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Today's Sports

  • Weather, tough slopes slow down...

    Going into the 2014-15 state skiing championships, the Evergreen Cougars had plenty of reasons to believe they were a top-3 team. 

    Even going into the final day of the two-day competition Feb. 19-20 at Keystone, there was hope they would reach that level, but numerous factors, including weather and a difficult course, cost EHS.

  • Lady Cougars struggling with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl isn’t a big fan of the 4A Jeffco League’s cross-division format for the final week of the regular season. 

    Bahl’s Lady Cougars finished second in their division with a 10-3 record prior to the final week, but went 0-2 against the top two teams on the opposite side, including a Feb. 20 season-ending 49-43 loss at second-place Green Mountain.

  • Cougars seal playoff ticket

    WESTMINSTER — It was the kind of atmosphere that Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe said that his team can learn to respond from. It was a playoff-like atmosphere Feb. 20 at Standley Lake.

    And maybe it was a playoff game for the Cougars. Finishing no higher than third in their division of the 4A Jeffco League, which included the conference’s top two teams — Golden and Valor Christian — every win down the stretch was much-needed.

  • Storksbill blooms may be seen in...

    Once more, a fine snow is drifting down on the meadows that surround me. Elk Run Assisted Living is located in an offshoot of the Elk Meadow Open Space area.

    I watched the fog move across the meadow and as usual this time of year, it brought another snowstorm with it. The grasses in the meadow are dry, tan or yellow, with nary a sign of spring green.

  • No matter how you spell it, it’s...

    I don’t know how to write this article about bluebirds, blue birds, Blue birds or Blue Birds found in this area. All four spellings plus a hyphenated form are found in various bird books. I, myself, prefer the single word of bluebird.

    Friends returning last week from Santa Fe told me they had seen bluebirds eating juniper just south of the state line in New Mexico. My friends thought the birds were on their way back for the summer. They well may have been.

  • Early losses at regionals cost...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    GOLDEN — Timing is everything. It’s a lesson Lane Hanson learned the hard way in his final two seasons wrestling for Evergreen High School.

    Both years he beat an opponent during the regular season but lost when it counted the most. 

  • Kisiel, Lady Cougars sweep...

    It took a while — 4 minutes, 33 seconds to be exact — before either Evergreen or Conifer scored in their Feb. 10 girls basketball encounter at Evergreen High School, but once the scoring began, there was no stopping junior Sam Kisiel.

  • Haas returns, seals EHS win at...

    Injuries, be it the broken back he suffered in October or the torn intestines last month, have hampered Evergreen point guard Nathan Haas. The only thing the senior could do was shoot free throws. Well, he’s pretty good at that as Conifer has found out multiple times this season.

    Haas scored 18 of his season-high 31 points from the charity stripe in his first game back after being out for nearly four weeks as Evergreen swept the season series from rival Conifer with a 53-39 victory on Feb. 10 at Evergreen High School.

  • Evergreen wins second straight...

    THORNTON — The practice hours were countless. Morning practices, afternoon practices, two-a-days. They added up. They also paid off in spades for the Evergreen Lady Cougars.

  • Passive Cougars struggling to...

    LAKEWOOD — Aggression is defined as an offensive action or attack. It’s also something that the Evergreen Cougars’ wrestling team is sorely lacking, head coach Lane Williams said Feb. 7 at the Bear Creek Pre-Regional tournament.

    “We’re not attacking enough. The guys are lethargic and not moving on their feet, and no one is getting takedowns,” Williams said.