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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Late scoring flurry helps EHS to a 7-2 win  over John F. Kennedy
    DENVER
    — Evergreen scored two runs each in the fifth and sixth innings to pull away from host John F. Kennedy for a 7-2 victory in the season opener March 15.
    The game was originally scheduled to be played at Evergreen High School.

    GIRLS TENNIS
    Evergreen sweeps singles action in topping Golden

  • 2013-14 all-conference wrestling...

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

    WRESTLING
    FIRST TEAM
    106 pounds: Dominic Baca, Alameda; 113: Lane Hanson, Evergreen; 120: Matt Luna, Arvada; 126: Romelo Salas, Golden; 132: Bronson Spies, Conifer; 138: Chase Daniels, Golden; 145: AJ Eleniewski, Conifer; 152: Devon Butler, Wheat Ridge; 160: Gavin Baker, Golden; 170: Brandon Saunders, Wheat Ridge; 182: Alfonso Nunez, Arvada; 195: Ian Cheatum, Golden; 220: Noah Lennox, Golden; 285: Bailey Bowker, Golden
    SECOND TEAM

  • PAC, SWARM are polar opposites

    LITTLETON — The similarities are there, especially in the physical nature between the sports, but as Greysen Lincoln points out, there’s one major difference between rugby and football.
    “It’s a lot more of an active sport. You’ve got to be a lot more aware. You have to know where all your guys are unlike in football,” Lincoln said. “It’s a lot more team-oriented. You’ve all got to be a cohesive unit. That’s also the case in football, but it’s a lot more apparent in rugby.”

  • Lady Cougars upend Air Academy...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    You might call Evergreen’s season-opening 1-0 girls soccer triumph over Air Academy on March 6 poetic justice. But Kylee Petrik’s game-winning goal with 1 minute, 44 seconds remaining possessed all the artistry of a pulp-fiction writer.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Answers complex about why fewer...

    Many readers of this column have asked me recently if something has happened to the birds that reduced their numbers because they have had fewer birds at their feeders than usual.

    I scratched my head to know how to answer their questions because this is a very involved question that takes more space than I can use every week, and few people are concerned enough to get that involved.

  • 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.