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Today's Sports

  • Stimulus needed

    DENVER — Evergreen’s formula for success offensively goes something like this: Knock them down, spread them out, cut them up and keep knocking them down.

    That formula never reached critical mass Feb. 28 as the fifth-seeded Cougars failed to hit enough 3-pointers to create that all-important chain reaction against fourth-seeded Thomas Jefferson.

    “We didn’t shoot real well,” Cougars coach Scott Haebe said. “We knew coming in we were going to have to knock down some shots to spread out their defense.”

  • You can help with Great Backyard...

    I have just mailed in a count for the Great Backyard Bird Count to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology at Ithaca, N.Y. This count is a joint effort of the Laboratory of Ornithology and Audubon. It is such an easy count to do that I thought some of you might be interested in taking part next year.

  • Cougars hold off Grizzlies

     

  • Evergreen routs Delta

    Every sports team knows, you never want to get caught looking ahead.

    That was the danger for Evergreen its Class 4A boys basketball state tournament opening round game Feb. 25 against visiting Delta.

    With the Panthers coming into the game as a 12th-seeded team and with a losing record in the Western Slope League, it would have been very easy for the Cougars to overlook them with an eye toward a potential match-up with the Thomas Jefferson Spartans on Feb. 28.

    It would have been easy to do, but that’s not what the No. 5 Cougars did.

  • EHS senior Knoll rallies after...

    DENVER — The Pepsi Center has the amazing ability to change people.

    Wrestlers, for one, despite all their tournament experience in a sport that is pure one-on-one and absent of any good excuses, can allow funny things to happen when they walk on the mats at the state wrestling tournament.

  • Swim team caps off season in...

    The Evergreen girls swim team finished off the 2008-09 campaign with a 19th-place finish at the Class 4A state swim meet. It’s the highest finish for an Evergreen team since 2003.

    “It was a little bit of a surprise,” said Evergreen junior, Carrie Latimer. “Everyone swam really hard at state and it was a good ending to our season.”

  • Cougars top Jaguars, win streak...

    The scene was set for an epic Class 4A Jefferson County League boys basketball battle between Evergreen and D’Evelyn on Feb. 20. The props were in place, the actors were prepared and the anticipation was palpable.

    In a game that featured two evenly matched teams that were equal in league record and both riding high on win streaks, everything was in place for a fight to the finish.

  • Rare wintering northern flicker...

    It was 8 degrees above freezing when I went out this morning, and Our Evergreen World was shimmering with hoarfrost. Every, twig, stem and pine needle was encrusted with diamonds. Our entire landscape shimmered like Tiffany’s window. Backlit by the rising sun, each tree and shrub was a scintillating piece of jewelry.

  • Cougars fire on all cylinders,...

    EVERGREEN — It probably won’t be the plot of the next X-Files movie, but Scott Haebe knows he saw something strange this season. And it happened again Feb. 11.

    “I have no answers for this,” the longtime Evergreen boys coach said after the Cougars trounced their rival Conifer Lobos. “We’ve played our two best games of the year against them. That’s unusual.”

  • Conifer girls sweep Evergreen

    EVERGREEN — Good teams are like art museums. They represent talent and inspire outsiders to dream of ways of finding a weakness to plunder.

    Against rival Evergreen, the Conifer Lobos got a long dose of physical, grinding girls basketball in a tournament-like atmosphere. And they passed with flying colors – even if those colors might be black and blue.

    The Lobos made their one run count in the second quarter as they built and maintained a comfortable lead Feb. 11 for a 46-34 Class 4A Jefferson County League victory before a packed house.