Today's Sports

  • Insect-eating brown creepers...

    One of the most interesting winter birds found in our area is the little brown creeper. This delightful little bird is actually a permanent resident that lives in the area year-round.

    While they are not abundant, they are regularly found in their preferred habitat above 7,000 feet to timberline. The brown creeper is a rather solitary bird during much of the year. During the nesting season, a pair tends to stay by themselves in their territory, keeping their nest well hidden and not associating much with other birds or man.

  • Lemon leads EHS to victory

    Rae Lemon took first place in a time of 1 minute, 20.65 seconds and Evergreen’s ski team finished with 174 points to edge Nederland in the girls slalom at Loveland Ski Area on Jan. 13.
    Gillian Long took third in 1:33.53 and Ellie Petrik was fifth in 1:37.13.
    Jake Bender’s second-place finish in the boys race in 1:21.65 helped Evergreen take first place with 169 points.

  • Cougars take fast Lane to top...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe knows what kind of basketball player he has in Andre Lane. So simply advising the Cougars junior to shoot the ball when he has the opportunity would seem obvious.
    Besides, as evidence of Lane’s game-high 21 points in a 56-44 win at Green Mountain on Jan. 13, good things tend to happen when he lets the ball fly.

  • Karnath gets sneak peek at state...

    Josh Karnath, if nothing else, got an up-close view of some of the state’s best 220-pound wrestlers at the Evergreen Invitational.
    The Cougars senior, himself ranked in the Top 10 by On the Mat rankings, was one of nine ranked grapplers in a field of 13 at this year’s tournament on Jan. 14 at Evergreen High School. And it certainly provided him with a look at who to look for come time for regionals on Feb. 10-11 at Eagle Valley High School and, hopefully, at the 4A state tournament a week later at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

  • O’Brien, defense pave way

    LAKEWOOD — Maura O’Brien had her running shoes on, for sure. The Lady Cougars reserve was consistently jumping off the bench to the scorer’s table to get in the game for her defensive presence and then back off.
    It was a routine thing, especially late in Evergreen’s game at Green Mountain on Jan. 13.
    “It definitely keeps me on my toes,” O’Brien said. “It’s so much fun. I love the adrenaline.”

  • Rare golden-crowned sparrow...

    There has been a golden-crowned sparrow appearing at the feeder behind Red Rocks Park Trading Post most all winter. The golden-crowned sparrow is a Pacific bird found only in the western part of North America from the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Mountains westward to the Pacific and some of the islands offshore.

  • Evergreen boys win, girls take...

    VAIL — Deane Long led three Evergreen skiers in the top five as the Cougars took first place in the giant slalom on Jan. 6.
    Long had runs of 38.08 and 36.38 seconds to finish third in 1 minute, 14.46 seconds. Sam Grise was fourth in 1:14.81 and Chris Morrison was fifth in 1:14.87.
    Evergreen finished with 171 team points to top second-place Nederland by five points.
    In all, Evergreen had five skiers in the top 10.

  • Offenses struggle in EHS’ win...

    Ugh, there wasn’t much for Evergreen head coach Scott Haebe to like in his team’s annual showdown with rival Conifer on Jan. 6 at Evergreen High School.
    Not much offensively, outside of the play of senior guard Konnor Propst.
    Not the defense, which was stout but not stellar.
    Just not much at all and yet his team was on the winning side of an alarming 39-28 score in which both teams were held well below their early-season scoring averages.

  • Dobey, defense thwart Conifer

    Erin Dobey was just taking advantage of the opportunities she was presented. But even so not even the 5-foot-5 Evergreen senior guard could imagine she would have the kind of game that she did Jan. 6 against Conifer.

  • Think about planting a garden to...

    Today is a very spring-like day, with high winds and temperatures in the high 40s. It’s not spring, but it is giving me spring fever. This is the kind of day on which my husband Bill used to say, “Let’s drive down to the Rio Grande Valley for a few day so of early spring birding.”