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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS LACROSSE
    Crews’ last-second goal propels Evergreen in season opener
    WINDSOR
    — Brett Crews scored with 3 seconds remaining as Evergreen avoided a fourth-period collapse and escaped with a 9-8 victory over host Windsor on March 8.
    The Cougars (1-0) led 2-1 after the first period, 5-3 at halftime and 7-4 going into the fourth period before Windsor rallied to tie the game at eight.
    Evergreen is scheduled to play its home opener March 12 against Legend before travling to Cheyenne Mountain for a game on March 14.

  • Saving herself

    It’s Feb. 20, and Cassie Troy, a soft-spoken 11-year-old, is watching the Canada-U.S. women’s hockey gold medal game from Sochi. Perhaps one day the Bailey resident, formerly of Evergreen, will be the goaltender for the U.S. women’s team or, maybe, for the Colorado Avalanche.

  • Cougars’ reserves disarm Wizards

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Emily Elmgreen was in foul trouble; so was Samantha Kisiel. Not to worry, though: Evergreen had plenty of backup — namely, Annie Trimarco and Hannah Orr.
    Trimarco, a starter, and Orr, back after missing two weeks due to a concussion, scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, to help the fifth-seeded Lady Cougars thwart fourth-seeded Windsor 42-32 on Feb. 28 at Sand Creek High School.

  • Early playoff exit for Cougars

    PALISADE — Bobby DeSantis scored a team-high 10 points and seventh-seeded Palisade pulled away from No. 10 Evergreen 53-44 on Feb. 26 in the first round of the 48-team 4A state boys basketball tournament.
    Senior Lucas Weidner led Evergreen (11-13) with 15 points. Junior James Morrato added eight and senior Jack Curtis scored seven. Evergreen had reached the Sweet 16 the past two seasons, but graduated four of its top five scorers from the 2012-13 season and five seniors in all.

  • The Year in Review

    Both the Evergreen boys and girls basketball teams made some noise at the state tournament, as did the girls soccer program. Madison Tenney just missed a top-20 finish in girls golf and the EHS boys tennis team sent two doubles squads to state. And those were some of the stories that didn’t make the list. The Canyon Courier looks back at 10 stories that highlighted the year of 2013.

    FOOTBALL WINS LEAGUE TITLE

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spring’s warmer weather brings...

    Spring is certainly a confusing season in this area. March and April are supposedly spring months, but here in the foothills, it is a time of indecision.