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  • Fundamental miscues costly for...

    A broken bat and broken hearts were all that the Conifer Lady Lobos’ softball team left with after being defeated by the Evergreen Lady Cougars, 6-3, on Sept. 22 at Evegreen High School.
    “We didn’t execute,” Conifer head coach Carrie Oletski said. “We had chances where we should have dropped a bunt and we couldn’t drop a bunt. We had runners on second with two outs and we didn’t go on the hit, so we didn’t score. It was all of the things that we have been working on (in practice) that just didn’t come together.”

  • Mountain Bowl notebook

    DOWN TO THE WIRE

  • Breaking down the game:...

    The following is a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of the fourth annual Mountain Bowl, won by the Evergreen Cougars 17-10 over the host Conifer Lobos on Sept. 22 at Lobo Field.

  • SHOCKER: COUGARS UPSET LOBOS

    CONIFER — Before the game, at halftime after his defense made a goal-line stand late in the second quarter, and, shoot, probably during the week of preparation, Evergreen head coach Rob Molholm was his overly animated self.
    And why not. He was doing what he does to pump up his team.

  • Bugling elk a staple of area’s...

    September is such an unpredictable month. It is a lovely end of summer with warm sunny days and cool nights. It is gray cold days with scattered showers. It often brings the first snow, which usually melts the next day, as well as our first frost. It wants to be summer, but winter is pushing at the door so hard that it will soon be in, whether we like it or not.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Jackson scores twice, Ingram nets goal in Evergreen victory
    LONGMONT
    — Ethan Jackson scored twice, while Jackson Ingram added another goal as Evergreen shut out host Silver Creek, 3-0, on Sept. 14.
    Matthew Jackson, Ethan Jackson and Nate Hentges each had assists, while goalkeepers Matthew Hornbecker and Jack Drumright combined for seven saves.
    Evergreen improved to 3-1-1 with the victory.
    Greg Nissen made 16 saves in net for the Raptors (3-4-1).

  • Golub, Cougars overpower rival...

    CONIFER — Skylar Budd’s game was fairly consistent. But as his match with Evergreen’s Matt Golub went along the Cougars’ No. 1 singles player’s confidence grew. Golub started hitting more ground strokes into the corner. He started taking more chances. And he was getting a lot of winners because of that.
    It all added up to a 6-0, 6-1 win for Golub in Evergreen’s eventual 6-1 team victory Sept. 13 at Conifer High School’s tennis courts.

  • Theil leads Evergreen trio to 4A...

    LITTLETON — It would be easy for the Evergreen Cougars’ glass to be half-full considering Sam Theil, Kyle Peterson and Kyle Malazdrewicz qualified for the 4A boys state golf tournament. But there was also a half-empty feel to the team in the aftermath of the 4A Metro Regionals on Sept. 17 at Raccoon Creek Golf Course.
    Evergreen, a year after qualifying a four-man team to state in 2011, was one shot away from doing it again. But for a second straight year, the Cougars had to settle for third place at regionals behind Valor Christian and Mullen.

  • Skold, Sahli lead Cougars’ pack

    LITTLETON — Sammy Skold sat on the grass just outside of the Evergreen team tent. The discouraging look that crossed her face was undeniable.
    Even though the Evergreen senior placed third at the 35th running of the Liberty Bell Invitational on Sept. 14 at Heritage High School it wasn’t enough. After all, she’d won the race in 2011.

  • Yellow wildflowers herald the...

    Driving into town last week, I was amazed by the least chipmunk activity. Darting back and forth across the road with cheeks bulging, they were carrying great quantities of seeds and berries into their dens for winter food.