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Today's Sports

  • Cencich leaves mark with bench...

    Thomas Cencich said he backed off a little bit. After all, the 52-year-old Littleton resident only had a deadlift of 429 pounds. He also took it easy with his squat of 446 pounds. Normally that’s where he would start, but he wanted to make the judges happy.
    “I’m going really easy, really light to get something on the board,” the 1978 Evergreen High School graduate said.
    Well, he was at Disney World after all. There were other things to do.

  • Townsend’s solitaires are...

    I always associate the Townsend’s solitaire, Myadestes townsendi, with working in the garden. For many years, a pair of these little gray birds nested just across the road on my neighbor’s property. The male chose the utility line, which ran along the road, as one of his territorial perches.

  • Cautious McIntosh comes out on...

    By Ryan Ward
    For the Courier
    Eager triathlon participants crowded around the finish line to see their results on a rainy July 28 morning. But on this day, only one man fulfilled his ultimate goal of winning the Evergreen Sprint Triathlon.
    Dan McIntosh, who finished the course around Evergreen Lake with the fastest time of 1 hour and 35 seconds, was humble when asked about winning.

  • Clinic preps high school players...

    It’s the handling of the club. It’s foot placement. It’s how much divot is taken on any given shot.
    Steve Patterson, a PGA golf pro, meticulously works with golfers from Evergreen and Golden high schools on a cool Thursday afternoon at Hiwan Golf Club to prepare them for the 2013 season. There’s a lot of hands-on teaching between him and fellow golf pro Kevin Hanley. More than that, there’s the teaching of the mental aspects of the game to help the players understand that they must practice the way they play.

  • Denver runner in Cruz control at...

    MORRISON — From the start, Lonnie Cruz was focused on what was directly in front of him. The stunning scenery of nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre and its surroundings couldn’t faze the 30-year-old Denver runner. Neither could the building heat as the race wore on. Nothing slowed Cruz down during the Mount Falcon 15K.

  • Bob Cook Memorial/Mt. Evans Hill...

    BOB COOK MEMORIAL/MT. EVANS HILL CLIMB
    The following are partial results from the 48th annual Bob Cook Memorial/Mt. Evans Hill Climb on July 20:

    MT. EVANS GRAN FONDO: Erik Dorf, 2 hours, 9 minutes, 26.63 seconds; Gregory Dobbin, 2:10:01.64
    TANDEMS: Nico Toutenhoofd, 2:07:58.59; James Hickman, 2:59:00.04
    SW 55+: Lynne Anderson, 2:42:42.49; Ellen Wakeman, 2:46:32.54

  • Sports briefs

    GOLF
    Evergreen boys golf team set to hold tryouts Aug. 5-6

    The Evergreen High School boys golf team will hold tryouts Aug. 5 (2:30 p.m., at Indian Tree Golf Course) and Aug. 6 (10:12 a.m., at Deer Creek Golf Course).
    Players will play from the blue tees both days. Cost is $5 for Aug. 5 and $20 for Aug. 6. Groups will be set by head coach Mike Kuzava.
    All players must be dressed appropriately. All players must play 18 holes to qualify.

  • A rod, a cast and the thrill of...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    If one never knows why an older brother and father would sneak out of the house early on a Saturday morning to go fishing now they can find out. All it takes is spending three hours with instructor Gary Okizaki.
    Every Saturday, for two hours, from 10 a.m. until noon, the Blue Quill Angler fishing shop offers fishermen the opportunity to learn about the sport of fly fishing. Okizaki meticulously describes how to rig a fishing rod, cast, apply necessary knots and effective flies to fish dry flies, nymphs and streamers.

  • Large turkey vultures may hide...

    It is difficult to believe that you can live in a community where a big bird with a 5 ½- to 6-foot wingspan is considered to be relatively abundant in summer without ever seeing one. Yet, that is exactly what happened recently to a friend who told me he had seen one perched on a fence post near his home. He had never seen one before but knew what it was immediately.

  • Pine grosbeaks are difficult to...

    People frequently ask me why they never seen pine grosbeaks at their feeders and where they can see one. They are a very beautiful western bird living in the Rocky Mountains just a bit higher than most people do.