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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen continues work on...

    LAKEWOOD — A look at the results might suggest a different story, but Evergreen track and field coach Scott Haebe knows better.
    The Cougars weren’t likely to be high on the leaderboard at the two-day Pomona Invitational, but Haebe knows that, considering the competition, his team was getting to where it needs to be.

  • Underdog Lobos don’t wilt under...

    CONIFER — Conifer boys lacrosse head coach Tyler Knauer has been waiting a long time to taking a win from Evergreen. He doesn’t have to wait any longer.
    A Conifer team that had lost seven straight and never beaten Evergreen came out with nothing to lose April 12 at Lobo Field. Behind the scoring of Connor Rankin and Blake Bannon, who combined for seven goals, Conifer posted a 12-7 win over rival Evergreen. It was as sweet a victory as a team could have, considering the Lobos are just 2-8 this season.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS GOLF
    Tenney cards course-low 77, wins at West Woods
    ARVADA
    — Evergreen junior Madison Tenney carded a 77 for medalist honors at the 4A Jeffco League golf tournament April 8 at West Woods Golf Course. Tenney overcame a quadruple bogey on her 11th hole to finish nine shots ahead of Karli Denk of Golden and Nicole Rooney of Green Mountain. Tenney shot even par on her front nine.
    Evergreen, as a team, placed third for a third consecutive tournament, finishing behind Golden and D’Evelyn.

  • Goal better late than never for...

    LAKEWOOD — Zoe Peterson knew how important the goal would be.
    After all, the Evergreen Lady Cougars were just 2-3, but a win over D’Evelyn on April 5 at Lakewood Memorial Field would do more than bring her team back to .500. It hopefully would go a long way in determining the pecking order in the 4A Jeffco League.

  • Focused Lady Cougars hold serve...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    CONIFER — Katherine Hardy didn’t want to play a third set. Up in sets 1-0, but facing double set point in a tiebreak of the second set, it looked like she might have to.
    Hardy, though, survived the two set points and came back to win the tiebreak 9-7, securing her match 6-2, 7-6 over Conifer’s Kirstin Hafeman in the No. 1 singles battle. The win helped propel the Lady Cougars to the team victory over host Conifer by a score of 6-1 on April 4.

  • Winter all-conference boys...

    Following is the 2013 4A Jeffco League All-Conference boys and girls basketball teams:

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Marnath Reat, Alameda; Luke Stratman, D’Evelyn; Grant Witherspoon, D’Evelyn; Cody Marvel, D’Evelyn; Colin Elmgreen, Evergreen; Andre Lane, Evergreen; Austin Rickard, Golden; Tyler Olson, Golden; Steven Lorenzen, Green Mountain; Stefan Hackenthal, Wheat Ridge
    SECOND TEAM

  • A pipeline toward success:...

    It was 1992 when Rob Wright first stepped foot onto the campus of Adams State University in Alamosa. The distance runner from Belen High School in New Mexico gravitated toward the Division II powerhouse because of its rich history.
    “They’ve always had a great history of taking average, above-average distance runners and turning them into national champions, All-Americans,” Wright said.

  • Migrant birds, including fox...

    It is late at night as I try to write this. I must try to get this article finished so the good people at the newspaper can put it in the next issue. This has been a strange week with weather warmer than usual, mostly cloudy, spring-like days and clear nights with gillions of stars.

  • Elusive Townsend’s solitaires...

    We moved into this house on April 19, 1965. That’s nearly 48 years ago, but many of you may recall the article I wrote about trying to find a pygmy owl that we heard calling that first night.

    Unfortunately, I do not hear pygmy owls calling as much as I used to. Their call is much more often heard than the owls are seen, for these tiny owls can disappear in a clump of pine needles or other foliage, and they are ventriloquists. They are not where you think they are.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS GOLF
    Evergreen’s Tenney cards 88 as Lady Cougars take 3rd in opener
    GOLDEN
    — Madison Tenney carded a team-best score of 88 as the Evergreen Lady Cougars opened the 2013 season with a third-place finish in the 4A Jeffco League opener March 19 at Applewood Golf Course.
    Tenney, a junior, placed fourth individually.
    Evergreen’s Emily Rivers fired a 100, Kelsey Evezich shot a 110, while Hanna Esau and Carly Ratekin carded a 119 each.