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Today's Sports

  • Penalty kicks end Cougars’ season

    ENGLEWOOD — There are tough losses and then there are heartbreakers. Evergreen’s 1-1 (4-3 in penalty kicks) loss to eighth-seeded Broomfield in the 4A state semifinals certainly falls into the latter category.

    It was a game that took so long that even the penalty kicks couldn’t be decided in regulation. But, eventually, the Eagles (14-2-3) came out on top after two extra rounds of PKs.

  • Cougars advance to boys soccer...

    LAKEWOOD -- Danny Jensen’s ball skills and footwork were the key. The Evergreen sophomore didn’t score, but what he did do was pull the defense toward him. That set up Luke Adams to score the eventual game-winning goal as the fifth-seeded Cougars advanced to the 4A state semifinals on Nov. 3 with a 2-1 win over Jeffco League rival D’Evelyn at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Dark-eyed juncos bring color to...

    I am writing this on Sunday, Oct. 31. This has been a beautiful autumn Sunday with temperatures ranging from 60 this morning to the low 70s this afternoon.
    A light breeze is keeping it from being warmer, but the sky is at its best Colorado blue. I am still at Elk Run Assisted Living, disappointed that I need to stay a bit longer, but I now plan to be home with some of my family by Thanksgiving.

  • Mild fall brings out winged,...

    This has been a beautiful fall so far, with warm sunny days and blue skies.

    I am now getting physical therapy on my wrist and have enjoyed the warm, gold days as much as possible.

    I get outdoors for a bit most days to enjoy the fall weather while I can. Locally, some of the aspen are still green but other ones are in full color. From what I have seen on the TV news, many of the leaves have already been blown off in the high country.

  • Surprising state run a short stay

    AURORA — Time and time again Breeze Phillips threw the best pitch she could, and time and time again Mariah Peterson fouled it off. The Evergreen pitcher just couldn’t get the one pitch she needed. But Peterson got the one she wanted.

  • Evergreen takes third at league...

    LITTLETON — Twelve teams from all over Jefferson County, including Chatfield, Columbine and Evergreen High Schools, showed off their best gymnasts at the league championship on Oct. 23 at Chatfield High School.

    Bear Creek took top team honors, placing first with 182.150 points, Evergreen was third with 173.7 points, Chatfield took sixth with 164 points and Columbine was 10th with 152.475 points.

  • Evergreen boys, girls teams win...

    LITTLETON — They say good things come in small packages and in the case of Conifer sophomore Gabriel Valenzuela that saying couldn’t be more accurate. Valenzuela, who is tiny but powerful, earned first place at the 4A Region 1 girls cross country championship on Oct. 22 at Clement Park.

    The 5k course, which led runners all over Clement Park, was brutal for some and downright punishing for others. Valenzuela, meanwhile, just took it in stride.

  • Cougars prep for playoffs with...

    The Evergreen Cougars decided to save their best for last. They played their best game in their final home game of the regular season, beating the 2010 Jefferson County 4A league champion Green Mountain Rams, 25-21, 19-25, 25-19, 25-21 on Oct. 21.

    The Cougars’ win ruined what was a perfect season in the league for the Rams (17-2, 9-1), who looked overmatched most of the game, only narrowly taking Game 2 and trailing throughout the rest of the games.

  • Roundup: Chart, Kerry receive 4A...

    Evergreen’s No. 1 singles player Nate Chart and head coach Bruce Kerry were named the boys tennis MVP and coach of the year for 2010 by the 4A Jeffco League.

    Chart was one of five players to be named first-team, all-conference, joined by Stephen Hardy (No. 2 singles), Brian Repko (No. 3 singles) and the team of Cameron Sadler and Garrett Smith (No. 3 doubles).  The No. 4 doubles team of Steve Jensen and Brad Lindsay were named second-team, all-conference.

  • Cougars running toward postseason

    Rob Molholm wasn’t surprised that the Evergreen Cougars ran the ball so effectively. He wasn’t surprised that his team even defeated previously unbeaten Englewood. But the 45-13 score that resulted in the Cougars’ sixth win of the season, well, that was a little shocking. Almost as much as the Gatorade bath the head coach took in the post game.