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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Area has plenty of fishing hot...

    Comedian Steven Wright once said, "There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot."

    With summertime in full swing and the water levels of local creeks and rivers running at volumes rarely seen, the desire to get on shore with a rod and a reel is probably nibbling at every angler.

    Here’s how – hopefully – not to be an idiot.

    Where to go?

  • Rodeo spotlight shines on Shirley

    Tim Shirley admits he can’t help but look.

    Call it an addiction and a validation of years of backbreaking work.

    The Conifer resident came into the Evergreen Rodeo ranked No. 15 in the world in bareback riding, the highest he’s ever been ranked this late in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association season.

  • Bulls big celebrities at rodeo

    Would you consider yourself special if your father’s name was revered across the country? What if figurines and Christmas tree ornaments bearing his likeness were sold on numerous Web sites?

    Would you feel tough if you were named after a famous song by the rock band Guns N’ Roses?

    Would you feel motivated knowing that if you followed in your father’s footsteps, you could work just a couple hours a year and still have your choice of fine – and, er, willing – women?

  • Oakes dominates All-State Games

    GREELEY — Tricia Oakes was sick June 14. And that described her game and her health.

    The Evergreen graduate was struggling with bronchitis at the 52nd annual Colorado High School

    Coaches Association All-State Games at the University of Northern Colorado, a plight that didn’t feel any better inside the humid Butler Hancock Sports Pavilion.

    Oakes, bound for Colgate, certainly didn’t look like it bothered her.