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Today's Sports

  • Tent caterpillars help more than...

    (Reprinted from March 10, 2010)

    If you are one of the many people who find tent caterpillars objectionable in your backyard, now is the time to control them.

    I know they do little harm in our forests, but I find it difficult to be tolerant of them. Their favorite food is the new leaves of apple trees, so they were very common and considered destructive pests in the apple-growing sections of New York state where I grew up.

  • Rosy finches flock to tundra in...

    (Reprinted from March 5, 2008)

    For many years when winter visitors to Colorado called us to inquire about where they could see rosy finches, we would either take them or send them to the top of Squaw Mountain to visit the Swanlunds.

    When we were faced with this request recently, we didn’t know a really “sure spot” to send these visitors.

  • State wrestling qualifiers

    The following is a list of area grapplers from Conifer, Evergreen and Platte Canyon high schools who’ve qualified for the 2017 state wrestling championships. Conifer and Platte Canyon will compete in the 3A competition, which begins Thursday at 3 p.m. with the preliminary rounds at the Pepsi Center. Evergreen will wrestle in the 4A meet, which starts Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

  • You can help with Great Backyard...

    (Reprinted from March 4, 2009)

    Editor’s note: This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count will be Feb. 17-20)

    I have just mailed in a count for the Great Backyard Bird Count to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology at Ithaca, N.Y. This count is a joint effort of the Laboratory of Ornithology and Audubon. It is such an easy count to do that I thought some of you might be interested in taking part next year.

  • Peterson shoulders the pain, ...

    SHERIDAN — Connor Peterson was in position to switch the advantage when his left shoulder popped out. For a brief moment, it looked as if the Platte Canyon senior’s chances of winning the 3A/2A Frontier League wrestling championship on Feb. 4 at Sheridan High School had gone by the wayside.

  • Evergreen posts runner-up finish...

    Connor Williams only had to win one match Feb. 2 at Evergreen High School to capture the 4A Jeffco League championship, and the 106-pound senior was pretty confident going into the finals that he could do that. 

    But he also knew that no matter what he couldn’t get overconfident in  his match against Wheat Ridge’s Joell Ortivez.

  • Cougars’ depth pays off with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    ARVADA — For the second straight year, Christina Crane was Evergreen’s lone individual swim champion in the 4A Jeffco League swimming and diving championships. But unlike 2016, the Lady Cougars were stronger from top to bottom than their league and state rival Valor Christian.

  • Lobos catcher Ness signs on with...

    For Mark Ness, deciding where he’ll spend the next four years in college ahead of the Conifer Lobos’ 2017 spring baseball season lifted a weight off the broad shoulders of the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder.

    “It’s huge,” he said. “The coach still wants me to play as hard as I can, which I will, of course.”

    Ness, a Conifer High senior, signed a letter of intent Feb. 6 to play collegiate baseball for Trinity International University in Deerfield, Ill.

  • EHS student-athletes looking...

    For some like Marissa Hoerman, it was a huge relief to be done with the recruiting process. 

    For others like Sofia Weiner, it was the culmination of years of waiting. Her decision had been made nearly two years prior. 

    In all, Evergreen High School honored seven student-athletes — Hoerman (volleyball), Weiner (soccer), Alex Rupe (football), Ben Setlak (baseball), Brandon Swenson (cross country and track), Ryan Wilson (soccer) and Griffin Dorsey (soccer) — on National Signing Day on Feb. 1.

  • Red-winged blackbirds are a...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 6, 2008)

    Usually cold and wintry, February is made bearable by the first signs of spring — nothing as showy as the first daffodil in bloom, but still good, dependable signs of spring.