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Today's Sports

  • Students, dignitaries dedicate...

    Bergen Valley students and faculty, along with a couple dozen local, county and state dignitaries, celebrated on Oct. 9 the completion of the NEAT trail, a 10-year project that helps children get to school more safely.

    NEAT — North Evergreen Activity Trails — is a nonprofit that set out in 2002 to find the money to build a sidewalk that links Evergreen Middle School and Bergen Meadow Elementary with the Bergen Park shopping area and Bergen Valley. The 2-mile project has been built in five segments since 2006 and cost nearly $950,000.

  • Birders hope winter will be good...

    As autumn arrives, all birders across the northern states begin to wonder if it will be a good finch winter. This is not just wishful thinking. It is based on the fact that for many years, some winters have produced large numbers of northern finches in the northern states, and some years, they have extended much further south along the Appalachian Mountains.

  • Reminiscing about first snowfalls

    Last Friday, Oct. 4, we all awoke to find a cold wet snow had covered our evergreens and golden aspen with inches of white. It was beautiful but brought an abrupt end to summer. It also brought back memories to me of other first snows.

  • Youth wrestling registration,...

    Evergreen Youth Wrestling is holding registration Oct. 9 from 6-7 p.m. at Evergreen High School. Practices begin Oct. 15 from 5:45-7:30 p.m. in the wrestling room.
    Cost is $160 per child, which includes up to three practices per week, three tournaments, dual meets, approximately 10 more live matches and insurance. The season runs from mid-October through early March. Practices will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays with an optional practice on Friday nights.
    For more details, contact Ross Willson at 720-988-6461 or via e-mail at evergreenyouthwrestling@yahoo.com.

  • 4A softball regional pairings

    The following are regional softball pairings for Oct. 12. The top two teams advance to the state tournament at Aurora Sports Park on Oct. 18-19.
    4A REGION 8
    SITE: THE BALLPARK AT ERIE
    FIRST ROUND
    #31 Evergreen (9-9) at #2 Erie (16-2-1), 10 a.m.
    #18 Thomas Jefferson (18-1) at #15 Mullen (12-7), 10 a.m.
    CONSOLATION
    Evergreen-Erie loser vs. Mullen-Thomas Jefferson loser, 12:15 p.m.
    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Evergreen-Erie winner vs. Mullen-Thomas Jefferson winner, 12:15 p.m.
    SECOND BERTH

  • Cougars’ early lead holds off...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    PARKER — Evergreen senior running back Joe Danni rushed for 90 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the visiting Cougars to a hard fought 23-20 victory over Lutheran on Oct. 5 at Sports Authority Stadium.
    Coach Rob Molholm’s squad ran out to a 10-0 first-quarter advantage on the strength of a Nash Norton 27-yard field goal and a 3-yard touchdown jaunt by Danni around the left side with 4 minutes, 41 seconds left in the opening quarter.

  • Cougars double up on qualifiers

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    DENVER —The Evergreen tennis team doubled up at last week’s Class 4A Region 1 tournament.
    After qualifying one doubles team for last year’s state tournament, the Cougars advanced a pair of their four tandems to this week’s championship at Pueblo City Park — Evan Bauer and Lucas Weidner at No. 3 and Peter Fellows and Teddy Evans at No. 4.

  • Tourney leaves EHS wanting more

    Kyle Malazdrewicz’s voice quivered with disappointment. Kyle Peterson’s too. The Evergreen boys golf team’s top two seniors, along with freshman Liam Short, had the perfect setting. Beautiful, sunny weather and their home course — Hiwan Golf Club — serving as the backdrop for the 2013 4A state tournament.

  • Repairs to flood-damaged parks...

    Extensive damage to Lair O’ the Bear and other Jeffco Open Space parks caused by recent flooding will take several months to repair, said Stanton LaBreche, Jeffco parks operations manager.

    During his presentation to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee last Thursday night, LaBreche said that heavily damaged parks in the system will be closed until the first or second quarter of 2014.

    In addition to Lair O’ the Bear in Bear Creek Canyon, trails at Apex and White Ranch parks are closed indefinitely.

  • Harmless Mexican woodrats...

    This past week brought two interesting events to my attention: a letter from a reader of this column asing for helpin in identifying a bird was forwarded to me from the newspaper and another reader called me to ask about a critter in her yard.