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Today's Sports

  • Coach of the year: Jeanne...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Water is a life-sustenance in more ways than the obvious for Evergreen girls swimming coach Jeanne Godaire.
    Godaire is employed by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, where she does flood hazard investigation for the 350-some dams owned by the federal government that provide irrigation water.
    “Water is a theme running through my life,” she said.

  • BY THE NUMBERS: A look at the...

    Sports are all about numbers — how many points were scored, the digits on a jersey, how much time is left in the game, how many yards to the hole, and so forth. The 2013-14 high school season had its fair share of numbers. The Canyon Courier takes a look back at the recently concluded campaign and the numbers that stood out during the season.

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  • AHEAD OF THE CURVE

    Nick Kapande has a wish. He wants to see more pitching prospects developed in Colorado so that they can make it to the pros. That, as much as anything else, is why the owner of Nick’s Pro Fitness brought Randy Sullivan’s ARMory Power Pitching Academy boot camp to Evergreen on May 24-25 for a camp about injury prevention and increasing velocity.
    “It’s about throwing correctly so that you can throw harder,” Kapande said.

  • 4A all-conference spring sports

    The following are 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for the 2014 spring season:

    GIRLS TENNIS

    FIRST TEAM

    No. 1 singles: Annie Horn, D’Evelyn; Lena Wagner, Evergreen; No. 2 singles: Lexi Reed, D’Evelyn; Kelly Keegan, Evergreen; No. 3 singles: Kaylee Keener, Conifer; No. 1 doubles: Izzy Lydens/Katherine Jacobs, D’Evelyn; No. 2 doubles: Sarah Dinegar/Hannah Bonthron, D’Evelyn; No. 3 doubles: Maria Carrera/Rachel Wilmot, D’Evelyn; No. 4 doubles: Maggie Hime/Julia Oblack, D’Evelyn

    SECOND TEAM

  • EHS’ Tenney, Holley soak in...

    This year’s 4A state girls golf tournament on May 19 and 20 could be viewed as a changing of the guard for the Evergreen Lady Cougars. Senior Madison Tenney left one final impression before moving on to college, while freshman Natalie Holley is just getting her feet wet.
    Tenney carded a 35-over-par 179 to tie for 27th place, while Holley tied for 51st with a 50-over 194 at the Country Club of Colorado Springs.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Cougars summer camp is scheduled for June 2-5

    The annual Evergreen Lady Cougars girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Evergreen Middle School.
    The camp will run daily from 1-3 p.m., for incoming 3rd to 5th graders and from 3-5 p.m., for incoming 6th to 8th graders.
    Cost is $65, which includes a camp T-shirt.
    A link for registration form can be found online at http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html. Pre-registration is encouraged.

  • Black-headed grosbeak makes...

    I looked out at the bird feeder yesterday to see what might be there, getting a last meal just before dark. Much to my surprise, there was a colorful male black-headed grosbeak there, enjoying the black sunflower seeds. This is the 15th bird species I have seen from the windows here at Elk Run.

    Actually, this was the first black-headed grosbeak I have seen this year. I have them every year at my feeder at home, but I have already left there by the time they returned this year.

  • A really cool hike around an...

    Heading up the mountain to Echo Lake Park, the temperature begins dropping and the scenery becomes magnificent. Sweeping views of snow-capped mountains come into view as you travel along Highway 103 from Bergen Park to your hiking destination around a natural alpine lake.

  • Early wildflowers, tall grass a...

    On a brief ride around the Evergreen area last week, I was surprised to see so many wildflowers blooming. Many seemed a bit earlier than usual. I believe this is due to the exceptionally warm weather and rain in early June.

    Late June had very little rain, but the Fourth of July brought a late-afternoon torrential shower, so it is once more hot and humid. This is not my favorite weather as it leaves me feeling hot, sticky and short of breath.

  • Bald eagles near Evergreen Lake...

    Everyone in Evergreen has been excited about the two bald eagles that have been hanging out in a dead tree near Evergreen Lake for the past week. I have had several people call me, and others have brought me photographs of the birds. They are apparently two adult bald eagles, easily recognized by their size, dark bodies, white head and tail.