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Today's Sports

  • O’Brien, defense pave way

    LAKEWOOD — Maura O’Brien had her running shoes on, for sure. The Lady Cougars reserve was consistently jumping off the bench to the scorer’s table to get in the game for her defensive presence and then back off.
    It was a routine thing, especially late in Evergreen’s game at Green Mountain on Jan. 13.
    “It definitely keeps me on my toes,” O’Brien said. “It’s so much fun. I love the adrenaline.”

  • Rare golden-crowned sparrow...

    There has been a golden-crowned sparrow appearing at the feeder behind Red Rocks Park Trading Post most all winter. The golden-crowned sparrow is a Pacific bird found only in the western part of North America from the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Mountains westward to the Pacific and some of the islands offshore.

  • Evergreen boys win, girls take...

    VAIL — Deane Long led three Evergreen skiers in the top five as the Cougars took first place in the giant slalom on Jan. 6.
    Long had runs of 38.08 and 36.38 seconds to finish third in 1 minute, 14.46 seconds. Sam Grise was fourth in 1:14.81 and Chris Morrison was fifth in 1:14.87.
    Evergreen finished with 171 team points to top second-place Nederland by five points.
    In all, Evergreen had five skiers in the top 10.

  • Offenses struggle in EHS’ win...

    Ugh, there wasn’t much for Evergreen head coach Scott Haebe to like in his team’s annual showdown with rival Conifer on Jan. 6 at Evergreen High School.
    Not much offensively, outside of the play of senior guard Konnor Propst.
    Not the defense, which was stout but not stellar.
    Just not much at all and yet his team was on the winning side of an alarming 39-28 score in which both teams were held well below their early-season scoring averages.

  • Dobey, defense thwart Conifer

    Erin Dobey was just taking advantage of the opportunities she was presented. But even so not even the 5-foot-5 Evergreen senior guard could imagine she would have the kind of game that she did Jan. 6 against Conifer.

  • Think about planting a garden to...

    Today is a very spring-like day, with high winds and temperatures in the high 40s. It’s not spring, but it is giving me spring fever. This is the kind of day on which my husband Bill used to say, “Let’s drive down to the Rio Grande Valley for a few day so of early spring birding.”

  • Hoping for 2012 to repeat last...

    As I sat back and reflected on 2011 with our Year in Review sections in the Dec. 28 editions I couldn’t help but hope that 2012 will be just as enjoyable as the past 12 months were.
    After all, we saw Columbine’s football team, led by brothers Cameron and Bernard McDondle, run the table to a 14-0 record and a fifth 5A state football championship since 1999.

  • Curling finding its niche in the...

    LITTLETON — The word curling is likely more closely associated with what one’s hair does than what people do for sport on ice. But slowly that mentality is changing.
    Often associated with European countries, the sport of curling, which originated in Scotland in the 1500s, started to get a footing in American culture when it was broadcast on television during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games held in Calgary, Alberta, as a demonstration sport.

  • Kay, Karnath are two of a kind

    One look at Jake Kay and Josh Karnath and it’s pretty obvious they are not one and the same. One is a mere 120 pounds soak and wet, the other a 220-pounder who is more heavyweight than he’s not.
    But at a closer glance, the Evergreen wrestlers are more alike than one might think. They enter the second month of the high school wrestling season undefeated. But more than that they also enter as leaders for a young team leaning on them for guidance.

  • 2011 Top 10 sports stories

    2011 saw many things from Evergreen’s gymnastics team, led by Ashley Perry, return to the top of the ladder in 4A to Evergreen’s boys soccer team run all the way to the state championship game to the Cougars’ boys lacrosse team, inspired by their fallen coach Toby Plank, qualify for the state playoffs for the first time. The following is a list of the Canyon Courier’s Top 10 sports stories for the past year:

    1. PERRY, EHS GYMNASTICS TEAM RULE 4A AS STATE CHAMPIONS