Today's Sports

  • Sprint medley relay team,...

    LAKEWOOD — Kristina Schrieber said that there was definitely more pressure on her and her Evergreen High School 800-meter sprint medley relay teammates during the May 14 preliminaries than there was the next day for the finals. That’s because they sat right on the cut line entering the 4A state track & field championships of being a potential finalist or not.

  • Common house wren sings its...

    When I stretched out on my bed on the afternoon of May 12, I had only intended to rest my old back for a few minutes. But of course, I fell asleep. I was awakened about 20 minutes later by the bubbling song of a house wren.

    It had been an exceptionally warm day, and I had my windows open a few inches. The house wren sang again, this time louder than before. It was sitting on my windowsill, singing his welcome to the fine spring day.

  • Volunteers create Bison Trail at...

    Dodging wet snow showers, 112 volunteers constructed nearly 4,000 feet of the Bison Trail at Genesee Park on Saturday.

    The large group working on the hiking and biking trail were part of an effort organized by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, which has a partnership with Denver Mountain Parks. Using shovels and other tools, the volunteers dug into the soil and tamped it down, creating a 2 to 3-foot-wide trail.

  • Lauder saves her best for last,...

    LAKEWOOD — Anne Lauder had never been so nervous for a jump as she was May 16 at Jefferson County Stadium. The Evergreen High senior not only entered this year’s 4A state track and field championships as the favorite to win the triple jump, but she had also scratched three times — twice in the preliminary rounds before her final attempt.

  • Sports briefs

    Cougars thwart host Durango to win district title
    DURANGO — Dane Kapande had a two-run double and Evergreen blew open the game with a three-run sixth inning as the ninth-seeded Cougars upended No. 8 and host Durango 8-3 on May 10 to win the weather-delayed 4A District 2 tournament.

    Play was delayed a day due to inclement weather.

    Alec Moens’ RBI single in the first inning scored Ryker Eagen and the Cougars continued to add to their led from there.

  • Cougars adjust to coaching change

    ARVADA — Midseason changes are never easy, especially when a team loses its head coach. Such was the case for the Evergreen Cougars’ boys swimming team in 2015. 

    Marc Rios was EHS’ first-year head coach when the season began, but he left midseason for a club coaching position with the Greenwood Tiger Sharks.

    Christian Bachrodt took over, and the adjustment in coaching styles was substantial. While Rios’ focus was more on individuals, Bachrodt focuses more on the team being one, Cooper O’Hearn said.

  • Evergreen back in state...

    Kylee Petrik couldn’t put a finger on how her shot found the back of the net early in Evergreen’s 3-0 win over Pueblo Centennial on May 9, but all she knows is that it did. That’s all that mattered.

    It was the first of three goals for the top-seeded Lady Cougars, who got second-half tallies from Sophia Weiner and Brianna Curtis, as Evergreen looked the part of the team to beat in the second round of the 4A state girls soccer tournament.

  • Boating season opens at...

    Boating season at Evergreen Lake has opened with limited hours of operation on weekends until Memorial Day weekend, when the summer schedule begins.

    Paddle boats, kayaks, fishing boats and sailboats are available for renting at hourly rates.

    Stand-up paddle boarding also will be offered to visitors again this season. Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff are overseeing this popular activity this year, rather than using the services of a vendor as in previous years, said Ellen O’Connor, EPRD executive director.

  • White-breasted nuthatches begin...

    Almost everyone who has a bird feeder in a wooded area has a pair or two of white-breasted nuthatches coming to it. Although some books refer to them as being entirely insectivorous, I have watched them eat sunflower seeds at my feeders.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen preps for the playoffs with a shutout of Battle Mtn.
    EDWARDS — Freshman Cassidy Formanek scored her third goal of the season and Sophia Weiner assisted on the score as Evergreen toppled host Battle Mountain 1-0 on May 2.

    The Lady Cougars were coming off back-to-back wins over D’Evelyn (4-1) and Standley Lake (1-0) to lock up the 4A Jeffco League championship.

    Natalie Ulfig and Allie Seracuse combined to make five saves in net for EHS.