Today's Sports

  • Strong 3-mile runs lead to Folts...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    It pays to know the competition in any endeavor. When Brian Folts noticed that Dan McIntosh and Gabriel Zumbado were not entered in the fifth annual Evergreen Sprint Triathlon, he liked his chances.

    A Golden resident and familiar face at the event, Folts was the runner-up to McIntosh last year and Zumbado in 2014. He also finished fourth when McIntosh won and Zumbaldo took third in 2013.

  • Burke slowly climbing the ladder

    By Michael Hicks
    Sports Editor

    Brock Burke’s professional pitching career is slow-going, but that’s on purpose.

    The 2014 Evergreen High School graduate has yet to pitch a full season in the minor leagues, but that’s because for the third straight year he’s in a short-season league. This year, Burke’s pitching for the Rays’ Class A short-season Hudson Valley Renegades in the New York-Penn League.

  • Morrow fitting in with the Pack

    Lindsay Morrow walked out onto the pool deck and the experience took her breath away. Now the 2015 Evergreen High School graduate and two-time Canyon Courier female athlete of the year has made that walk hundreds of times before. But this time it was different. This time it was in Omaha, Neb., home of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

  • Prematurely born twins ready to...

    They say that good things come to those that wait, but that’s never been the style for 12-year-old twins Max and Nate Footer.

  • O’Neil, Fowler represent at all-...

    FORT COLLINS ­— Patrick O’Neil manned the center defense, like he did during the regular season for the Evergreen Cougars. It’s just this time he was doing so with a group of All-State teammates as part of the 2015-16 Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State game July 13 at French Field.

  • Malazdrewicz working her way back

    When Lexie Malazdrewicz graduated from Evergreen High School in 2013, she left as one of the most decorated swimmers in the state of Colorado.

    • A nine-time 4A state champion, including back-to-back 200- and 500-yard freestyle titles.

    • A 4A state record-setter in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle in her final season.

    • A 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials semifinalist in the 200-meter backstroke.

  • The facts about our water mammal...

    (Reprinted from July 16, 2008)

    A friend volunteering at the Evergreen Nature Center last week asked me about an odd water mammal called a nutria. It seems that a volunteer on the boardwalk has pointed out a muskrat to a group of visitors, and this person came into the center and informed the volunteer on duty that “those animals out there are not muskrats; I grew up in Louisiana, and they are nutria. I have seen enough nutria that I know what they look like.”

  • 15U Cougars win Letofsky...

    Josh Brown allowed one run over five innings, while Dylan Patterson and Garrett Born had three hits each as Evergreen’s 15U squad beat Legacy 10-2 to win the Mert Letofksy summer tournament over the Fourth of July weekend.

    This is second time in three years that Evergreen’s 15U team has won the tournament. The Cougars scored wins over Chatfield (7-2), Columbine (7-3) and Arena Baseball (8-0) en route to the finals.

  • Triple Bypass offers challenges...

    When Tom Rieber rode in his first Triple Bypass two years ago, he did so because he hadn’t done it before. Then a resident of Denver — he’s since moved to Salt Lake City — Rieber was looking to try a different course after riding a number of century rides.

    It was a little more convenient in 2014, but that didn’t stop Rieber from coming back in 2016 to ride July 9 from Bergen Park to Aspen.

  • Maine senior Palken wins 15K

    Greg Palken approached the Evergreen Mountain 15K as his one big race of the summer. The 21-year-old rising senior, in Colorado visiting family, plans to try out for the University of Maine cross country team this fall.

    He thought the race would be a nice one to train with. Boy was it ever. Palken won the July 9 event in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 22 seconds.