Today's Sports

  • Cougars misfire on offense

    BROOMFIELD — It’s not like Evergreen’s boys basketball team didn’t give itself chances. The Cougars’ defense more than held its own against Broomfield on Dec. 18. But it was the team’s offense that didn’t come through for one reason or another.

  • Broomfield game learning...

    BROOMFIELD — There was no question about it — the Evergreen Lady Cougars were facing a tall order playing four-time defending 4A state champion Broomfield on its home court Dec. 18.

    That would be tall both literally and figuratively.

  • Clear Creek grapplers top...

    Rick Riley was hoping he would get more matches than the ones he did get. That’s how much the Clear Creek 152-pounder loves to wrestle.

    Yet even still his two matches were more than most got Dec. 15 as Clear Creek’s varsity wrestling team hosted mountain rivals Evergreen and Platte Canyon in the annual triangular match. And Riley made the most of those matches, scoring a pair of pinfall victories as the Golddiggers swept their dual bouts.

  • Evergreen’s late rally falls...

    Bryn Haebe did her part, hitting three big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Jordan Florschuetz and Hailey Newhall did theirs as well, scoring in double figures yet again.

    But so did Mesa Ridge’s Kaitlyn Mileto. And so did the Grizzlies’ defense.

  • Fortik, Mayer pace Evergreen...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen High School’s head girls swimming coach Jeanne Godaire is expecting, both literally and metaphorically, so when the Lady Cougars met the Golden Demons last Friday at the Green Mountain Recreation Center, the pressure was on.

    Godaire, who was expecting to have her first child last week, was still very much pregnant Dec. 10 when Evergreen took to the pool in the heated meet. 

  • Roundup: Cougars rally in fourth...

    LAKEWOOD — Kevin Mitchell scored 17 points and Sean Leslie added 15 as Arvada West handed Evergreen a 49-40 loss on Dec. 11 at Green Mountain High School.

    Arvada West opened up a 19-9 lead at halftime and 36-20 after three quarters before the Cougars rallied in the fourth.

  • All-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference teams with Evergreen Cougars represented:

  • Christmas Bird Count is this...

    When wondering what was new in Our Evergreen World that I could write about this week, I discovered three noteworthy items.


    Christmas Bird Count on Sunday

    First and foremost is that Sunday, Dec. 19, is the 2010 Christmas Bird Count. This international event is sponsored locally by Evergreen Audubon.

  • Bobcats on the increase here,...

    Ever since I wrote about seeing a bobcat several years ago, I have had a good number of reports about them and about lynx being seen in the area.

    Bobcats, yes. They seem to have increased in the area or at least are being seen more frequently. Lynx? I don’t think so. The Canada lynx is a close relative of the bobcat but is a bigger animal. It was at one time known in this area but is believed to be extinct here in recent years.

  • Lobos’ Himmelman gets in tuneup

    CONIFER — Travis Himmelman was dealing with a nagging knee, but it didn’t limit the Conifer senior too much in the season-opening Lobo Invitational on Dec. 4. What did limit him, in his opinion, was the lack of wrestlers at the 12th annual meet.

    “I wish I could’ve gotten more matches. I only got two matches,” he said. “The last kid was a tough kid, a good win.”