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Today's Sports

  • What a nice bell you have

    By Christie Greene

    What’s up with that baggy skin hanging under the chin of a moose? Is it fat, maybe from eating a few too many twigs? Maybe it’s attractive to other moose. Biologists are unsure what the purpose of the bell really is, but there are many hypotheses about why the moose grows one.

    The females may judge the size of the bell, as they do the size of antlers, to determine the bull’s fitness as a mate. Perhaps it is part of the male’s mating ritual of spraying urine, which splashes onto the bell.

  • Triple Bypass showcases Colorado...

    Christie Greene

  • Dakota Ridge, Denver West mirror...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — If baseball doppelgangers exist, look no further than the Dakota Ridge Eagles and Denver West Cougars.
    Rivals in the U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 12-under Majors classification, both teams pride themselves being community-oriented programs – the Eagles represent the Dakota Ridge High School district; the Cougars are predominantly comprised of players from Evergreen and Conifer – whose coaches stress the fundamentals of the sport.

  • Fireworks not a friend to pets

    Christie Greene

  • Jefferson County introduces 2017...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    ARVADA — The names conjure up thousands of memories of athletic accomplishments for those familiar with Jeffco Public Schools.
    Annie Kunz, Matt Rillos, Don McGatlin, Peter Horvath and Frank DeAngelis were permanently immortalized June 9 at the Arvada Center. The five former Jeffco athletes and coaches were inducted as the Class of 2017 to the Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • A close shave it wasn’t

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    GEORGETOWN — Although it didn’t look like much, Ryan Herzog couldn’t wait to say farewell to his beard after winning his second Slacker Half Marathon on Saturday.

    A resident of Superior, the 37-year-old Herzog had sported varying degrees of facial growth for more than three years, a stretch when he went winless in road races.

  • Did the whistle pig steal my...

    Christie Greene

  • Jennifer Barbour displays...

    By Christie Greene

     For  the Courier

    BAILEY — In the summer of 2015, Jennifer Barbour stepped up to the stage where an announcer stood, microphone in hand,  reading names of the event’s champion, category by category.  

  • From Australia to Colorado:...

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    Jamie Howlett sat by himself under the press box Sunday afternoon, removing his gear following a third attempt in the bareback competition. Sweat was still dripping down his face, his hand wrapped tight after his horse fell on him in his first attempt. With all of the distractions around, Howlett had one thing on his mind.

  • Hibler born to dominate

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    As Zach Hibler mounted his horse for the bareback competition on Sunday afternoon at the Evergreen Rodeo, he had one thing on his mind: dominate.

    “The lord made us to dominate,” explained Hibler. “That’s the one thing I think about before that gate swings open. All we can do is just do our best and give all the glory to him.”