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Today's Sports

  • Rabbits, hares not as abundant,...

    Reprinted from Jan. 25, 2012

    Winter is always a good time to look for rabbit tracks in the snow. There are two rabbits that can be seen in this area and a third that can be seen farther afield in Colorado.

  • Northern shrikes are prolific...

    If you are riding around this area on a nice winter day and see a lone black-and-white bird perched on a fence or utility line, it is probably a shrike.

    The question is, “Which one?” because there are two species of shrikes that occur in different parts of our state at different times of the year. Shrikes are interesting birds that scientists have had trouble placing in the system of birds ever since they were first observed.

  • Townsend’s solitaires enjoy...

    If you are lucky enough to have a cedar or juniper tree in your yard that has a good crop of blue berries, then you are likely to have winter birds coming to the feast. The small tree that for years has been known as the Rocky Mountain juniper now seems to be called a cedar and has me as well as many other confused.

  • Pygmy nuthatches regularly...

    The birdfeeder below my window is still bringing a variety of birds into view. One of these is the tiny, beloved pygmy nuthatch. Almost daily, a few of these tiny guys are busy gleaning the ponderosa pine above the feeder, gathering insects, which keeps the pines healthy as well as the birds.

  • Holly grape leaves make nice...

    As I write this, it is Sunday, Dec. 21. In only four more days, it will be Christmas. It is so difficult to keep on a schedule in a place like this, where all the days are so much alike. I lost a whole day this week, and I thought this was Saturday morning until I discovered it was Sunday, and I had an article due. As usual, a deadline is a deadline, and I must rush this out before noon.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Trimarco, Lady Cougars win fourth straight, top Silver Creek
    LONGMONT — Annie Trimarco led three Evergreen players in double figures with 18 points as the Lady Cougars won their fourth straight with a 56-43 road victory at Silver Creek on Dec. 17.

    Sam Kisiel added 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Keigan Drysdale scored 10 for Evergreen (5-1), which overcame 39 percent shooting from the field. Logan Newhall had five rebounds and five steals.

  • Cougars struggle with shot in...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen survived the first two weeks of the season quite well without Nathan Haas, going 4-1 and climbing into the top 10 of the CHSAA 4A boys basketball poll.

  • EHS picking up where it left off

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Valor Christian was no match for Evergreen’s star-studded girls swimming lineup in the Dec.19 home dual meet that ended the pre-holiday break portion of the season. And it didn’t help the Lady Eagles that Josie Pearson made her 2014-15 debut.

    Pearson, who finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly and sixth in the 100 backstroke in last season’s 4A state meet, won both of her specialties with state-qualifying marks to pace the Lady Cougars to a 145-38 victory.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Evergreen wins two out of three at Green Mountain tournament
    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars improved to 4-1 on the season with a 54-48 victory over Canon City on Dec. 13 at the Green Mountain tournament.

    The Cougars jumped out to a 19-11 lead in the first quarter and held on from there.

    Dylan Allbrandt led the Tigers (1-5) with 11 points. Luke Nethercot and Dante Teigen scored 10 each.

  • Hanson fine-tunes skills as EHS...

    BAILEY — It didn’t take Lane Hanson long to notice a skill difference from wrestling up a weight class or two. Just like the Evergreen senior, who wrestled at 113 pounds last year, most everybody that he’s wrestled this season have also been moving up in weight class and improving on his skill set.

    So he took the Cougars’ annual tri-meet with host Platte Canyon and Clear Creek on Dec. 9 as an opportunity to better his own moves in anticipation of facing stiffer competition later this season.