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Today's Sports

  • Cougars hold on, top Wolves in OT

    All of the earmarks of a young and inexperienced team were there Dec. 5.

    Players tried, and often failed, to dribble through double teams.

  • Pine siskins fill the air with...

    Editor’s note: This week we’re reprinting Sylvia’s column from May 4, 1972.

    People frequently ask me how I became so interested in the outdoors. I was fortunate in having an amazing mother who encouraged all of us to follow our interests. She and I had an especially close rapport, since she had been a biology teacher.

  • Jeepers, brown creepers are here

    Many people have asked recently about a little brown mottled bird with a white breast and a curved beak that they have seen circling around the trunks of their trees. The bird is a brown creeper, a fairly common resident in our woodlands. Why they have become so obvious recently probably has several causes.

  • Clark’s nutcracker has...

    Editor’s note: This week we’re reprinting a column that Sylvia wrote in November 1972.

    The past few snowstorms resulted in my receiving several phone calls and queries from friends asking about the birds at their feeders.

  • Back to their roots

    The Evergreen Cougars are smaller than in years past, a little quicker and should shoot the ball better from 3-point range.

    In other words, the Cougars are going back to their roots.

    “I like my team this year. I think we compliment each other very well,” Cougars boys basketball coach Scott Haebe said.

  • Williams ready to lead

    Lane Williams learned how to come out of nowhere and ruin a wrestler’s senior season. Now he wants to teach the Evergreen Cougars that mentality.

    Williams is the new wrestling coach at Evergreen, taking over for Steve Hitchens via stops at Hinkley High School in Aurora, Holyoke, and a collegiate career at Portland State.

    “I see a lot of potential,” Williams said of the Cougars after practice. “After watching these kids for the last couple weeks, I see a lot of potential, but them just missing the belief in themselves that they can do this.”

  • Red crossbills are erratic...

    On Wednesday, Nov. 5, our salubrious fall weather came to an abrupt end. Overnight, 12 to 15 inches of snow fell in the high mountains. We had only a skiff of snow here, and the day was bright and sunny, but a wicked wind out of the northwest brought our first really cold weather. Old King Boreas nearly blew us off the mountain.

  • Best of the bunch

    THORNTON — The risk for Bethel Lindsley was certainly worth the gain.

    Had it been your run of the mill regular-season meet, Lindsley likely wouldn’t have competed with her injured shoulder.

    But, this was state, and being a senior, it was her last time to compete on the sport’s biggest stage. She also knew that if the Cougars were to realize their dream of winning a state title, she had to be out on the floor.

    She was there, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.

  • Finishing in style

    FORT COLLINS — In his final race at Evergreen, Ryan Haebe wanted to leave everything out on the course.

    That’s exactly what the senior did Oct. 25 at the Colorado High School Activities Association’s State Cross  County Championships at Fossil Ridge High School, and he was rewarded with a top-10 finish and was just four seconds shy of breaking the school record.

    Haebe, sporting a new closely-cropped haircut, finished the very flat course in 15 minutes, 51.67 seconds.

     

  • Cougars end season with win

    LAKEWOOD — Trent Butler couldn’t help but stop what he was saying and laugh.

    Running across the turf at Trailblazer Stadium following Evergreen’s season-ending victory over Ridge View Academy was head coach Mike Sellers. In hot pursuit was senior Brandon Gustafson, armed with a cooler of ice water.

    “I think it could have gone a lot better, but for the most part, a win is a win, and that’s how you want to go out,” Butler said before stopping to watch Gustafson finally hit his target. “Obviously, everyone is having fun.”