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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Cougars rally late to stun...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    It featured three lead changes and two ties, and that was just in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter.
    Evergreen and Conifer girls basketball teams played a classic back-and-forth affair Feb. 22, and it was the Lady Cougars who used a late run to earn a 42-35 win.

  • Kay finally finds his place at...

    DENVER — Jake Kay was running the mat, shaking his arms loose just like all the other competitors preparing for the opening night session of the 4A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. With his Evergreen Cougars’ warm-up jacket on and his first match of the three-day tournament still more than 90 minutes away, Kay showed the focus that has identified him in his senior season.

  • Box elder trees add character to...

    If you are lucky enough to live in one of the stream valleys, you may have some box elder trees growing near your house. I hope you will make time to really watch them for at least a few minutes every day.

     

    Not only are box elder trees interesting in their own right, but they also seem to attract many birds, especially when they have many seeds hanging on their branches. Box elder is the name by which most of us know this tree, but botanically, it is known as Acer negundo.

  • Hardy species hang around...

    Snowy February has fairly well lived up to its name. We have not had deep snow here, but frequent light snow and cold weather have kept the ground carpeted in white. Of course, more lies ahead for us for spring snows are usually deeper although less frequent.

     

    March snows are usually deep, wet and heavy. Even April, our second snowiest month, brings this same kind of snow with nice spring days in between. Spring can’t come too soon for me for I have cabin fever and just can’t wait to get outside.

  • Hardy species hang around...

    Snowy February has fairly well lived up to its name. We have not had deep snow here, but frequent light snow and cold weather have kept the ground carpeted in white. Of course, more lies ahead for us for spring snows are usually deeper although less frequent.

     

    March snows are usually deep, wet and heavy. Even April, our second snowiest month, brings this same kind of snow with nice spring days in between. Spring can’t come too soon for me for I have cabin fever and just can’t wait to get outside.