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Today's Sports

  • Area has plenty of fishing hot...

    Comedian Steven Wright once said, "There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot."

    With summertime in full swing and the water levels of local creeks and rivers running at volumes rarely seen, the desire to get on shore with a rod and a reel is probably nibbling at every angler.

    Here’s how – hopefully – not to be an idiot.

    Where to go?

  • Rodeo spotlight shines on Shirley

    Tim Shirley admits he can’t help but look.

    Call it an addiction and a validation of years of backbreaking work.

    The Conifer resident came into the Evergreen Rodeo ranked No. 15 in the world in bareback riding, the highest he’s ever been ranked this late in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association season.

  • Bulls big celebrities at rodeo

    Would you consider yourself special if your father’s name was revered across the country? What if figurines and Christmas tree ornaments bearing his likeness were sold on numerous Web sites?

    Would you feel tough if you were named after a famous song by the rock band Guns N’ Roses?

    Would you feel motivated knowing that if you followed in your father’s footsteps, you could work just a couple hours a year and still have your choice of fine – and, er, willing – women?

  • Oakes dominates All-State Games

    GREELEY — Tricia Oakes was sick June 14. And that described her game and her health.

    The Evergreen graduate was struggling with bronchitis at the 52nd annual Colorado High School

    Coaches Association All-State Games at the University of Northern Colorado, a plight that didn’t feel any better inside the humid Butler Hancock Sports Pavilion.

    Oakes, bound for Colgate, certainly didn’t look like it bothered her.

  • Evergreen ropes in another rodeo

    Diann Bukowski and Quixote were money on the money barrel.

    The 44-year-old mother of two took the top money in the barrel racing event at the Evergreen Rodeo after she and her young horse made a clean – and fast – swing around the first of three barrels. From there is was relatively smooth sailing as she finished in 17.55 seconds to pocket $796.43 at the annual Fathers Day’s weekend event.

  • Oakes named EHS female athlete...

    Choosing this year’s Evergreen High School Female Athlete of the Year likely wasn’t a difficult decision for the selection committee.

    Tricia Oakes not only dominated on the hardwood, where she helped guide the Cougars to a berth in the Sweet 16 of the Class 4A state tournament, but she excelled on the softball diamond as well.

    The Colgate-bound Oakes was humbled by the honor.

  • Never look back

    MORRISON — Monica Bascio never asks the question that others often pose to her.

    Nope. She’s too busy living in the now to think about what might have been.

    That’s not to say that the events of 16 years ago don’t shape her life. They do — just perhaps not in the ways one would expect.

  • Bicycle race, with a twist

    MORRISON — “I want to ride my bicycle.

    I want to ride my bike.

    I want to ride my bicycle.

    I want to ride it where I like.”

    -Queen, “Bicycle Race”

    That catchy 1978 tune could’ve easily been running through the minds of any of the competitors that converged on Bear Creek Lake Park on June 6.

  • Trailblazer Stadium undergoing...

    Natural beauty has its limitations. Trailblazer Stadium is no different.

    The stadium, located in Lakewood, is undergoing a $1 million upgrade this summer and will become the first Jefferson County district field with a synthetic surface when it reopens August 28.

  • Cheer for their spirit

    Tammy Dufford just did what she knew in her heart to be right.

    Now she realizes just how many other people’s hearts she has touched.