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Today's Sports

  • Cougars dive to runner-up at...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    THORNTON — Evergreen’s Katrin Lewis and Kate McDonald traveled different paths, but arrived at the same destination.

  • Storksbill blooms may be seen in...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 25, 2015)

    Once more, a fine snow is drifting down on the meadows that surround me. Elk Run Assisted Living is located in an offshoot of the Elk Meadow Open Space area. I watched the fog move across the meadow and as usual this time of year, it brought another snowstorm with it. The grasses in the meadow are dry, tan or yellow, with nary a sign of spring green.

  • Quick Hits

    Cougars seeking baseball coach

    Evergreen High School Baseball is looking for a Level 3 baseball coach for the upcoming spring season. Those interested can contact head coach Steve Jones at sjones@joneskeller.com.

    Distance runners at indoor meet

    Evergreen High School’s distance track coach Rob Wright took seven members of the Cougars’ track team to an indoor meet Feb. 6 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

  • Evergreen girls clinch playoff...

    EVERGREEN — Reservations for the big dance were officially made Feb. 5.

    Evergreen’s girls basketball team formally clinched its postseason berth to the 32-team Class 4A state tournament with a 65-45 home victory over Golden. It was also the seventh straight win for the Cougars (17-2, 9-2 in 4A Jeffco).

     “I think this is a great streak for us right now,” Evergreen coach Amy Bahl said. “This is when you want to be playing your better basketball.”

  • Cougars staring down gantlet to...

    EVERGREEN — The door seemed ajar for Evergreen to snag its first victory over rival Golden since the 2012-13 boys basketball season.

     “I was thinking we had the best chance I’ve ever seen (to beat Golden),” Evergreen senior Brady Bokelman said Feb. 5 after the Class 4A Jeffco League battle. “I’ve played three years on varsity, and I’ve never seen a game that close with Golden at halftime.”

  • Divers, freshman highlights for...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — After watching Bailey Mills and Katrin Lewis demolish both diving fields in the Jeffco League diving championship, Chatfield’s long-time coach suggested the Evergreen duo would go one-two at this week’s 4A state championship as well.

    However, after watching Valor Christian unseat her team atop the league throne, Evergreen coach Jeanne Godaire had her suspicions confirmed that a three-peat at state is unlikely.

  • Quick Hits

    Postponed hoops, again

    For the second time, Class 4A Jeffco League boys basketball game — D’Evelyn at Evergreen — was postponed. A power outage at Evergreen High School on Jan. 22 forced the game to be rescheduled to Feb. 1. Jeffco Schools cancelled all after-school activities Feb. 1 because of the snowstorm that ultimately cancelled schools and athletic events district wide on Feb. 2. The game will be rescheduled to a third date before the conclusion of the regular season.

  • Defense carries Evergreen to...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Watching Evergreen’s girls basketball team is like reading a John Grisham novel: the defense never rests.

    The Cougars completed a week of stifling three Class 4A Jeffco League opponents’ offenses with arguably their best defensive effort of the season. Evergreen forced 39 turnovers and held Littleton to 13 percent shooting to complete a perfect 3-0 week with a 39-16 home victory Jan. 30.

  • There’s more to see outdoors in...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 10, 2015)

    It often seems like there is not much to see in the outdoors in winter, but if you look around, you will be surprised at how much activity there is. Tracks in the snow will inform you about the animals that have been visiting your area, and weeds that last summer were stalks standing above the snow will inform you about what grew in your yard last summer.

  • Kinnikinnick provides green...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 23, 2013)

    Green is not a color you expect to see this time of year when you look out the window. Ponderosa pines are nearly totally dormant and give an appearance of being black when seen against the snow.