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Today's Sports

  • Summer's warmth brings...

    June is such a beautiful month. It is so great to see the outdoors green again. The black-and-white beauty of winter is stark and often exceptional, but the fresh green of June is full of promise of a few months of warm weather.

    I am still at Elk Run Assisted Living, trying to get my back and right leg strong enough to go back home, at least for a little while.
    Looking out my window this morning, it was a delight to see so many spring flowers blooming. The ponderosa pine forest behind this building is where the greatest number of wildflowers grow.

  • Evergreen pitcher Burke drafted...

    It’s June 6 – the second day of the three-day annual Major League Baseball amateur draft – and Brock Burke’s phone rings. It’s the Tampa Bay Rays calling.

    They couldn’t say with 100 percent certainty that it would happen, but they told the recent Evergreen High graduate to look out for the 96th pick – Tampa Bay’s fourth pick in this year’s draft and late in the third round.

  • Coach of the year: Jeanne...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Water is a life-sustenance in more ways than the obvious for Evergreen girls swimming coach Jeanne Godaire.
    Godaire is employed by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, where she does flood hazard investigation for the 350-some dams owned by the federal government that provide irrigation water.
    “Water is a theme running through my life,” she said.

  • Male athlete of the year: Daniel...

    It wasn’t until halfway through his senior season that Daniel Gibbins started to take notice of his numbers. The Evergreen High baseball player looked at them and saw the potential for something good.
    Weeks later, he just happened to run into interim head coach Dale Hutchings in school one day when Hutchings shook his hand and congratulated him. Gibbins had been named the 4A Jeffco League MVP.
    “I wasn’t prepared for it. It was a little out of the blue,” Gibbins said.

  • Female athlete of the year:...

    Lindsay Morrow had already carved out a niche role for herself with the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ girls swim team, yet for the past two years, she was still in the shadows of Lexie Malazdrewicz. With Malazdrewicz graduated, the spotlight was now on Morrow, a junior, and she didn’t skip a beat.

  • 4A all-conference spring sports

    The following are 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for the 2014 spring season:

    GIRLS TENNIS

    FIRST TEAM

    No. 1 singles: Annie Horn, D’Evelyn; Lena Wagner, Evergreen; No. 2 singles: Lexi Reed, D’Evelyn; Kelly Keegan, Evergreen; No. 3 singles: Kaylee Keener, Conifer; No. 1 doubles: Izzy Lydens/Katherine Jacobs, D’Evelyn; No. 2 doubles: Sarah Dinegar/Hannah Bonthron, D’Evelyn; No. 3 doubles: Maria Carrera/Rachel Wilmot, D’Evelyn; No. 4 doubles: Maggie Hime/Julia Oblack, D’Evelyn

    SECOND TEAM

  • BY THE NUMBERS: A look at the...

    Sports are all about numbers — how many points were scored, the digits on a jersey, how much time is left in the game, how many yards to the hole, and so forth. The 2013-14 high school season had its fair share of numbers. The Canyon Courier takes a look back at the recently concluded campaign and the numbers that stood out during the season.

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  • Flycatchers move to land if food...

    Still confined to Elk Run Assisted Living, my creaky back and banged-up knee still keep me from being able to do much. My good friends have brought me many things from home, so now I feel that I am close to being home. If I must stay where help is available, this is a fine place to be.

  • Ponderosa pines have long...

    I am still at Elk Run Assisted Living and therefore my list of birds seen this week is limited and small.

    Out of my windows, which are on a corner and look both north and east, I have seen very few birds. A pair of robins have a nest nearby, a small flock of house finches flit in and out of some nearby shrubs several times a day, and 10 common crows spend a good bit of time each day picking up bits of food dropped by the children on a nearby school playground.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Cougars summer camp is scheduled for June 2-5

    The annual Evergreen Lady Cougars girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Evergreen Middle School.
    The camp will run daily from 1-3 p.m., for incoming 3rd to 5th graders and from 3-5 p.m., for incoming 6th to 8th graders.
    Cost is $65, which includes a camp T-shirt.
    A link for registration form can be found online at http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html. Pre-registration is encouraged.