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Today's Sports

  • Continuing to build

    The Evergreen girls lacrosse team now knows how David must have felt when he got his first glimpse of Goliath.

    In its April 11 game against the Columbine Rebels, the Cougars were prepared for a fight with their slings (crosses) and stones (balls) at the ready. But for the Cougars (1-8, 0-4 Jeffco League) there would be no victory, proverbial or otherwise, against the colossal Rebels (10-0, 6-0 Jeffco League) who scored six goals in the first five minutes of the game, then cruised to an easy 19-0 win.

  • Bill’s Bench coming in...

    The ice went out of Evergreen Lake faster this year than I have ever seen before. One day it was honeycombed, with a few openings along the north and west shore, and the next day it was all open. The long spell of warm weather had weakened the ice, and a windy morning set up water movement, and the ice began to break up fast. By midafternoon the lake was free of ice from shore to shore. It was good to see the open water and a chop on the lake, even though the wind was bitter cold. I stopped by again the next day, and once more the cold wind sent me scurrying home to sit by a fire.

  • Evergreen Newspapers' all-...

    With March Madness now officially over, the calendar says we must spring forward.

    But, before we dive head-first into baseball season, let’s take a final look back at the prep basketball season.

    While no team in our coverage area won a state title, there were plenty of highlights along the way:

  • Cool-hand Kurt guided Cougars

    Kurt Dieter never broke anyone’s ankles this season with a nasty crossover dribble. If he did, he’s not telling anyone about it.

    He doesn’t bomb fadeaway 3-pointers and has yet to make a YouTube video of himself posterizing an opponent with a monster dunk.

    The Evergreen senior is not blazingly fast, doesn’t jump out of the gym and didn’t make anyone’s short list of hyped prospects this year.

    But when has all that ever been the sole judge of true talent?

  • Snow not a surprise

    You had to have seen this coming, right?

    “It” of course, refers to the more than a foot of snow dumped on us March 26.

    Every year around this time, just as we’re entering the thick of the spring sports season, Mother Nature not-so-kindly reminds us that while the calendar may say its spring, she’s not through with us just yet.

    Granted, the snowfall was much-needed as we had a very mild winter. But, typically when it snows, it is bad news for area sports teams.

    Not so, this year.

  • Flesche enjoying the ride

    When she started out in gymnastics, Mandy Flesche didn’t like the beam.

    To be more specific, she hated it.

    Despite her aversion to it, Flesche continued to practice on the discipline, and her time on the apparatus only increased when her father built a beam for herself and older sister, Marnie, to practice on in their own home.

    “My dad used to spot me on it all the time,” Mandy Flesche said.

    Soon, Flesche’s most-hated event became her most-cherished.

  • Cougars fall in three OT's

    Evergreen’s Christian Harriman lay on his stick, five feet from the goal, with just over two minutes to play in a tied lacrosse game against the Castle View Sabercats on March 25 – the victim of a devastating blow by a Sabercats defender.

    But Harriman had one very important thing going for him: he had the ball.

    “I was on the ground and I went to get up and leaned forward, and the stick came out from under me and the ball rolled in,” Harriman said.

  • Birds celebrate spring; plants...

    Tuesday, March 17, was St. Patrick’s Day, of course, but it was also the first day of spring in Evergreen. The day started with a meadowlark on the lawn at Evergreen Lake, reported very early by Deb Calahan and not seen after by any others. It probably had continued on northward.

  • Coors Field special place for...

    Terry Hensley has been coaching baseball a long time.

    Twenty-seven years, in fact.

    Safe to say, he’s seen a lot of games. Some good, some bad.

    Evergreen’s game against Castle View on March 19 at Coors Field has vaulted close to the top of his favorites list.

    In that game, the Cougars were down 3-0 in the sixth inning but rallied to win 4-3 on a sun-soaked March afternoon.

  • Big day for Cougars

    When he stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning, Evergreen’s Ethan Murphy nearly came out of his shoes on his first swing.

    It certainly looked like he was swinging for the fences.

    Turns out, that’s exactly what he was doing.