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Today's Sports

  • Mountain alders produce seeds...

    The famous January thaw seems to be well known in most of the winter areas. It certainly is here. Several days last week were very spring-like with 50 degrees, warm southeast winds and mostly sunny skies.

    This made everyone feel like spring was coming, and we had spring fever in the middle of winter. This is one of the things that makes year-round life in the foothills bearable and gives us courage for the long winters that we do have. Real spring doesn’t arrive here until May, so it is these spring-like days that make it possible for us to survive.

  • 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.

  • EHS leaning on veteran skiers to...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen’s youthful 2014 ski team has grown up. The program, in general, has grown. Both developments bode well for the Cougars in 2015 and beyond.

  • Kisiel’s 35 points help Bahl...

    ARVADA — Amy Bahl didn’t have to look far to see a familiar face. Her father-in-law, Joe Bahl, was coaching on the opposite sideline. The Jan. 3 game was the first of a home-and-home between Evergreen’s girls basketball team and host Arvada West.

    Evergreen’s third-year coach also saw junior post Sam Kisiel have the best scoring game of her career. The 5-foot-11 Kisiel lit up Arvada West in the low post, scoring a career-high 35 points in the Lady Cougars’ 52-35 non-conference victory.

  • 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.