Today's Sports

  • Narrow defeat leaves Lady...

    DENVER — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Mohr kept her emotions in check after the Lady Cougars’ 39-33 loss at George Washington on Jan. 4. The first-year coach laid the blame on her team’s defeat with its play and precarious shooting. But it would’ve been so easy to have looked at the questionable officiating and foul-shooting discrepancy, especially in the fourth quarter, that turned a close game into one Evergreen was fighting an uphill battle to win.

  • Cougars rally in 4th, top...

    Emotion on the court can be a double-edged sword — the catalyst to defeat a tough opponent or the key to a team’s undoing. For the Littleton Lions’ boys basketball team on Jan. 4, it was the key to their undoing.
    The Lions let their emotions get the better of them in the fourth quarter, giving up their third-period lead in allowing the Evergreen Cougars to score a 68-57 win.

  • Female wrestler taking on the...

    Kya Perez had no previous athletic background other than an interrupted season at the Pee Wee level, yet the Evergreen freshman was looking toward doing sports in high school. But not any sport, and especially not, in her words, a “girly sport.”
    There in lies wrestling. It is who she is.

  • Some advice on becoming a better...

    How does one become a better birder? This is a question I have been asked many times. It is difficult to answer without preaching, but I’ll give it a try.

  • 2013: New Year's Resolutions

    The calendar has changed over. It’s a new year. It’s 2013. Each year, people make resolutions or predictions for what they want to do or what they expect to happen in the coming 12 months. The Canyon Courier sports staff spoke to a number of local athletes and coaches and asked them what they foresee happening this year.

    JAKE KAY, Evergreen wrestler
    “I want to get in the room every day even Sundays. Every single day get in the room to get that state championship.”

  • Hicks: Taking a peek into my...

    It doesn’t take one long to notice when they walk into my home what day of the week it is. There are calendars everywhere — the kitchen, my kids’ bedrooms, my bedroom and so forth. So with the Christmas presents unwrapped and new calendars galore put up around the house it just reminds me how quickly 2012 flew by.
    Zip. It was here and then it was gone.
    I certainly can’t remember a year coming and going as fast as the last one did. And, rest assured, 2013 will be just as fast, if not faster. I am getting older after all.

  • Snowshoeing offers hikers outlet...

    Unlike woodland creatures, hikers don’t have to hibernate in the winter. Snowshoeing is hiking … on snow. And on Jan. 12, Echo Lake Park, as well as Keystone Resort Nordic Center and Estes Park Winter Trails will be hosting Winter Trail Day.
    Winter Trail Day was created 18 years ago with the hope that everyone who loves exploring outdoors and would like to try snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing would have the opportunity to do so, even if they have never done so before.

  • 2012: The year in review

    The year of 2012 saw numerous athletic achievements from Lexie Malazdrewicz and the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ showing at the 4A state championships to PAC Rugby finally winning it all to the success of EHS’ boys and girls cross country teams, led by Jackson Sayler and Samantha Skold, respectively, at leagues and regionals. With that said, the Canyon Courier looks back at 10 stories that made headlines in the past 12 months.


  • Gambel’s oak is a rare sighting...

    When I go down Little Cub Creek Road, I always look for a small cluster of Gambel’s oak, which grows on a scruffy southwest-facing slope just south of Mountain Park Road. It is a clump of small trees. Although they have single trunks and are tree shaped, they are little more than shrubs.

  • 2012 skiing preview

    Head coach: Kirk Petrik
    Assistant coaches: Mike Savoie, Holly Boggs 
    Skiers to watch: Jake Bender, Sr., alpine; Rae Lemon, Soph., alpine; Kelly Gordon, Soph., alpine; Dylan Reed, Sr., Nordic; Shelbie Ralston, Sr., Nordic
    Alpine season opener: Jan. 4, at Beaver Creek