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Today's Sports

  • Kuzava, Cuntz capture regional...

    DENVER — Blake Kuzava had his reasons for playing tennis this season. The Evergreen senior not only wanted to see what he could do, but to test himself. Also, he thought that it might help his golf game.

  • Cougars, Rams fit to be tied

    LAKEWOOD — The look on their faces didn’t tell the whole story. No, the Evergreen Cougars didn’t walk out of Lakewood Memorial Field on Oct. 5 on the losing end of things. They also, however, weren’t victorious, either.

    The 1-1 tie with Green Mountain snapped a stretch in which the defending 4A state champion Cougars had won four of their previous five games, and they knew that a golden opportunity for another win had slipped out of their grasp.

  • Bike path opens from Genesee to...

    While CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt was in the midst of his speech, a cyclist zipped up the trail behind him to join his fellow bikers in the crowd. It was hard to blame the eager cyclist; after all, the trail he'd just biked had been almost 11 years in the making.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation and other organizations commemorated the official opening of the Interstate 70 bike path from the Genesee buffalo overlook to El Rancho on Sept. 28.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Cougars score first road win of the year at Falcon
    FALCON — The Evergreen Cougars got back to over .500 on the season with a 27-12 victory at Falcon on Sept. 30.

  • Lady Cougars don’t let third...

    The Lady Cougars weren’t feeling sorry for themselves on Sept. 29 as was evident by the rampant cheering in the dugout during every at-bat. 

    Pitcher Sidney Fairbanks flashed a smile here and there. Shortstop Jessica Bellatti clapped as she rounded first base on the team’s first hit — a solo homer in the fourth inning.

  • Cougars finish fifth at 4A state

    Winning a 4A state boys’ golf championship was going to be an uphill battle no matter how the Evergreen Cougars sliced it. With just three state qualifiers as opposed to four for most of the other contenders, there was no room for error for Evergreen.

  • EHS nets shutout victory

    CONIFER — A calm and composed demeanor, already a trademark of Dylan Stump’s character, came in quite handy in his No. 2 singles match against Sean Crosby on Sept. 28 at Conifer High School. 

    That’s because the Evergreen High senior, already down a set, was a game away from a straight-set defeat. Then, with a simple bit of self-advice, he turned the match around.

    “I just started putting more balls (in play),” Stump matter-of-factly said.

  • Evergreen Lake is too congested...

    (Reprinted from Oct. 7, 2009)

    The first two days of fall brought quite a few migrating birds to Evergreen Lake. A cold front moving down out of Canada brought cold rain followed by the first snow. I am not ready for snow yet and hope we may still have some Indian summer weather.

    The strong cold front also brought a flurry of late migrants at the lake. On the first day of autumn, a large flock of 200 or more mallards was on the lake. They were certainly not the local yokels that nested here but a big flock of migrants.

  • The sound of elk bugling buffets...

    (Reprinted from Sept. 7, 2006)

    Once more it is time for the “bugling” of the bull elk to flow down the mountains. This eerie, wailing sound is part of the rutting season and as much a part of the Rocky Mountain autumn as the turning of the aspen leaves.

    The first call reported to me this year was on Saturday, Aug. 26. A bit early but not too unusual. The calling will continue through September and dwindle in October, with still a few last calls heard in November.

  • New trails opened at Staunton...

    Hikers at Staunton State Park now have two new trails to explore after more than three years of planning, and both ultimately provide up-close of Elk Falls.

    Launched in mid-September with a ribbon cutting, the Chimney Rock and Elk Falls trails both begin about 5 miles from Staunton’s main parking lot, with the latter trail being an offshoot of the first. According to park manager Zach Taylor, both trails have been envisioned since the 1990s but were not formalized until 2010.