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Today's Sports

  • Northern shrikes are prolific...

    If you are riding around this area on a nice winter day and see a lone black-and-white bird perched on a fence or utility line, it is probably a shrike.

    The question is, “Which one?” because there are two species of shrikes that occur in different parts of our state at different times of the year. Shrikes are interesting birds that scientists have had trouble placing in the system of birds ever since they were first observed.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Kisiel, Lady Cougars hold off Green Mountain
    Junior Sam Kisiel led Evergreen with 15 points and the Lady Cougars held off a stern challenge from Green Mountain for a 46-44 home victory on Jan. 9 at Lo Hunter Gymnasium at Evergreen High School.

    Fellow junior Hannah Orr added 11 points, sophomore Keigan Drysdale scored eight and senior Lauren Russell pulled down a game-high eight rebounds as the Lady Cougars (9-1, 2-0 4A Jeffco League) won their eighth straight game.

  • Cougars hold on, trump Green Mt.

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen’s defensive game plan was single-minded: Put Fritts on the fritz.

  • EHS dominates from start to...

    Last February was the culmination of a three-year push by the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ girls swim team. It finally won that elusive 4A state championship, beating perennial powerhouse Thompson Valley by a commanding 88.5 points.

    So if that was the case last year, then Evergreen’s 143-43 lopsided victory over the visiting Lady Eagles on Jan. 10 at Wulf Recreation Center should serve notice that EHS has no intentions of releasing its perch atop the state pedestal.

  • Townsend’s solitaires enjoy...

    If you are lucky enough to have a cedar or juniper tree in your yard that has a good crop of blue berries, then you are likely to have winter birds coming to the feast. The small tree that for years has been known as the Rocky Mountain juniper now seems to be called a cedar and has me as well as many other confused.

  • EHS leaning on veteran skiers to...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen’s youthful 2014 ski team has grown up. The program, in general, has grown. Both developments bode well for the Cougars in 2015 and beyond.

  • Kisiel’s 35 points help Bahl...

    ARVADA — Amy Bahl didn’t have to look far to see a familiar face. Her father-in-law, Joe Bahl, was coaching on the opposite sideline. The Jan. 3 game was the first of a home-and-home between Evergreen’s girls basketball team and host Arvada West.

    Evergreen’s third-year coach also saw junior post Sam Kisiel have the best scoring game of her career. The 5-foot-11 Kisiel lit up Arvada West in the low post, scoring a career-high 35 points in the Lady Cougars’ 52-35 non-conference victory.

  • Pygmy nuthatches regularly...

    The birdfeeder below my window is still bringing a variety of birds into view. One of these is the tiny, beloved pygmy nuthatch. Almost daily, a few of these tiny guys are busy gleaning the ponderosa pine above the feeder, gathering insects, which keeps the pines healthy as well as the birds.

  • The Year in Review

    2014 was quite the year for athletics in Evergreen. State championships were won, and teams went on amazing runs. A pitcher was drafted to the majors, and a legendary coach was honored. Though some of those journeys came up short in the end, they will be memorable nevertheless. Without further ado, let’s take a look back on the year that was 2014.

  • Holly grape leaves make nice...

    As I write this, it is Sunday, Dec. 21. In only four more days, it will be Christmas. It is so difficult to keep on a schedule in a place like this, where all the days are so much alike. I lost a whole day this week, and I thought this was Saturday morning until I discovered it was Sunday, and I had an article due. As usual, a deadline is a deadline, and I must rush this out before noon.