Today's Sports

  • New product helps control...

    With the arrival of spring every year, I begin to receive phone calls from the readers of this column, asking for advice on how to keep woodpeckers from making holes in their houses. All members of the woodpecker family are designed with stiff tail feathers and strong feet to prop themselves against tree trunks, and sharp stout beaks to make holes in wood.

  • Challenging run of games ends...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — It’s not bad enough that the Evergreen Lady Cougars played Golden. It’s not bad enough that they played Wheat Ridge. But to play Valor Christian, too. In a row. All within a week. That’s a tall order for any team. But for an up-and-coming Evergreen squad it’s a measuring stick of where it wants to be not where it is right now.

  • Cougars show a Keen eye for ball

    ARVADA — Obviously, it can’t be proven but considering the way Sam Keen was hitting the ball on April 25 against the Arvada Reds it would be hard to think otherwise that the McDonalds meal he ate for lunch didn’t factor into his play.
    He said it may have.
    “I think so,” Keen slyly said of the No. 4 meal — two cheeseburgers and fries — that may have played a role in his 4-for-4 outing, including a bases-clearing double in the first inning of Evergreen’s dominant 19-1 win.

  • Farmers plant loss on Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — Evan Dreggors, from back of the net, worked his way around the right side then flipped his wrist and scored with relative ease. Just like that Evergreen had the early lead in its boys lacrosse showdown with sixth-ranked Wheat Ridge on April 20.
    Oh, if only the rest of the game had been so easy.

  • Roundup: Evergreen girls tennis...

    Rachel Chado and Madison Rogers, Evergreen’s No. 4 doubles team, scored a 6-1, 6-2 win over Valor Christian’s Emilie Benedict and Rachel Manning, but it would be the Lady Cougars’ lone win in a 6-1 loss to the Eagles on April 21 at Evergreen High School.
    Valor Christian scored wins in all three doubles matches and a pair of three-set victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.

    Evergreen places fourth at George Washington Invitational

  • Cougars unleash long ball on...

    Mike Imes wasn’t trying to do too much with the 0-1 offering. But the baseball, especially the way Evergreen’s batters were seeing it, looked like a giant beach ball on April 18 at Evergreen High School.

    And it was flying around all over the place. 

    Imes smacked the floating curve ball for a third-inning grand slam — one of four home runs Evergreen hit off Conifer starting pitcher Steven Stick and the second in the inning — en route to an 18-7 victory. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Rebels share load in rout of...

    LAKEWOOD — Things have been going well lately for the Columbine Lady Rebels’ girls lacrosse team. In a 20-2 win over Wheat Ridge on April 12, 14 players scored goals and going into their game with Evergreen on April 14 at Trailblazer Stadium, they sought to better that mark.

    And when Molly Secora scored late in the second half of the Lady Rebels’ 21-3 blowout of the Lady Cougars, she became the 15th Rebel to tally a goal.

  • Roundup: Butler, Cougars rolling...

    Christian Butler and three other players scored as Evergreen scored a 4-3 home win over Golden on April 18 at Evergreen High School.

    Evan Dreggors, Braden Olson and Scott Crews also scored for the Cougars (8-1).

    Matt Hoff made seven saves in net for Evergreen.

    Golden dropped to 5-5 on the season.

  • Robin song fills the springtime...

    I just came in from the patio where I was listening for a robin singing his twilight song. I have always loved the evening hours just before dark. It’s a magical time often referred to as the gloaming.

  • Evergreen serves notice vs....

    CONIFER — Claire Babb, in her words, played absolutely awful two days earlier. Her straight-set loss to Erin Gebes of D’Evelyn had her feeling less than stellar about her tennis game.

    “I needed a win. I was not feeling so hot about my game, so I’m glad I got a win out of that one,” Babb said after her 6-1, 6-0 win over Rachel Van Bibber at No. 1 singles in Evergreen’s 7-0 victory over host Conifer on April 7.