Today's Sports

  • Evergreen catches breaks to top...

    It would be safe to say that the bounces definitely went Evergreen’s way in this one.
    A header from Kylee Russell to teammate Ellie Petrik allowed the Evergreen forward to push ahead for the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute of a 2-1 win over Bear Creek on March 17 at Evergreen High School. It was her second goal of the game.
    “It was all thanks to my teammate Kylee Russell. She headed it perfectly over and I got on it perfectly and ended up scoring off the rebound,” Petrik said.

  • Evergreen’s patience pays off

    Patience is a virtue, and the Evergreen Cougars proved that in their season opener.
    Four walks, two hit batsmen, two sacrifices and an error, coupled with two hits, was the offense for EHS in the first two innings as it scored five runs en route to an 11-1 rout of Platte Canyon in its season opener March 17 at Evergreen High School. The game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Mountain bluebirds already seen...

    The weather has been surprisingly spring-like this past week. However, driving by the lake, I noticed very little change. It remains frozen shore to shore. The first sign of ice breakup is usually the appearance of a larger and larger amount of open water at the inlet.

  • Spring sports preview: Track...

    Head coach: Scott Haebe
    Assistant coaches: Greg Cooper, Mike Sellers, Rob Wright
    League: 4A Jeffco
    2011 highlights: Andre Lane, state qualifier in long and triple jump; Quinn O’Neill, second in league in high jump; Jak Hamilton, second in league in  800 meters; Peter Thavis,  second in league shot put; Team, second in league in 4x800 meter relay

  • Spring sports preview: Girls...

    Head coach: Kris Nielsen
    Assistant coaches: Tim Janes, Bob Greenman
    League: 4A Jeffco
    2011 record: 4-7; No. 2 doubles team qualified for 4A state tourney
    Players to watch: N/A
    Outlook: “Quiet a few returning varsity players this season, in addition to some new ones,” Nielsen said. “I hope to have every player increase their skills and technique.”
    Season opener: March 13, at Monarch
    Regionals: May 2-4, Colorado Academy, Denver
    State finals: May 10-12, Pueblo City Park

  • Spring sports preview: Boys...

    Head coach: Jon Cohen
    Assistant coaches: Jeff Stratton, Zach Buckley, Neil Olsen, Craig Nardi, Toby Gerrard
    League: Foothills
    2011 record: 11-6
    Last playoff appearance: 2011, lost to Monarch, 11-5, in the first round
    Players to watch: Braden Olson, Sr., midfielder; Reilly Fletcher, Sr., attacker; Erik Mestigen, Jr., defender; Christian Butler, Jr., attacker

  • Spring sports preview: Girls golf

    Head coaches: Mike Kuzava
    League: 4A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Madision Tenney, Soph.; Rachel Bechtholdt, Sr.;  Nikola Hynes, Jr.; Jennifer Butler,  Sr.; Maddie Moran, Sr.; Emily Rivers, Soph.

  • Spring sports preview: Baseball

    Head coaches: Mike Erholtz
    Assistant coaches: Dale Hutchings, Tim Wolf
    League: 4A Jeffco
    2011 record: 16-7
    Players to watch: Sam Grise, Cody Jess, Jake Spicer

  • Ball bounces Evergreen’s way

    LITTLETON — It’s not like Evergreen didn’t have it chances earlier. It did. But it took a free kick and subsequent Kylee Russell goal to finally put an end to Littleton’s winnning streak against it.
    Russell’s goal in the 62nd minute proved to be the game’s only score as the Lady Cougars toppled host Littleton 1-0 in its season opener at Littleton Public Schools Stadium on March 10. Evergreen snapped the Lady Lions’ three-game winning streak in the series.

  • Ducks will arrive soon at...

    Soon the ice will break up on Evergreen Lake, and migrating ducks will begin to appear. Usually blue-winged teal are the first to arrive. It is interesting to keep track of the large variety of ducks that can be seen on this little lake.