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Today's Sports

  • Goldfinches in winter plumage a...

    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.

  • Mines’ Page-Belknap receives...

    Zach Page-Belknap, an Evergreen resident, recently received Honorable Mention Scholar All-West Region honors, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Dec. 19.
    Page-Belknap is a junior midfielder/defender for the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Chemical and Biochemical Engineering major with a 3.72 GPA.
    He was also named Capital One first-team Academic All-District and first-team Academic All-RMAC this season.
    In 19 games, including 17 starts, Page-Belknap scored three goals and tied for third on the team with five assists.

  • Evergreen grad takes state honor

    Liz Armbrustmacher, a 1985 graduate of Evergreen High School, was recently named the 5A and All-Colorado volleyball coach of the year by The Denver Post.
    Armbrustmacher, who has coached at Lakewood High School for 13 seasons, led the Tigers to a 26-4 record that included league, district and regional championships.
    The Tigers reached the 5A state semifinals before losing to Grandview 25-12, 22-25, 20-25, 25-22, 20-18. She was also named the 5A Jeffco League Coach of the Year.

  • Early deficit too big for EHS

    Stacie Hull scored a game-high 14 points and Broomfield jumped out to an early 11-point lead, leading to a 47-36 victory over host Evergreen on Dec. 17.
    The Lady Eagles (7-1) led 15-4 after one quarter and it proved to be enough to snap a two-game winning streak for Evergreen (4-4). The teams scored 32 points each over the final three quarters.
    The Lady Cougars were led by Erin Dobey with 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Hailey Newhall and Kylee Russell scored seven points each for Evergreen, which had eight different players score.

  • Cougars no match for Broomfield

    Evan Kihn scored 17 points to lead five Broomfield players in double figures as the Eagles defeated Evergreen 76-54 on Dec. 17 at Evergreen High School.
    Nick Ongarato added 15 points, Spenser Reeb scored 14, Austin Wood 11 and Dan Perse 10 for Broomfield (6-1).
    Andre Lane scored a game-high 19 points to lead Evergreen (4-3).
    The Cougars had won three out of four, including two straight.
    Evergreen played host to Poudre on Dec. 20. Results from that game weren’t available at press time. The Cougars return to action on Jan. 4 at Valor Christian.

  • Diggers win with numbers game

    BAILEY — Just because of sheer numbers, victory was almost assured before Clear Creek even stepped on the mat Dec. 14 for its annual tri-meet with host Platte Canyon and Evergreen.
    “It’s unfortunate each team didn’t have a full team. We’ve always had a real good rivarly with the two schools,” Clear Creek head coach Stan Gould said. “This year, their numbers aren’t as strong as ours. It made the win real easy for us. Normally, they match up competition-wise very well with us.”

  • Time to choose from the variety...

    Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, where are you? It is a real delight to live in an area where our slopes are decorated with Christmas trees all year. Locally, the evergreens that cover our hillsides are mainly ponderosa pine. These trees are beautiful at most any season, but I am especially fond of them in spring when new growth tips their branches and in winter when they are flocked with snow or frost. The soughing of the wind through their branches in a summer wind can’t be equaled by any other pine, and an old ponderosa pine is magnificent in its towering grandeur.

  • All-conference football

    Following is the all-conference selection list for the 3A Metro South football league for the 2011 season:

    3A METRO SOUTH
    FIRST TEAM
    QB: Noah Ansley, Sr. Evergreen
    RB: Quinn O’Neill, Sr., Evergreen (MVP); Joe Finken, Sr., Elizabeth; Patrick Marshall, Sr., Conifer
    OL: Don Fuller, Jr., Conifer (MVP); Damasjae Currington, Jr., Englewood; Cameron Davis, Sr., Conifer; Austin Peterson, Sr., Elizabeth; Jacob Brooks, Sr., Evergreen

  • EHS qualifies handful for state...

    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes there is a thin line between superstition and just being prepared.
    At Evergreen’s girls swim meet against Green Mountain on Dec. 9, Jeannie Godaire, head swim coach for the Lady Cougars, was keeping her fingers crossed for as many state qualifiers as she could get during Evergreen’s 108-78 win.
    “There are a lot of things that can happen between now and state,” cautioned Godaire, “which is why we try to get these girls qualified as early in the season as we possibly can.”

  • Turnovers, foul trouble doom...

    LAKEWOOD — Andre Lane scored 28 points, including seven 3-pointers, but turnovers and foul trouble plagued Evergreen in a 70-55 loss to Mountain Vista on Dec. 8 in the opening round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School.
    Evergreen only trailed by two points heading into the second half before the Golden Eagles (4-3) took control by outscoring the Cougars (2-2) 45-32 over the final two periods.