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Today's Sports

  • Cougars end 15-year playoff...

    LAKEWOOD — The last time the Evergreen Cougars won a 3A state football playoff game, Bill Clinton was president of the United States, Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia didn’t even exist, Peyton Manning was only in his second season in the NFL, and iPhones and iPads hadn’t yet been released.

    In other words, it had been a while. Fifteen years to be exact.

  • Finding red in a sea of fall gold

    We have very little in the way of red fall colors in this area. However, we do have a native heuchera, closely related to the coral bells that are known to every gardener.

    It bears a spike of greenish-white flowers in summer and grows in a dinner plate-size clump of leaves that turn a bright orange-red in fall.

    Wild strawberries also produce a few red leaves in fall, and some of the many varieties of potentilla also have red leaves, but all of these are so well concealed among the grasses and other plants that they are often overlooked.

  • All-conference boys tennis, boys...

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys tennis and boys soccer:

  • EHS’ ‘rough season’ ends with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Evergreen became this year’s Murphy’s Law poster child for high school gymnastics in Colorado.

    “We just had a rough season,” second-year coach Chancey Hines said after the Lady Cougars, who won the 2011 title in 4A, finished fifth out of six teams at the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 state meet at Thornton High School.

  • Cougars rally, win league title

    LAKEWOOD — After the regular season that the Evergreen Cougars just had, it would be easy to be content. But this team, this year, is not satisfied. In Evergreen’s mind, the season is just starting. More importantly, it’s a new season — playoff season. The past 10 weeks have been just a warm-up.

  • Point guard Haas to miss start...

    Evergreen senior point guard Nathan Haas will miss the first month of the 2014-15 boys basketball season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture of the L4 vertebrae. He also injured the L5 vertebrae after landing wrong on a 360 dunk attempt during open gym basketball practice in mid-October.

    He’ll be sidelined eight weeks from the injury date, putting him on the shelf through the Christmas break. Evergreen opens its season Dec. 2 at Gateway.

    “I feel like I let my team down a little bit, (but) they’ll be fine,” Haas said.

  • EHS point guard Haas to miss...

    Evergreen senior point guard Nathan Haas will miss the first month of the 2014-15 boys basketball season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture of the L4 vertebra. He also injured the L5 vertebra after landing wrong on a 360 dunk attempt during open gym basketball practice in mid-October.

  • Juncos are beginning to arrive...

    While hiking through the winter woods, the persistent call of chickadees will often alert you to the presence of a mixed flock of winter birds. These flocks usually consist of only a few chickadees, two or three nuthatches, and possibly a song sparrow, a downy woodpecker and a few dark-eyed juncos.

    Juncos are small, mostly gray members of the finch family, which are regular winter visitors at most local feeders. In 2000, the many species of juncos were brought together as only two species: the dark-eyed junco and the yellow-eyed junco.

  • Alliance with Pro Challenge...

    Organizers of the Triple Bypass bike ride might partner with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge race soon to help the well-known local event grow, according to its director.

    Pro Cycling officials contacted Triple Bypass organizers recently to offer marketing, promotion and potential sponsorship help, said Peter Morales, president of the board of directors for Team Evergreen, the nonprofit group that has run the Triple Bypass for 26 years.

  • Paulus’ hat trick sends EHS into...

    To say that Ryan Paulus was ready for the playoffs would be an understatement. The Evergreen senior posted his first career hat trick as the 11th-seeded Cougars thwarted No. 22 Denver West 3-1 in the first round of the 4A state boys soccer tournament Oct. 22 at Evergreen High School.

    Paulus scored goals in the 20th, 50th and 59th minute — the final after Denver West’s Alex Herbert cut Evergreen’s lead to 2-1 on a penalty kick.