.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Spring bird box sale pays...

    The robin that Loie found in my yard during the Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 14 was most likely not a returning spring robin. It was one of several that usually winter in the area. There were 30 American robins reported on the Christmas Bird Count last December.

  • Spring is in the air

    Is it really March already?

    Seems like only yesterday we were ringing in 2009 and now here we are, three months later. Time certainly can fly by, and with that said, there’s only a couple of months left until all the madness that is high school sports will be done and gone, buried under the breeziness of summer.

    Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s take time to look at what the spring could hold for us. Based on initial glances, the spring is appearing to be very promising.

  • Poms put together another solid...

    The Evergreen Poms have come to learn a valuable lesson: The more work you put in, the more you will be rewarded.

    The Poms certainly worked hard this past season, slaving away over routines every day - except for Sunday - up to 30 hours a week.

    In addition to the dance work, the Poms spent a couple of days with personal trainer Michelle Prouty, who helped the girls build core strength and muscle endurance.

  • Cougars open up strong

    Evergreen opened up the 2009 baseball season with a 9-2 victory over John F. Kennedy on March 6, and followed that up with a 7-1 victory over Sterling a day later.

    Against Kennedy, the Cougars broke open a 1-1 tie with six runs in the fourth inning and tacked on two more runs in the fifth to put the game out of reach. In the Sterling game, which, like the Kennedy game, was held at All-Star Park in Lakewood, the Cougars again used a big fourth inning to their advantage. Evergreen, which led 3-1, scored four runs in the frame to take a commanding lead. They finished with 10 hits.

  • Loss of Rocky affects us all

    I don’t like Bob Dylan, but I can’t help but repeat one of his most famous song titles over-and-over in my mind.

    “The Times They Are A-Changin.”

    Last week saw the end of an era in Colorado as the Rocky Mountain News closed after nearly 150 years of publishing newspapers.

    With its closing, prep sports coverage as we’ve grown to know it, will forever be different.

  • Lady Cougars overcome their...

    Inexperience has been the buzzword around the Evergreen girls basketball team all season.

    At times, their inexperience showed in ways that hurt the Cougars’ chances to win games. Other times, you’d never have guessed most players on the team were in their first year of varsity ball.

    On Feb. 24, the Cougars showed a little of both, with the more poised version of the two-headed monster winning out.

  • 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.