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Today's Sports

  • Skiers headed toward the...

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — While foothills ski teams are at a disadvantage because they can’t get to the slopes as often as their high-country opponents, several such as Evergreen, Platte Canyon and Clear Creek will be represented at the alpine and nordic skiing state championships Feb. 25 and 26 in Aspen.

    Teams compete in four events: giant slalom, slalom, skate and classic.

    Evergreen

  • Dry winter brings mule deer to...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 27, 2013)

    Winter is now deeply entrenched in spite of some exceptionally warm days and spring-like temperatures. We still need snow, but selfishly, I am pleased not to have it.

    We need the moisture right now for we had a long, dry summer. However, we will need rain badly by the time spring and more tourists return to the mountains because the large amount of dry grass will present a wildfire problem this spring.

  • Rare wintering northern flicker...

    (Reprinted from Feb. 25, 2009)

    It was 8 degrees above zero when I went out this morning, and Our Evergreen World was shimmering with hoarfrost.

    Every, twig, stem and pine needle was encrusted with diamonds. Our entire landscape shimmered like Tiffany’s window. Backlit by the rising sun, each tree and shrub was a scintillating piece of jewelry.

  • Evergreen gives Valor a run for...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Everything was going as planned for Evergreen’s girls basketball team Feb. 11 at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch.

    The Cougars held a 20-11 lead with three minutes to play in the second quarter thanks to a 9-0 run against the defending Class 4A state champion Eagles (19-1, 13-0 in 4A Jeffco). However, Evergreen coach Amy Bahl knew Valor wouldn’t go down without a fight on its home court.

  • Clark continues to take swings

    EVERGREEN — Former Major League Baseball great Jack Clark drove from St. Louis to Evergreen last week to share his wealth of knowledge of baseball.

    Clark had an 18-season career in MLB, where he was named a four-time all-star. He played for the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox from 1975-1992. Clark was one of the most feared power-hitters in the game during his heyday.

  • Cougars building postseason...

    EVERGREEN — There are few guarantees is sports.

    Take Evergreen’s boys basketball as an example. The Cougars (15-6, 9-4 in Class 4A Jeffco League) aren’t even locked into a spot in the 32-team 4A state tournament. Evergreen finished third behind Valor Christian (20-1, 12-1) and Golden (16-5, 12-1) in one of the two divisions in 4A Jeffco.

  • Quick Hits

    Williams lone state qualifier

    Evergreen junior Connor Williams took the difficult route to the state wrestling tournament. Williams had to win three consolation matches at the Class 4A Region 4 tournament Feb. 13 at Discovery Canyon High School in Denver to take fourth at 106 pounds. The junior was the only state qualifier for the Cougars. Williams will compete at the three-day 4A state tournament that begins at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Pepsi Center.

    McNeil to represent Clear Creek

  • 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.