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Today's Sports

  • Mustangs outscore Cougars

    There were times when the Evergreen Cougars scored at will July 1 against the Ralston Valley Mustangs.

    There were times when the Mustangs did the same. And they did it more.

    The Cougars tried to keep pace as the Mustangs lit the proverbial barn and started running. Despite clawing back from an early hole, the Cougars were dropped 18-9 in five innings ahead of the final week of regular-season summer baseball.

  • Saving birds from death from...

    About five years ago I was reading about the thousands of migrating birds killed every year by flying into windows. I had been concerned about the many birds that hit my big picture windows every year and decided I should do something about it. The article I read also told about a college student who was doing research on the problem and mentioned that a black-plastic anti-deer fabric had the best results in his tests.

  • Slacker draws record crowd

    GEORGETOWN — With his Michael Jordan tank top, plaid shorts and basketball shoes, Brady Eftong looked like a guy that was out walking his dog on June 27 and got swept up in a marathon.

    That’s pretty much what happened.

  • The many and varied forms of...

    Last week we took a brief look at the white clematis, or Western virgin’s bower. This week we will take a look at a very similar plant known as yellow clematis or Chinese clematis, formerly Clematis orientalis. This is the plant that is on the noxious weed list and which so many people are concerned about.

  • Rodeo goes to the bulls

    EVERGREEN — The bulls left their marks this past weekend in the annual Evergreen Rodeo.

    The Professional Bull Riders event on June 19 began with a successful ride by a young man from Illinois. The poor soul got knocked off around the 9-second mark, only to land face first in a pile of, well, stuff. Green, smelly stuff from his eyebrow to his shirt collar and packed nicely in his right ear.

    Sunday’s final event of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event saw Jeston Mead stay on for eight seconds, only to fall down and have his bull step on his neck.

  • Busy summer for Shirley

    EVERGREEN — It takes a lot longer now to introduce Tim Shirley.

    Back when the Conifer resident first started competing at the Evergreen Rodeo in 2001, it was just Shirley the local kid.

    Now it’s Shirley the local kid with blond hair who went to the prestigious Nationals in Las Vegas this past winter and placed sixth, pocketed more than $111,000 and is currently ranked 14th in the nation in the bareback event.

  • It’s good to be the...

    To see the Queen, I expected to wait in line.

    The fact that this line was at the bottom of the hill below a row of Porta-Potties and wedged nicely between several trash cans a food stand proudly advertising its Pile of Pig pulled pork sandwich, only made it more exotic. Not much unlike the House of Windsor after Ted Nugent’s official visit.

  • Carmichael truly a racing legend

    While living in Tallahassee, Fla., I had the unique opportunity of meeting a lot of professional athletes.

    I was lucky enough to work at the city’s biggest - and newest - fitness center. All of the former Florida State University athletes would return to the city during their off-seasons and train at Premier Health and Fitness Center - a 55,000-square foot mecca of physical fitness.

    Professional football players such as Peter Boulware, Corey Simon and Brad Johnson spent a good deal of time in the weight room.

  • Clematis vines add interest,...

    Several readers have asked recently for an article on clematis vines, since one of them is on the noxious weed list and others are not. Many people seem to be having trouble telling them apart. There have been five species in the genus clematis found on the eastern slope until recently, one white, one yellow and one blue. They have now been renamed, and although the plants are still the same, they are now in four different genera and six species.

  • Get your legs ready to ride

    Last summer I spent a good portion of time on my mountain bike.

    I rode single tracks, paved trails and plenty of local bike paths.

    I also made a point to ride my bike to work at least twice a week. It was one of the most enjoyable things I did in all of 2008.