Today's Sports

  • Coach of the Year: Peter Jeans

    Ever since Evergreen High School boys soccer coach Peter Jeans took over the team in the fall 2009 season, the Cougars have excelled further and further into the playoffs.

    Prior to Jeans’ debut, Evergreen couldn’t surpass the first round. Since then, the Cougars have gotten to the Round of 16 in 2009 and semifinals in 2010, before falling to Cheyenne Mountain and Broomfield, respectively.

  • Spring sports all-conference...

    Following is a list of all-conference performers for Evergreen and Conifer high schools during the 2011 spring sports season. Only athletes from those schools are noted for second team and honorable mention selections:

  • Sports briefs: Evergreen High...

    The Evergreen High School Poms are hosting a golf tournament at Hiwan Country Club on Monday, June 13.

    Play is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m.

    Cost is $150 per player, which includes a cart, green fees, breakfast, lunch and prizes. 

    For more information, contact Bob Mackay at (303) 808-2550 or by e-mail at mbobmackay@aol.com.

  • Hummingbirds make an appearance...

    In last week’s column, I promised to write about hummingbirds this week. To old-timers, I apologize for one more article about hummingbirds, but I receive more phone calls about hummingbirds than any other bird and most of these callers say, “I know you have written about hummingbirds before, but I didn’t save the article, so I need you to write about them again.” The most frequent request is the formula for making syrup to feed hummingbirds.

  • Beloved chipping sparrows arrive...

    One of the most beloved birds across America is the little chipping sparrow. This little red-capped sparrow probably lived in or along the edge of natural openings in the forest, such as along streams and lakeshores or along the edge of natural clearings where trees had blown down or died from old age or other reasons.
    Then when human beings started to make small clearings in the forest for their homes, towns and agriculture, the chipping sparrows found more habitat available and began to increase in numbers. Almost everyone seemed to have a pair nesting in their backyard.


    Bryan Walz has been looking for an opportunity to work with kids for a while. And even though he’s organized rock climbing outings in the past his true passion is mountain bike racing.

    Last year, the Colorado Cycling League was formed, giving Walz the perfect opportunity to get involved and he jumped at the chance.

  • Sports briefs: Summer baseball...

    Evergreen High School will be hosting a baseball camp with head coach Terry Hensley, his staff and players June 6-9 from 1-4 p.m. daily at EHS.

    The camp is open to players ages 5 to 14. 

    For more information or to register, call the high school at 303-982-5078 or the batting cages at 303-982-5136.

    Evergreen to play three games at Montrose tournament
    Evergreen High School will play three games June 3-5 at the Montrose tournament. Games will be played at Delta and Montrose high schools.

  • Anything can happen during...

    When I think of terns, I usually think of ocean shores, but there is one beautiful little tern that is found across the United States and Canada on small fresh water inland ponds, especially on prairie sloughs: the black tern.

  • EHS 4x800 relay runs off with 2nd

    LAKEWOOD — Maura O’Brien reminded Erin Dobey that it was a team race. So did Bryn Haebe and Sammy Skold. So while Dobey, an Evergreen junior, had the unenviable task of running the anchor leg of the Lady Cougars’ 4x800 meter relay team, her teammates were quick to acknowledge that it was a team effort.

    And it was.

  • Cougars’ Hamilton gives all he...

    LAKEWOOD —  Running 1,600 meters — a mile — is hard enough as it is. Running it while recovering from pneumonia is downright impossible. Jak Hamilton knows.

    Yet, despite suffering for the past two weeks and having only 83 oxygen capacity in his lungs there was the Evergreen senior giving, literally, every last ounce of energy he had at the 4A state track and field championships on May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium.