Today's Sports

  • Lewis-Palmer’s first-...

    MONUMENT — Kourtney Guetlein scored a pair of first-half goals and assisted on another as top-seeded Lewis-Palmer scored a 4-2 victory over Evergreen in the second round of the 4A girls soccer tournament on May 15.

  • Spring beauties signal season...

    It is a lovely May morning. A half-inch of sugar snow covers the rapidly greening world like frosting on a cake. The sky is blue, the sun is out and the snow is already melting.

    Branches, twigs and leaves are dripping diamonds. It is a glorious sight to behold, refreshing to smell the damp earth and exhilarating to hear the spring medley of migrating birds at the feeder and the burbling music of Little Cub Creek in the valley below.

  • Cougars upbeat about future in...

    LAKEWOOD – The Evergreen Cougars girls lacrosse team had a tough end to the season. They went 0-9 in league play and lost their final nine games overall, including a 16-6 loss to Golden on May 8 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    But head coach Alyssa Trudel and her team are focusing on the smaller victories that maybe aren’t in the standings.

    So what if the Cougars trailed 12-1 at the half to Golden. Evergreen didn’t quit, and it came out strong in the second half, outscoring the Demons 5-4.

  • Evergreen’s Spinzig...

    ARVADA – Evergreen High golfer Christina Spinzig shot a 9-over 81 on May 10, good enough for fifth place at the 4A Metro West girls golf tournament at West Woods Golf Course.

    The finish qualified her for the 4A state tournament to be held at Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose on May 24-25.

    Spinzig was also named MVP for the 4a Jeffco league.

    Teammates Lauren Jagels and Aslinn Scott just missed the cut. Jages finished with a 95 and Scott a 96. The cutoff for state was 92.

    Sophomore Jennifer Butler, in her first regional, shot a 122.

  • Cougars benefit from CHS&...

    CONIFER -- Ethan Murphy swung his bat, and what could have been a snowball sailed through the fog in the seventh inning and landed on the other side of the fence in center field.

    You had to be a little jealous of Murphy. Not only did the Evergreen junior catcher punctuate the Cougars’ 17-7 victory May 6 over the rival Lobos, but he also got to run around the bases and stay warm.

  • Looking forward to International...

    This coming Saturday, May 8, is International Migratory Bird Day, which will be celebrated locally at the Evergreen Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    International Migratory Bird Day is a celebration of one of the most spectacular events in the world, the annual migration of birds. The day officially takes place on the second Saturday in May every year in most of the United States. However, it is celebrated at different times in different places due to the variation in migration.

  • Make boxes to stop birds from...

    Today has been a cold, damp, miserable day. After a week of unusually warm April weather, it was a blow to have a big low pressure area move in that brought together cold arctic air from the north and warm, wet Gulf Coast air from the south right over Colorado.

    This is typical of April in Colorado. If anything can be called typical of our spring weather, it is the pendulum swing, back and forth, from cold to hot without warning.

  • Lobos no match for Evergreen

    CONIFER — The Evergreen Cougars had a beating to dish out April 29.

    The Conifer Lobos knew it was going to take something special to avoid it.

    Having lost their all-conference goalie to an injury in practice, the Lobos were even more ripe for the taking in the annual boys lacrosse rivalry. The Cougars, who played an aggressive game of strong checking, nifty passing and good shot selection, were happy to deliver a 14-1 victory that ceased being close midway through the second quarter.

  • Cougars take No. 1 Farmers the...

    WHEAT RIDGE — Sometimes, teams call losses “moral victories” because they really don’t have much else to say. These are often the same people that want to give everyone a gold star for trying, then guzzle down milk and cookies while grinning like the Cheshire Cat.

    Other times, such as Evergreen’s 7-2 loss to top-ranked Wheat Ridge, a moral victory is exactly what happened.

  • Spinzig-led Evergreen seals...

    GOLDEN — The only thing moving with any consistent speed May 3 at Rolling Hills County Club was the insufferable wind.

    It roared, it tip-toed, it wicked every drop of moisture from the greens and made it like putting on pool tables at the 16th annual Ashley Forey Invitational tournament, which doubles as the last Jefferson County League meet of the regular season.

    All that bluster turned out beautiful for the Evergreen Cougars, who, behind Christina Spinzig, wrapped up their third consecutive league title.