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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen sports steeped in...

    Gymnasiums are the soul of any high school’s sports programs.

    Although not all triumphs are won under the glow of their yellowing lights and retractable seating, the gymnasiums are where the banners hang and the ghosts and glories of those days will forever find comfort.

    Evergreen teams have won 20 state championships under the umbrella of the Colorado High School Activities Association, in addition to numerous individual titles in everything from swimming to track and field.

  • Gymnasts cap off season

    The competitive gymnastics season may be over, but members of the Evergreen Eagles teams are still hard at work.

    “There’s always things to work on,” said Elise Pate, 14, who’s getting ready to enter her freshman year at Evergreen High School. “We’re practicing year-round.”

    Pate and company recently wrapped up their season by competing at the state meet in Vail.

  • Young and not-so-young tackle...

    IDAHO SPRINGS — The 2008 Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb bike race was a family affair for the Whitesels.

    Patrick, 11, and younger brother Peter, 9, were both competing in the youth race while their dad, Bruce, drove behind in support. This was the first year for the two boys to compete in the race.

  • Sports games slumping

    Last week was a big week for those who enjoy their sports video games (raising hand now).

    Electronic Arts released its latest version of college football delight, “NCAA ‘09,” for all the various consoles (sorry, DS owners, you’ll have to wait for Madden).

    Traditionally, the release of a new virtual football game brings smiles to the masses who gladly fork over $60 for the right to say they were among the first to own — and play — the game.

  • Adventures in biking

    A few short weeks ago I wrote in this very space of my recent travels to work on my mountain bike.

    Fear not, I’m still pedaling my way to the office several days a week. But honestly, how much fun is it to just ride to work?

    So, in addition to my required travels, I’ve stretched my legs (literally) and have been exploring different routes on my rides.

  • The Bypass: no ordinary summer...

    When drawing up ideal weather conditions for a bike ride, Saturday, July 12, would be a day to put in a time capsule.

    Riders that took part in the 20th annual Triple Bypass were treated to sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s as they made their way from Bergen Park over Juniper, Loveland and Vail passes before settling in Avon 120 miles later.

    The 10,000-foot gain in elevation certainly isn't easy, but the riders had plenty of resources at their disposal before even hopping on their bikes.

  • Cougars split doubleheader with...

    LITTLETON — Evergreen baseball coach Terry Hensley threw his patchwork team to the Lions on July 7 and watched a valiant fight give way to a mauling.

    With the top third of his lineup and two other playersmissing for various reasons, Hensley’s Cougars split a twilight doubleheader against the Littleton Lions after a 5-4 victory in eight innings and a 10-0 defeat that mercifully went just five innings.

  • Follow him to freedom

    Holidays are all about tradition, and the Fourth of July is no exception. We celebrate our independence, barbecue with friends and family and ooh and ahh at fireworks shows.

    In Evergreen, a thousand-plus runners and walkers gather for the annual Freedom Run to benefit Mount Evans Hospice and Home Healthcare.

  • Runner turns Slacker into cross-...

    GEORGETOWN — Somewhere between the graveyard and the railroad tracks, Lakewood runner Lucas Crespin realized he had taken a wrong turn.

    This wasn’t a mystery story, after all — this was the annual Slacker Half-Marathon, and Crespin was suddenly all alone and chugging down the tracks like a ghost train to nowhere.

    Uh, help?

  • Football, with a Frisbee twist

    When the final school bell rings and students are dismissed for the summer, parents are already devising ways to keep their children active.

    And no, video games don’t count as an activity.

    Typically, a popular sport amongst boys is our national pastime: baseball. It is without question the sport of summer.

    But, the baseball season only lasts so long. Most leagues have already begun to wind down, or are already finished for the year.