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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen runs table, wins Jeffco

    Evergreen boys golf coach Mike Kuzava was optimistic about his Cougars chances in the 4A Jeffco League even before the 2012 season got under way. But his players, saving their best for last, reaffirmed that belief Sept. 10 at Willis Case Golf Course in Denver.
    The Cougars carded a season-best team score of 295 in the regular-season finale to run the table in league play. In the process, Evergreen sewed up its first 4A Jeffco League championship since 1998. For the season, the Cougars won the league title by 68 strokes over second-place D’Evelyn.

  • Time to prepare feeders to help...

    I can’t believe it’s September already. But Labor Day is past, yellow school buses roll along our roads, and yellow wildflowers bloom along the shoulders of the road to my house.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars repeat as Boulder Creekside Classic champions
    BOULDER
    — Sarah Kay and Morgan Milstead each homered and Evergreen pounded out 12 hits in a 7-2 win over host Boulder to win the second annual Boulder Creekside Classic on Sept. 1.
    Sydney Stansbury, Kenzie Skold, Natalia Aramovich and Milstead each had two hits in the title game.
    Ragan Wickham pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the victory. She walked two and struck out two.

  • Evergreen shows youth, lack of...

    WESTMINSTER — In the first regular-season gymnastics meet of the season, Chatfield, Evergreen and host Standley Lake faced off Aug. 30. The home gym advantage seemed to prove the added edge for Standley Lake, which took first place with 172.275 points. Chatfield was second with 165.975, and Evergreen placed third with 158.725 points.
    The competition was tough, especially for Evergreen, which has a largely young team that lacks depth.

  • Cougars find their groove in the...

    It wasn’t your typical Evergreen Cougars game. Now that’s to be expected in the season opener against an opponent the likes of Air Academy. After all, both teams reached at least the 4A state quarterfinals in 2011. Shoot, Evergreen played for the championship.
    But the Aug. 30 game at Evergreen High School showed Cougars head coach Peter Jeans that his team needs to play as one. It took a while, but Evergreen finally figured that out.

  • Leafy spurge weeds can grow in...

    It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn, I’m unhappy to say. Seldom does autumn come this early, but the drought seems to have made plants mature early, and many of the late summer and autumn flowers are blooming or past blooming already.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Peterson, Cougars lead charge at Hyland Hills Jeffco meet
    WESTMINSTER
    — Kyle Peterson carded a tourament-best 71 and Evergreen had five golfers in the top 15 en route to a 12-stroke victory at the 4A Jeffco League match at Hyland Hills golf course on Aug. 22.
    Evergreen, as a team, scored a 316 total, finishing 12 strokes ahead of second-place D’Evelyn. Wheat Ridge was a distant third with a 359 total.

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Cross...

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Angie Harrington, Rob Wright
    Classifications: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: Evergreen’s girls placed  first in the Liberty Bell and league and second in regionals. They were 14th in state. The boys team took 10th at state.
    Athletes to watch: Sam Skold, Sr.; Jaxson Saylor, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 31, Pre-State Meet, Cheyenne Stampede, Colorado Springs
    State championship: Oct. 27, Norris Penrose Center, Colorado Springs

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Boys...

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Peter Jeans
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 record: 17-3
    2011 recap: The Cougars ran the table in the 4A Jeffco League, going 9-0 en route to another conference title. Evergreen reached the 4A state finals before falling 1-0 to Mullen. Players to watch: Ethan Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Nate Hentges, Matt Hornbecker,
    Season opener: Aug. 30, vs. Air Academy, 6:45 p.m.
    State championship: Nov. 10, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City

  • The Will to Win: Teams look for...

    It’s a feeling that never gets old. Be it the first time or last year’s fifth championship since 1999, the joy of winning a state football title is sheer euphoria for Andy Lowry. It always bring an infectious smile.
    The Columbine head coach has a pretty good handle on what it takes to be successful. He’s seen it quite a bit over the years.