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Today's Sports

  • 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

    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.

  • Lady Cougars hammer Roosevelt

    Let’s face it not every birthday wish comes true, so it’s especially amazing when they do. Such was the case for Evergreen senior Annie Trimarco, whose 18th birthday wish was granted Dec. 12 when her team bested the Roosevelt Lady Rough Riders 76-20 in girls basketball action at Evergreen High School.

    “We had a loss (to Mullen, 41-36) and that made the girls really want the win tonight,” Evergreen head coach Amy Bahl said.

  • Little monsters on the wrestling...

    Quentin Willson can’t tell you what it is about wrestling that he likes so much, just that he does.

    “It’s just fun,” said the 13-year-old eighth-grader at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen. He’s been wrestling since he was 4.

  • View from Colorado’s ‘park’...

    I am still at Elk Run, where I can receive some assistance when needed. When I look out the windows to the north, I can see the open meadows of Elk Meadow Open Space. When I look east or south, I can see the semi-open areas of widely scattered ponderosa pines across the grassy meadows, beyond which the trees grow closer to each other and a forest is formed.

  • 2014 all-conference football,...

    The following are all-conference selections for the 2014 fall season in football and volleyball: