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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Big snow made squirrel...

    With not much to do during the four-day power outage caused by the big snow, I had some time for squirrel watching.

    Under deep snow conditions, most of the tree squirrels stay in their treetop penthouses, sleeping away the time. However, when they become hungry, they are forced to venture out to obtain food. When the snow is light and fluffy, they sometimes just plow through it, but when it is heavy, wet snow and 3 to 4 feet deep, that is an impossibility.

  • Forbes, Spinzig qualify for state

    Second place would be OK with Chance Forbes.

    Finishing that high at next week’s Class 4A state golf championship in Colorado Springs would meet her goal of improving upon last year’s third-place finish.

    But second place sure isn’t first place. And second place isn’t what drives any talented senior.

    “I want it really bad,” Forbes said. “It is kind of something I’ve strived for and a goal I’ve had for so many years.”

  • Cougars booted by Farmers

    LAKEWOOD — The Wheat Ridge Farmers have been the soccer equivalent of a dump truck full of razor blades this season.

    Anything in their path has been run over and cut to shreds.

    Top-ranked and top-seeded in the Class 4A state soccer tournament, the Farmers were the kind of second-round opponents no one wanted to face. Seventeenth-seeded Evergreen, however, had to Saturday.

    The young Cougars fought hard but could do nothing to stem a ferocious start by the Farmers as Evergreen’s season ended with a 6-0 loss at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Breaks don't fall Evergreen...

    LONGMONT — Line scores sometimes communicate better than words.

    Right away you have the bluntness of the final score absent of any colorful details or drama. Then come the hits – good day or bad day at the plate? – and the errors.

    Then come the questions. Were the hits big? Were they timely? Was the error costly?

  • Lady Cougars have sights set on...

    Evergreen’s girls golf team has again been a dominating force - not only in Class 4A Jefferson County, but the entire state.

    The Cougars have won each of their five league tournaments by a combined total of 167 strokes.

    They won the Jeffco League title for the second time in three years, with Wheat Ridge a distant second.

    However, for senior Chance Forbes, juniors Christina Spinzig and Ali Schlichter and sophomore Lauren Jagels, their sights are now set even higher.