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Today's Sports

  • Summer birds making their way...

    Once more, while spring hesitated in the doorway, winter pushed her aside and came back in.

    Cold and snowy would best describe most of last week’s weather, but it could have been much worse. Since the temperature hovered around freezing, at least some of the snow fell as rain. Today, the sun is back and between the snow drifts, brown squiggly earth makes fancy patterns on the mountains.

  • Friends, indeed: Nonprofit helps...

    The nonprofit group Friends of Staunton State Park has been working with Colorado’s newest state park since before it opened last year, and now the group is starting to receive some recognition.

    Friends of Staunton recently was named Best Nonprofit of the Year by the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce.

    “It was a pleasant surprise,” said Wayne Parkinson, board president of Friends of Staunton. “Talk about a fantastic way to start 2014.”

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Cougars split pair during spring break trip to Arizona

    Evergreen scored four runs in the second inning before rallying to break a 6-all tie in the bottom of the sixth for a 7-6 win over Mingus  High School of Cottonwood, Ariz., in the first of two games during a spring break competition in Arizona on March 25.
    A day later, Evergreen dropped a 6-3 decision to Palm Springs, Calif., High School. Julian Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with a run driven in for Palm Springs.

  • Ultimate warriors

    It’s barely 8 a.m. on a Monday morning and Travis Macy and Brandy Erholtz have already gotten a workout in with barely 24 hours before jumping on a flight to Oregon to compete in the Gorge Waterfalls 50k ultra marathon. It’s the lifestyle for these endurance runners.
    “We’re definitely not weekend warriors. Like a lot of people in endurance sports we’re competing at a very high level,” Macy said. “We’re both parents, we’re teachers. We do many different things. It’s a balancing act.”

  • March’s crazy weather brings...

    I started this article four days ago. It was the vernal equinox, and the day was balmy and sunny. Since then, we have had new snow. It is cold, and winter has returned with just enough snow to make everything white and sparkly in the morning sunlight.

  • 2013-14 all-conference girls...

    The following are the 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013-14 in girls swimming and boys basketball:

    GIRLS SWIMMING
    FIRST TEAM

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Six-run fifth inning helps Evergreen topple Westminster
    WESTMINSTER
    — Evergreen blew the game open with a six-run fifth inning and the visiting Cougars knocked off Westminster 10-0 on March 19.
    The game was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    The Cougars held the host Wolves to just one hit, a single by senior Garrett Smith.
    Evergreen was to have played Eaglecrest in a non-conference game March 22 at Coors Field, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather until April 12.

  • 2014 EHS squad has a German...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Sprechen Sie Deutsch? It would come in handy if you’re an Evergreen tennis coach or player.
    Last fall, co-coaches Kris Nielsen and Bob Greenman welcomed German exchange student Dennis Von Kuczkowski to the boys’ team and he ended up playing No. 1 singles. This spring, there’s more of the same, as two German exchange students are playing major roles on the girls’ team, including junior Lena Wagner at No. 1 singles.
    “I wish we could fly to Germany and recruit,” quipped Nielsen.

  • Tenney, Lady Cougars take Jeffco...

    GOLDEN — Madison Tenney is kind of a quiet person, Evergreen head coach Mike Kuzava said, but the Lady Cougars senior is taking on more of a leadership role with the 2014 girls golf team. She’s not necessarily an out-front leader, but she’s embracing the role.
    “When you’re trying to build a program that is consistently good you need girls to lead the younger ones so that the younger ones know what to do when they get there,” Kuzava said.

  • Subspecies of dark-eyed junco...

    For some time now, I have thought I should write a column on the juncos that we are seeing at our feeders, but something or another seemed to come up every week, and I put it off. No matter what juncos we have had all winter, there will be new ones coming in as many of them migrate in the early spring to more northern breeding grounds.
    Juncos are commonly known as “snow birds” in many areas because they arrive just before the first snow and leave in the early spring. They spend the winter or snow season with us and move northward to nest.