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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars rout Boulder to give Mitchel her first win
    BOULDER
    — Kaylee Wardlow went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while three others players — Katie Solis, Maggie Tucker and Jessica Bellatti — scored twice in Evergreen’s 15-5 rout of host Boulder on Aug. 29.
    The game was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    The win was the first in the Della Mitchel era as head coach. Evergreen opened the season four days earlier with a 6-4 loss at Thomas Jefferson.

  • Lady Cougars looking to continue...

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars hold nine state titles in volleyball, making them the fourth most titled team in Colorado, but there’s a catch. Their most recent title was in 1985. Thirty years is a long time to wait to raise the victory banner, and the Lady Cougars are itching to feel that satisfaction again.

  • BRAINS AND BRAWN

    As a student there’s something within Joey Fox that makes him want to succeed. That mentality was built into him by his mother, Rebecca.
    “I just have a natural ability to go out and do my best. My mom has always taught me that, to always do my best in everything I do. To give 100 percent. You can’t ask for anything more, and you can’t be disappointed with yourself,” the Evergreen High School senior said.

  • Goldfinches shy away from...

    Many years ago, I saw my first lesser goldfinch in a yard in Idledale. When I first saw this little yellow-and-black bird, it was acting like a new warbler. That’s what I thought it was.

    I could not find any warbler that looked like it, and then noticed its thick finch-like beak. This sent me to the yellow finches, and there it was among the many goldfinches that occur here: the lesser black-backed goldfinch.

  • 5 questions with Brock Burke

    Last year, Evergreen High alum Brock Burke was a third-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays. A year later, the lanky left-hander is coming along with the Appalachian League’s Princeton Rays. He’s made 10 starts with a 3-2 record and 3.40 earned-run average. Sports editor Michael Hicks caught up with Burke last week.

  • Cross county: Cougars favorites...

    Caitlin Schmitt, as she ran to a ninth-place finish at the 4A state cross country championships last October, pictured her teammates and her family, but she also ran for herself.
    “That was one of the best races for me,” Schmitt recalled. “I was very, very happy with my finish.”
    It’s that excited, ecstatic feeling that the Evergreen High School senior hopes to feel again this year as the Cougars embark on the 2015 season.

  • Gymnastics preview: EHS coping...

    Looking at the roster, it’s not all that difficult to point out who the Evergreen High School gymnastics team will be leaning on in 2015 to lead the charge.
    That would be Callie Cohen, the team’s lone senior. But head coach Chancey Hines isn’t too concerned with that. She knows her team captain can handle it.

  • Eagle sighted at Evergreen Lake...

    Many people have reported the sighting of an adult bald eagle that has visited Evergreen Lake several times this summer. I even saw it myself when a friend was driving me down Highway 74 one day last week.

    The eagle was too high and it was poorly lighted, so I could not actually see its white head and tail, but I knew it was an eagle by the soaring bird’s very flat appearance. They look like they were cut out of a piece of cardboard. Red-tailed hawks and other large birds that you might confuse it with have must more bend in their wings.

  • EHS boys golf coach placed on...

    Mike Kuzava, Evergreen High School’s boys golf coach, has been placed on administrative leave for two weeks, according to an e-mail that athletic director Tony Barnett sent to parents and players on Aug. 19.

    Neither Kuzava nor Barnett would comment on the reasons behind the action.

    “I don’t agree with what happened, but I’ll live with the decision,” Kuzava said.

    Assistant coach Wes Short will coach the team in the interim, Barnett confirmed.

  • Ivy, sumac and some poisons to...

    The first bit of fall color to appear in the Bear Creek Valley is the lovely orange-red of poison ivy, Toxicodendron rydbergii. Its unique color often appears to be in small clumps along the canyon walls, announcing the end of summer and the beginning of fall. One can hardly call the color red, for it is almost orange, an unusual color in the changing fall panorama.