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Today's Sports

  • Swimming into historic territory

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN —Evergreen High School might appear as an unassuming mountain school better suited to churn out skiers than swimmers.

    However, the Cougars entered the 2015-16 girls swim season as two-time defending Class 4A state champions. To fully appreciate just how good Evergreen has been in the water, one must look back at the team’s history.

  • Kisiel reaches 1,000th career...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Since her freshman year at Evergreen, Samantha Kisiel set her sights on two primary basketball accomplishments: help the Cougars win a state championship and reach 1,000 points in scoring.

    Put a check by the latter.

    The senior center attained the individual milestone in the first quarter of Evergreen’s 57-31 victory over Silver Creek on Dec. 16.

  • Cougars rally to edge Denver West

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen senior Brady Bokelman knows when to give up an uncontested layup.

    Denver West sophomore Nahum Berhe drove past Bokelman to put in the final shot at the buzzer. The problem Berhe and the Cowboys had was the Cougars had a three-point lead. All the layup did was give Evergreen a 54-53 victory Dec. 10 in the opening round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School.

  • Williams weighs in for Evergreen

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — For the past two years, Connor Williams wrestled in the lowest weight classification at a severe disadvantage.

    The Evergreen junior regularly conceded about 20 pounds to opponents in the 106-pound division as a freshman and sophomore, but somehow held his own and posted a winning record in 2014-15.

    This season the scales are balanced. Williams remains at 106 but has added about 20 pounds to reach the limit.

  • Senior group eyeing strong last...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Samantha Kisiel, Logan Newhall, Hannah Orr, Lauren Troeger and Avery Moers haven’t been basketball teammates forever. It only seems that way for the Evergreen seniors.

    It began in third grade for Newhall and Orr. Troeger joined them in fifth grade, Kisiel and Moers completing the “team’’ as seventh-graders. After middle school, it was on to Evergreen where as freshmen they became paired with first-year coach Amy Bahl.

  • Cougars win in Fort Lupton

    By Steve Smith — For the Courier

    FORT LUPTON — The consensus from Evergreen’s boys basketball team was that its 20-point road win against Fort Lupton Dec. 3 was a big help to a young team.

  • Evergreen hoops building on good...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Replacing graduated players is an accepted annual rite for high school coaches.

    However, with 20-plus years at the helm of Evergreen’s boys basketball program, Scott Haebe is hard-pressed to recall a bigger hit to his squad between seasons.

    “It’s been a while since we’ve had so few returning players,” Haebe said of the 2015-16 edition of the Cougars.

  • Looking forward to International...

    (Reprinted from May 12, 2010)

    Editor’s note: The 2016 International Migratory Bird Day is May 14.

    This coming Saturday, May 8, is International Migratory Bird Day, which will be celebrated locally at the Evergreen Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Finches bring springtime joy to...

    (Reprinted from May 6, 2009)

    The big snow has come and gone. It was not quite as much as we had a few years ago, but it was more than we needed at one time. I measured 3½ feet at our house, but it was so warm that much of it melted as it fell, and it weighed so much that it compacted what had already fallen. So, measurements were less than accurate. I decided that the actual depth didn’t much matter. After you pass 2 feet of wet heavy snow, most of the roads are closed and the damage to power lines has been done.

  • At Evergreen Lake, a love affair...

    A large banner with a photo of the planet Earth hung over the entrance to the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday, waving in the wind above those who came to the 27th annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair.

    “The people in Evergreen absolutely love nature, and they’re dedicated to making sure we always have nature. That’s been kind of exciting to see,” said Colleen Kulesza, the new director of the Evergreen Nature Center, which opened for the season on Saturday.