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Today's Sports

  • Glorious fall colors cover area...

    Usually the fall colors reach their peak during the last week of September or the first week of October. It seems a bit off schedule this year, but whenever it comes, it is my favorite time of year. Usually we have a few Indian summer days of fine weather along with the brilliant color and cool clear nights.

  • Golden-to-Evergreen trail may be...

    A long-awaited stretch of bicycle path that will help riders get from Golden to Evergreen could finally be built, starting in October.

    The estimated $1.25 million path is planned to cover a 2-mile route on the north side of Interstate 70 between the Genesee and El Rancho exits.

  • A fungible hobby

    Some mushroom hunters have “secret” harvesting spots along Highway 103 in Clear Creek County.

    Others look for edible mushrooms at Evans Ranch near Mount Evans and at other more remote mountain locales. Every year, they find and harvest King Boletes, also known as porcini mushrooms, chantarelles and other varieties such as lactarius deliciosus, which has no common name.

  • Pygmy nuthatches display...

    Sitting at the window one day last week, I saw birds at my feeder when I suddenly noticed some odd behavior among the birds coming to a nearby ponderosa pine.

  • Cougars honor seniors, rip Lobos

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    It was an emotional win for Evergreen’s softball team Sept. 20 against Conifer, as the team’s seniors were honored only months away from graduating.

    The field was dressed in blue and gold streamers with “2015” proudly displayed on the fence in painted styrofoam cups. To the right were posters with the graduates’ pictures and profiles. To the right of the dugout were the graduating jersey numbers: 23, 42, 22, and 18.

  • Slow start doesn’t derail...

    CONIFER — The intent of the Evergreen boys soccer team was evident: score as many goals as early as possible. After all, in the Cougars’ first four victories this season, one was in double overtime, another after scoring two late second-half tallies and two more by a goal each.

  • Cougars use pass, defense vs....

    Green Mountain never really stopped Evergreen’s bread-and-butter running game, said head coach Rob Molholm, but it was his team’s miscues that led the Cougars to a more passing attack early in its homecoming game Sept. 19 at Evergreen High School. Whatever the case, it worked.

    Dylan Reifeis was 11-of-21 passing for 169 yards and two touchdowns, and the Cougars defense, as dominant as it has been all year, shut down 4A Green Mountain for a 23-3 victory.

  • EHS pulls through, qualifies for...

    LITTLETON — Mike Kuzava wasn’t going to name names, but years ago an opposing Jeffco boys golf coach commented to him that Evergreen kids tend to fold under pressure. That has always stuck in his craw. This year’s, Evergreen’s boys golf team would refute that statement.

  • Dark blue Steller’s jay easily...

    Friday, Sept. 12, was a truly cold fall day. I awoke to falling snow, but it never was cold enough for it to accumulate to cover the ground because the temperature hovered just above the freezing point all day. It was dark and gloomy all day and just cold enough to require my heavy sweater.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars win 7th straight, take Mile High Invitational
    DENVER — Lauren Hawes went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs and Emily Lauder, making her first start in right field, threw a Thomas Jefferson runner out at the plate as Evergreen won the Mile High Invitational on Sept. 13 with a 6-5 victory.

    The Lady Cougars broke a 5-all tie in the top of the seventh.

    Freshman Ashley Johnson picked up the victory, striking out five and walking three. Jessica Bellatti scored two runs.