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Today's Sports

  • Cougars’ Hanson finding groove

    SHERIDAN — There wasn’t much else Lane Hanson could do but sit around and watch the other wrestlers compete. The Evergreen junior 113-pounder had two early byes at the 10th annual Sheridan Pool Tournament on Dec. 21. So he made the most of his time as best as he could.
    “I tried to watch the other wrestlers as much as I can to get an advantage on my opponents. I’d think of wrestling, think of moves that I’m going to use,” Hanson said.
    It didn’t hurt that he had an extra set of eyes helping him out.

  • Counting crows … and a few other...

    "Another crow! There’s too many to count,” Hannah Crangle said while gazing into the wintry sky on Saturday morning.

    Hannah was the lone but enthusiastic participant in Evergreen Audubon’s first Kids Bird Count. Surrounded by Audubon members, the young girl was checking out the area around Kittredge Community Park with an experienced eye.

    Hannah has a family history of birding. Her great-grandmother is Louise Mounsey, who founded Evergreen Audubon with Sylvia Brockner, the longtime nature writer for the Canyon Courier.

  • After the holiday, turn your...

    This year’s Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15. All in all, it was just about an average count with totals of 4,690 individual birds observed and counts of 45 different species. There were no rare or unusual birds observed and no major decline or increase in any species.

  • Jeffco Open Space master plan...

    After months of review and revisions, the draft of the updated master plan for Jefferson County Open Space is complete and waiting for final approval.

    “We’ve created a vision,” said Amy Ito, manager of park planning and construction for Jeffco Open Space, who has worked on the plan with other staff members. Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee members also have played a key role in developing the draft as they critiqued and refined it during their monthly meetings.

  • All-conference football, cross...

    The following is the 3A Metro Conference football team and 4A Jeffco League cross country teams for the 2013 season:

    3A METRO FOOTBALL
    FIRST TEAM

  • Smith stepping up for Lady...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — After years with Lexie Malazdrewicz as the indisputable poster child for Evergreen girls swimming, the door is wide open for a successor. Though a team picture might be a more proper replacement, Bailey Smith would be a leading early season candidate.

  • Nations learning on the fly for...

    Evergreen freshman wrestler Thomas Nations is also part of the school’s jazz band. So for some wrestling practices, he’s only there for half the time. Two other days a week, he’s there for the duration. But what he has learned with those limited reps is paying off.

  • EHS can’t overcome slow start

    Not too many teams are going to come back after spotting the opposition the first 13 points and 20 of the game’s first 21.
    That’s especially true when you’re playing a caliber team such as Valor Christian, the state’s No. 1 team in Class 4A. Evergreen found out the hard way.
    The host Cougars in their home opener trailed 13-0 not even 3 minutes into the game, and they didn’t hit their first basket until Valor Christian was ahead 20-1 en route to a 72-38 thrashing Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School.

  • Cougars’ comeback falls short

    Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl is competitive by nature. In her second year at the helm of the Lady Cougars, she’s trying to instill that same mentality in her team. That includes results like the team’s 53-48 home defeat to Sand Creek on Dec. 7.
    “I always tell our team that I don’t want to lose off uncontested layups. I want to lose off contested jump shots,” Bahl said. “If that team was going to beat us by a lot tonight, it was going to be from the 3-point line.”

  • Evergreen reigns as poms champs

    Monique O’Neill served as an assistant for four years under legendary Evergreen poms coach Debbie Cooper.
    So when Cooper unexpectedly moved out of state this year, O’Neill, as she put it, “tried to do everything that she taught me to” to keep the Lady Cougars on track.
    “Initially, (the girls) were kind of scared, worried about what was going to happen,” O’Neill said. “I told them that I would step up to take it, and that if they had faith in themselves and faith in me that we’d have a successful year.”