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Today's Sports

  • Mourning doves make an early...

    On Friday, March 8, all the weathermen were forecasting another severe snow. By Saturday evening, they had been proven to be right with another foot of snow on the patio picnic table. On Friday, I was having lunch where I could watch the birds at the feeder. It was a busy sight with all of the winter moochers trying to fill up before the snow came. There was nothing new or especially interesting to be seen, but when I moved closer to the window to see if there was anything on the ground under the feeders, there was a sudden explosion of flight as two mourning doves took off.

  • 2013 spring sports previews

    Following is a preview of the 2013 spring sports season at Evergreen High School:

    BASEBALL
    Head coach: Matt Erholtz
    Conference: 4A Jeffco League
    2012 record: 14-6 overall, 8-2 4A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Sean Imes, Sr., P/IF; Lute Moss, Sr., P/IF/OF; Jake Englehart, Jr., P; Brock Burke, Jr., P; Jack Drumright, Sr., P; Josh Bellatti, Jr., P
    Next game: March 16, at John F. Kennedy, 11 a.m.

  • Winter all-conference girls...

    Following is a list of all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League for the 2012-13 winter season for girls swimming and wrestling:

    GIRLS SWIMMING
    FIRST TEAM

  • Defending state champs pull away...

    Air Academy showed why it’s the defending 4A state girls soccer champion, but only after overcoming a second-half scare from Evergreen on March 7 in Colorado Springs.
    Brooke Braden led Air Academy, which is ranked No. 3 in the season-opening Denver Post media poll, with two goals and an assist in a 4-1 victory over the visiting Lady Cougars. It was the season-opener for both teams. Caren Nelson and Katie Rainsberger also scored for the Lady Kadets (1-0).

  • Evergreen’s depth comes in handy

    LAKEWOOD — It’s a mindset that Camille Morales isn’t normally accustomed to. Sprint running is not the Evergreen sophomore’s thing like distance running is, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell such. She ran the anchor leg of Evergreen’s sprint medley relay March 8 like she belonged.

  • Even though it’s early March,...

    The round table on my patio looks like a huge coconut cake with 15 inches of snow on it. The peripheral lights look like giant ice cream cones. The good fairies came during the night and plowed my driveway. The birds are flocking to my feeders. Yet, despite 15 inches of snow, my heart sings, “Spring is here!”

  • Evergreen ousted by Broomfield

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars were defeated by host and top-seeded Broomfield 61-29 in the second round of the 4A state girls basketball tournament March 1.
    “Broomfield is tough. They have been No.1 all year in state, and we have already played them once and lost by 40,” Evergreen head coach Amy Mohr said after the Lady Cougars advanced to play Broomfield with a 39-34 home victory in the first round over Discovery Canyon on Feb. 26.
    Rife with fouls and free throws the Lady Cougars topped Discovery Canyon thanks to 17-of-21 shooting from the free-throw line.

  • Cougars falter in Sweet 16

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    MONUMENT — For a moment it looked like it might happen. This was the kind of game they wanted to play.
    The fourth-seeded Evergreen boys basketball team got within two points of top-seeded Lewis-Palmer early in the fourth quarter before bowing out of the 4A state tournament in the Sweet 16 for a second straight season with a 52-37 loss March 2 at Lewis-Palmer High School.

  • PAC Rugby off and running in...

    LITTLETON — They’re at polar-opposite ends of the spectrum. One team is a state powerhouse coming off a Division II championship. The other is trying to find its footing again.
    PAC Rugby, made up of players from Conifer, Platte Canyon and Evergreen high schools, finally got the monkey off its back in 2012, winning the Rugby Colorado Division II state title in its third straight trip to the finals. The victory over Grand Gents last May, however, is hopefully just the beginning, head coach Hugh Miller said.

  • Kelley, Cougars run away from...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    He went from California to New York.
    Well, not literally, but Chase Kelley defined the old saying coast to coast late in the second quarter of Evergreen’s 62-45 win over Conifer on Feb. 22 at Evergreen High School.
    With Evergreen leading 32-10 Kelley grabbed a rebound and took off like a locomotive. The senior faked a pass, split two defenders, and laid the ball effortlessly into the hoop. The emphatic drive capped a 27-2 run for the Cougars and gave them an insurmountable 24-point lead over the rival Lobos.