Today's Sports

  • Positive vibes escape Cougars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The Legion A district baseball tournament hosted by Evergreen evolved into a Cougar version of Jekyll and Hyde, a conundrum of epic proportions.

    Good (but not good enough) Evergreen gave Eaton, the defending 3A champion and the eight-team district’s No. 1 seed, a scare in the July 23 opening round. Boosted by the pitching of sophomore Jack Messler, the Cougars led the Reds 3-2 after four innings before bowing 5-3 to the eventual champion.

  • EHS boys golf tryouts on tap

    Evergreen High School boys golf team will hold tryouts Aug. 10 and 11 — the 10th at Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada and 11th at Fox Hollow in Lakewood. Tee time is noon on the 10th and 2:15 p.m. on the 11th.

    Players from Evergreen and Clear Creek High School are encouraged to participate. In order to tryout players must have completed and turned in paperwork to athletic secretary Ruth Warren.

  • Press box adds new element to EHS

    Sitting just off the track at Evergreen High School, the blue and gold-colored press box is a welcomed sight. It’s been a long time coming, but it was a necessity if the school wants to host more varsity football game up in the foothills.

    “It’s very nice. I really like the way it looks,” Evergreen varsity football coach Rob Molholm said. “It’s been a long time coming. We’re excited to have it.”

  • Lights to brighten Conifer’s...

    The light poles are up; three team rooms, including one that will serve as a storage area/officials room, are in place at the end of the south end zone; and new asphalt will be laid to replace the worn-out track surrounding Lobo Field. 

    Get ready Conifer High School, Lobo Field is almost ready to play under the lights.

    Construction on the improved facilities began in early June. Great Outdoors Colorado provided a grant for $280,000 last year, which allowed Conifer High to reach its $500,000 goal to install lights and team rooms at Lobo Field.

  • First-timers up for Triple Bypass

    Eight years ago, Craig Warner got back into cycling. It was the first time that he’d ridden since he was about 14, and he’s never ridden in the mountains ever.
    Yet, there was the 70-year-old Mingo, Iowa, resident at Bergen Park with his helmet strapped on and his bike ready to go at 6:30 a.m. on July 11, preparing to ride the 120 miles that is the first day of the two-day Triple Bypass.

  • Cougars’ Borsa, Formanek embrace...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen High School soccer players Adriano Borsa and Cassidy Formanek certainly relished the opportunity to play in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State games on July 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    “It was really fun. It was the most fun I’ve had playing soccer in quite a while because of the quality of players,” Borsa said.

  • Erholtz’s need is filled with 5K

    Typically, Brandy Erholtz doesn’t run 5Ks. It’s nothing personal, but the 37-year-old Evergreen resident via Minnesota is more into longer distances, like the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, which she ran the week prior in Zermatt, Switzerland.

  • Spectacular colors highlight...

    On Tuesday, Sept. 22, two friends took me on a trip over Boreas Pass. It was a delight.

    This has been one of my favorite trips for many years. It is nearby, covers some of the best mountain area and has great distant views of aspen. My late husband, Bill, and I used to go south on U.S. 285 to Como, then northwest over the pass to Breckenredige, have lunch there and then make a fast trip home over routes 9 and 70.

    This time we reversed this trip, going out on I-70, then south to Breckenridge, then going over the pass from west to east, then back home on U.S. 285.

  • Barn swallows at Elk Run working...

    I have had so many people ask about the barn swallows nesting under the porte-cochere at the entrance to Elk Run that I feel I must write about them again.

    Barn swallows built this nest sometime in July and have successfully raised one brood of four young. As their name implies, they usually nest on an open beam in a barn. I believe this was the first nesting in this nest.

  • Closure of Mount Evans Wildlife...

    The Mount Evans State Wildlife Area is open to hunters and closed to all other recreational users through the end of October.

    Peter Jacobson, a nearby resident, is one recreational user who is unhappy about the seasonal closure. Jacobson says not much public notice was given before the popular area 10 miles west of Evergreen was closed the day after Labor Day. Signs were posted saying it will be closed until November.