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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen soccer advances to...

    AURORA — Evergreen’s boys soccer program is one win away from its first state championship since 1989.

    The Cougars upset top-seeded Cheyenne Mountain 4-3 in a thrilling Class 4A semifinal Nov. 11 at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Evergreen freshman Ryan Gutberlet scored a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner in the 78th minute, to propel the No. 4 Cougars to their first trip to the title game since 2011.

  • Jeffco Open Space revises...

    To better manage events in its parks, Jeffco Open Space is establishing new guidelines, which the Open Space Advisory Committee reviewed on Nov. 5.

    Events attended by more than 200 people will be limited to five per year, with a maximum of one for each user type, said Dave Davenport, Open Space’s outdoor recreation coordinator.

    Also, events that fall on holidays or holiday weekends will not be considered, according to the revised park-permit guidelines.

  • Two types of cattails found in...

    There is a small drainage pond below my window that has become a miniature cattail marsh. Last week, the green fronds were waving in the breeze, but the snow that came midweek also brought some very cold temperatures.

    When I awoke Thursday morning, the snow had turned Our Evergreen World to white and the cattails were stiff and brown, rattling in the wind. Summer has left the little marsh, and it now serves as a wintering place for a few birds.

  • Quick Hits

    Locals compete at state

    Evergreen placed sixth in the Class 4A state gymnastics team standings Nov. 6 at Thornton High School. Grace Kishimoto had the best finish in the individual all-around, taking 13th. Teammate Alexa Endsley placed 17th and Sadie Rhoades-Barnes took 21st. Margaret Streett and Mira Zizic closed out the all-around placers for the Cougars, finishing 24th and 25th. On Nov. 7, Kishimoto placed 11th in the bars and Rhoades-Barnes placed eighth in the beam individual event finals.

  • Back to state

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Facing a 2-0 deficit in a match that would determine a berth in the state Class 4A volleyball tournament, Evergreen’s Liz Hudd followed standard coaching procedure by tinkering with her lineup.

    But during the break prior to the third set, Hudd took an unconventional tack: yoga.

  • Cougars maul Jaguars to claim...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen coach Rob Molholm had plenty of restless nights preparing for D’Evelyn senior quarterback Owen Burke.

    “Owen is a heck of a quarterback,” Molholm said “He gave me nightmares all week long. Boy, did he have me stressed.”

    Molholm’s defense was the ultimate cure for his anxiety heading into the showdown against D’Evelyn on Nov. 6 that determined the Class 3A Metro North League champion.

  • One step away from title shot

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — With most of the pieces back from Evergreen’s 2014 boys soccer team, this year’s run to the Class 4A semifinals was not unanticipated.

    The return of Brock Anderson solidified it.

  • Cougars kick into quarterfinals

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen senior Hayden Cogswell hadn’t scored a goal in nearly two months.

    The speedy midfielder picked a perfect time to end his goal-scoring drought with the eventual game-winning goal Nov. 3 in the Class 4A boys soccer second-round playoff game at Evergreen High School. Cogswell scored his second goal of the season on a rocket of a shot past Palmer Ridge goalie Mason Cresap in the 20th minute to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.

  • Autumn’s dry flowers are fodder...

    November is often referred to as the brown month. Nightly frosts have put an end to the green growing season, and meadows and prairies have slowly turned brown.

    Although we may have snow, there is seldom enough to stay on the ground for long, and before we settle into the black-and-white days of winter, we have about a month of brown frozen weeds and grasses. November is usually the month when the summer growth has matured and ripened seeds.

  • Quick Hits

    League title on the line

    Evergreen and D’Evelyn will decide the Class 3A Metro North League football title 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. Both enter the showdown with identical 7-2 overall and 4-0 conference records. The game will also be key for the postseason, which begins next week. The Colorado High School Activities Association will release the 16-team 3A state tournament bracket Sunday, Nov. 8.