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Today's Sports

  • Cougars’ Urbas finds redemption

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Motivation matters in a sport’s offseason, as golfers Lenny Urbas of Evergreen and Scott Robb of Littleton can attest.

    Neither player was satisfied with his 2013 high school season and both put in the time and effort to improve for 2014. Based on the opening 4A Jeffco tournament on Aug. 13 at Foothills Golf Course, it was a fait accompli.

  • Denver Mountain Parks stepping...

    Rangers are stepping up enforcement against recreational shooters on Denver Mountain Parks land near Squaw Pass Road.

    Nearby residents have complained that the Denver Mountain Parks conservation area has become more attractive to shooters in recent months. In response, Clear Creek sheriff’s deputies contacted the Denver Mountain Parks system for help, since they don’t typically enforce rules on city of Denver land.

  • A variety of avian life outside...
  • 2014 Evergreen Cougars boys...

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Kris Nielsen, Bob Greenman
    JV coach: Tim Janes
    Classification: 4A, Jeffco League
    Players to watch: N/A
    2013 all-conference selections: Luke Camp, No. 2 singles, first team; Dennis VonKuczkowski, No. 1 singles, second team; Evan Bauer/Lucas Weidner, No. 3 doubles, second team; Teddy Evans/Peter Fellows, No. 4 doubles, second team; Henry Raeder, No. 1 doubles, honorable mention

  • Scenery, climbs real prizes of...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    There are no champions, but everyone is a winner in the Red Rocks Century cycling event.

    The 307 riders who participated in four rides in the foothills west of Morrison ranging from 33 to 100 miles on Aug. 9 were rewarded with spectacular scenery and challenging climbs.

    The real winners were Hope Communities and Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the event’s two primary beneficiaries.

  • Column: Radio announcer Johnson...

    Before coming to Colorado in 2004, Mark Johnson had never worked anywhere, even while in college, for more than four years. Then he and his family moved to Evergreen, and Johnson became the sports director for KOA 850-AM and the voice of the Colorado Buffaloes.

    “Once we got here, we weren’t going anywhere. We love the area,” the 47-year-old said.

  • Increased numbers give Evergreen...

    Mike Pucherelli has a goal. The second-year Evergreen Lady Cougars softball head coach wants to build up the numbers in the program for both the varsity and the junior varsity. That would include a better relationship with the West Jeffco youth program. With 28 players out for the 2014 season, he’s headed in the right direction.

  • Gentians, bugling elk signal end...

    Reprinted from Aug. 3, 2011

    The full rich days of August bring the flowering of fringed gentians, the departure of some summer birds and gangly teenage elk enjoying their first taste of independence. The incredibly beautiful fringed gentians are the dominant wildflower in South Park in August.

  • Indiana runner embraces trail...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier

    Brady Smith just wanted a taste of the trails. The 16-year old from Crown Point, Ind., had been in the Denver area for three days and the aspiring runner longed to run the Mt. Falcon 15K before he returned home to the Midwest. He got his wish.

  • Youth movement in full swing for...

    Kyle Peterson is no longer around. Evergreen’s best golfer in recent years graduated in May. So did Kyle Malazdrewicz. They, arguably, were the face of the Cougars program.

    Both were multiple-time 4A state qualifiers, finishing 13th and 30th, respectively, last October at Hiwan Golf Club. But, such is the case in high school athletics, turnover is ongoing. 

    In 2014, Evergreen is a squad that is staring at the realistic probability of its top three players being sophomores.