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Today's Sports

  • Cougars kick off playoffs in...

    There may have been snow pushed off to the side of the field. There was certainly a chill in the air. But Evergreen’s boys soccer team was more than a little warmed up for its 4A state playoff opener on Oct. 27 against Vista Ridge.
    The Cougars, the No. 2 seed in this year’s 32-team tournament, already led by two goals when they exploded for six more scores in the game’s final 33 minutes for an 8-0 rout. Six players scored for Evergreen, including two goals each from Colton Cavey and Jared Cochran.

  • Cougars struggle to hang on

    AURORA — It was the second mile of the 3.1-mile 4A state cross country championship at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and there was Jackson Sayler out front in the lead. No other runner was in front of the Evergreen junior.
    It was though, unfortunately, just the second mile.
    Sayler, who admitted mentally he gave up, faltered back to a 58th-place finish in 17 minutes, 52.32 seconds in the 187-runner field on Oct. 29.

  • Solitaires stay around and stake...

    The first Townsend’s solitaire that I ever saw was shortly after we moved to Colorado in April 1965. I was looking around our new yard and saw a strange gray bird just across the road, clinging to a giant mullein stalk in the open valley above Little Cub Creek. I watched it digging insects out of the dead mullein stalk and thought how often I had seen downy woodpeckers acting in the same manner.

  • Solitaires stay around and stake...

    The first Townsend’s solitaire that I ever saw was shortly after we moved to Colorado in April 1965. I was looking around our new yard and saw a strange gray bird just across the road, clinging to a giant mullein stalk in the open valley above Little Cub Creek. I watched it digging insects out of the dead mullein stalk and thought how often I had seen downy woodpeckers acting in the same manner.

  • Evergreen out in quarterfinals

    AURORA — Breeze Phillips walked off the field and let out a sigh of relief.
    The Evergreen ace pitcher had held Broomfield in check for six innings, allowing just two early runs. But the ninth-seeded Lady Eagles, with their backs up against the wall, scored three runs in the top of the seventh and had the tying run on second with one out.

  • O’Brien rolls on, captures...

    DENVER — Maura O’Brien, on the heels of winning the 4A Jeffco League championship, ran a time of 19 minutes, 40 seconds and won the 4A Region 1 championship on Oct. 21 at Denver’s City Park.

  • Sayler places second at regionals

    DENVER — Evergreen’s Jackson Sayler finished in 16 minutes, 47 seconds, placing second at the 4A Region 1 cross country championships on Oct. 21 at Denver’s City Park. He finished just three seconds back of Centaurus’ Chandler Reid.
    Evergreen, as a team, placed fifth with 116 points, qualifying for the 4A state championships on Oct. 29 at Aurora’s Arapahoe County Fairgrounds.
    Other finishers were Sam Sahli (14th), Jeff Sahli (27th), Nick Marti (32nd), George Clark (41st), Thomas Warren (43rd), and Daniel Holmes (46th).

  • Lady Cougars rally past Green...

    LAKEWOOD — In a back-and-forth match Oct. 20, the Evergreen Lady Cougars collected a 3-2, fifth-game win against Green Mountain.
    Evergreen, a straight-set winner over Thomas Jefferson in its regular-season finale one day later, has won 10 of it last 12 entering postseason play. The Lady Cougars (14-5, 8-2 4A Jeffco) are the third seed of the Jeffco League and will play in the District 1 tournament Oct. 28-29 at Longmont High School. Evergreen is joined in the district by Longmont, Denver South, Frederick, Niwot and Elizabeth.

  • Squirrels bring life, activity...

    When I was out on the patio to catch some of the fine fall sunshine the other day, I was sworn at with a loud, vociferous, emphatic blast of squirrel language. The western red squirrel, which has been challenging me all summer, had in just a few cold days claimed the patio as his territory with firm determination and loud raucous cussing at everyone else who thought to claim it for a few hours.

  • Evergreen answers wake-up call

    ENGLEWOOD — Rob Molholm didn’t have to sugarcoat it for his Evergreen Cougars. Their Oct. 14 game against host Englewood was, for all intent and purposes, a playoff game.
    Maybe it wasn’t in the literal sense, but coming off a 3A Metro South conference loss two weeks earlier at Summit the last thing, in all likelihood, the Cougars could afford is to lose another one.
    “This is a playoff game, straight-up playoff game. I was saying it all week long that this is a playoff game,” Molholm said.