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Today's Sports

  • Column: From Alberta to New...

    Chances are you didn’t spend a portion of your summer like Charles Lynch did. I certainly didn’t.

    The 2013 Evergreen High School graduate and now a recreation major at Western Washington University only went on a 2,768-mile bike ride from Banff, Alberta, to the New Mexico-Mexico border, passing through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado in the process. That’s all.

  • Bleeding blue and gold

    Jesse Orlans bleeds Evergreen blue and gold. The 2000 EHS graduate spent three years on the football field for the Cougars as a varsity player. He bled, sweated and shed some tears on the field.

    He’s also very prideful. So when the 33-year-old returned to Evergreen five years ago to be an assistant coach, not to mention head up the program’s JV and Level III squads, he did so with a chip on his shoulder.

  • Four more hummingbirds...

    Last week I wrote about the two most common hummingbirds seen locally, the broad-tailed and the rufous.

    Broad-tailed hummingbirds usually arrive in April and nest here. Rufous hummingbirds, which have gone north along the Pacific coast in early spring, have nested as far north as southern Alaska and return south along the mountains where there are still wildflowers.

  • Lights to brighten Conifer’s...

    The light poles are up; three team rooms, including one that will serve as a storage area/officials room, are in place at the end of the south end zone; and new asphalt will be laid to replace the worn-out track surrounding Lobo Field. 

    Get ready Conifer High School, Lobo Field is almost ready to play under the lights.

    Construction on the improved facilities began in early June. Great Outdoors Colorado provided a grant for $280,000 last year, which allowed Conifer High to reach its $500,000 goal to install lights and team rooms at Lobo Field.

  • Press box adds new element to EHS

    Sitting just off the track at Evergreen High School, the blue and gold-colored press box is a welcomed sight. It’s been a long time coming, but it was a necessity if the school wants to host more varsity football game up in the foothills.

    “It’s very nice. I really like the way it looks,” Evergreen varsity football coach Rob Molholm said. “It’s been a long time coming. We’re excited to have it.”

  • July is a good time to learn...

    Many people have reported to me that the ruby-throated hummingbirds have returned.

    Still others tell me rufous hummingbirds are back and not as feisty as usual. All of these people mean well, but they are somewhat confused about our fascinating hummingbirds.

  • Erholtz’s need is filled with 5K

    Typically, Brandy Erholtz doesn’t run 5Ks. It’s nothing personal, but the 37-year-old Evergreen resident via Minnesota is more into longer distances, like the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, which she ran the week prior in Zermatt, Switzerland.

  • Cougars’ Borsa, Formanek embrace...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen High School soccer players Adriano Borsa and Cassidy Formanek certainly relished the opportunity to play in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State games on July 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    “It was really fun. It was the most fun I’ve had playing soccer in quite a while because of the quality of players,” Borsa said.

  • First-timers up for Triple Bypass

    Eight years ago, Craig Warner got back into cycling. It was the first time that he’d ridden since he was about 14, and he’s never ridden in the mountains ever.
    Yet, there was the 70-year-old Mingo, Iowa, resident at Bergen Park with his helmet strapped on and his bike ready to go at 6:30 a.m. on July 11, preparing to ride the 120 miles that is the first day of the two-day Triple Bypass.

  • Kids take the bait at Outdoor...

    Young people experienced the joy and frustration of fishing at the annual Outdoor Skills Day at Evergreen Lake recently.

    Children tall and small received rods and reels from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and got help with attaching bait and bobbers. The kids stood along the bank of the lake near the Evergreen Nature Center, flocked by parents, Evergreen Trout Unlimited members and rangers, who helped them with casting and reeling in their lines.