Today's Sports

  • Cougars show their will to win...

    Evergreen High School baseball coach Steve Jones preaches the name on the front of the jersey — Cougars — more so than the one on the back. 

    In his words, there are no individual stars, and it’s definitely not about any single player. His Cougars showed that and more in a three-game spring break trip to Phoenix, winning two of three games to return to Colorado with a 4-1 record.

  • Coming into its own

    Lacrosse is a fast-paced game. It’s also viewed as a blend of many sports. 

    It’s soccer, but a little faster. It’s hockey, primarily more so on the boys side than the girls because of its can-be physical nature. It’s basketball. It’s all rolled into one.

    And it’s coming into its own, especially the girls game.

  • Woodpeckers make appearance at...

    Today brought both a hairy and downy woodpecker to the feeder outside my window. Although it is not a suet feeder, the black-oil sunflower seeds that were in the mixed seeds at the feeder seemed to meet their needs. The hairy and downy woodpeckers are often confused because they are similarly patterned, black-and-white woodpeckers, but they are very different in size.

    Both birds are found widely spread across America, very much alike except in the Pacific Northwest, where the white on the birds are not a clean pure white but is instead more grayish-brownish white.

  • Sports briefs

    Cougars score a pair of road wins to open the 2015 season
    PARKER — Evergreen High has opened the Steve Jones era on a good note, winning its first two games of the 2015 season. The Cougars pounded out a 17-8 road win at Ponderosa on March 19.

    Evergreen opened the season with a 2-1 win in 10 innings over Erie three days earlier.

    Dylan Schmoker had two of the Cougars’ five hits in the win over Erie. Alec Moens, who had one of the other three hits, picked up the win.

  • EHS handles uniqueness of Jeffco...

    LAKEWOOD — Camille Morales called the 4x1,600-meter run a “good mental workout.” It is that indeed. It’s also a grind.

    The unique run — four consecutive runners tackling the track at Jeffco Stadium four times around — is not one of the more common events on the track and field slate. As a matter of fact, March 18 will probably be the only time this season that Morales, Caitlin Schmitt, Sydney Grob and Carolyn Graven will run it. But they ran it faster than anyone else at the 4A Jeffco League Relays.

  • Holley picks up where she left...

    GOLDEN — Applewood Golf Course is sort of a special place for Natalie Holley. Last year, as a freshman, the Evergreen golfer made her high school varsity debut here. 

    She didn’t play as well as she would March 18 in the 4A Jeffco League season opener, but it was a great learning experience.

  • First spring migrants appear in...

    As March draws to a close, it feels more like spring every day. I love this time of year when winter slowly loses its grip on the land, and spring gets closer every day.

    Some days when the sky is blue and the temperature rises well above 60 degrees, you feel like spring is already here. Those of us who have lived here for awhile know better; we also know it may snow tomorrow, and it will be a long time still before Elk Meadow looks green instead of grayish-tan.

  • Many local trees from willow...

    The willow family, Salicaceae, contains many of the deciduous trees found locally. Most everyone has learned to recognize the quaking aspen, the trees that turn our falls into a golden splendor. These and a few others are in the genus populus.

  • 4A Jeffco all-conference girls...

    The following are the 2014-15 4A Jeffco League all-conference girls swimming and wrestling teams:

  • Cougars finding their way after...

    WHEAT RIDGE — First-year Evergreen High boys swimming coach Marc Rios has taken a hands-off approach early on in the 2015 season. He’s gone as far as to let the Cougars choose which events they want to swim in. That was the case in Evergreen’s tri-meet at Wheat Ridge Rec Center on March 13 along with the host Farmers and Ralston Valley, in which the Cougars placed second with 97 points.