Today's Sports

  • ‘One, two, three, Spencer’

    LAKEWOOD — It was more than just a moment of team solidarity. When the Evergreen Cougars returned from the locker room at Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 9 at halftime of their game with host Alameda, one by one the players kneeled on the sideline, huddled with the coaches and said their peace.
    “One, two, three, Spencer,” the Cougars said.

  • Lady Cougars pull away from host...

    DENVER — Natalie Elmgreen will tell you she was just trying to do her job. Well, the Evergreen shortstop did that quite well on Sept. 8 at Thomas Jefferson.
    Elmgreen went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs — two with a seventh-inning triple — as the Lady Cougars pulled away for a 7-3 victory.

  • Perry, Cougars have solid showing

    Senior Ashley Perry won two events and took second in another, leading undefeated Evergreen to a seven-point victory at the Columbine Invitational.
    Perry won the floor exercise and the vault with identical 9.05 scores, and took second place in the beam (8.550).
    “She is a great addition to our team,” Evergreen head coach Marnie Bello said. “Not only because of her talent, but because of her leadership, commitment, and hard work she brings to the table.”

  • Sports briefs

    Lady Cougars score three wins at Silver Creek tournament
    — Allison Aafedt had 10 attacks and six kills as Evergreen topped host Silver Creek, 25-19, 25-16 in its fourth match at the Silver Creek tournament on Sept. 10.
    The Lady Cougars won three of their four matches in improving to 4-2 on the season.

    Cougars ready for regionals, finish 2nd in final league match

  • Late tally lifts Cougars past...

    Maybe it wasn’t  bound to happen, even though Evergreen controlled much of the possession time in its season opener with Mullen at Evergreen High School. But Scott Boland certainly was in the right place at the right time.
    The Cougars senior punched home an Ethan Jackson rebound in the 73rd minute and Evergreen opened the 2011 season with a 1-0 victory over Mullen, avenging a loss in last year’s season opener.
    “We had a really hard shot at the keeper. He couldn’t control it and it came right back out,” Boland said.

  • Skold, Cougars off and running

    AURORA — Sammy Skold wasn’t trying to make a statement, so the Evergreen junior said. She was just getting back into the rhythm of running cross county, but her third-place finish at the Lori Fitgerald Pre-State Invitational would say otherwise.
    Skold’s season-opening time of 19 minutes, 39.41 seconds at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds on Sept. 3 was only topped by Canon City freshman Aubrey Till (19:02.40) and Discovery Canyon senior Allie Morgan (19:33.24) in the 4A girls race.

  • Sports briefs

    Moore’s 78 helps Cougars to another second-place finish
    — Sophomore Ben Moore shot an 8-over 78 at Indian Tree Golf Course on Sept. 2 to lead the Cougars to a third-straight second-place finish behind Valor Christian in 4A Jeffco League competition.
    Sam Theil fired a 79, Kyle Peterson shot 80, Luke Hadsell scored an 88 and Adam Zuckerman shot a 91.
    Evergreen finished with a 325 team total, one shot better than Golden and three shots ahead of D’Evelyn.

  • Young birds learn the ropes at...

    It has been fun watching all the young birds coming to the feeders. This has been a particularly successful breeding season, warm enough, food enough and no late June snow. It seems as though all the summer birds have raised successful broods. Even the grey-headed juncos have managed to raise a few of their own, not just one big baby cowbird as they seem to have done for the past several years.

  • Pocket gophers plague flower...

    One of the sure signs that summer is coming to an end is the plethora of yellow wildflowers coming into bloom and the sudden reappearance of gopher mounds in your yard. Pocket gophers are small native mammals that spend most of their lives below ground. There are several species and subspecies of them, but you can’t tell them apart except for minor differences that the experts find in the laboratory.

  • Cougars contain Ivers, Bulldogs

    It was just one play, but it was the one that kept the Evergreen Cougars on their toes for the rest of the night.

    When Moffat County junior quarterback Bubba Ivers broke free around the right edge for a 68-yard TD run on the Bulldogs’ second offensive play, Evergreen had failed to contain its biggest threat in the teams’ season opener on Aug. 26 at Evergreen High School. It didn’t happen again.