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Today's Sports

  • Time to put out birdseed as cold...

    The first snow arrived during the night last Friday and stayed on the ground between the clumps of grasses. As winter approaches, I always receive a number of inquiries about how and what to feed birds.

  • 4A Jeffco all-conference boys...

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys golf and softball:

  • Column: Pritchett’s departure...

    Ted Pritchett, like all of us, has a calling. For the 73-year-old, it is pickleball, both playing it and teaching it. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Picture a shrunk-down tennis court with a wiffleball.

    When pickleball came to Evergreen in 2011, there were just 17 programs in Colorado. Today, there are 96. The popularity is ever-growing. Pritchett first took up the sport in November 2008.

  • Cougars end 15-year playoff...

    LAKEWOOD — The last time the Evergreen Cougars won a 3A state football playoff game, Bill Clinton was president of the United States, Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia didn’t even exist, Peyton Manning was only in his second season in the NFL, and iPhones and iPads hadn’t yet been released.

    In other words, it had been a while. Fifteen years to be exact.

  • Finding red in a sea of fall gold

    We have very little in the way of red fall colors in this area. However, we do have a native heuchera, closely related to the coral bells that are known to every gardener.

    It bears a spike of greenish-white flowers in summer and grows in a dinner plate-size clump of leaves that turn a bright orange-red in fall.

    Wild strawberries also produce a few red leaves in fall, and some of the many varieties of potentilla also have red leaves, but all of these are so well concealed among the grasses and other plants that they are often overlooked.

  • All-conference boys tennis, boys...

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys tennis and boys soccer:

  • EHS’ ‘rough season’ ends with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Evergreen became this year’s Murphy’s Law poster child for high school gymnastics in Colorado.

    “We just had a rough season,” second-year coach Chancey Hines said after the Lady Cougars, who won the 2011 title in 4A, finished fifth out of six teams at the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 state meet at Thornton High School.

  • Cougars rally, win league title

    LAKEWOOD — After the regular season that the Evergreen Cougars just had, it would be easy to be content. But this team, this year, is not satisfied. In Evergreen’s mind, the season is just starting. More importantly, it’s a new season — playoff season. The past 10 weeks have been just a warm-up.

  • Point guard Haas to miss start...

    Evergreen senior point guard Nathan Haas will miss the first month of the 2014-15 boys basketball season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture of the L4 vertebrae. He also injured the L5 vertebrae after landing wrong on a 360 dunk attempt during open gym basketball practice in mid-October.

    He’ll be sidelined eight weeks from the injury date, putting him on the shelf through the Christmas break. Evergreen opens its season Dec. 2 at Gateway.

    “I feel like I let my team down a little bit, (but) they’ll be fine,” Haas said.

  • EHS point guard Haas to miss...

    Evergreen senior point guard Nathan Haas will miss the first month of the 2014-15 boys basketball season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture of the L4 vertebra. He also injured the L5 vertebra after landing wrong on a 360 dunk attempt during open gym basketball practice in mid-October.