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Today's Sports

  • Kadets bounce Cougars

    Host Air Academy outscored Evergreen, 24-12, in the fourth quarter as the second-seeded Kadets stormed past No. 7 Evergreen, 68-47, in the opening round of the 4A state tournament at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs on Feb. 27.

    Air Academy (21-4), which advanced to the Great Eight with a 64-54 win over Pueblo Central the next day, led 26-16 at halftime. Luke Camp led Evergreen (15-9) with 18 points. 

  • Evergreen completes late-season...

    Ask Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl, and she’ll tell you that the Longmont Lady Trojans were a really good No. 6 seed. Maybe they shouldn’t have been a sixth seed at all considering Longmont did share the 4A Northern League title with Thompson Valley and Silver Creek. Unfortunately, the Lady Cougars found out just how tough Longmont really was.

    The Lady Trojans upset third-seeded Evergreen, 57-51, in the opening round of the Tanya Haave Region of the 4A state tournament on Feb. 27 at the Southwest Motors Event Center.

  • A FEARLESS ADVENTURER

    Taylor Hutchen isn’t like most other 8-year-olds, per se. Sure, like other kids her age, she is more gums than teeth when she smiles, and she’d rather play outside than do homework. But unlike many her age, Taylor is a serendipitous blend of fearless adventurer, who is thoughtful beyond her years, with a full-blown addiction to skiing that transcends the negative effects of being cold or exhausted after a long day of carving fresh powder.

  • Weather, tough slopes slow down...

    Going into the 2014-15 state skiing championships, the Evergreen Cougars had plenty of reasons to believe they were a top-3 team. 

    Even going into the final day of the two-day competition Feb. 19-20 at Keystone, there was hope they would reach that level, but numerous factors, including weather and a difficult course, cost EHS.

  • Lady Cougars struggling with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl isn’t a big fan of the 4A Jeffco League’s cross-division format for the final week of the regular season. 

    Bahl’s Lady Cougars finished second in their division with a 10-3 record prior to the final week, but went 0-2 against the top two teams on the opposite side, including a Feb. 20 season-ending 49-43 loss at second-place Green Mountain.

  • Cougars seal playoff ticket

    WESTMINSTER — It was the kind of atmosphere that Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe said that his team can learn to respond from. It was a playoff-like atmosphere Feb. 20 at Standley Lake.

    And maybe it was a playoff game for the Cougars. Finishing no higher than third in their division of the 4A Jeffco League, which included the conference’s top two teams — Golden and Valor Christian — every win down the stretch was much-needed.

  • Storksbill blooms may be seen in...

    Once more, a fine snow is drifting down on the meadows that surround me. Elk Run Assisted Living is located in an offshoot of the Elk Meadow Open Space area.

    I watched the fog move across the meadow and as usual this time of year, it brought another snowstorm with it. The grasses in the meadow are dry, tan or yellow, with nary a sign of spring green.

  • No matter how you spell it, it’s...

    I don’t know how to write this article about bluebirds, blue birds, Blue birds or Blue Birds found in this area. All four spellings plus a hyphenated form are found in various bird books. I, myself, prefer the single word of bluebird.

    Friends returning last week from Santa Fe told me they had seen bluebirds eating juniper just south of the state line in New Mexico. My friends thought the birds were on their way back for the summer. They well may have been.

  • Early losses at regionals cost...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    GOLDEN — Timing is everything. It’s a lesson Lane Hanson learned the hard way in his final two seasons wrestling for Evergreen High School.

    Both years he beat an opponent during the regular season but lost when it counted the most. 

  • Kisiel, Lady Cougars sweep...

    It took a while — 4 minutes, 33 seconds to be exact — before either Evergreen or Conifer scored in their Feb. 10 girls basketball encounter at Evergreen High School, but once the scoring began, there was no stopping junior Sam Kisiel.