Today's Sports

  • Tackling Echo Mountain

     IDAHO SPRINGS — Like many native Coloradans, I went through the right of passage and learned to ski at an early age. But then I switched to the dark-side — I became a snowboarder.

    In all my years snowboarding I had always wanted to try the half-pipe and terrain park, but was to nervous that I would wipe out and get seriously hurt or ridiculed beyond belief, or worse — both.

  • Cougars tennis players help out

    Garrett Smith remembers Dec. 20 clearly. The Evergreen High tennis player and former lacrosse player was at a party, attended by other players. It was there that Smith found out about the passing of 36-year-old boys lacrosse coach Toby Plank, who lost his battle with carcenoid cancer.

    “Everyone was bummed. We all just went home. A couple of people were crying,” Smith said. “We thought we could get through it. We thought maybe he could get through it, too. But it took a turn for the worst.”

  • Plank named recipient of 2010...

    Toby Plank, who came to Evergreen as an assistant coach for the varsity boys lacrosse team and later coached four seasons as the head coach of the varsity team, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Gerald J. Carroll Award, presented by US Lacrosse.

    The award was created in memory of Coach Carroll in 1994. It honors annually a high school coach “whose success is best measured not in victories but in the support and guidance given to the balanced growth and development of young men who play the game,” Steven Berger, men’s game manager for US Lacrosse.

  • Evergreen Invitational wrestling...

    Chatfield 187.5, Yuma 164.5, Hinkley 160.5, Palmer 127.5, Eagle Valley 123, Arvada 116, Boulder 99, Conifer 96, Silver Creek 93, Columbine 86, Golden 70, Summit 54, Abraham Lincoln 54, Sheridan 51.5, Liberty 45, Steamboat Springs 44, Evergreen 43.5, Platte Canyon 22, Evergreen #2 14, Montbello 13, Skyview 12, Doherty 0, Frederick 0, Glenwood Springs 0, Lincoln 0

  • Sports briefs: Newhall, Lady...

    Haley Newhall scored a team-high 16 points and was one of two players in double figures as Evergreen won its second straight game, upsetting Green Mountain, 55-39, on Jan. 14 at Evergreen High School.

    Haley Stading added 11 points for the Lady Cougars (5-8, 2-2 4A Jeffco League).

    Seven different players scored for Evergreen, which had lost four straight before winning its last two.

    The loss dropped Green Mountain to 7-6, 2-2 in league play.

  • Evergreen’s shooting sinks...

    CONIFER — Scott Haebe, prior to Evergreen’s rivalry game with Conifer on Jan. 7, thought the Cougars’ 3-point shooting would be a strength. But it hadn’t played out that way to start the season.

    It certainly did against the host Lobos, though.

    Evergreen hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter and three in the first four minutes as the Cougars opened up a 13-point lead and never looked back in a 51-38 win at Conifer High School.

  • Gorrell, Lobos will way to...

    CONIFER — Alison Gorrell wanted it. At least that’s what the public address announcer at Conifer High School unequivocally stated as the clock was winding down in the fourth quarter of the Lady Lobos’ rivalry game with Evergreen on Jan. 7.

    And, he ever right.

  • Lobos take 3rd at dual tourney

    CONIFER — Conifer 285-pounder Don Fuller was one of four Lobos to go undefeated as the host team placed third in the 10-team Conifer Duals Tournament on Jan. 8 at CHS.

    One of Fuller’s wins was a victory over Ralston Valley’s Conner Dressel, who handed Fuller one of his two losses earlier this season.

    Also going undefeated for Conifer were 125-pounder Hunter Shively, 130-pounder Dylan Shively and 152-pounder Travis Himmelman.

  • Starlings are more interesting...

    Nearly every winter just after a snow storm, people call me to ask about a beautiful bird at their feeder. It is described in several ways, but usually along the lines that it is mostly black with a lot of purple and green on it, and its whole body is spattered with white stars. When I tell them it sounds like a starling, almost without exception, they reply, “Why, no, it’s not a starling. It’s beautiful.”

  • Cold weather brings out unusual...

    As the holidays finally came to a close, a brief winter storm left about five inches of snow on the ground around the yard. It also brought bitter cold weather with temperatures way below zero.
    However, this is not surprising since January is usually our coldest month. Winter is here. It is the one month that I would gladly leave this area for someplace warmer.