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Today's Sports

  • Palmer feels at home at Thunder...

    LAKEWOOD — Lindsey Palmer could feel the nerves coming on. The good kind of nerves. The ones a person gets when they’re excited. After all the American Motocross Association national tour was at Thunder Valley Motocross Park, her home away from home.

    “This morning I was feeling big butterflies,” Palmer said. “Everyone you know is here and they’re all watching and like ‘You’ve got to go out and do it.’ It’s a lot of pressure. But once the gate drops it all goes away.”

    Apparently.

  • Return to running pays off for...

    GEORGETOWN — Peter Cole took a couple of years off from running, and the 25-year-old Denver native is just now getting back into the swing of things.

    “To be honest I moved back to Denver and Denver is a running community. I’ve been running with my brother and some other guys. They’ve been a great inspiration for me to keep running,” said Cole, a Mullen High School graduate and a four-year cross country runner at Creighton University.

  • Englehart, Cougars edge Hawks

    Evergreen High School pitcher Jake Englehart and the rest of his defense guided the Cougars to a 2-1 victory over Horizon on June 22.

    Englehart got his team out of trouble a number of times throughout the game as the Hawks left men on base in every inning.

  • Bird migration studies provide...

    I have been re-reading the new book, “Songbird Journeys” by Miyoko Chu. Since I read it the first time and mostly late at night, I didn’t retain some of its wonderful information.

    So I am finding it most informative the second time around. Many of you have written or called me with questions about bird migration, so I had planned to write such an article for some time.

  • Rough rides at Evergreen Rodeo

    For 45 years now, the Evergreen Rodeo, with all its cowboys and cowgirls, has thrilled the crowd at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena. It’s a Father’s Day weekend tradition like none other. Without further ado, we look back on the highlights of yet, another fun-filled wild west weekend in Evergreen: 

    SHIRLEY’S TEMPLE IS A BRUISING
    Tim Shirley’s had a rough go of it lately not that he’ll remember it. Literally.

  • Ponderosa pines brighten the...

    It is not unusual in the mountains to have winter finally give way to summer with hardly a day of spring in between. The mountains are never more beautiful than they are in June.
    It seems like everything turns green overnight from grassy meadows to new aspen leaves; even the new growth on pines, spruces and Douglas fir are green. The ponderosa pines that have appeared almost black all winter are washed clean by the spring rains and new growth is starting at every branch tip. They suddenly appear to be alive and they are in bloom.

  • Mastering the game of squash

    Konrad and Ania LaDow have been playing squash since they could walk. They compete nationally and have won several tournaments in their age group. They are nationally ranked in the sport.

    They both played in their first squash tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Chilly Pepper Open two years ago. Konrad, 11, won first place in the boys U-11 age division, while Ania, 9, placed second in the girls U-11 age group. The LaDows were visiting their grandfather in Pittsburgh when they heard about the tournament and decided to give it a go.

  • Imes’ relief pitching, bats...

    Terry Hensley wasn’t too happy early in Evergreen’s summer league baseball game with Northglenn on June 9. He even did his best Sparky Anderson impersonation, yanking starting pitcher Lute Moss after just 1 2/3 innings.

    Anderson was nicknamed “Captain Hook” because he was quick to pull a pitcher. But this move would pay off for Hensley as Sean Imes came in and shut out the Nitro for more than five innings as the Cougars beat Northglenn 8-3 at Evergreen High School.

  • Column: Boulder win just start...

    Jeremy Freed hadn’t run in the Bolder Boulder since his sophomore year at Evergreen High School. That was eight years ago, but that didn’t stop him in 2011.

    “Honestly, it’s one of the biggest races in Boulder,” said Freed, who works in marketing and retail there and now resides in Broomfield. “It was definitely a lot of fun the last time I did it.”

    But this year, his third run, probably was the most of all. It’s usually that way win you win.

  • Athlete of the Year: Bryn Haebe

    Two years ago, Bryn Haebe was surprised to win the 4A Jeffco League cross country championship. A year ago, she literally ran out of her shoes to win the title. This past season, she just merely three-peated.

    But all three races, while completely different in how she obtained victory, solidified her spot as one of the area’s top female cross country runners in recent years. Thus, Haebe has been named the Canyon Courier’s 2010-11 Athlete of the Year.