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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen remains perfect

    Dennis Pleuss - Sports Editor

    LAKEWOOD — A sprawling kick save by Evergreen goalkeeper Jack Cardillo was a fitting exclamation mark to the Cougars’ fifth shutout victory of the season.

    Evergreen, top-ranked in the latest CHSAANow.com Class 4A boys soccer poll, improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in 4A Jeffco with a 2-0 victory over D’Evelyn on Sept. 28 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Column: Passion for prep sports

    Dennis Pleuss - Sports Editor

    My days of being mistaken for a ball boy on the sidelines of a high school football game are long gone.

    However, my enthusiasm for covering prep sports has never faded. I jumped at the chance when presented with the opportunity to become the new sports editor at the Columbine Courier, High Timber Times, Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant. Telling stories of student-athletes, coaches and teams through the written word and photos is what I was born to do.

  • Evergreen’s Kline runner-up at...

    By Dennis Pleuss, Sports Editor

    LITTLETON — Fall has arrived on the calendar, but temperatures in the mid-80s faced the 48 cross country teams from across the state that took part in the 16th annual Dave Sanders Invitational.

  • Spectacular colors highlight...

    On Tuesday, Sept. 22, two friends took me on a trip over Boreas Pass. It was a delight.

    This has been one of my favorite trips for many years. It is nearby, covers some of the best mountain area and has great distant views of aspen. My late husband, Bill, and I used to go south on U.S. 285 to Como, then northwest over the pass to Breckenredige, have lunch there and then make a fast trip home over routes 9 and 70.

    This time we reversed this trip, going out on I-70, then south to Breckenridge, then going over the pass from west to east, then back home on U.S. 285.

  • Where the bears are — and how to...

    “We are in bear habitat,” said wildlife manager Ty Petersburg of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, speaking last Thursday at a meeting of the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability.

    People who live in mountain areas need to be aware of the bruins' presence and take measures to keep a safe distance, Petersburg said.

    “Everyone wants to talk about saving the bears,” Petersburg said.

  • Cougars face rival Valor...

    Seems like every golf tournament they play, the Evergreen boys golfers are looking up at Valor Christian.

    The 4A Jeffco rivals play five league tournaments plus the regional prior to state every season, and almost every year Valor — which has won four of the last five state titles — reigns.

    But Evergreen coach Mike Kuzava and his Cougars aren’t feeling sorry for the status quo.

  • Lopsided victory benefits EHS...

    Even though the outcome was a foregone conclusion, Nick Johnson considered his win at No. 3 singles and, in turn, Evergreen’s 7-0 shutout of Arvada in boys tennis on Sept. 17 at Evergreen High School to be a learning experience.

  • Cougars dominate homecoming...

    Playing against a team such as Weld Central, one that has a first-year head coach in James Canaday and hasn’t had a winning season since 2009, can be tricky, especially for a squad like Evergreen.

    While the Cougars have had their fair share of success over the years, the Rebels easily could’ve been a trap game if Evergreen wasn’t careful.

  • Barn swallows at Elk Run working...

    I have had so many people ask about the barn swallows nesting under the porte-cochere at the entrance to Elk Run that I feel I must write about them again.

    Barn swallows built this nest sometime in July and have successfully raised one brood of four young. As their name implies, they usually nest on an open beam in a barn. I believe this was the first nesting in this nest.

  • Closure of Mount Evans Wildlife...

    The Mount Evans State Wildlife Area is open to hunters and closed to all other recreational users through the end of October.

    Peter Jacobson, a nearby resident, is one recreational user who is unhappy about the seasonal closure. Jacobson says not much public notice was given before the popular area 10 miles west of Evergreen was closed the day after Labor Day. Signs were posted saying it will be closed until November.