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Today's Sports

  • Conifer graduate Grado making...

    Forty-eight hours prior to the platform finals at the USA Diving Olympic trials in Federal Way, Wash., Benjamin Grado had come to a conclusion that no matter what happened he would be happy with the result.
    Why not? Just being in the finals, as Grado said, was a “great accomplishment in itself.”
    But it was just one of many the 2007 Conifer High School graduate has accomplished since he ventured to the University of Arizona four and half years ago.
    His list of accomplishments would be the envy of any diver:

  • Perseverance pays off for...

    She had just finished a training ski the night before the 2008 World Cup finale in Norway when Monica Bascio was transferring into the team van. The Evergreen resident, who was paralyzed from the waist down after a 2002 skiing accident near Lake Tahoe severed her spinal cord, slipped and broke her tibia and fibula.
    Her dream of competing in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games were dashed. The hopes of even making a handcycling comeback for the 2012 London Paralympic Games were uncertain.

  • Cottonwoods, aspen grace...

    Today, June 20, is the summer solstice, the day that people of many races and cultures around the world celebrate as midsummer night’s eve, the longest day of the year and thereby the shortest night of the year.

  • Spring all-conference track...

    The following is the 4A Jeffco League all-conference team for the 2012 spring season:

    BOYS
    FIRST TEAM

  • Evergreen’s Chase rowing right...

    Kendall Chase looks back at the photos taken two years ago at the University of California-Berkley rowing camp and it’s downright atrocious. At least in her mind.
    “I was really bad,” Chase said.
    But, oh, how things have changed since 2010.

  • Evergreen Rodeo Notebook:...

    Tim Shirley’s fingerprints were all over the Evergreen Rodeo on June 17. The only problem with that for the 30-year-old Bailey resident was that they weren’t on what he’s become best known for the past 12 years.
    Shirley, a 2001 Colorado Pro Rodeo Association bareback champion, was scratched from this year’s bareback riding competition after doctors recommended that he didn’t ride due to a history of concussions. He’d ridden in every Evergreen Rodeo since getting his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association card.

  • Living the cowboy life

    Make no bones about it, Zilla Lapp is a big man. His girth is what initially drove the burly cowboy into the sport of rodeo in the first place. He was told that he was too big to ride. So Lapp set out to prove his critics wrong.
    “My grandpa’s grandpa used to do it. I’m trying to keep the dream alive,” Lapp said. “Cowboys are a dying breed.”

  • Three basic rules to feed...

    Although many species of bird return to nest in this area at various times, the hummingbirds seem to be very regular in their arrival dates, and most everyone who lives here seems to agree that when the hummingbirds arrive, it is truly summer.
    Although they return at lower elevations a bit earlier than they do here, the broad-tailed hummingbirds that nest in our immediate area usually arrive between April 25 and April 27, and they have done so for close to the 50 years I have lived here.

  • Spring all-conference teams:...

    The following are all-conference lists for the 2012 spring season:

    BOYS LACROSSE
    FOOTHILLS CONFERENCE
    FIRST TEAM

    ATTACKMEN: Ryan Kelly, Columbine; Dalton Sierra, Columbine; Jake Gonzales, Columbine; Reilly Fletcher, Evergreen; Pete Aplet, Wheat Ridge; John Roach, Wheat Ridge
    MIDFIELDER: Ryan Schneider, Chatfield; Jack Stebbins, Columbine; Brandon Atwood, Columbine; Braden Olson, Evergreen; Scott Crews, Evergreen; Jacob Gladfelter, Wheat Ridge; Josh Kaufling, Wheat Ridge

  • 2011-12 Coach of the Year:...

    Gymnasts are notoriously perfectionist and hardworking. Evergreen head gymnastics coach Marnie Bello is no exception.
    Bello coached her team to the 4A state championship with a school-record 182 points in 2011, knocking off two-time defending champion Elizabeth in the process. The Lady Cougars did so by taking first-place in the vault and uneven bars. It was the school’s second state title since 2008.