Today's Sports

  • Hoping for 2012 to repeat last...

    As I sat back and reflected on 2011 with our Year in Review sections in the Dec. 28 editions I couldn’t help but hope that 2012 will be just as enjoyable as the past 12 months were.
    After all, we saw Columbine’s football team, led by brothers Cameron and Bernard McDondle, run the table to a 14-0 record and a fifth 5A state football championship since 1999.

  • Curling finding its niche in the...

    LITTLETON — The word curling is likely more closely associated with what one’s hair does than what people do for sport on ice. But slowly that mentality is changing.
    Often associated with European countries, the sport of curling, which originated in Scotland in the 1500s, started to get a footing in American culture when it was broadcast on television during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games held in Calgary, Alberta, as a demonstration sport.

  • Kay, Karnath are two of a kind

    One look at Jake Kay and Josh Karnath and it’s pretty obvious they are not one and the same. One is a mere 120 pounds soak and wet, the other a 220-pounder who is more heavyweight than he’s not.
    But at a closer glance, the Evergreen wrestlers are more alike than one might think. They enter the second month of the high school wrestling season undefeated. But more than that they also enter as leaders for a young team leaning on them for guidance.

  • 2011 Top 10 sports stories

    2011 saw many things from Evergreen’s gymnastics team, led by Ashley Perry, return to the top of the ladder in 4A to Evergreen’s boys soccer team run all the way to the state championship game to the Cougars’ boys lacrosse team, inspired by their fallen coach Toby Plank, qualify for the state playoffs for the first time. The following is a list of the Canyon Courier’s Top 10 sports stories for the past year:


  • Goldfinches in winter plumage a...

    A pleasant surprise this past week was a letter to the Canyon Courier with photos enclosed of some American goldfinches at a feeder. The photos were taken by Bud and Sandy Madigan at their home feeder in the Upper Bear Creek area. The photos helped me identify the birds.

  • Mines’ Page-Belknap receives...

    Zach Page-Belknap, an Evergreen resident, recently received Honorable Mention Scholar All-West Region honors, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Dec. 19.
    Page-Belknap is a junior midfielder/defender for the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Chemical and Biochemical Engineering major with a 3.72 GPA.
    He was also named Capital One first-team Academic All-District and first-team Academic All-RMAC this season.
    In 19 games, including 17 starts, Page-Belknap scored three goals and tied for third on the team with five assists.

  • Evergreen grad takes state honor

    Liz Armbrustmacher, a 1985 graduate of Evergreen High School, was recently named the 5A and All-Colorado volleyball coach of the year by The Denver Post.
    Armbrustmacher, who has coached at Lakewood High School for 13 seasons, led the Tigers to a 26-4 record that included league, district and regional championships.
    The Tigers reached the 5A state semifinals before losing to Grandview 25-12, 22-25, 20-25, 25-22, 20-18. She was also named the 5A Jeffco League Coach of the Year.

  • Early deficit too big for EHS

    Stacie Hull scored a game-high 14 points and Broomfield jumped out to an early 11-point lead, leading to a 47-36 victory over host Evergreen on Dec. 17.
    The Lady Eagles (7-1) led 15-4 after one quarter and it proved to be enough to snap a two-game winning streak for Evergreen (4-4). The teams scored 32 points each over the final three quarters.
    The Lady Cougars were led by Erin Dobey with 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Hailey Newhall and Kylee Russell scored seven points each for Evergreen, which had eight different players score.

  • Cougars no match for Broomfield

    Evan Kihn scored 17 points to lead five Broomfield players in double figures as the Eagles defeated Evergreen 76-54 on Dec. 17 at Evergreen High School.
    Nick Ongarato added 15 points, Spenser Reeb scored 14, Austin Wood 11 and Dan Perse 10 for Broomfield (6-1).
    Andre Lane scored a game-high 19 points to lead Evergreen (4-3).
    The Cougars had won three out of four, including two straight.
    Evergreen played host to Poudre on Dec. 20. Results from that game weren’t available at press time. The Cougars return to action on Jan. 4 at Valor Christian.

  • Diggers win with numbers game

    BAILEY — Just because of sheer numbers, victory was almost assured before Clear Creek even stepped on the mat Dec. 14 for its annual tri-meet with host Platte Canyon and Evergreen.
    “It’s unfortunate each team didn’t have a full team. We’ve always had a real good rivarly with the two schools,” Clear Creek head coach Stan Gould said. “This year, their numbers aren’t as strong as ours. It made the win real easy for us. Normally, they match up competition-wise very well with us.”