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Today's Sports

  • Haying operation under way at...

    Elk Meadow Open Space is getting a trim — a contractor is mowing and baling the hay to help keep native plants growing strong, according to a Jeffco Open Space spokesperson.

    It’s the first time such an operation has been done in at least 15 years, said Alicia Doran, Jefferson County weed and pest management specialist. Open Space administrators previously held controlled burns to manage plant life on the meadow, Doran said.

  • Blue mist penstemons are...

    Just a week ago, a dear friend of mine took me for an outing to Echo Lake. What a real treat it was for me to get out and see the blooms along the way and to have brunch at the Echo Lake Lodge.

    Wildflowers were in bloom along the road, especially the brilliant blue of the blue mist penstemon.

  • Sports briefs

    MOUNTAIN BIKING
    Evergreen Composite biking team to host open house
    The Evergreen Composite Mountain Biking Team will host a parent-student Open House on Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at Buchanan Rec Center. The team will be registering riders for the 2014 fall season.
    The team consists of riders from Evergreen and Conifer high schools.

  • Costa Rican native Zumbado tops...

    Traveling 15 1/4 miles is A little more than a drop in the bucket when you are almost 2,500 miles from home like Costa Rican native Gabriel Zumbado was. 

    The 22-year-old Olympic hopeful and member of the Newton Running team took first place at the Evergreen Sprint Triathlon on July 27. Finishing with a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 52 seconds, he was almost 2 minutes faster than second-place finisher Brian Fots. Zumbado said he wasn’t racing to beat anyone, he simply wanted to go as fast as his legs would take him. 

  • Jones wants to develop chances...

    The erosion of the identity of summer baseball hasn’t gone unnoticed by newly named Evergreen varsity head coach Steve Jones. A former assistant coach under Terry Hensley years ago and a former pitching coach at Colorado Christian University, Jones understands the importance of players getting scouted to better their future.

  • Out to change its perception

    Little reminders still seep in on the club’s website, but change — big change — is under way with the Altitude Football Club, formerly Evergreen Stingers.

    Altitude FC became official on June 1, but maybe the first real glimpse of the new staff and curriculum-changing atmosphere around the club, founded in 1979, came July 21-25 with a pair of camps at the Marshdale Fields.

  • Evergreen High alum Spinzig...

    Christina Spinzig, a 2010 Evergreen High graduate, was named an All-American Scholar for the second consecutive year by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.

    Spinzig was joined on the list by Colorado State University teammate Betsy Kelly. To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average.

    The 22-year-old Spinzig played in 10 tournaments this past season for Colorado State, recording one top-20 finish and an average round of 77.7. 

    She graduated with a degree in business administration.

  • EHS alum Burke perfect in pro...

    Brock Burke made his professional debut for the Gulf Coast Rays on July 18 against the Baltimore Orioles’ rookie-level team at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. 

    The 6-foot-2 left-hander started and pitched just the first inning as the team slowly works him into the rotation after a heavy pitch count during the high school season.

    The 17-year-old Evergreen High graduate tossed a one-two-three inning, striking out the Orioles’ Henry Urrutia to end the frame. 

  • Fowler has big shoes to fill

    Ross Fowler has plenty of soccer coaching experience from his time with the Colorado Rush and Altitude FC, where he has been the director of coaching for both. Now the Manchester, England native has his first head coaching position at the high school level.

    Earlier this summer, Fowler was named the head coach for Evergreen High School’s boys soccer program, replacing Peter Jeans, who resigned for personal reasons.

    “It’s a good program. It’s an exciting opportunity to try to build on,” Fowler said.

  • Cougars go to camp to prep for...

    Midsummer’s 90-degree heat had eased — if only for a day — on July 17, and the grass at Evergreen Middle School was a little thicker than what the Evergreen Cougars are accustomed to. Consistent rain does that, not to mention that EHS’ home facility and the playing surface at familiar Trailblazer Stadium is turf, not grass.

    Yet, heat or no heat, grass or turf, it was all relative for Evergreen’s football team, which was in the first of a two-week camp just weeks before officially starting practice Aug. 11.