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  • Theil itching for more after...

    Sam Theil hears it quite often. The 16-year-old Evergreen High School left-hander receives congratulatory pats on the back for making it to the 4A boys golf state championship tournament last year.

    And, rightfully so.

    But when he tells them he placed 72nd out of 84 golfers it drives him more to improve his game, especially his short game.

    “Getting there has made me dive more into golf. I love golf. It has made my drive to get back to state again for the rest of my high school career,” Theil said.

  • Boulder’s Rizzo wins 10K at...

    Patrick Rizzo ran his second-best time ever in a 10K road race on Sunday, but he said this year’s Evergreen Town Race still might not count among his best.

    “Being that it’s downhill, though, it’s hard to count that. It’s one of those Mark McGwire asterisks,” Rizzo said jokingly. 

    Nevertheless, Rizzo, of Boulder, was able to win the 10K race against some pretty tough competition and in a startling time of 29 minutes, 59 seconds.

  • Harebells are plentiful with...

    Summer continues with monsoon winds, thundershowers and heat. What interests me the most is the increase in relative humidity. When we came to Colorado in 1965, the relative humidity averaged around 7 percent a day. Today it was 49 percent, and every day it is much higher than it was 50 years ago.

  • Gentians, bugling elk signal the...

    The full rich days of August bring the flowering of fringed gentians, the departure of some summer birds and gambling teenage elk enjoying their first taste of independence. The incredibly beautiful fringed gentians are the dominant wildflower in South Park in August.

  • A FEAT OF STRENGTH

    It wasn’t that big of a deal to Tom Cencich. The 50-year-old 1978 Evergreen High School graduate has been to a number of international competitions. So last month’s North American Powerlifting Championships in Miami, Fla., wasn’t all that much different than the rest.

    But, in truth, it was.

    The 5-foot-6, 182-pounder entered the competition for one reason — to shatter a world record. 

  • Tip helps California teen topple...

    EVERGREEN — As should be expected, 15-year-old Jonas Texeira struggled with his breathing that comes with the altitude of playing at Hiwan Golf Club. After all, he is from Sun Valley, Calif.

  • Sports brief

    Stingers’ U-7 Reds team looking for sponsors
    The Evergreen Stingers’ U-7 Reds 3v3 soccer team is looking for sponsors so the team can play in the 2012 World Championships at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 14-16, 2012.

    The team qualified after taking second place last month at a regional tournament in Commerce City. 

    If anyone is interested in sponsoring the team, contact Dauma Venta at dauma@venta.ws or by calling 303-523-0097. 

  • Wildflower or weed: Enjoy the...

    It is a fine summer evening. I am sitting on the patio, trying to write this article and cool off after another hot day and a rain shower. The cooler air is refreshing, and I can see many wildflowers in bloom in the yard. I really miss being able to get out for walks in the woods but can’t tote my oxygen tank, and the woodland way is too uneven, tilted and rough, for me to traverse safely. So, I try to be content with what I can see from the patio and car port.

  • Wildcats rally, end Cougars’...

    ARVADA — It wasn’t that Jake Englehart wasn’t denying Arvada West its just due. It’s just that the Evergreen pitcher shouldered most of the blame for his team’s 7-5 loss on July 23 at Pomona High School’s Bart Mapps Field.

    The loss ended the Cougars’ run in the double-elimination, season-ending Central Colorado Baseball League tournament. Evergreen lost a day earlier to Bear Creek in the opening round 15-2.

  • Force back on top at Bandimere

    MORRISON — It’s been a while, but John Force is back on top at the mountain.

    The 62-year-old legendary NHRA Funny Car driver scored the last of his five previous wins at Bandimere Speedway in 2003. But in the finals on July 24 against Matt Hagan at the 32nd annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals Force didn’t have to do anything special. 

    He just needed Hagan to make one mistake for Force to get his first win of the season.

    Hagan red-lighted at the start giving Force his sixth win at Bandimere and 133rd overall.