Today's Sports

  • Rock squirrels are rarely found...

    (Reprinted from March 20, 2010)

    It was shortly after we moved to Colorado that my late husband and I were birding one morning in Red Rocks Park, and we saw our first rock squirrel.

    Rock squirrels are the biggest of all the many ground-squirrel clan, and despite the fact that they are ground squirrels, they are quite capable of climbing over rocks and boulders and even well into trees as if they thought they were tree squirrels.

  • Quick Hits

    National champs honored

    Evergreen High School graduates Jackson Sayler and Maura O’Brien — members of Adams State University’s 2015 men’s indoor track and field along with the 2015 women’s cross country team, will be honored at Pepsi Center on Thursday, March 17, during the first-round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Adams State won Division II national titles during the indoor track and cross country seasons last year.

    Road warriors

  • Dillon ready to be the focal...

    BOULDER — What a ride it has been for Claudia Dillon the past four months.

    Evergreen’s 6-foot-2 freshman helped the Cougars’ volleyball team advance to the Class 4A state semifinals at the Denver Coliseum in November. Dillon was again a key cog as Evergreen’s girls basketball team had its best season in the program’s history, making it to the 4A state championship game March 12 at the Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado campus.

  • Evergreen girls claw to state...

    BOULDER — One call never determines the outcome of a state championship game.

    However, the offensive foul on Evergreen freshman Claudia Dillon with 5 minutes, 49 seconds left in the Class 4A girls basketball title game March 12 at the Coors Events Center undoubtedly played a significant role.

  • Evergreen state runner-up in 4A...

    BOULDER — The third time wasn’t the charm for Evergreen’s girls basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Coors Events Center.

    In Evergreen’s third meeting this season with Valor Christian, a private school in Highlands Ranch that is a member of the Class 4A Jeffco League, the Eagles completed a 3-0 sweep of the Cougars this season. Valor claimed its second straight girls hoops trophy in the 55-40 victory March 12 on the campus of the University of Colorado.

  • Buzzer-beater sends Evergreen to...

    BOULDER — Evergreen senior Logan Newhall’s layup over the outstretched arms of Sand Creek’s 6-foot-2 Liah Davis sent the Cougars into uncharted territory.

  • Sand Creek provides plenty of...

    EVERGREEN — Sand Creek has an impressive resumé heading into the Class 4A girls basketball state semifinal showdown against Evergreen.

    The Scorpions (24-1 record) is on a 24-game winning streak since losing their opener to Poudre back on Dec. 3. Holy Family, another 4A Final Four qualifier, is the only team Sand Creek didn’t defeated by double-digit points this season. Not to mention, Sand Creek was the 4A state runner-up a year ago.

  • Evergreen takes defensive road...

    EVERGREEN — Defense wins championships.

    If Evergreen’s girls basketball team can duplicate the defensive performance it had March 4 against Class 4A Jeffco rival D’Evelyn, the Cougars might very well be playing for a 4A state championship Saturday, March 12, in Boulder.

  • Ducks will arrive soon at...

    (Reprinted from March 7, 2012)

    Soon the ice will break up on Evergreen Lake, and migrating ducks will begin to appear. Usually blue-winged teal are the first to arrive. It is interesting to keep track of the large variety of ducks that can be seen on this little lake.

    Ducks are usually divided into two main groups. The so-called tip-up ducks or puddle ducks are those that tip their tail up into the air, and their necks and heads down into the water to feed in relatively shallow water. There are 16 species of puddle ducks in four genera.

  • Cougars advance to Final Four

    EVERGREEN — Defense was the name of the game March 4 as Evergreen punched its ticket to the Class 4A girls basketball state semifinals next week in Boulder.

    The Cougars beat 4A Jeffco rival D’Evelyn for a third time this season in the all-Jeffco state quarterfinal Friday night at Evergreen High School. Evergreen cruised to a 49-26 victory.