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Today's Sports

  • Staunton State Park prepares to...

    Staunton State Park is on track to open to the public in October, as volunteer recruitment, partner development and construction progress.

    A firm date for the opening of Colorado’s newest state park — on 3,500 acres north of Shaffers Crossing — will be set sometime in August, said park manager Jennifer Marten.

    Community partners and volunteers

    The Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife hosted two open houses in April to recruit volunteers to help build and maintain the park and partners to raise money for it.

  • Cormorants at Evergreen Lake a...

    One of the most prominent and therefore most asked-about bird at Evergreen Lake is the double-crested cormorant. This big bird often is seen sitting on the dam or on the sandbar that accumulates at the inlet. They are big black birds that people cannot fail to see, especially when they have their wings spread out to dry.

  • Visiting Chargers steal...

    The Evergreen Cougars dropped a home doubleheader to the the Chatfield Chargers on July 22, losing 7-4 and 11-10.
    In Game 1, Evergreen got off to an early lead, scoring all of its runs in the first inning. But fortune smiled on Chatfield in the fourth inning when it scored three runs — one of which on a balk by Evergreen sophomore pitcher Jackson Grise.
    After a brief rain delay in the second inning of Game 2, Chatfield was up to bat with the Cougars leading 6-4.

  • Courage Classic ride is all...

    Michael Elmquist was looking for a team. For two years the Houston, Texas, resident had ridden in the Courage Classic, a three-day, 157-mile bike ride through Summit County to raise funds for Children’s Hospital Colorado. But he was looking to join a group. A specific team — the Slalom Gates Rubber Duckies.
    Elmquist e-mailed ride organizers to get him on the team, but team captain Robert Meek never received the notification. Elmquist figured he would come up to Colorado and visit his sister’s in-laws. He would fly it by ear in his quest to find a team.

  • Reader reports rare sighting of...

    A phone call from a reader of this column on Thursday, July 12, brought some exciting news. The call was from Susan Pellegrini, who lives out Brook Forest Drive. She was calling to tell me she had seen her first rose-breasted grosbeak at her feeder. It was an adult male, not all that unusual in itself, but it was the date that excited me.

  • Sports briefs

    GOLF
    Evergreen boys team to hold tryouts Aug. 6-7

    The Evergreen High School boys golf team will be holding tryouts Aug. 6-7 at Deer Creek Golf Club in Littleton and Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada, respectively.
    Players need to shoot a 95 or better at Deer Creek to be invited back for Day 2 unless otherwise notified by coaches.

  • Burke’s pitching stifles Coyotes

    Brock Burke hasn’t stopped growing yet. He’s almost certainly going to get stronger as he gets older. But, boy, does the rising Evergreen junior already know how to pitch. The Monarch Coyotes found that out the hard way on July 15 at Evergreen High School.
    The hard-throwing left-hander was spot on in Game 1 of a doubleheader, striking out 12 in a one-hitter as EHS won 10-0. The game was called in the fifth inning courtesy of the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Triple Bypass challenge for...

    For the past 11 years, Michael Steinert has resided in Fort Worth, Texas. But the Colorado native and Poudre High School graduate had a bucket list item that required that he come home one more time — riding in the Triple Bypass.
    He can now mark that off his list.

  • Sports briefs

    GOLF
    Evergreen boys team to hold tryouts Aug. 6-7

    The Evergreen High School boys golf team will be holding tryouts Aug. 6-7 at Deer Creek Golf Club in Littleton and Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada, respectively.
    Players must be dressed appropriately, which includes a collared shirt and khaki shorts or pants.
    Players need to shoot a 95 or better at Deer Creek to be invited back for Day 2 unless otherwise notified by coaches.

  • Erholtz’s Cougars splits pair

    American author Sam Keen, not the former Evergreen High student-athlete with the same name, once said, “deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” Thank goodness he never played baseball for Evergreen head baseball coach Matt Erholtz because that mentality wouldn’t fly.
    Erholtz coached the Cougars to a 12-2 victory over Columbine’s Batter’s Box in Game 1 of a doubleheader on July 7. Evergreen dropped Game 2 by a 13-3 score.