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Today's Sports

  • Cougars' two-armed monster...

    Typically, if you have one good pitcher on your softball team, you’re set.

    Evergreen coach Scott Haebe has a unique situation on his hands.

    He has two girls that are both capable of being another team’s ace. So, rather than relegate one to another position or the bench, Haebe is making the most of having an extra arm on his team.

  • Half-marathon delivers full...

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Wayne Cousineau can run a half-marathon as good as most anyone his age.

    His only problem is finishing the race in a way that doesn’t resemble Lazarus.

    Cousineau crossed the finish line of the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half-Marathon on Aug. 9, before crumpling to the ground with legs that no longer worked and a distant gaze.

    And that was progress for the Boulder runner.

  • Green Bay: Just get me away

    I’m tired.

    Part of my admitted malaise is without question tied to my impending move, which as those of you who have purchased a home recently can attest to, is not without it’s share of headaches.

    But the thing that has me worn out above and beyond the trials of moving is the Brett Favre saga.

    Frankly, I’m sick of the whole thing.

  • Jordan's on the prowl

    Like his current favorite superhero Batman, Jordan Howard is shrouded in mystery.

    The 12-year-old Evergreen resident often gets tight-lipped when he’s asked to talk about himself. A surprising occurrence given Jordan’s success in the sport of boxing.

  • Triumvirate of local softball...

    There are many ways to go out with a bang.

    Evergreen senior Becca Motte managed to do it this summer even when the end of all things kind of fizzled.

    Playing on the Colorado Stampede 16A softball team with local teammates Alison Benedetti and Katie Cavanaugh, Motte got a chance to make her dreams come true when she stepped up to the plate in the state championship match with the bases loaded and a borrowed bat in hand.

    She went yard.

  • Cougars cap off summer with...

    The gas tank was empty, and no gas station was in sight for Evergreen Post 2001.

    While the Cougars reveled in the fact that this recent trip to the Legion state baseball tournament was the club’s sixth in the past seven years (only missing out in 2007), their stay at the tournament wasn’t as long as they had hoped for.

  • 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.