Today's Sports

  • Cougars’ chance for victory...

     AURORA — Ethan Lederer had the ball and then he didn’t. Unfortunately for Evergreen that one miscue less than a minute into the second overtime proved to be the difference.

    Howie Samuel’s rocket shot from 30 yards out ricocheted off Lederer’s hands and trickled into the back of net, sending host Smoky Hill to a 2-1 double overtime victory over Evergreen on Sept. 25 at Legacy Stadium.

  • Cougars outmatched in every...

    LAKEWOOD — If the Evergreen Cougars, off to a 3-1 start in 2010, ever wanted to know where they stood then the 3A Metro South conference opener with Elizabeth would be a good measuring stick. The Sept. 23 game at Trailblazer Stadium, if nothing else, would let Evergreen know if its early-season success had any weight to it. 

    The numbers alone may have told the story. The Cougars had, as follows:

    — 26 total yards.

    — One first down.

    — Four turnovers, all in the second quarter.

  • Cougars fade late, settle for...

    BROOMFIELD — Bryn Haebe knows that finishing her races is a work in progress. She has to do better, and, unfortunately for her, that was proven to be the case on Sept. 24 at the Broomfield Invitational.

  • Roundup: Evergreen boys tennis...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen dropped just four games total en route to its largest margin of victory this season, 7-0, at Alameda on Sept. 24.

    The match was rescheduled from earlier in the week due to a lockdown at Alameda High School.

    Evergreen’s No. 2 singles player Stephen Hardy, No. 3 singles player Bryan Repko, top doubles team of Peter Hassinger and Steve Jensen and No. 3 doubles team of Cameron Sadler and Garrett Smith all scored 6-0, 6-0 victories.

  • Roundup: Evergreen gives...

    Kelsey Valdez placed second overall, including taking first place in the vault with a score of 9.65, but Evergreen suffered a narrow defeat to defending 4A state champion Elizabeth, 175.45-175.325 on Sept. 16 in gymnastics action.

    Valdez also took second on the balance beam, fourth on the floor exercise and fifth on the bars. Micala Mitchek placed fourth overall with a fourth-place finish on the beam and fifth on the floor. Jessica Himmelman was fifth overall which included a fourth-place finish on the bars.

  • Conifer turns to short game to...

    She leaves the pitcher’s mound with her head hung low, the white bow that was on top of her head for the whole game is now pointing forward leading the way back to the dugout.

    Evergreen High School junior pitcher Breeze Phillips pitched a solid game that included eight strikeouts. But Conifer found Evergreen’s Achilles’ heel with the short game and swiped away an 8-4 win on Sept. 16 at Evergreen High School.

  • Haebe pushes Skold to Top-10 run

    LITTLETON — It was a simple goal for Samantha Skold. The Evergreen sophomore just wanted to stay with her older teammate Bryn Haebe. It would be a good measuring stick considering Haebe’s recent success as to where she stood.

    To beat her, well that really let her know she could hang with some of the state’s best cross country runners.

  • Zuckerman, Theil qualify for 4A...

    ARVADA — Adam Zuckerman and Sam Theil are headed to state.

    The pair of Evergreen golfers each shot a 79 on Sept. 20 at the 4A Metro Regional at Fox Holllow Golf Course, finishing tied for 11th. They are among 21 golfers who qualified for the 4A state championship, which will take place Oct. 4-5 at Flying Horse Golf Club in Colorado Springs.

    “If you look at the season as a whole I’ve got to say Sam Theil has been our most consistent golfer,” Evergreen boys golf coach Mike Kuzava said.

  • Cougars protect home-field...

    It had been 32 years since the Evergreen Cougars’ varsity football team won on its home turf, but that didn’t seem to mean much on Sept. 16 as the Cougars beat up on the visiting Arvada Bulldogs, 53-12, in the first of three games to be played at Evergreen High School this year.

    “This is a special night,” Cougars head coach Rob Molholm said. “Their hearts were so into this because they didn’t want to let anyone down. …You could see that this was very important to them.”

  • Elks’ bugling buffets fall...

    Originally published Sept. 7, 2006


    Once more it is time for the “bugling” of the bull elk to flow down the mountains. This eerie, wailing sound is part of the rutting season and as much a part of the Rocky Mountain autumn as the turning of the aspen leaves.

    The first call reported to me this year was on Saturday, Aug. 26. A bit early but not too unusual. The calling will continue through September and dwindle in October, with still a few last calls heard in November.