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Today's Sports

  • EHS gymnastics hopes opening...

    LITTLETON ­— The Chatfield Lady Chargers, despite having first-meet jitters and several falls in their season opener Sept. 1 at home against Green Mountain and Evergreen, yielded some impressive performances.

    Chatfield, with its largest team ever – 35 girls, took first place in tri-meet with 167.3 points. Green Mountain took second with 153.6 points, while Evergreen was third at 125.625.

  • Cates, Lobos knock off Cougars

    Jaden Cates is such an intense player that sometimes Conifer softball coach Carrie Oletski has to remind her sophomore pitcher — one of eight sophomores on this year’s team — to smile from time to time, loosen up but also remember to throw strikes.

    The strikes were hit and miss Aug. 30 at Evergreen High School as Cates scattered eight walks, but she showed enough poise to fan six and allow just five hits as the Lady Lobos, behind an early seven-run cushion, pounded out a 10-4 victory.

  • Cougars begin title defense

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    The defending Class 4A boys’ soccer state champions began the 2016 season right where they left off.

    Evergreen, ranked No. 1 in the CHSAANow.com preseason poll, opened the season Sept. 1 with a dominating 6-0 victory over Palmer at Evergreen High School. Five Cougars found the back of the net in the first 45 minutes.

  • Late field goal saves Evergreen...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The outcome aside, Rob Molholm’s cardiologist wouldn’t recommend many more games like the 2016 opener for Evergreen’s head football coach.

    On the sideline for the first time since he suffered a heart attack last December, Molholm no doubt suffered palpitations while guiding his mostly inexperienced Cougars to a 23-21 victory over Northridge on Sept. 2 at Evergreen High School.

  • Wet summer has brought new weeds...

    (Reprinted from Sept. 2, 2009)

    On Friday evening, Aug.14, the Weed Awareness Committee met for its last summer weed pulling at Evergreen Lake.

    This rainy summer has produced an unusual number of weeds, as well as unusually big weeds. Two of the participants had brought a sample of a new weed that had appeared in their yard.

  • Evergreen teen finds his calling...

    Instead of attending English Composition 101 and anatomy lectures, Winston Buchanan, 19, of Evergreen opted to spend his most recent college semester building igloos and rock-climbing.

    Buchanan took part in the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Spring Semester in the Rockies program, which included expedition courses in which students of all ages learn technical outdoor and survival skills, leadership and environmental ethics.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Tenney, Urbas lead EHS to Jeffco win at Bear Creek
    DENVER — Evergreen’s boys’ golf team not only was the best team in 4A Jeffco it was the best in all of Jeffco on Aug. 29 during the 5A/4A Jeffco League tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club.

  • 2016 cross country preview:...

    Brandon Swenson doesn’t like to lose, according to Evergreen boys cross country coach Rob Wright. And that’s probably so. 

    But can the Evergreen High senior win it all in 2016? After all, he placed seventh last year at the 4A state meet in his first year with the Cougars after transferring over from Clear Creek High.

  • 2016 prep football preview: It...

    The long, straggly dirty blond hair waves as Cameron Hays walks off the practice field.

    “It started getting a bit long. I might as well keep it,” Hays said of his flowing mane. “I started growing it out, and I started liking it more and more. My dad hates it, but he’s kind of gotten used to it. We’ll see how long it lasts. It looks all right with the helmet.”

  • Leafy spurge weeds can grow in...

    (Reprinted from Aug. 29, 2012)

    It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn, I’m unhappy to say. Seldom does autumn come this early, but the drought seems to have made plants mature early, and many of the late summer and autumn flowers are blooming or past blooming already.

    When any plant is stressed by drought or any other condition, they do what all plants do: They bloom and produce seeds to carry on the species. Last week, Sylvia Robertson brought me a plant specimen taken from a large patch at Evergreen Lake.