Today's Sports

  • Western red squirrels begin...

    March has been an interesting month with weather zig-zagging between record highs, record lows, exceptional spring-like weather along with exceptional drought with which came a serious forest fire near Conifer. All of this brought a great deal of uncertainty.
    April has already greeted us with a rain and a snowstorm, and we can’t help but wonder what else it will bring before the month is up. April has a reputation of being unable to make up its mind as to whether she will spring or put on her parka and dive back into winter.

  • Spring sports look ahead

    With spring break over, the Canyon Courier takes a look back at the initial part of the spring season for some of our area teams as they resume play for the remainder of the 2012 season:

    Evergreen’s girls soccer team is off to a flying start, having won four of its first five games and come out of spring break with an undefeated 4-0-1 record.
    The Lady Cougars have given up just three goals this season behind 18 saves from freshman goalkeeper Natalie Ulfig.

  • Cougars sophomore Englehart...

    Sophomore hurler Jake Englehart hurled a no-hitter, finishing one batter shy of a perfect game, as Evergreen capped a three-game spring break trip to Arizona with a 5-0 victory over Cactus (Ariz.) on March 29 in the Greenway Festival.
    The complete game  was Englehart’s third win of the season. He walked one, while striking out three in facing just one batter over the minimum.


    Eric Castillo felt the pain. He saw the swelling on his left knee. But no matter what the pain wouldn’t go away. And, unfortunately, there was an all-too-real reasoning for that.
    The now-Clear Creek High School freshman was suffering from Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer that was hindering not only his knee but the tibia bone. The diagnosis came in January 2011 and all but threatened to end his baseball career, even before it truthfully got started.

  • Fascinating great-horned owls...

    The great spring weather has miraculously continued through another full week of late March. In fact, March has been so unusually mild, I am beginning to worry about what April and May will bring.

  • Huff, Diggers stymie Saints

    EDGEWATER — With continued dominant play from Ally Huff, the Clear Creek girls soccer team shut down Jefferson to grab its second league win of the season with a 5-0 decision.
    Huff put on a show at Jefferson on March 23. With quick moves and flashy plays, she recorded a hat trick in the first half and added another goal in the second. She now has 15 goals and 33 points in five games for the Lady Golddiggers.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen remains undefeated with 2-1 win over Faith Christian

    Kylee Russell and Toni Hoidal each scored a goal as host Evergreen scored a 2-1 victory over Faith Christian on March 22 at Evergreen High School.
    The win was the third straight for the Lady Cougars, who improved to 4-0-1 on the season. It was their third one-goal victory.
    Brittany Halcomb scored Faith Christian’s lone goal in the second half. Caroline Jenkins assisted on the score.
    Evergreen freshman Natalie Ulfig made four saves in goal.

  • Cougars swing sweet bats in...

    Maybe it was because Riley Krane and his Evergreen Cougars teammates got to the field early on March 24, but whatever it was their bats were lively.
    The first-year varsity second baseman went 4-for-4 with three runs scored as Evergreen punched out a 15-5 six-inning win over Kennedy on March 24 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Cougars completed the sweep with a 11-1 win in Game 2, also in six innings.

  • Slow start doesn’t derail...

    LAKEWOOD — Jon Cohen wasn’t at liberty to say exactly what he told his Evergreen Cougars during an early timeout in their March 21 game with Green Mountain, and rightfully so.
    There wasn’t a whole lot of nice things to be said after the Cougars’ boys lacrosse team surrendered three goals in the game’s first eight minutes at Trailblazer Stadium. But whatever was said it worked.

  • Warm weather brings buds on...

    What a remarkable day this has been. It is only March, but the temperature soared to 72 degrees in Denver, and it feels like spring.
    The sky is mostly blue, and the willows along Bear Creek area dressed in their brilliant spring orange-yellow. The buds of the narrow-leaf cottonwood are swelling. The sticky bud scales are giving color to the otherwise bare crown. As the buds swell, the crown appears to start to fill in or thicken even though there is not yet a true leaf in sight.