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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Hot-shooting Olson propels D’Evelyn past host Evergreen

    Rachel Olson scored a game-high 19 points, which included five 3-pointers, as visiting D’Evelyn pulled away in the second half for a 68-40 victory over Evergreen on Jan. 17.
    Malia Shappell added 12 points and 10 players in all scored the Lady Jaguars (9-3, 4-0 4A Jeffco), who remained tied atop the league standings with Green Mountain.

  • Divers Mills, Lewis pave the way

    ARVADA — Bailey Mills and Katrin Lewis may be only 10th-graders, but they’re already making a name for themselves on the diving platform for the Evergreen Lady Cougars. They did so again Jan. 18 at the Jeffco Invitational, placing second and third respectively in the 1-meter diving competition at George J. Meyers Pool.
    Mills finished with 386.35 points, and Lewis scored 377.7. They were tops among 4A competitors in the meet. Chatfield’s Averly Hobbs won going away with 452.4 points.

  • Cougars searching for the right...

    Every time Joseph Brody walks onto the mat, he’s at a disadvantage. That’s not too difficult, considering the Evergreen freshman weighs all of 95 pounds soaking wet and is wrestling 106-pounders.

  • Starlings showing up at feeders

    Every winter, I receive a phone call or letter from someone, asking about the strange beautiful bird at a feeder. Apparently, the unusually cold weather gives starlings the drive to investigate feeders, and many people see them for the first time during the cold days of winter.

  • Cougars can’t catch up to Rams

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — The opportunity was there for the taking. Evergreen junior Marcus Cassin willed in a driving layup with 2 minutes, 49 seconds left in the third quarter to cut the Green Mountain lead to three. But that would be as close as the Cougars would get as the host Rams sealed a 50-38 victory with a 21-12 game-ending run on Jan. 10 at Green Mountain High School.

  • Rams rally, hold off Lady Cougars

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Intensity. Aggressiveness. Focus. Domination.
    This was the recipe for success as the Evergreen girls basketball team tangled with Green Mountain in the Lady Rams’ gym on Jan. 10. The only problem is that the game has four quarters, not one.
    Evergreen senior Emily Elmgreen lit up the scoreboard with 19 points in the first half; however, it was not enough as Green Mountain rallied for a narrow 54-51 victory.

  • Nine victories add up to fun...

    ARVADA — Anna McDonald calls the 4A Jeffco Relays a fun meet. After all, one doesn’t get to swim the events associated with this particular meet at normal races.
    So, yes, it is fun. But what about competitive? It’s that, too.

  • Open space advisory board...

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is among potential recipients of grants recommended by the Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee. If approved by the county commissioners, the park district will receive $79,000 to improve and rebuild the boardwalk and nature center access trail at Evergreen Lake.

    Other recommended grant recipients include the cities of Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, which collectively could receive the lion’s share of more than $800,000 from the Jeffco Open Space sales tax fund.

  • Jeffco Open Space sets goals for...

    With help from volunteers, Apex Park may be partially open to hikers and bikers by this spring, according to a timeline established by the staff at Jeffco Open Space.

    The park in Golden has been closed since September, when flooding caused extensive trail damage. Other parks in the Jeffco Open Space system, which also were severely impacted, are slated for repairs in the coming months.

  • Cougars have big shoes to fill...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Kirk Petrik knows it will be hard for Evergreen’s alpine skiers to top the 2013 season. The Cougars qualified 37 boys and girls for the state meet, where they crowned an individual champion, had two runners-up finishes and claimed the team scoring honors in three of the four disciplines en route to winning both team titles.