Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports briefs

    Junior QB Curtis throws for 4 TDs in Cougars’ win over Demons

    Junior quarterback Jack Curtis completed 11-of-16 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns — two of them to former starting quarterback John Cassell — as Evergreen upended Glenwood Springs, 38-32, on Oct. 19 at Evergreen High School.
    Ryan Hays caught six passes for 167 yards and a score, while Marcus Cassin and Connor Kissler also had touchdowns for the Cougars (4-4).

  • Top scores tough to be found at...

    LAKEWOOD — Gymnastics in the Jeffco League is like a stacked deck, loaded with highly skilled, competitive gymnasts.
    The Jeffco League gymnastics championships were held at Bear Creek High School on Oct. 20. But the conference finals are just a primer for regionals, which will be held Oct. 26. Teams have to qualify their gymnasts at regionals if they want a shot at state.

  • Twin brothers are a lethal one-...

    They’re identical twins born just a minute apart who moved to Evergreen from their native London, England, by way of Florida, when they were 6 years old.
    Ethan and Matthew Jackson have that British accent, too, that draws the attention of teenage girls as much as they use it on the playing surface to mentally focus themselves on the task at hand. And they’re not above using it when arguing with a family member.
    But what makes the dark-haired brothers stand out more than anything else is their play on a soccer field.

  • Skold, Sayler peaking at the...

    LITTLETON — Not an altered Clement Park course or surgically-repaired leg from last season can challenge the mental strength that Sammy Skold is overflowing with right now.
    The 4A Jeffco League champion Skold is peaking at the right time, winning for the second consecutive week. This time it was the 4A Region 1 championships on Oct. 18 in 18 minutes, 55 seconds. She beat out Golden’s Olivia Treitman by 18 seconds.

  • Kingfishers make their home...

    Driving along the canyon road between Evergreen and Morrison the other day, it was a pleasure to see a belted kingfisher rattling his way along Bear Creek. They are such predictable birds. You can almost always find a kingfisher in the same places you have seen them before.

  • Sports briefs

    No. 4 doubles team scores lone win at 4A state tournament
    — Evergreen’s No. 4 doubles team of Nathan Haas and Henry Raeder scored a 6-4, 6-1 victory in the first round of the 4A boys tennis state championships Oct. 11 at Pueblo City Park, but it would be the only victory the Cougars would get in the three-day tournament.