Today's Sports


    Eric Castillo felt the pain. He saw the swelling on his left knee. But no matter what the pain wouldn’t go away. And, unfortunately, there was an all-too-real reasoning for that.
    The now-Clear Creek High School freshman was suffering from Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer that was hindering not only his knee but the tibia bone. The diagnosis came in January 2011 and all but threatened to end his baseball career, even before it truthfully got started.

  • Fascinating great-horned owls...

    The great spring weather has miraculously continued through another full week of late March. In fact, March has been so unusually mild, I am beginning to worry about what April and May will bring.

  • Huff, Diggers stymie Saints

    EDGEWATER — With continued dominant play from Ally Huff, the Clear Creek girls soccer team shut down Jefferson to grab its second league win of the season with a 5-0 decision.
    Huff put on a show at Jefferson on March 23. With quick moves and flashy plays, she recorded a hat trick in the first half and added another goal in the second. She now has 15 goals and 33 points in five games for the Lady Golddiggers.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen remains undefeated with 2-1 win over Faith Christian

    Kylee Russell and Toni Hoidal each scored a goal as host Evergreen scored a 2-1 victory over Faith Christian on March 22 at Evergreen High School.
    The win was the third straight for the Lady Cougars, who improved to 4-0-1 on the season. It was their third one-goal victory.
    Brittany Halcomb scored Faith Christian’s lone goal in the second half. Caroline Jenkins assisted on the score.
    Evergreen freshman Natalie Ulfig made four saves in goal.

  • Cougars swing sweet bats in...

    Maybe it was because Riley Krane and his Evergreen Cougars teammates got to the field early on March 24, but whatever it was their bats were lively.
    The first-year varsity second baseman went 4-for-4 with three runs scored as Evergreen punched out a 15-5 six-inning win over Kennedy on March 24 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Cougars completed the sweep with a 11-1 win in Game 2, also in six innings.

  • Slow start doesn’t derail...

    LAKEWOOD — Jon Cohen wasn’t at liberty to say exactly what he told his Evergreen Cougars during an early timeout in their March 21 game with Green Mountain, and rightfully so.
    There wasn’t a whole lot of nice things to be said after the Cougars’ boys lacrosse team surrendered three goals in the game’s first eight minutes at Trailblazer Stadium. But whatever was said it worked.

  • Warm weather brings buds on...

    What a remarkable day this has been. It is only March, but the temperature soared to 72 degrees in Denver, and it feels like spring.
    The sky is mostly blue, and the willows along Bear Creek area dressed in their brilliant spring orange-yellow. The buds of the narrow-leaf cottonwood are swelling. The sticky bud scales are giving color to the otherwise bare crown. As the buds swell, the crown appears to start to fill in or thicken even though there is not yet a true leaf in sight.

  • Sports briefs

    Cougars off to 4-0 start after shutout victory over Legend

    Evergreen, a year after making the playoffs for the first time in school history, is off to a 4-0 start in 2012 following a 10-0 win over Legend on March 17 at EHS.
    The Cougars have outscored the opposition 50-18 in its first four games. Evergreen has scored 10 or more goals in each of its victories this season.
    Evergreen plays Green Mountain at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood on March 21. Game time is set for 4 p.m.


  • Winter all-conference teams:...

    Following is a list of all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League in boys and girls basketball for the 2011-12 winter sports season:

    Luke Stratman, D’Evelyn; Matt Menard, D’Evelyn; John Christiansen, Elizabeth; Andre Lane, Evergreen; Brad Chacho, Golden; Ryan Stephan, Green Mountain; Max McCaffrey, Valor Christian; Austin Sparks, Valor Christian; Chase Foster, Valor Christian; Christian McCaffrey, Valor Christian

  • Evergreen’s 4x400 relay team...

    LAKEWOOD — Maybe for some it wouldn’t have been as enjoyable, but for Gwen Marter running a leg of Evergreen’s 4x400 relay March 15 at Jeffco Stadium was the most fun she had all day.
    Winning will do that for you.
    “It had been an average day, (but) running like that is so awesome,” Marter said after teaming with freshman Camille Morales, fellow junior Shannon Gudal and senior Maura O’Brien to run Evergreen to a meet-winning time of 4 minutes, 48.60 seconds at the 4A Jeffco League meet.