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Today's Sports

  • Numbers game rolls Cougars’ way

    ARVADA ­— Winning is nice, and Evergreen’s girls swim team does its fair share of that. But it’s the sheer number of swimmers that the Lady Cougars put in the finals that shows why they have been so successful in recent years.

  • Rabbits, hares not as abundant,...

    Reprinted from Jan. 25, 2012

    Winter is always a good time to look for rabbit tracks in the snow. There are two rabbits that can be seen in this area and a third that can be seen farther afield in Colorado.

  • Sports briefs

    WRESTLING
    Cougars place 14th at annual Evergreen Invitational
    The Evergreen Cougars placed 14th in their annual Evergreen Invitational on Jan. 17 with 17 points. The event was held at Evergreen High School.

    The Cougars had one sixth-place finisher as Lane Hanson went 3-2 at 120 pounds. He scored a 9-3 decision in the first round over Kyle Smart of Fossil Ridge before falling in the quarterfinals to Juan Rosales of Lincoln by a 9-5 score. 

  • EHS perseveres despite foul...

    CONIFER — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl has said that for her team to be successful, it needs contributions from all five players on the court at that time. 

    So when leading scorer Sam Kisiel picked up two quick fouls early in the third quarter Jan. 14 at Conifer High School, giving her four for the game, it may have been a good thing for the Lady Cougars. It forced them to play more as a team instead of relying on the 5-foot-11 junior’s scoring presence in the paint.

  • Cougars keep Lobos’ offense in...

    CONIFER — A lot has gone the Conifer Lobos’ way lately. Eric Valerio’s boys basketball team — the same program that ended last year with a win over rival Evergreen — had started a school-best 8-0 and was previously ranked No. 10 in CHSAA’s 4A poll.

     But Jan. 14, the Lobos were hosting Evergreen, a team flying under the radar a bit thus far in the 2014-15 season and one that was excited to show what it could do.

    It did quite well for itself as evident of its 60-52 win at Conifer High School.

  • 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.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Kisiel, Lady Cougars hold off Green Mountain
    Junior Sam Kisiel led Evergreen with 15 points and the Lady Cougars held off a stern challenge from Green Mountain for a 46-44 home victory on Jan. 9 at Lo Hunter Gymnasium at Evergreen High School.

    Fellow junior Hannah Orr added 11 points, sophomore Keigan Drysdale scored eight and senior Lauren Russell pulled down a game-high eight rebounds as the Lady Cougars (9-1, 2-0 4A Jeffco League) won their eighth straight game.

  • Cougars hold on, trump Green Mt.

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen’s defensive game plan was single-minded: Put Fritts on the fritz.

  • EHS dominates from start to...

    Last February was the culmination of a three-year push by the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ girls swim team. It finally won that elusive 4A state championship, beating perennial powerhouse Thompson Valley by a commanding 88.5 points.

    So if that was the case last year, then Evergreen’s 143-43 lopsided victory over the visiting Lady Eagles on Jan. 10 at Wulf Recreation Center should serve notice that EHS has no intentions of releasing its perch atop the state pedestal.

  • 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.