Today's Sports

  • Cougars go out on a high note,...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

    Players, coaches, students and parents gathered around midfield, some of them with tears in their eyes, after Evergreen’s 42-0 win over Summit on Nov. 2 at Evergreen High School. There wasn’t any confirmation at the time, but many feared this marked the end of the team’s season.

  • Evergreen believes in self to...

    THORNTON — They are the little team that never thought they could, but the Evergreen Lady Cougars proved to themselves that they most certainly “could” when they placed second with a score of 174.350 just behind rival Elizabeth at the 4A state gymnastics championships Nov. 2-3 at Thornton High School.
    Elizabeth nabbed first with 179.425 points, taking back the state title that Evergreen won a year ago.

  • Cougars bounced on penalty kicks

    Matthew Jackson struggled with his emotions. The Evergreen senior had just watched his Cougars play 110 grueling minutes, including 30 in overtime, and a series of penalty kicks. Jackson took the last of those kicks, having his attempt — the third straight by Evergreen — deflected by Battle Mountain goalkeeper Christian Espinoza.
    The result was sixth-seeded Battle Mountain, behind penalty-kick goals from Erick Broines, Roberto Diaz and Gunnar Wilson, posting a 2-1 4A state quarterfinal victory over the host Cougars at Evergreen High School on Nov. 1.

  • Mergansers bring quiet dignity...

    I went down to Evergreen Lake last Friday to see if it was beginning to freeze. The overcast sky had left the lake without color. It was cold, gray and foreboding, but it was still liquid. Not even a white cap curled the surface.

  • First snow sheds tears in a...

    The first snow is always so beautiful that I am forced to admire it even though I’m not a winter person.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen places 4th in leagues, will play in 4A regionals

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars landed the No. 31 seed in the 36-team 4A regionals and will play in the three-team Region 6 bracket at Thompson Valley High School on Nov. 3.
    The Lady Cougars, coming off a fourth-place finish in the 4A Jeffco League tournament, which included a thrilling five-set match with Golden, are 9-14 on the season.
    Kira Nielander had 19 kills and 11 digs against Golden on Oct. 23, while Andrea Eddy added 22 assists and 10 digs.

  • Cougars playing self into...

    LAKEWOOD — It was an early-season arm injury suffered by Evergreen quarterback John Cassell that  resulted in junior Jack Curtis stepping into that role and moving Cassell outside to wide receiver. But the move certainly has paid dividends the past two weeks.
    The tandem hooked up twice Oct. 26 at Trailblazer Stadium for first-half scores of 18 and 37 yards as Evergreen posted its second straight victory and second shutout of the season 45-0 over host Alameda.

  • Sayler, Skold left hoping for...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — On the one hand finishing 14th at the 4A state cross country championships isn’t too shabby. But when you’re Jackson Sayler, Evergreen’s top male runner who won both the 4A Jeffco League and a regional title in 2012, it wasn’t exactly what you were hoping for, either.
    “I’m definitely not satisfied, but I definitely could’ve done a lot worst. It was just an average race,”  Sayler said.

  • Golden shot sends EHS to Elite 8

    LAKEWOOD — It’s a play that the Evergreen Cougars work on all the time. Ethan Jackson dribbles the ball down one sideline before crossing it over to the back post. This time, Danny Golden happened to be on the receiving end. Now all the Evergreen junior needed to do was put the ball into the back of the net.
    Easy enough, right?

  • Clark’s nutcracker makes first...

    On Monday, Oct. 15, Mike Krieger phoned to let me know that he and Kathy had their first Clark’s nutcracker at their bird feeder near Bailey. These big, gray, black and white members of the crow family look like a small gray crow with black wings and tail. They are strange birds that act like they couldn’t decide whether to be a crow or a woodpecker.