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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen packs it in, wins 4A ...

    LITTLETON — Angie Harrington is, by her own admission, a superstitious person. So the Evergreen Lady Cougars girls cross country coach didn’t want to know the official final score until she saw it for herself. She wasn’t expecting what she saw.

    The Evergreen girls had won the 4A Jeffco League cross country title on Oct. 14 at Clement Park.

  • Young Lobos on the rise

    ARVADA — If anyone had told coach Carrie Oletski at the beginning of the season that her Conifer Lady Lobos would go 16-6, win a 4A/3A Colorado 7 and earn a regional tournament berth, would she have believed it?

    You bet.

    “I would’ve taken that in a heartbeat,” Oletski said. “I thought we would be good. I didn’t know how good we were until we played the first couple of games.”

  • Kuzava, Cuntz capture state title

    It had already been two days, but the reality of the situation hadn’t really sunk in for Blake Kuzava that he and Jack Cuntz had won a 4A state doubles championship until he got to school on Monday morning. 

    When classmates started coming up and offering their congratulations — just the fact that they knew what the senior duo had accomplished on Oct. 15 in Pueblo — that’s when it hit home.

  • There’s more to turtles than...

    (Reprinted from Oct. 21, 2009)

    A reader of this column recently phoned to ask me if there were any turtles in Evergreen Lake.

    Yes, indeed, I have seen turtles in Evergreen Lake. However, turtles are far more common in the rivers and ponds on the plains, mostly below 5,500 feet.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Evergreen wins league opener to stretch winning streak to three
    THORNTON — Evergreen is back on track.

    The Cougars opened conference play with a 33-7 road win at Skyview on Oct. 7. The win was Evergreen’s third straight after tough back-to-back road losses earlier in the year at Lewis-Palmer and Harrison. 

  • Kuzava, Cuntz capture regional...

    DENVER — Blake Kuzava had his reasons for playing tennis this season. The Evergreen senior not only wanted to see what he could do, but to test himself. Also, he thought that it might help his golf game.

  • Cougars, Rams fit to be tied

    LAKEWOOD — The look on their faces didn’t tell the whole story. No, the Evergreen Cougars didn’t walk out of Lakewood Memorial Field on Oct. 5 on the losing end of things. They also, however, weren’t victorious, either.

    The 1-1 tie with Green Mountain snapped a stretch in which the defending 4A state champion Cougars had won four of their previous five games, and they knew that a golden opportunity for another win had slipped out of their grasp.

  • Bike path opens from Genesee to...

    While CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt was in the midst of his speech, a cyclist zipped up the trail behind him to join his fellow bikers in the crowd. It was hard to blame the eager cyclist; after all, the trail he'd just biked had been almost 11 years in the making.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation and other organizations commemorated the official opening of the Interstate 70 bike path from the Genesee buffalo overlook to El Rancho on Sept. 28.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Cougars score first road win of the year at Falcon
    FALCON — The Evergreen Cougars got back to over .500 on the season with a 27-12 victory at Falcon on Sept. 30.

  • Lady Cougars don’t let third...

    The Lady Cougars weren’t feeling sorry for themselves on Sept. 29 as was evident by the rampant cheering in the dugout during every at-bat. 

    Pitcher Sidney Fairbanks flashed a smile here and there. Shortstop Jessica Bellatti clapped as she rounded first base on the team’s first hit — a solo homer in the fourth inning.