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Today's Sports

  • No star power means golf team...

    The Evergreen golf team isn’t quite through the Looking Glass, but things are looking a bit unusual.

    Traditionally, the Cougars can boast one — sometimes more — standout-caliber golfers who will lead a team of steady talent into contention for the Class 4A Jefferson County League title. They’ve been successful, but teams that have had more glue than star power have also bested them when it mattered.

    This season, Cougars coach Mike Kuzava thinks his team will journey to the other side.

  • Is it time already?

    Where o where did our summer go?

    In just eight short days, most kids in the Jefferson County school district will report back to school. Is it just me or does that seem entirely too early?

    Back in my day, school didn’t start until after Labor Day. Granted, we were also in school until the third week of June, but there’s something about having to start school in the middle of August that just doesn’t feel right.

  • Race ends in tie (sort of)

    IDAHO SPRINGS — An unusual act of sportsmanship developed Aug. 8 out of a game of long-legged brinkmanship.

    Jason Delaney and James McGown were neck and neck for the first 12 miles of the annual Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon.

    Delaney, of Golden, was the men’s defending champion and also won the race three years ago. He got out quickly from the start in Georgetown and set the early pace.

    “He’s younger, so he gets out fast,” said McGown, 34.

  • Know something about wild...

    August is usually a rainy month. I had thought that it might be drier this year due to all the rain we have had in June and July, but the rain seems to be continuing into August.

  • August brings late wildflowers,...

    July has been a great month. Most of the days have been blue and sunny, with cool mornings and warm afternoons with scattered showers. The summers of 1965 and 1969 were much like this, and I had very little need to water to have a bountiful garden. It seemed like we had moved to Camelot.

  • Hamilton burns up Town Race

    Runners at the 31st annual Evergreen Town Race were treated to ideal weather conditions Aug. 2, and as a result, posted some lightning-quick times.

    Joel Hamilton, 24, of Golden took home the 5K title, crossing the finish line in 14 minutes, 33 seconds. Adam Rich of Colorado Springs was second, finishing in an even 15 minutes. Andy Giravly was the top Evergreen finisher, placing 15th with a time of 17:12.

  • Courier editor finds his stride

    Before I begin, I should make one point:

    I am not a fan of running.

    I don’t say that to be mean. I have no beef with anyone that chooses to run and think it’s great when people perform any type of exercise.

    But, for me, when it comes to selecting activities for cardiovascular exercise, running usually comes up last in a list of things I’d choose to do.

  • Ladybird beetle swarms a rare...

    There has been a great deal of excitement in Our Evergreen World this week, all due to a big concentration of ladybird beetles in Genesee Park.

  • Watch your fundamentals when...

    Every golfer knows the frustrations of getting around the green and not being able to put the ball into the hole. A skulled chip shot across the green can destroy your score. By concentrating on some key fundamentals, you will be able to have a new found success around the green.

  • Kick up some dirt on these trails

    PINE and BUFFALO CREEK — There’s something about asking a local. Whether it be skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking, getting tips from a local can turn the average day into something epic.

    So when I met a local mountain biker near the Pike National Forest work station in Buffalo Creek, I hoped for a few pointers. I got about 30.