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Today's Sports

  • Evergreen student-athletes sign...

    National Signing Day was Feb. 2, but inclement weather delayed Evergreen High School from holding its signing ceremony until Feb. 9. But it couldn’t keep four student-athletes from making their future a reality. The following is a list of those four student-athletes and why they chose the school that they did. Stephen Swofford contributed to this report.
    — Michael Hicks, Sports Editor

  • Unusual winter birds abundant in...

    There have been many unusual birds reported on the Denver Field Ornithologists Rare Bird Alert this winter. My problem is that the gentleman who makes the recording for this service speaks so rapidly that I found it difficult to understand where they were seen.

    Of most interested to me were reports of two winter wrens, one northern cardinal, some trumpeter swans and barrow’s goldeneyes. I have seen all of these birds but still consider them worth a trip to see again.

  • Evergreen’s Kay cream of the crop

    Jake Kay had a simple goal. He just wanted to beat the, well, you know what, out of his opponents. The Evergreen sophomore left little doubt of that on Feb. 5 at the 4A Jeffco League wrestling championships at Evergreen High School.

    Kay scored decisive decisions over Wheat Ridge’s Stephanie Goens and Elizabeth’s Josh Lee en route to a dominating performance at 103 pounds. First, he scored a 20-7 major decision over Goens. Then, in the finals, Kay’s varsity experience paid off against the freshman Lee in a 19-3 tech fall victory.

  • Cougars swimmer wins pair of...

    ARVADA — Meyers Pool was packed to capacity on Feb. 5 as female swimmers from both the 4A and 5A divisions gave it their all to set state qualifying times, league records and increase their team’s points before next weeks state finals.

    Spectators cheered, clapped and whistled as they watched the girls compete. Coaches waved their hands in a wave-push motion, so as to move their swimmers along. Teammates yelled out, “Come on,” “Go! Go! Go!” And parents jumped up and down in the stands toward the end of a race.

  • Cougars pummel Arvada

    Jordan Florschuetz scored a game-high 19 points and Evergreen was never challenged en route to a 66-11 thumping of visiting Arvada on Feb. 7 at Evergreen High School.

    The Lady Cougars (9-10, 6-4 4A Jeffco) led 17-4 after one quarter and 27-8 at halftime before holding Arvada (2-16, 0-9) to just three points over the game’s final 16 minutes.

    Erin Dobey also scored in double figures for Evergreen with 11 points. Emily Elmgreen added nine, Haley Newhall and Jesse Wormer scored eight each, and Haley Stading scored four.

  • Roundup: Lane propels Cougars to...

    Andre Lane scored 18 points and Evergreen pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 53-44 win over Wheat Ridge on Feb. 4.

    Konnor Propst added 11 points and Braden Olson scored 10 for Evergreen (9-10, 5-5 4A Jeffco).

    Aaron Rubbleke and Ryan Wyser led Wheat Ridge (3-15, 1-8) with 10 points each. Evergreen capped its regular season with a 62-27 win on Feb. 7 at Arvada.

  • Grosbeaks, syrup lovers...

    One of the few deciduous trees native to this area is the box elder, Acer negundo, also known as the ash-leaved maple. It is an interesting tree that has made its way all across the Great Plains with a little help from mankind.

    People brought this tree to their early homesteads and planted it in yards as windbreaks around their homes. It is still found in many yards and along many plains water courses.

  • Evergreen dominates Husky...

    BAILEY — Lindsay Johnson says that Platte Canyon High School’s pool is not one of her favorites. Be it the blocks, which can be slick, or the environment, in particular the colder temperatures outside of the pool, it’s a tough place to swim.

    But it sure didn’t seem that way on Jan. 29.

    Johnson was part of four of Evergreen’s eight victories as the Lady Cougars easily won the Husky Invitational with 268 points. Kent Denver came in second in the seven-team field with 216 points. Manitou Springs was third with 213.

  • Stratman, D’Evelyn scurry past...

    Evergreen had to know that Luke Stratman was going to score. He’s only scored 20 points or more nine times and scored at least double figures in all but one of D’Evelyn’s previous games. 

  • Jaguars tandem handles Cougars

    Madalyn Neely and Laura Tyree almost beat Evergreen by themselves. Actually, they did.

    The D’Evelyn duo, the team’s top scorers, combined for 41 points and the Lady Jaguars used a 19-2 opening quarter to lead throughout in a 67-37 win over host Evergreen on Jan. 28 at Evergreen High School.