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Today's Sports

  • Cougars impose their defensive...

    Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe has made no bones about it. For his team to be successful, it will be because the Cougars’ man-to-man defense is stifling the opposition.

    In Evergreen’s home opener Dec. 4 against Fort Lupton, it took a quarter before the Cougars made their presence felt defensively, but it did eventually happen. It, in turn, opened up an offense that seemingly couldn’t miss in the second and third quarters of a 65-36 non-conference victory.

  • Starlings light up feeders...

    Early December is a dreary time of year. Winter has taken a fairly good grip on the land. Our landscape becomes mostly black and white. It is cold, and few exciting or unusual birds are to be seen.

    Only the hardiest winter birds come to the feeders. The fall migrant birds have all passed through. The year-round residents that exist here in the mountains are relatively few. The hairy and downy woodpeckers still appear, dressed in black and white except for a small red patch on the nape of the male, so they blend right into the winter landscape

  • Elegant waxwings grace winter...

    (Reprinted from Dec. 7, 2011)

    Many people complain to me that they find winter birding dull because there are no pretty birds around.

    True, the winter residents at most feeders, pine siskins, chickadees, nuthatches, hairy and down woodpeckers, house sparrows, house finches, and the various forms of the dark-eyed junco are mostly gray, brown, and black-and-white birds. Not very exciting or colorful, but they are still interesting.

  • Return of Hanson, sophomores...

    Lane Hanson admits it. The Evergreen senior wrestler went into last year’s regional tournament a little too cocky. Coming off a win over Valor Christian’s Coby Welch a week earlier at Bear Creek may have done more harm than good considering the end result. He finished fifth in arguably the toughest bracket of all the regionals.

  • James Morrato is the smart one

    When one talks about James Morrato, it’s not just what kind of basketball player he is, even though he was an all-conference honorable mention selection last season.

    It’s not the kind of soccer player he is, though he was first team all-conference in the fall. 

    And it’s not just the kind of student he is, though he does hold a 4.48 grade-point average, is the student body president and is a three-time state qualifier and national qualifier in DECA.

  • 2014-15 girls swimming capsule...

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Head coach: Jeanne Godaire
    Assistant coaches: Liz Hudd, Angie Harrington, Jill Mills, Cindy Amann
    Swimmers to watch: Lindsay Morrow, Sr., 200 IM, 100 backstroke; Kate McDonald, Soph., 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle; Josie Pearson, Sr., 200 IM, 100 breaststroke; Bailey Smith, Sr., 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle; Katrin Lewis, Jr., diver; Bailey Mills, Jr., diver

  • Bowl caps year of life-learning...

    LAKEWOOD — “Coach, coach … Who would win in a battle between Superman and Batman?”

    It was a question that Jeffco Midget Football Association (JMFA) head coach for the Dakota Ridge Eagles, Dave Loomis, faced in all seriousness during the middle of a “very intense play” earlier this season. It was the kind of question that reminded Loomis that coaching 8 to 10-year-old football isn’t as straight-forward as it might seem.

  • Austrians, EHS players share...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    On a cool afternoon, a group of snowboarders came down off the the slopes to play a little baseball? In November?

    Apparently, any time is a good time for a ball game at Evergreen High School, especially if it’s against the Austrian parallel snowboarding team, who were nearby by training at Copper Mountain for the 2014 Snowboard World Cup in December. 

  • Trimarco ready for the spotlight

    The changes in Annie Trimarco’s game may not be all that noticeable at first glance, but take a closer look and one can see the Evergreen senior’s confidence growing by leaps and bounds.

    “My confidence has definitely gone up,” Trimarco said. “It has to do a lot with me being more comfortable and this being my last year. It’s my last chance to prove myself.”

  • Currants make a tasty meal for...

    Beneath the ponderosa pine that grows outside my window is a wax or squaw currant bush, Ribes cereum. This shrub is probably one of the most important plants that grows in the foothills.

    The fact that the berries turn a wax-like orange-red when ripe accounts for the common name of wax currant. The other common name of squaw currant simply refers to an old name for the Native American women who used these berries in many ways. Although tart, with the addition of a little sugar they make a tasty jelly or sauce.