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Today's Sports

  • One last dive for Mills and Lewis

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — For a diver, water can be fickle — smooth and inviting one moment and then solidly repellant like a block of concrete the next.

    A good diver knows when and how to take off to achieve proper elevation, as well as execute graceful twists and flips in the air before slipping seamlessly into the water with little splash. However, to achieve perfection is difficult. Just ask Evergreen senior dive captain Bailey Mills.

  • Evergreen park district offers...

    Cross-country skiers looking for opportunities to hit the slopes without the hassle of driving to them can sign up for outings offered by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Many of the trips beginning this month take skiers to Nordic centers at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash and Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park. Other trips are to ski resorts at Eldora, Grand Lake and Leadville. All ski outings take place on groomed, marked trails.

  • Two gray birds dominate during...

    (Reprinted from Jan. 12, 2010)

    It is winter again this week. Snowflakes have been in the air several times, but so far, we haven’t accumulated much, just added clean sheets to the snow bed that was already on the ground.

  • Cougars win family affair

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball coach Amy (Mohr) Bahl has the sport in her blood. And in the family she married into.

    She was a standout player at Fort Lewis College from 2001-05. She left as the school’s career leader in points, rebounds, field goals, free throws and steals.

  • Spinal scoliosis doesn’t slow...

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Water is a great source of magnification.

    Maggie Hellard, a co-captain on Evergreen’s girls swimming and diving team this season, has gone through a lot under the microscope of water while being a key cog for the two-time defending Class 4A state champions.

    Hellard, an Evergreen resident who is homeschooled, was diagnosed with spinal scoliosis — a condition characterized by an abnormal curve in the spine.

  • Pygmy nuthatches regularly...

    (Reprinted from Dec. 30, 2014)

    The birdfeeder below my window is still bringing a variety of birds into view. One of these is the tiny, beloved pygmy nuthatch. Almost daily, a few of these tiny guys are busy gleaning the ponderosa pine above the feeder, gathering insects, which keeps the pines healthy as well as the birds.

  • Top sports stories of 2015

    EVERGREEN — It will likely go down in history as the most successful year athletically for Evergreen High School.

    The Cougars put on a show in 2015, winning two team state titles. Boys soccer claimed Evergreen’s first boys team championship since 1989. Then, of course, there was the Cougars’ girls swim and dive team that repeated as Class 4A state champs.

  • Goldfinches in winter plumage a...

    (Reprinted from Dec. 20, 2011)

    A pleasant surprise this past week was a letter to the Canyon Courier with photos enclosed of some American goldfinches at a feeder. The photos were taken by Bud and Sandy Madigan at their home feeder in the Upper Bear Creek area. The photos helped me identify the birds.

    American goldfinches are not too easily identified in winter. Their winter plumage is not distinctive, especially in the black-and-white print that was sent to me by the Courier. However, the two light wing bars are distinctive in these little olive drab birds.

  • Kisiel reaches 1,000th career...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Since her freshman year at Evergreen, Samantha Kisiel set her sights on two primary basketball accomplishments: help the Cougars win a state championship and reach 1,000 points in scoring.

    Put a check by the latter.

    The senior center attained the individual milestone in the first quarter of Evergreen’s 57-31 victory over Silver Creek on Dec. 16.

  • Swimming into historic territory

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN —Evergreen High School might appear as an unassuming mountain school better suited to churn out skiers than swimmers.

    However, the Cougars entered the 2015-16 girls swim season as two-time defending Class 4A state champions. To fully appreciate just how good Evergreen has been in the water, one must look back at the team’s history.