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Today's Sports

  • Conifer sticks it to host...

    Steven Stick is only going to be a junior next school year, but it’s hard to imagine he’s going to be any better than he was on June 28 at Evergreen High School. He was plenty good, and he could get even better. 

    The 6-foot-4 Lobo did it with his pitching, where other than one five-run inning he held the Cougars in check with 10 strikeouts, and his stick, going 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs in a 8-5 victory. 

  • Chase finds her calling on the...

    Kendall Chase looks like the typical high school athlete. And she’s tried many sports — soccer, golf, basketball and volleyball. Yet, it wasn’t until the Evergreen resident and the soon-to-be Mullen High School senior found rowing that she found her true calling. 

    A natural athlete, Chase’s height — she’s 5-foot-11 — likely pigeon-holed any success she may have had at the next level, especially in basketball. But it hasn’t stopped her in rowing where she’s a natural fit.

  • CU cross country runner Rice...

    Nathan Rice says he pretty much knows where he’s at when he’s running. The 22-year-old especially knows when he’s getting toward the end. He’ll look at his watch and kick it the last two minutes hard.

    Yet, that’s easier said than done when you’re battling injuries.

    “I just came off a knee injury, hernia surgery eight months ago. I’ve been running light to see where I was, how I’m doing,” Rice said.

  • July brings wildflowers above...

    June has been a wonderful month, so green, so fresh after the cold winter, it seemed almost magical. Now, July lies ahead with warmer weather, dusty roads and skyrockets in bloom for the Fourth of July.

  • Palmer feels at home at Thunder...

    LAKEWOOD — Lindsey Palmer could feel the nerves coming on. The good kind of nerves. The ones a person gets when they’re excited. After all the American Motocross Association national tour was at Thunder Valley Motocross Park, her home away from home.

    “This morning I was feeling big butterflies,” Palmer said. “Everyone you know is here and they’re all watching and like ‘You’ve got to go out and do it.’ It’s a lot of pressure. But once the gate drops it all goes away.”

    Apparently.

  • Return to running pays off for...

    GEORGETOWN — Peter Cole took a couple of years off from running, and the 25-year-old Denver native is just now getting back into the swing of things.

    “To be honest I moved back to Denver and Denver is a running community. I’ve been running with my brother and some other guys. They’ve been a great inspiration for me to keep running,” said Cole, a Mullen High School graduate and a four-year cross country runner at Creighton University.

  • Englehart, Cougars edge Hawks

    Evergreen High School pitcher Jake Englehart and the rest of his defense guided the Cougars to a 2-1 victory over Horizon on June 22.

    Englehart got his team out of trouble a number of times throughout the game as the Hawks left men on base in every inning.

  • Bird migration studies provide...

    I have been re-reading the new book, “Songbird Journeys” by Miyoko Chu. Since I read it the first time and mostly late at night, I didn’t retain some of its wonderful information.

    So I am finding it most informative the second time around. Many of you have written or called me with questions about bird migration, so I had planned to write such an article for some time.

  • Rough rides at Evergreen Rodeo

    For 45 years now, the Evergreen Rodeo, with all its cowboys and cowgirls, has thrilled the crowd at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena. It’s a Father’s Day weekend tradition like none other. Without further ado, we look back on the highlights of yet, another fun-filled wild west weekend in Evergreen: 

    SHIRLEY’S TEMPLE IS A BRUISING
    Tim Shirley’s had a rough go of it lately not that he’ll remember it. Literally.

  • Ponderosa pines brighten the...

    It is not unusual in the mountains to have winter finally give way to summer with hardly a day of spring in between. The mountains are never more beautiful than they are in June.
    It seems like everything turns green overnight from grassy meadows to new aspen leaves; even the new growth on pines, spruces and Douglas fir are green. The ponderosa pines that have appeared almost black all winter are washed clean by the spring rains and new growth is starting at every branch tip. They suddenly appear to be alive and they are in bloom.