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Today's Sports

  • Finches bring springtime joy to...

    (Reprinted from May 6, 2009)

    The big snow has come and gone. It was not quite as much as we had a few years ago, but it was more than we needed at one time. I measured 3½ feet at our house, but it was so warm that much of it melted as it fell, and it weighed so much that it compacted what had already fallen. So, measurements were less than accurate. I decided that the actual depth didn’t much matter. After you pass 2 feet of wet heavy snow, most of the roads are closed and the damage to power lines has been done.

  • Quick Hits

    Key regular season finale

  • Cougars thwarted by Valor’s...

    LAKEWOOD — The opening pitch proved to be a bad omen for Evergreen with the driver’s seat on the line in the Class 4A Jeffco League baseball race for the conference title.

    Cougars’ ace Dane Kapande plunked Valor Christian leadoff batter Joel Pierce to begin the showdown April 27 at All Star Park in Lakewood. The first four Eagles reached base in the top of the first inning on the way to a two-run first inning and eventual 3-1 victory over Evergreen (9-5 record, 4-1 in league).

  • At Evergreen Lake, a love affair...

    A large banner with a photo of the planet Earth hung over the entrance to the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday, waving in the wind above those who came to the 27th annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair.

    “The people in Evergreen absolutely love nature, and they’re dedicated to making sure we always have nature. That’s been kind of exciting to see,” said Colleen Kulesza, the new director of the Evergreen Nature Center, which opened for the season on Saturday.  

  • Robins have made their way back...

    (Reprinted from April 28, 2010)

    As I was coming home from a late trip to the library and grocery store, it was almost dark as I came up the hill when an American robin flew across the road right in front of me. I braked and he landed in a ponderosa pine in the yard, the same tree that a pair of robins has nested in for the past several years.

    This made me feel it was my old friend. Of course, this is impossible to prove unless the bird had been banded, but it is more than likely, for robins are known to nest in the same area year after year.

  • Quick Hits

    Bahl and Kisiel off to The Show

    Evergreen’s girls basketball coach Amy Bahl and senior Samantha Kisiel will participate in The Show (prep all-star) basketball game 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood. Bahl, who guided the Cougars to the Class 4A state title game, will coach the Blue Team with Lakewood girls coach Chris Poisson. Kisiel was one of 22 girls selected to play. The senior, who averaged 15.3 points per game last season, will play for the Blue Team.

    Holley second at Broken Tee

  • Near no-hitter for Kapande

    DENVER — Image if the slider was working for Evergreen senior pitcher Dane Kapande on April 23 at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.

    Kapande could have very well thrown a no-hitter in the Class 4A Jeffco League game against D’Evelyn. Instead, the Cougars’ ace had to settle for a 5-0 victory throwing 6 and 2/3 innings, giving up two hits while striking out 14 batters.

  • Rising from the abyss

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Much like waxing and waning moons, Evergreen’s boys swim team has a long and somewhat muddled past, only allowing onlookers to see how brightly it shines when it’s in a particular phase.

  • Genesee-to-El Rancho bike trail...

    Construction again is under way on a bike trail along I-70 from Genesee to El Rancho, after a winter hiatus. 

    The trail is expected to open in early June.

    The fencing has been moved, the path is graded, and concrete paving is scheduled to start in the next couple of weeks, said Bob Wilson, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Most of the trail will be on land owned by the city and county of Denver. 

  • Cougars fail to cool off hot...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — It’s pick your poison for opponents when it comes to facing Conifer’s boys lacrosse team.

    The 2016 Lobos returned five players who scored 22-plus goals (three with 42) from the program’s first-ever playoff team last season.