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Today's Sports

  • Bellatti’s homer propels Cougars

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Evergreen  shortstop Josh Bellatti is insistent that nothing was going through his mind when he was standing at the plate with a one ball and two strike count in the bottom of the seventh inning against Lewis-Palmer. A trip to All-Star Park for the 4A state baseball tournament was on the line and Bellatti delivered in a big way.

  • Pac Rugby dominant, recaptures...

    GLENDALE — AJ Eleniewski stared at the scoreboard, seeing the results of toughness, good defense and hard hits. It also reflected a team that wanted badly to win.
    What he saw at Infinity Park on May 10 was a 31-3 PAC RFC victory over the Jr. Gents of Aspen in a Division II rugby state championship game that was every bit as one-sided on the scoreboard as it was on the pitch.

  • Dawn chorus at Evergreen Lake...

    Time flies. Already it is Friday, May 9, as I write, and spring, which has come and gone several times this past week, is now promising another 15 to 16 inches of snow on Sunday. Every day, the grass grows greener outside my window.

    I am at the moment at the Life Care Center of Evergreen, since I slipped at home and hurt my back. My hope is that a few days of physical therapy will set things right so that I can go home. I really need someone to live in with me. So far, I haven’t found anyone, so it may be awhile.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Cougars summer camp is scheduled for June 2-5

    The annual Evergreen Lady Cougars girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Evergreen Middle School.
    The camp will run daily from 1-3 p.m., for incoming 3rd to 5th graders and from 3-5 p.m., for incoming 6th to 8th graders.
    Cost is $65, which includes a camp T-shirt. A link for registration form can be found online at http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html. Pre-registration is encouraged.

  • Huskies’ late flurry spoils...

    Everything seemingly had turned in Evergreen’s favor as the third period wound down, and then came the fourth quarter. Senior night for the Cougars was spoiled in a matter of 3 minutes, 45 seconds as visiting Douglas County, behind three of Josh Miller’s four goals, scored five consecutive times and held off Evergreen 12-9 on May 2 at Evergreen High School.

  • EHS duo rallies, going to 4A...

    DENVER — Greta Duvenhage and Makayla Gallardo are going to state.
    Evergreen High’s No. 4 doubles tandem posted a come-from-behind 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 girls tennis victory over Colorado Academy’s Rachel Weeks and Hope Cherubini in a playback match in the 4A Region 1 tournament May 2 at Colorado Academy. They reached the playback after a similar comeback victory — 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Alexander Dawson’s Gaby Greenfield and Maddie Fagundo in the third-place match. The 4A state tournament is May 8-10 at Pueblo City Park.

  • Lobos squeeze out Cougars’ hopes

    CONIFER — Boy, what a difference a couple of weeks makes.

    Unlike their first meeting this season, in which Evergreen won a pitchers’ duel 3-2 courtesy of a two-out walk-off home run by Daniel Gibbins, the regular-season finale May 3 with rival Conifer was a slugfest from the get-go. But just like the previous meeting, the home team found a little magic in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Rare plant, falcon nest...

    During a recent study of plant and animal life at Staunton State Park, the rare budding monkey flower was found on the Black Mountain parcel, along with a peregrine falcon nest.

    Raquel Wertsbaugh, coordinator of the Colorado Natural Areas Program, talked about the discoveries during a presentation at the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee meeting May 1.

    Areas of exposed Precambrian granite also have been identified on Black Mountain, Wertsbaugh said. Rock climbing on the mountain could imperil the rare plants and the falcon nest, she remarked.

  • Course needs time, weather

    The bridge at No. 10 released from its bearings and floated down the river. The five-ton walkway ventured 135 yards downstream, the most dramatic scenery from the damage caused by Sept. 13’s flooding at Evergreen Golf Course.

  • Cougars rolling along, win 10th...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    An early-season coaching change and a tough home loss to Wheat Ridge to begin 4A Jeffco League play apparently were no big deal to Evergreen.
    The Cougars completed a 3-0 week that included atonement against the fourth-ranked Farmers with a 10-5 home victory over third-place Green Mountain on April 26. Evergreen pushed its winning streak to 10 and remained in position to share the 4A Jeffco title if both teams win out this week.