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Today's Sports

  • If you’ve seen one elk, you...

    Reprinted from Oct. 11, 2007

    Indian Summer is one of the briefest seasons, but it is also the very best. Its salubrious warm, sunny days, blue sky, dry air, and cool but not cold nights can’t be equaled. If I could find a place that had our Indian summer weather all the time, I would move there, but then it would become mundane, and so I guess the next best place is Colorado — mostly nice blue sky and sunny, enough rain to survive but not enough to make everything moldy, some winter but not endless and always changing.

  • Jeffco Open Space adding to...

    The Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee has recommended the purchase of a 36 acres northwest of Centennial Cone Park near Golden. The property, owned by the Deloris Wright Trust, is close to property that Open Space is in the process of acquiring on Douglas Mountain, said Open Space planning supervisor Nancy York.

    The Wright property includes “an incredible wildlife corridor” and has the potential for nature-based experiences, York said.

  • Evergreen Rotary plans musical...

    The Rotary Club of Evergreen has approved a $30,000 grant to install outdoor musical instruments at Stagecoach Park.

    Rotary member Kay LaMontagne championed the concept for the music park after seeing one in Moab, Utah, and becoming intrigued by the concept.

    After the Evergreen Park and Recreation District gives final approval for the project, about five instruments will be placed in a grassy area of the park along Highway 74, probably next spring.

  • Evergreen toppled by D’Evelyn on...

    DENVER — Giving up a deep home run over the left field fence to Evergreen junior Jessica Bellatti got D’Evelyn senior pitcher Allison Frantz fired up Oct. 4.

    Bellatti crushed a solo home run to start the top of the fourth inning on a cool Saturday morning on the Jaguars’ home field. The home run trimmed D’Evelyn’s lead to 4-1, but Frantz turned the mistake into a positive as the Jaguars went on to take a 10-1 victory.

  • Cougars to take swings at state

    Craig Harper - For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Confidence won’t be lacking for Columbine’s Marcus Tait and Evergreen as they head to the Oct. 5 and 6 state golf championships.

     “I think I have a great chance of winning,” said Tait, the Rebels’ lone qualifier for the 5A tournament at Fort Collins Country Club.

  • 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.