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Today's Sports

  • Maximum effort: Stout defense,...

    Some first games pack more intrigue than others.

    Consider the Cougars, who were young and inexperienced at the Class 4A varsity level, facing off against an experienced group from perennial 3A power Platte Canyon.

    You gotta love being young.

    “I was kind of expecting some first-game jitters, but I thought defensively we just played lights out,” Evergreen coach Scott Haebe said after the Cougars scored a well earned 7-2 nonleague season-opening victory Aug. 26.

  • Wet summer has brought new weeds...

    On Friday evening, Aug.14, the Weed Awareness Committee met for its last summer weed pulling at Evergreen Lake.

  • Swallow in flight a fascinating...

    The lake is calm and peaceful this morning. Some 37 Canada geese are resting on the sandbar. Among them, a few double-crested cormorants jostle for room. A light breeze is rippling the surface of the lake, and the path of Bear Creek can be seen by the dark streak running across the ripples like a smooth black ribbon.

  • Softball team embraces underdog...

    Longtime Evergreen softball coach Scott Haebe likes what people are saying about his team.

    “No one’s really talking about us,” said Haebe, whose team finished second in Class 4A Jefferson County in 2008. “We lost our top two pitchers and a really good player in Becca Motte. If we stay healthy, we have a chance to be better than a lot of people think.”

  • Soccer team under new direction

    A lot of events conspired to make Peter Jeans arguably one of the better coaches to be found this offseason for the Evergreen boys soccer team.

    Having lived in Colorado for the past 11 years, eight of which in Evergreen, Jeans has taken his experience as a former player at national power Stanford to become a club coach with Rush and Stingers. A desire to have his Saturdays free so he could spend more time with his own children — and the desire to become a teacher — made taking the Evergreen coaching job pretty easy.

  • Can’t slow him down:...

    Apparently, running for hours on end just wasn’t enough for Jason Poole.

    The Evergreen resident, who began his love-affair of endurance races (or ultra-marathons) after competing in an Eco Challenge, upped the stakes when he applied – and was accepted – to compete in a 100-mile trail race in Plain, Wash., that’s set to take place Sept. 12 and 13.

  • No star power means golf team...

    The Evergreen golf team isn’t quite through the Looking Glass, but things are looking a bit unusual.

    Traditionally, the Cougars can boast one — sometimes more — standout-caliber golfers who will lead a team of steady talent into contention for the Class 4A Jefferson County League title. They’ve been successful, but teams that have had more glue than star power have also bested them when it mattered.

    This season, Cougars coach Mike Kuzava thinks his team will journey to the other side.

  • Is it time already?

    Where o where did our summer go?

    In just eight short days, most kids in the Jefferson County school district will report back to school. Is it just me or does that seem entirely too early?

    Back in my day, school didn’t start until after Labor Day. Granted, we were also in school until the third week of June, but there’s something about having to start school in the middle of August that just doesn’t feel right.

  • Race ends in tie (sort of)

    IDAHO SPRINGS — An unusual act of sportsmanship developed Aug. 8 out of a game of long-legged brinkmanship.

    Jason Delaney and James McGown were neck and neck for the first 12 miles of the annual Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon.

    Delaney, of Golden, was the men’s defending champion and also won the race three years ago. He got out quickly from the start in Georgetown and set the early pace.

    “He’s younger, so he gets out fast,” said McGown, 34.

  • Know something about wild...

    August is usually a rainy month. I had thought that it might be drier this year due to all the rain we have had in June and July, but the rain seems to be continuing into August.