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Today's Sports

  • Aspen leaves begin to turn gold...

    The aspen just below our house have turned yellow in just two days. As I write, they have changed from a sickly yellowish-green to a sickly greenish-yellow.

  • Conifer grants wish for birthday

    CONIFER — Carrie Oletski wanted one thing more than anything else for her birthday. And on Sept. 19, the Conifer Lady Lobos granted their coach her wish.
    Behind a seven-run offensive outburst in the second inning and three insurance runs in the sixth, host Conifer, on a blustery afternoon, held off a feisty Evergreen squad for an 11-8 victory.

  • EHS qualifies three for state;...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    It was mission accomplished and déjà vu for Evergreen at the Sept. 16 4A Metro golf regional.
    For the second straight year the Cougars failed to land one of the two automatic four-player team berths for the state tournament but managed to qualify three individuals, making them eligible for the team race at the 4A state tournament.

  • Cougars pull off another late...

    Rob Molholm was exasperated. And, yet, the Evergreen High football coach was just walking the sidelines. But the Mountain Bowl has a way of doing that to one, especially after the latest chapter.
    The Evergreen-Conifer rivalry may be one-sided in the final results the past four years, but each time, the game has been riveting. That was again the case Sept. 20 at Evergreen High School. The host Cougars, who trailed for the entire first half, rallied in the fourth quarter with a Joe Danni 20-yard TD run with 5 minutes, 57 seconds remaining for a 23-22 victory.

  • Curtis, defense come up big as...

    Senior Jack Curtis rushed 20 times for 144 yards and three touchdowns, and Evergreen, as a team, rushed for 329 yards en route to a 27-20 win over Northridge on Sept. 12 at Evergreen High School.
    The Cougars (2-1) built a 20-6 halftime lead on the heels of two Curtis TD runs, a Kip Nilson two-point conversion, a Greyson Lincoln safety and a 27-yard Matt Hornbecker field goal.
    Joe Danni ran 10 times for 92 yards and Tanner Cassin added 56 yards on 14 carries.

  • Lady Cougars searching for right...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    HIGHLANDS RANCH — One of first-year Evergreen volleyball coach Andrea Wood’s main objectives in the first two weeks of matches is to find the most effective rotations in time for the start of 4A Jeffco League play.
    She’d be well-advised to recall who was on the court in the third set of the Lady Cougars’ Sept. 12 test at Valor Christian. After falling behind 2-0 and looking lost and hapless in the second set, the Lady Cougars played one of their best sets of the season, winning it 25-17.

  • Host Cougars force Lobos into...

    Dennis Von Kuczkowski says that his English isn’t all that. He’s a German exchange student, after all. But don’t be fooled. The Evergreen High junior speaks pretty good English, and his tennis game is quite good in its own right.
    Von Kuczkowski, who mixes a steady baseline game with attacking the net, broke serve five times en route to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Conifer’s Sam Kassman on Sept. 16 at Hiwan Golf Club. That was one of five wins for the host Cougars in a 5-1 victory over Conifer.

  • Earthworm population takes a...

    The damp, downright wet weather continues. All weekend, it has been wet and miserable. As I write, more rain is falling. Another gray day makes me wonder what happened to the sunshine that brought my late husband Bill and me to Colorado.

    Both of us, having grown up in western New York, were tired of damp gray days that were brought to us by Lake Erie. On our first trip west, we attended a birders’ convention in Colorado and were impressed by a full week of sunshine. We vowed we would return, and we did 49 years ago next April.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    D’Evelyn edges Evergreen for 4A Jeffco League title
    LITTLETON
    — D’Evelyn High edged defending conference champion Evergreen 304-311 to capture the 4A Jeffco League boys golf championship Sept. 9 at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. D’Evelyn ended up beating the Cougars by 12 strokes during the regular season.
    EHS senior Kyle Peterson, however, repeated as the league’s Most Valuable Player. He carded a 74 at Raccoon Creek. Fellow senior Kyle Malazdrewicz shot a 77 and freshman Liam Short scored a 78.

  • Arvada West runs away with tri-...

    ARVADA — Juggling academics and athletics is a challenge for any high school athlete, especially early in the school year. The Chatfield Chargers’ gymnastics team knows that.
    Their tri-meet Sept. 5 at Arvada West High School, which included 4A Evergreen, was pretty much a one-sided affair, as the host Lady Wildcats were dominant in all four events. Arvada West had the top two scorers in every event, including the top five in the balance beam, to score 178.55 points. Chatfield was second with 162.025, and Evergreen was third at 148.575.