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Today's Sports

  • Kisiel leads Evergreen into...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — A second-straight loss in the first round of the Class 4A girls state basketball tournament would have been devastating to Evergreen’s core group of four seniors.

    For a good portion of the Feb. 26 postseason opener against Rifle, an early exit was a definite possibility for the No. 2 seed in the Tanya Haave Region.

  • Evergreen girls snag No. 2 seed

    EVERGREEN — “Textbook” wouldn’t be a good description for Evergreen senior Hannah Orr’s 3-point shooting form.

  • Cougar gets state experience

    DENVER — Matt McNeil was hoping his stay at the state wrestling party at Pepsi Center would have lasted a little longer.

    The Clear Creek senior was pinned in 37 seconds by University senior Justin Anderson in McNeil’s opening Class 3A 152-pound match at the state tournament Feb. 18.

  • Seniors victorious in final home...

    EVERGREEN — Alex Aafedt, Brady Bokelman and Jack Kwiat walked off their home basketball court as winners for the final time Feb. 17.

  • Skiers headed toward the...

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — While foothills ski teams are at a disadvantage because they can’t get to the slopes as often as their high-country opponents, several such as Evergreen, Platte Canyon and Clear Creek will be represented at the alpine and nordic skiing state championships Feb. 25 and 26 in Aspen.

    Teams compete in four events: giant slalom, slalom, skate and classic.

    Evergreen

  • Dry winter brings mule deer to...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 27, 2013)

    Winter is now deeply entrenched in spite of some exceptionally warm days and spring-like temperatures. We still need snow, but selfishly, I am pleased not to have it.

    We need the moisture right now for we had a long, dry summer. However, we will need rain badly by the time spring and more tourists return to the mountains because the large amount of dry grass will present a wildfire problem this spring.

  • Rare wintering northern flicker...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 25, 2009)

    It was 8 degrees above zero when I went out this morning, and Our Evergreen World was shimmering with hoarfrost.

    Every, twig, stem and pine needle was encrusted with diamonds. Our entire landscape shimmered like Tiffany’s window. Backlit by the rising sun, each tree and shrub was a scintillating piece of jewelry.

  • Evergreen gives Valor a run for...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Everything was going as planned for Evergreen’s girls basketball team Feb. 11 at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch.

    The Cougars held a 20-11 lead with three minutes to play in the second quarter thanks to a 9-0 run against the defending Class 4A state champion Eagles (19-1, 13-0 in 4A Jeffco). However, Evergreen coach Amy Bahl knew Valor wouldn’t go down without a fight on its home court.

  • Clark continues to take swings

    EVERGREEN — Former Major League Baseball great Jack Clark drove from St. Louis to Evergreen last week to share his wealth of knowledge of baseball.

    Clark had an 18-season career in MLB, where he was named a four-time all-star. He played for the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox from 1975-1992. Clark was one of the most feared power-hitters in the game during his heyday.

  • Cougars building postseason...

    EVERGREEN — There are few guarantees is sports.

    Take Evergreen’s boys basketball as an example. The Cougars (15-6, 9-4 in Class 4A Jeffco League) aren’t even locked into a spot in the 32-team 4A state tournament. Evergreen finished third behind Valor Christian (20-1, 12-1) and Golden (16-5, 12-1) in one of the two divisions in 4A Jeffco.