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Today's Sports

  • Goshawks again brooding over...

    While I was visiting Bosque del Apache, an exceptionally fine photograph of a northern goshawk was printed in the Community Eye feature of the Canyon Courier. It was taken by Richard Gristak on Bear Mountain. I was pleased to see this beautiful bird’s photo for two reasons: one, because I have not seen a goshawk in the area for some time, and secondly, because I had been wondering what hawk was making the birds at my feeder so antsy.

  • Bosque del Apache Wildlife...

    I am just back from a brief trip to Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge. Three friends and I drove down together and a fifth drove over from Arizona to join us, so we made five musketeers. We took one day to drive down and one to drive back with a few stops along the way and had two full days on the refuge. Bosque del Apache is one of the gems of the National Wildlife Refuges. It is managed largely for the sand hill cranes and snow geese which winter there in great numbers but it is also very people friendly.

  • Optimism's the word

    Though everyone knows that soccer is played on grass, on a chilly, early spring night in Evergreen, the Lady Lions of Littleton put the Evergreen Cougars’ soccer team on ice.

    After scoring a pair of goals just days earlier against St. Mary’s Academy, the Cougars were held scoreless against the Class 5A Continental League Lions, who managed just one goal of their own to nab the 1-0 victory.

  • Cougars have success against...

    ARVADA — The Evergreen Cougars did some unusual things March 14 against Faith Christian ace Pierce Johnson.

    Travis Coe ripped a single off the right-handed hurler to start the game and the Cougars would load the bases with no outs. Connor Hoagland came up with a RBI single later in the first inning as the Cougars took a 3-0 lead.

  • Cougars smash Warriors

    The Evergreen girls tennis team had a successful 2008 campaign, sending 5 girls - all seniors - to state.

    Coach Radka Lacjak, who is a full-time tennis professional at Mount Vernon Country Club, began working with several girls over the winter and according to the coach, their hard work is paying off.

  • 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.