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Today's Sports

  • Saving herself

    It’s Feb. 20, and Cassie Troy, a soft-spoken 11-year-old, is watching the Canada-U.S. women’s hockey gold medal game from Sochi. Perhaps one day the Bailey resident, formerly of Evergreen, will be the goaltender for the U.S. women’s team or, maybe, for the Colorado Avalanche.

  • Song sparrows find their voice...

    February creeps to a close. It is to me the most dreary month of the year. The pleasantness of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays is over, and winter seems to really settle in, with both more snow and colder temperatures.

  • Host Conifer runs past Lady...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Surprise! Lobos stun Evergreen

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Since 2008, playing archrival Evergreen had become a recurring nightmare for the Conifer boys basketball team. Nine straight losses, including a 29-pointer earlier this season, made for plenty of restless nights.

  • Remote slash-collection sites...

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has announced its three remote slash drop-off dates for this summer. Jeffco again will team with mountain fire departments to host the sites.

    Slash disposal became more of a challenge when the Rooney Road Recycling Center stopped accepting organic material in 2012. Jefferson County has received a grant for an “air curtain” burner for slash, but a location hasn’t been decided yet.

  • Snowy owls seen more often in...

    This winter has brought unusually large incursions of snowy owls into the northern states. These big white beautiful owls nest on the arctic tundra, well above timberline, and regularly winter across southern Canada.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Elmgreen’s 17 points, seven rebounds paces the Lady Cougars
    GOLDEN
    — Emily Elmgreen had a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds, while Hannah Orr added 11 points as Evergreen won for the seventh time in eight games 50-37 over host Golden on Feb. 13.
    Seven players scored for the Lady Cougars (14-7 overall, 9-3 4A Jeffco League), including seven points from Samantha Kisiel and six from Lauren Troeger.
    Golden, which only trailed 36-33 entering the fourth quarter, dropped to 10-11, 6-6 in league play.

  • Cougars’ best bet denied state...

    BROOMFIELD — It was a confidence boost that Lane Hanson was hoping to build on. His victory over Valor Christian’s Coby Welch a week earlier at the Pre-Regional Rumble was a first for the 113-pound Evergreen junior. It would take a second, this time in the 4A Region 1 consolation semifinals, for Hanson to make it to the state tournament. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.

  • Cougars make noise at state

    The Evergreen Cougars might have had a young ski team in 2014, but don’t let that fool you: They’re still pretty good on the slopes. They proved that Feb. 13-14 at the CHSAA state championships at Eldora Mountain Resort in Nederland.

  • Column: EHS swimmers savoring...

    FORT COLLINS — It’s been a couple of years in the making, but the Evergreen Lady Cougars finally got over the last hurdle. A team that’s been knocking on the door of a 4A girls swimming state championship since the 2012 meet finally blew the hinges off in 2014.
    In 2012, Evergreen was second, albeit a distant runner-up to repeat champion Thompson Valley. In 2013, the Lady Cougars finished third after a disqualification in the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay denied them of the top honor. In 2014, there was no denying.