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Today's Sports

  • Littleton plays in bursts,...

    LITTLETON — The Littleton Lady Lions’ girls volleyball team defeated visiting Evergreen in three straight sets 25-20; 25-23; 25-23 at Littleton High School on Oct. 2.

    It was a game of inches throughout each of the three games — one team would lead by two or three points, then make a mistake and hand over the ball, allowing the other team to even up the score. Neither team could manage a solid lead.

  • Lack of experience haunts EHS at...

    Chances are there weren’t too many teams, if any, at the 4A boys golf state championships that were as inexperienced as the Evergreen Cougars. Yet, there EHS was Sept. 29-30 at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo. Unfortunately, that inexperience — with three sophomores and a freshman — came into play.

    Evergreen tied for eighth place in the 13-team field with Discovery Canyon with a 64-over-par 496 total, one shot back of Durango.

  • Raeder adjusts, qualifies for...

    DENVER — Henry Raeder, as Evergreen co-head coach Bob Greenman asked of his players back when the Cougars played D’Evelyn in the season opener, took mental notes on how to play the Jaguars’ Spencer McKay. 

    At regionals, instead of going for the hard shot, he went for more consistency and tried to hit the ball to McKay’s weaker side. The move worked like a charm.

  • Glorious fall colors cover area...

    Usually the fall colors reach their peak during the last week of September or the first week of October. It seems a bit off schedule this year, but whenever it comes, it is my favorite time of year. Usually we have a few Indian summer days of fine weather along with the brilliant color and cool clear nights.

  • Golden-to-Evergreen trail may be...

    A long-awaited stretch of bicycle path that will help riders get from Golden to Evergreen could finally be built, starting in October.

    The estimated $1.25 million path is planned to cover a 2-mile route on the north side of Interstate 70 between the Genesee and El Rancho exits.

  • A fungible hobby

    Some mushroom hunters have “secret” harvesting spots along Highway 103 in Clear Creek County.

    Others look for edible mushrooms at Evans Ranch near Mount Evans and at other more remote mountain locales. Every year, they find and harvest King Boletes, also known as porcini mushrooms, chantarelles and other varieties such as lactarius deliciosus, which has no common name.

  • Pygmy nuthatches display...

    Sitting at the window one day last week, I saw birds at my feeder when I suddenly noticed some odd behavior among the birds coming to a nearby ponderosa pine.

  • Cougars honor seniors, rip Lobos

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    It was an emotional win for Evergreen’s softball team Sept. 20 against Conifer, as the team’s seniors were honored only months away from graduating.

    The field was dressed in blue and gold streamers with “2015” proudly displayed on the fence in painted styrofoam cups. To the right were posters with the graduates’ pictures and profiles. To the right of the dugout were the graduating jersey numbers: 23, 42, 22, and 18.

  • Slow start doesn’t derail...

    CONIFER — The intent of the Evergreen boys soccer team was evident: score as many goals as early as possible. After all, in the Cougars’ first four victories this season, one was in double overtime, another after scoring two late second-half tallies and two more by a goal each.

  • Cougars use pass, defense vs....

    Green Mountain never really stopped Evergreen’s bread-and-butter running game, said head coach Rob Molholm, but it was his team’s miscues that led the Cougars to a more passing attack early in its homecoming game Sept. 19 at Evergreen High School. Whatever the case, it worked.

    Dylan Reifeis was 11-of-21 passing for 169 yards and two touchdowns, and the Cougars defense, as dominant as it has been all year, shut down 4A Green Mountain for a 23-3 victory.