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  • 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.

  • Evergreen runs out of time in...

    GOLDEN — Evergreen couldn’t dish out a big favor to the rest of the teams in the Class 4A Jeffco League on Jan. 20 at Golden High School.

    The Cougars (9-4, 3-2 in league) had the opportunity to reel the conference-leading Demons (10-3, 6-0) back to the pack a little. However, Evergreen’s flurry of five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough as Golden hung on to take a 59-55 victory.

  • Rookie wrestler a diamond for...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    WHEAT RIDGE — Until last year, baseball had always been Tommy Murphy’s sport of choice.

    However, thanks to the urging of some of his buddies who are members of Evergreen’s wrestling team, Murphy can call himself a two-sport athlete.

    The junior had never set foot on a wrestling mat prior to the 2015-16 season. He admitted he had no desire for the sport until last year.

  • Cougars drive past Demons

    GOLDEN — If Evergreen had any realistic hope of winning the Class 4A Jeffco League girls basketball title, it simply had to win Jan. 20 at Golden High School.

    The Cougars (12-2, 4-2 in league) stayed within striking distance of conference-leading Valor Christian with a come-from-behind 47-39 victory on the road against the Demons. Golden jumped out to a 12-2 lead, but the Cougars limited the Demons to a single point in the second quarter to take a lead before halftime that Evergreen never relinquished.

  • January brings new beginnings,...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 16, 2013)

    Janus was the god of new beginnings and doorways and gates. The early Greek and Roman people had two replicas of Janus hung at every city gate, one looking in each direction to protect them from their enemies from the outside as well as those within.