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Today's Sports

  • Breaks don't fall Evergreen...

    LONGMONT — Line scores sometimes communicate better than words.

    Right away you have the bluntness of the final score absent of any colorful details or drama. Then come the hits – good day or bad day at the plate? – and the errors.

    Then come the questions. Were the hits big? Were they timely? Was the error costly?

  • Lady Cougars have sights set on...

    Evergreen’s girls golf team has again been a dominating force - not only in Class 4A Jefferson County, but the entire state.

    The Cougars have won each of their five league tournaments by a combined total of 167 strokes.

    They won the Jeffco League title for the second time in three years, with Wheat Ridge a distant second.

    However, for senior Chance Forbes, juniors Christina Spinzig and Ali Schlichter and sophomore Lauren Jagels, their sights are now set even higher.

  • Finches bring springtime joy to...

    The big snow has come and gone. It was not quite as much as we had a few years ago, but it was more than we needed at one time. I measured 3½ feet at our house, but it was so warm that much of it melted as it fell, and it weighed so much that it compacted what had already fallen. So, measurements were less than accurate. I decided that the actual depth didn’t much matter. After you pass 2 feet of wet heavy snow, most of the roads are closed and the damage to power lines has been done.

  • Spring’s early...

    Thursday, April 9, brought one of the earlier spring arrivals to the area. A hermit thrush showed up in a friend’s backyard on Fleming Road. Actually, they have been seen earlier, sometimes showing up in late March at lower elevations such as Red Rocks Park.

  • Lobos run past Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — If you’ve watched the Conifer girls lacrosse team play, you know one thing clearly: No one can run with Kelly Vaggalis.

    Get the sophomore the ball and look out. She’ll run all the way from her defensive end into the offensive zone, rip a shot towards the goal, likely score and then prepares to do the same thing again and again.

    Evergreen saw Vaggalis routinely burn past them on April 23 in the teams’ game at Trailblazer Stadium. Vaggalis scored six goals and handed out two assists as the Lobos won going away, 17-4.

  • Lights out

    LAKEWOOD — Colleen Canty was on a mission early in Conifer’s grudge match against Evergreen.

    The junior was knifing between defenders and was pushing the pace, keeping the Lobos on the attack, which resulted in a quick shot on goal by Bronny Freitag.

    The scoring chance, which came in the opening two minutes, was one of the lone bright spots to come out of a 7-0 defeat at the hands of the Cougars on April 22 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Pussy willows and mourning cloaks

    Spring returned again on Tuesday, April 7, with temperatures in Evergreen reaching the 60s. It was a lovely day sandwiched between two snowfalls, typical of “Springtime in the Rockies.” It was warm enough to be out with just a sweater and one of the first days that I wanted to work outside.

  • Farmers show why they're No...

    Wheat Ridge — For three innings, the eighth-ranked Evergreen Cougars had No. 1 Wheat Ridge looking pretty pedestrian on April 20.

    The Cougars scored in every inning and were up 4-0 thanks largely to a two-run double by Ethan Murphy and some solid small ball. But with a dream upset starting to materialize, the Cougars found themselves taken out to the proverbial woodshed in the top of the fourth.

  • Young Cougars fall to Demons

    On a blustery afternoon better suited for kite flying or sailing than any sport involving a ball, the Evergreen Cougars bravely took to the tennis court to face the Golden Demons.

  • Trumpeter swans appear on Squaw...

    If you were driving up Squaw Pass Road recently and nearly had an accident because you thought you saw three swans on the second pond in Noble Meadow, have no fear: You are not flipping out. There really are three swans on the pond.