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Today's Sports

  • The Year in Review

    From a Mountain Bowl victory seven years in the making to a run to the 4A state championship game to a first state tennis title in school history, Evergreen, Conifer and Platte Canyon high schools had their fair share of sports moments in 2016. The following are 10 stories that highlighted the Canyon Courier sports scene during 2016. 

  • Cougars run over Lobos

    CONIFER — Run, run and run some more.

    If the Dec. 21 non-conference encounter between rivals Evergreen and Conifer had been a track meet, the Cougars would’ve been sprinters in a four-quarter distance race. There was no second speed. It was just go, go, go full-speed ahead, and it worked to perfection.

  • Top-ranked Evergreen rolls over ...

    CONIFER — Claudia Dillon and all of the Evergreen Lady Cougars, for that matter, recognized the chip on their shoulders. After all, just days before, Evergreen, last year’s state runner-up, moved up to No. 1 in the latest CHSAANow.com 4A girls basketball poll. So having a letdown, especially against rival Conifer just days before Christmas was not something the Lady Cougars wanted. But the recognition was something welcomed.

  • All-conference football teams

    3A WEST METRO
    FIRST TEAM

  • You can help with Great Backyard...

    (Reprinted from March 4, 2009)

    Editor’s note: This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count will be Feb. 17-20)

    I have just mailed in a count for the Great Backyard Bird Count to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology at Ithaca, N.Y. This count is a joint effort of the Laboratory of Ornithology and Audubon. It is such an easy count to do that I thought some of you might be interested in taking part next year.

  • Red-winged blackbirds are a...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 6, 2008)

    Usually cold and wintry, February is made bearable by the first signs of spring — nothing as showy as the first daffodil in bloom, but still good, dependable signs of spring.

  • Shrikes common in foothills,...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 23, 2008)

    For some time now, the birds at our feeders have been nervous, flying into the prickly thickness of a nearby blue spruce or darting into the lilac bushes every time anything moves in the yard or even inside the window. Such behavior, especially in cold, snowy weather, can mean only one thing. There is a predator of some kind working in the area. But what kind? That is the question.

  • The final fate of Frances the...

    Several readers of this column have inquired recently if I knew what had become of “Frances” the Canada goose that lingered at Evergreen Lake into winter. Since I had suggested that the people who were concerned about Frances should call Carol Wade, I called her last week to find out what had transpired.

  • Winter cottonwoods and a new...

    Reprinted from Dec. 31, 2008

    The good news is that the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year. From now on, each day grows a bit longer until the spring equinox brings equal days and nights, the official beginning of spring.

    Actually, the first signs of spring appear long before March 21. Easter daises will be found blooming in February, early migrant birds will begin to move, and the twigs of the cottonwoods and willows will begin to glow with color as sap rises upward to nourish buds and soon-to-be flowers and leaves.

  • 2016-17 skiing capsule previews

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Jarod Roberts (alpine), Holly Boggs (Nordic)
    Assistant coaches: David Howell (alpine), Mike Savoie (Nordic), Blake Ridgeway (Nordic)