleyball programs in state history, if not the best, Evergreen’s 1979 club will be honored Jan. 29 as part of the 25th anniversary hall of fame class by the Colorado High School Activities Association. The ceremony will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Aurora starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Open Space sets priorities for...

    Jefferson County Open Space has set an extensive list of goals and priorities for improvements to parks in its system this year.

    Trailhead construction is planned at Matthews/Winters Park and in the western portion of Mount Falcon Park. At Apex Park, there are plans to build a bike skills challenge course, with an estimated completion date in November.

    Lair O’ the Bear, Mount Falcon, Matthews/Winters and Pine Valley Ranch parks are slated for restroom replacement. At South Valley Park, a san-o-let will be replaced with a vault toilet.

  • Elmgreen, Lady Cougars charge...

    Emily Elmgreen wasn’t about to take credit for her career-high 33 points. Instead, the Evergreen senior deferred the accolades to her teammates, who drove the lane before dishing the ball off to her. That’s why she went off for 24 points in the second half in the host Lady Cougars’ 67-45 girls basketball conquest of Conifer on Jan. 24.
    “(They) were cluttering up the defense, and it left me wide open. I had plenty of time” to get her feet set and square up for shots, Elmgreen said.

  • EHS’ defensive pressure keeps...

    One could point to Evergreen’s nine different scorers or a game-opening 11-0 run as to why the Cougars controlled from start to finish in a 61-32 thumping of rival Conifer on Jan. 24 at Evergreen High School.

  • Remembering Clarence, a Capitol...

    There are people we encounter in life who achieve notoriety and influence beyond what any reasonable person would expect. Clarence Miller, who passed away last week at the age of 64, was one of those people.

  • Differentiating between crows,...

    This past week has brought us more spring-like weather with temperatures in the high 50s and the melting of what little snow we had left. Once more, my feeders are deserted by the juncos, which obviously prefer seeds that they can find in the fields to what I offer them at the feeders. They do eat the white proso millet when the fields are covered with snow.