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Today's Sports

  • Where have all the evening...

    (Reprinted from Dec. 7, 2009)

    Probably the question I am most frequently asked by people who have been feeding birds in the area for many years is, “Where have all the grosbeaks gone?” I wish I could give them a good answer, and I also wish I could bring them back.

    First, I try to ascertain that they are referring to the evening grosbeaks because we have other grosbeaks in the area. Usually they describe them as the fairly big birds that are yellow, white and black, and used to come to feeders in droves.

  • Cougars win in Fort Lupton

    By Steve Smith — For the Courier

    FORT LUPTON — The consensus from Evergreen’s boys basketball team was that its 20-point road win against Fort Lupton Dec. 3 was a big help to a young team.

  • Senior group eyeing strong last...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Samantha Kisiel, Logan Newhall, Hannah Orr, Lauren Troeger and Avery Moers haven’t been basketball teammates forever. It only seems that way for the Evergreen seniors.

    It began in third grade for Newhall and Orr. Troeger joined them in fifth grade, Kisiel and Moers completing the “team’’ as seventh-graders. After middle school, it was on to Evergreen where as freshmen they became paired with first-year coach Amy Bahl.

  • Snowberries make an appearance...

    (Reprinted from Dec. 5, 2012)

    This has been an exceptionally warm, dry fall. We often have nice weather on Thanksgiving, but to have 60-degree days in December is unusual. Moist air coming in from the Pacific Ocean has soaked the West Coast with rain.

    It may reach here by the time this is published, and as it hits the higher mountains, it may well turn to snow. However, that still remains uncertain.

  • Evergreen hoops building on good...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Replacing graduated players is an accepted annual rite for high school coaches.

    However, with 20-plus years at the helm of Evergreen’s boys basketball program, Scott Haebe is hard-pressed to recall a bigger hit to his squad between seasons.

    “It’s been a while since we’ve had so few returning players,” Haebe said of the 2015-16 edition of the Cougars.

  • Wild turkeys are thankful they’...

    (Reprinted from Nov. 26, 2013)

    While we have many things to be thankful for, I think the wild turkeys must be thankful for being alive because these big, beautiful, wild birds came very close to extinction.

    This great American bird was fairly common over much of America and was taken to Europe in the early 16th century where it was domesticated and became a very popular dish. In America, it was also very popular, but there were no domestic turkeys to buy at the market.

  • Signs warning of thin ice posted...

    Ellen O’Connor, Evergreen Park and Recreation District executive director, has been getting calls from residents concerned about people walking and fishing on the partially frozen surface of Evergreen Lake.

    To help keep people safe and avert an accident, EPRD is posting signs warning of thin ice around the lake. Working with Denver Parks, the Evergreen park district also is creating pamphlets about ice safety that will be placed at key locations at the lake, O’Connor said.

    “We want people to stay safe,” she remarked.

  • Overcoming obstacles

    Shannon Kittelsen was trying not to make mountains out of molehills.

    However, the Evergreen High School sophomore’s mind just wouldn’t stop racing. She tried to tell herself she had a race to prepare for, and she needed to focus her attention on the technicalities of the trail she was attempting to navigate on her mountain bike. The voices of self-doubt in her head grew louder, and the aches in her body joined in the chorus.

  • Evergreen football has set the...

    JOHNSTOWN — It wasn’t the start the visiting Evergreen Cougars wanted or expected facing Roosevelt on a sunny, but freezing Peterson Field on Nov. 21.

  • Cougars nearly perfect in...

    LAKEWOOD — For the second consecutive season Evergreen is headed to the Class 3A football state quarterfinals.

    “I want the kids to enjoy this. Playoff wins are very hard to get,” Evergreen coach Rob Molholm said after the Cougars rolled to a 40-8 victory Nov. 14 against Holy Family at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. “I thought we played the way you have to play to win playoff games. We played ball control and field position.”