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Today's Sports

  • Winged, furry creatures get...

    When I have time to sit out in the autumn sunshine, my favorite occupation is watching how all the various wild creatures that visit my yard are getting ready for winter. Nearly all of the “summer” birds have prepared for winter by leaving.

  • Cougars unleash offensive fury

    Ethan Jackson said it wasn’t all that difficult for the Evergreen Cougars to get motivated. After all, they were playing archrival Conifer. Even so, there was little doubt who was the better team in their annual Mountain Challenge Cup game Sept. 28 at Evergreen High School.
    It’s been that way for years.
    “It’s not very hard,” Jackson, who had a hat trick in the Cougars’ 8-0 victory, said of getting up for Conifer. “You just got to prepare well, train well. They’re our rival. You got to come out and play.”

  • Floor, vault lifts host...

    Marnie Bello knows that her Evergreen gymnastics team needs more consistency on the uneven bars. She knows that the Lady Cougars need to work on staying on the balance beam. But she also knows that her team hasn’t peaked, and she’s fine with that.

  • Sayler second, girls team first...

    LITTLETON — It wasn’t the heat so much as it was the sun in his eyes, but even that did little to slow down Jackson Sayler on Sept. 30 at the Dave Sanders Cross Country Invitational.
    The Evergreen runner scurried to a second-place finish in the Division 2 boys race in 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Only Evan Fortney of 3A Faith Christian was ahead of him, 10 seconds faster on the Clement Park course.
    “It was a good race. I just wasn’t fast enough to get that first guy,” Sayler said.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Summit upsets Evergreen, sends Cougars to first defeat
    FRISCO
    — Andrew Ike’s TD pass on fourth down to Tyler Nelson and Thomas DeBonville’s extra point helped Summit upset 10th-ranked Evergreen, 13-12, at the Tigers’ homecoming on Oct. 1.
    The loss for the Cougars, who got touchdowns from Noah Ansley and Braden Olson, dropped them to 5-1 overall, 1-1 in the 3A Metro South Conference. Summit improved to 3-3, 1-1.
    EHS plays Jefferson at EHS on Oct. 6. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

  • Trees turn on their vibrant fall...

    It’s that time of year again when everyone is out looking at aspen leaves. Nothing makes Colorado’s scenery more beautiful than the gold of aspen leaves. We have aspen bowls through mile upon mile of our mountain country, nestled among the dark green of pines, spruces and firs. They are golden treasure for everyone to admire and share.

    I am amazed that Denver has not long since built and sponsored an Aspen Bowl where it could host and play major football games.

  • THREE TIMES AN ATHLETE

    Braden Olson wakes up around 6 a.m., after six hours of sleep, and does his math homework. He watches film during lunch while doing more homework. He uses his free period during school hours to complete even more homework. But he has to in order to keep up with his assiduous schedule.
    After all, Olson, a 17-year-old Evergreen High School senior, is a member of the school’s varsity football team. He’s also a defender on the boys soccer team. Oh, and he’s on the golf team as well.

  • Cougars finally get monkey off...

    ELIZABETH — Not four straight victories to open the season. Not a combined 94 points the past two weeks. Not even making the 3A state football playoffs the year before could get the Evergreen Cougars respect.

  • Hamari, Evergreen persevere in...

    LAKEWOOD — Kyler Hamari had barely played in regulation. So when the Evergreen senior came on in the second overtime he was not only fresh physically, but mentally he was ready to make a difference as well.
    He did just that, and just in the nick of time, as his goal with 19 seconds left skirted past Golden backup goalkeeper Jack Nespor for a 2-1 Cougars victory on Sept. 21 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Skold stuns herself, wins...

    LITTLETON — Sammy Skold couldn’t believe it herself. The Evergreen junior had just crossed the finish line at the Liberty Bell Invitational in 18 minutes, 51 seconds. Flanked seconds later by her teammates Erin Dobey and Maura O’Brien realization was setting in.
    Skold had won.
    “I was not expecting that at all. I just went out there and ran as hard as I wanted. I did what I wanted to do. I’m pretty proud of myself right now,” Skold said.