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Today's Sports

  • Exclusive: Sellers steps down...

    Evergreen is in the market for a new football coach.

    Mike Sellers, who manned the position for the past six years, recently announced he was stepping down from his post as he looks to return to school to pursue completion of a master's degree in education.

    "I've been involved with football since I was eight-years-old," said Sellers, who also cited spending more time with his family as a factor in his decision. "It's hard to walk away but I thought this was the best time to do it."

  • Cougars pin Pirates

    Colby Fisher let the Englewood Pirates know exactly how they were going to be treated on Dec. 11.

    The Evergreen 135-pounder trailed nearly the entire match before he discovered a burst of reserve energy to score a four-point move at the end of regulation. Fisher attacked in overtime, scoring a quick takedown for an 8-6 decision.

    No matter what the Pirates did in their Class 4A Jefferson County League dual, the Cougars found the right counter and enough gas in the tank to do it.

  • Cougars hold on, top Wolves in OT

    All of the earmarks of a young and inexperienced team were there Dec. 5.

    Players tried, and often failed, to dribble through double teams.

  • Pine siskins fill the air with...

    Editor’s note: This week we’re reprinting Sylvia’s column from May 4, 1972.

    People frequently ask me how I became so interested in the outdoors. I was fortunate in having an amazing mother who encouraged all of us to follow our interests. She and I had an especially close rapport, since she had been a biology teacher.

  • Jeepers, brown creepers are here

    Many people have asked recently about a little brown mottled bird with a white breast and a curved beak that they have seen circling around the trunks of their trees. The bird is a brown creeper, a fairly common resident in our woodlands. Why they have become so obvious recently probably has several causes.

  • Clark’s nutcracker has...

    Editor’s note: This week we’re reprinting a column that Sylvia wrote in November 1972.

    The past few snowstorms resulted in my receiving several phone calls and queries from friends asking about the birds at their feeders.

  • Back to their roots

    The Evergreen Cougars are smaller than in years past, a little quicker and should shoot the ball better from 3-point range.

    In other words, the Cougars are going back to their roots.

    “I like my team this year. I think we compliment each other very well,” Cougars boys basketball coach Scott Haebe said.

  • Williams ready to lead

    Lane Williams learned how to come out of nowhere and ruin a wrestler’s senior season. Now he wants to teach the Evergreen Cougars that mentality.

    Williams is the new wrestling coach at Evergreen, taking over for Steve Hitchens via stops at Hinkley High School in Aurora, Holyoke, and a collegiate career at Portland State.

    “I see a lot of potential,” Williams said of the Cougars after practice. “After watching these kids for the last couple weeks, I see a lot of potential, but them just missing the belief in themselves that they can do this.”

  • Red crossbills are erratic...

    On Wednesday, Nov. 5, our salubrious fall weather came to an abrupt end. Overnight, 12 to 15 inches of snow fell in the high mountains. We had only a skiff of snow here, and the day was bright and sunny, but a wicked wind out of the northwest brought our first really cold weather. Old King Boreas nearly blew us off the mountain.

  • Best of the bunch

    THORNTON — The risk for Bethel Lindsley was certainly worth the gain.

    Had it been your run of the mill regular-season meet, Lindsley likely wouldn’t have competed with her injured shoulder.

    But, this was state, and being a senior, it was her last time to compete on the sport’s biggest stage. She also knew that if the Cougars were to realize their dream of winning a state title, she had to be out on the floor.

    She was there, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.