Today's Sports

  • Evergreen’s late rally falls...

    Bryn Haebe did her part, hitting three big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Jordan Florschuetz and Hailey Newhall did theirs as well, scoring in double figures yet again.

    But so did Mesa Ridge’s Kaitlyn Mileto. And so did the Grizzlies’ defense.

  • Fortik, Mayer pace Evergreen...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen High School’s head girls swimming coach Jeanne Godaire is expecting, both literally and metaphorically, so when the Lady Cougars met the Golden Demons last Friday at the Green Mountain Recreation Center, the pressure was on.

    Godaire, who was expecting to have her first child last week, was still very much pregnant Dec. 10 when Evergreen took to the pool in the heated meet. 

  • Roundup: Cougars rally in fourth...

    LAKEWOOD — Kevin Mitchell scored 17 points and Sean Leslie added 15 as Arvada West handed Evergreen a 49-40 loss on Dec. 11 at Green Mountain High School.

    Arvada West opened up a 19-9 lead at halftime and 36-20 after three quarters before the Cougars rallied in the fourth.

  • All-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference teams with Evergreen Cougars represented:

  • Christmas Bird Count is this...

    When wondering what was new in Our Evergreen World that I could write about this week, I discovered three noteworthy items.


    Christmas Bird Count on Sunday

    First and foremost is that Sunday, Dec. 19, is the 2010 Christmas Bird Count. This international event is sponsored locally by Evergreen Audubon.

  • Bobcats on the increase here,...

    Ever since I wrote about seeing a bobcat several years ago, I have had a good number of reports about them and about lynx being seen in the area.

    Bobcats, yes. They seem to have increased in the area or at least are being seen more frequently. Lynx? I don’t think so. The Canada lynx is a close relative of the bobcat but is a bigger animal. It was at one time known in this area but is believed to be extinct here in recent years.

  • Lobos’ Himmelman gets in tuneup

    CONIFER — Travis Himmelman was dealing with a nagging knee, but it didn’t limit the Conifer senior too much in the season-opening Lobo Invitational on Dec. 4. What did limit him, in his opinion, was the lack of wrestlers at the 12th annual meet.

    “I wish I could’ve gotten more matches. I only got two matches,” he said. “The last kid was a tough kid, a good win.”

  • Evergreen leaves self room to...

    Make no bones about it, but it wasn’t pretty. The Evergreen Cougars’ boys basketball team struggled to find any offensive rhythm in its regular season opener Dec. 3 at home against Ridgeview Academy.

  • Florschuetz, Cougars nipped by...

    DENVER — Jordan Florschuetz scored 13 points, but it wouldn’t be enough as host Montbello handed Evergreen its second straight narrow defeat to start the 2010-11 season, 50-49, on Dec. 4.

    Haley Newhall added 10 points and Riley Ellingson scored eight.

    The Lady Cougars struggled at the free-throw line, making just 10 of 32 attempts.

    Evergreen opened the season two days earlier with a 36-33 loss at George Washington despite 20 points from Florschuetz.

  • Full-moon walks are full of...

    Reprinted from Dec. 5, 2007


    I hope all of you were able to enjoy the three beautiful nights of Nov. 23, 24 and 25. They were the night before the full moon, the night of the full moon and the night after.

    It is seldom that we have three crystal-clear nights in a row at the time of the full moon.