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  • How sweep it is

    The Evergreen boys tennis squad could have behaved in a variety of ways Sept. 4 in its match against an overmatched Arvada Reds team.

    The Cougars could have cut up, goofed off, taken mental breaks and still probably won.

    Instead, they were professional, from the introductions to the handshakes that ended every game in a comfortable 7-0 sweep on Evergreen’s home courts.

  • Tigers tame Cougars in three...

    The Cougars battled hard on their home court but were unable to overcome Lakewood on Sept. 4 in a nonleague volleyball game.

    Evergreen slipped to 1-6 on the young season, falling in three games 25-21, 21-16, 21-19.

    Evergreen played a spirited match but ultimately were unable to overcome Lakewood’s tall and talented front line. Lauren Lind, Rachel Gilchrist, Shayne Brown and Katie Rosa led the hit brigade as the Class 5A Tigers notched the win over their 4A opponents.

  • Mistakes costly

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars lamented a lack of fundamentals and missed opportunities after their season-opening defeat to Frederick on Aug. 30.

    They may have been a little hard on themselves.

    Evergreen lost 22-13 to the Warriors by virtue of two heave-ho touchdown passes that were both a half-step from never happening, and a fluky fumble turned touchdown return on the opening kickoff of the second half.

  • Size matters

    The principles of the four-man defensive line are pretty simple.

    The two defensive ends contain and move to the quarterback in pincer-like fashion. The two defensive tackles batter the interior, disrupting blocking schemes, eating up running backs and allowing the linebackers behind them to flow to the ball.

  • Motivated and mature, Cougars...

    Coaches can talk about great players and great chemistry until their Under Armour rots off their bodies, but it doesn’t make it real or true.

    Proof, however, can come in unusual ways.

    Take the Evergreen volleyball team. Second-year coach Katie Evans recently had her team perform its conditioning drills outside her watchful gaze as she was pulled into a meeting.

    Rather than slack, there was a yack. Yes, the girls pushed each other hard enough that someone lost their lunch.

  • Cougars looking to score big,...

    If funds had permitted, the Evergreen Cougars might have trained for the boys soccer season at a secret location deep inside an underground lair. That might have suited second-year varsity coach Adrian Ferreira just fine.

    Looking for the top players this season? Ferreira is letting that honor become earned.

    How about formations or tactical shifts this season?

    “I don’t want to give any secrets away in the newspaper,” Ferreira said.

  • Stinging start

    If you’re a glass half-full kind of person, than you can certainly find positives in the first two games of the Evergreen softball season.

    While the Cougars have been hampered by injuries to several starters, it has allowed younger players an opportunity to gain valuable experience at the varsity level.

  • Kids: Cherish your youth

    Do you want to know how my weekend was?

    Do you really want to know?

    OK, I’ll tell you.

    If this tells you anything, the highlight was installing a new toilet.

    As a new home owner, tackling any home-improvement project (within reason, mind you) is something that, these days, I look forward to.

    I honestly never thought I’d say that.

  • World beaters? Just give the...

    The Evergreen boys golf team will conquer the world this season. And you can print that.

    OK, so that was only something Cougars coach Mike Kuzava said with a little jest, but can you find another coach that gets as excited about a season?

    Keep looking.

    The Cougars lost three seniors but reload with varsity veterans Ryan Hooks and Bryan Schlichter. And that is key to Kuzava — the Cougars reload rather than rebuild.

  • Cougars' two-armed monster...

    Typically, if you have one good pitcher on your softball team, you’re set.

    Evergreen coach Scott Haebe has a unique situation on his hands.

    He has two girls that are both capable of being another team’s ace. So, rather than relegate one to another position or the bench, Haebe is making the most of having an extra arm on his team.