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Today's Sports

  • Snowy owls seen more often in...

    This winter has brought unusually large incursions of snowy owls into the northern states. These big white beautiful owls nest on the arctic tundra, well above timberline, and regularly winter across southern Canada.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Elmgreen’s 17 points, seven rebounds paces the Lady Cougars
    GOLDEN
    — Emily Elmgreen had a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds, while Hannah Orr added 11 points as Evergreen won for the seventh time in eight games 50-37 over host Golden on Feb. 13.
    Seven players scored for the Lady Cougars (14-7 overall, 9-3 4A Jeffco League), including seven points from Samantha Kisiel and six from Lauren Troeger.
    Golden, which only trailed 36-33 entering the fourth quarter, dropped to 10-11, 6-6 in league play.

  • Cougars’ best bet denied state...

    BROOMFIELD — It was a confidence boost that Lane Hanson was hoping to build on. His victory over Valor Christian’s Coby Welch a week earlier at the Pre-Regional Rumble was a first for the 113-pound Evergreen junior. It would take a second, this time in the 4A Region 1 consolation semifinals, for Hanson to make it to the state tournament. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.

  • Cougars make noise at state

    The Evergreen Cougars might have had a young ski team in 2014, but don’t let that fool you: They’re still pretty good on the slopes. They proved that Feb. 13-14 at the CHSAA state championships at Eldora Mountain Resort in Nederland.

  • Column: EHS swimmers savoring...

    FORT COLLINS — It’s been a couple of years in the making, but the Evergreen Lady Cougars finally got over the last hurdle. A team that’s been knocking on the door of a 4A girls swimming state championship since the 2012 meet finally blew the hinges off in 2014.
    In 2012, Evergreen was second, albeit a distant runner-up to repeat champion Thompson Valley. In 2013, the Lady Cougars finished third after a disqualification in the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay denied them of the top honor. In 2014, there was no denying.

  • They are still red foxes no...

    Probably the most common animal to be seen in this area is the red fox. When we first moved to Evergreen in 1965, there were only gray foxes to be seen, but it wasn’t long before a red fox moved in, and then gray foxes disappeared. For some time now, red foxes have dominated in the area to the point where I have not seen a gray fox for a long time.

  • Reeling them in, Evergreen style

    Sitting on the ice as a gusty breeze whipped across Evergreen Lake, Evan Gerbe was trying his luck at ice fishing for the first time.

    “It trips me out,” Gerbe said as he looked at the 2-foot rod he was dangling into a hole cut in the thick ice.

    Gerbe lives in Washington state, where he fishes for salmon with a 9-foot rod in a fast-flowing river. While visiting his mother in Evergreen, Gerbe said, he decided to participate in the second annual ice fishing derby on Saturday.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Elmgreen, Lady Cougars upset 4A Jeffco-leading D’Evelyn
    LAKEWOOD
    — Emily Elmgreen scored a team-high 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Evergreen Lady Cougars upset host and 4A Jeffco-leading D’Evelyn 61-57 on Feb. 7.
    Samantha Kisiel added 15 points and five boards, wile Logan Newhall scored 10 points.

  • Depth pays off as EHS repeats

    ARVADA — You want to know why the Evergreen Lady Cougars won a second straight 4A Jeffco League girls swimming championship on Feb. 8. It wasn’t the number of victories — D’Evelyn had twice as many — but rather it was the number of finalists the Lady Cougars had.

  • Key victory gives EHS’ Hanson...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Lane Hanson hasn’t yet realized his goal of qualifying for the 4A state wrestling tournament. But with one win in the Feb. 8 Pre-Regional Rumble at Bear Creek High School the Evergreen junior’s psyche jumped from hope to belief heading into this week’s regional.