Today's Sports

  • Get ready for winter birds now...

    The first snow has fallen. Unfortunately, it came three weeks early this year. However, the fall color is still brilliant in some places, and we still have nice weather next week, according to the weatherman.
    I feel that it is early, since the first wet, soggy snow usually arrives on Halloween as if it were a mean trick, leaving all the new kids freezing in their thin costumes. You can always tell the newcomers from anyone who has lived here a few years because they learn to buy Halloween costumes large enough to go over their winter parkas.

  • Peterson plays his game, places...

    Keeping score wasn’t Kyle Peterson’s intent. Instead, the Evergreen sophomore golfer used his practice round on Oct. 2 at Windsor’s Pelican Lakes Golf Course — home for this year’s 4A state boys golf championship — to spray shots around the course, hitting different shots and into different places.
    That strategy worked pretty well.

  • Evergreen players denied state...

    DENVER — The last time Evergreen’s boys tennis team ran into Alexander Dawson — last month during a regular-season match at Evergreen Sports Center — it was hardly competitive. Dawson rolled to seven straight-set victories.
    This time when they met again at the 4A Region 1 tournament Oct. 5-6 at Colorado Academy there was a whole lot more on the line, and the matches, for the most part, resembled that.

  • D’Evelyn rallies, surprises...

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars got off to a hot start, but they couldn’t hold off Ellie Brandon and the rest of the D’Evelyn volleyball squad, falling in five games on Oct. 5 at EHS.
    D’Evelyn won 22-25, 14-25, 25-12, 25-21, 15-9.
    In a back-and-forth first game, the Lady Cougars (10-4 overall, 5-1 4A Jeffco) edged out the visiting Lady Jaguars. And Evergreen seemed to be hitting its stride in Game 2 behind the strong setting of senior Allison Aafedt. But its momentum ended there and the rest of the match was all D’Evelyn.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen repeats as 4A Jeffco League champions
    — Scott Boland, Kyler Hamari, Matt Hornbecker and Gavin Scharig scored goals as Evergreen beat Green Mountain 4-0 on Oct. 11 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    Evergreen (11-2, 8-0 4A Jeffco) won its fourth straight to sew up first place in the conference standings for a second straight season.

    Cougars right ship, roll over visiting Jefferson at EHS

  • 4A state golf: Peterson, Cougars...

    WINDSOR -- Evergreen sophomore Kyle Peterson shot a 1-over 145 two-day score to tie for seventh at the 4A boys state golf championship on Oct. 3-4 at Pelican Lakes Golf Club.
    Peterson carded a 2-under 70 over the first 18 holes, including five birdies, before settling for a 75 on Day 2.
    He finished 17 strokes back of Valor Christian's Wyndham Clark, who won his second state title with back-to-back rounds of 64 on the Par-72, 6,566-yard course.

  • Grieve's OT goal propels...

    LAKEWOOD -- To hear senior defender Brian Grieve explain it, the Evergreen Cougars have a simple strategy.
    The defenders want to win the ball, put it back in the center midfield, get them to play it around the field, get it outside and get everything to the forwards so they can look for their shots. Ironically, or maybe not, it was Grieve himself who found his shot for the Cougars against D'Evelyn on Oct. 4 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Winged, furry creatures get...

    When I have time to sit out in the autumn sunshine, my favorite occupation is watching how all the various wild creatures that visit my yard are getting ready for winter. Nearly all of the “summer” birds have prepared for winter by leaving.

  • Cougars unleash offensive fury

    Ethan Jackson said it wasn’t all that difficult for the Evergreen Cougars to get motivated. After all, they were playing archrival Conifer. Even so, there was little doubt who was the better team in their annual Mountain Challenge Cup game Sept. 28 at Evergreen High School.
    It’s been that way for years.
    “It’s not very hard,” Jackson, who had a hat trick in the Cougars’ 8-0 victory, said of getting up for Conifer. “You just got to prepare well, train well. They’re our rival. You got to come out and play.”

  • Floor, vault lifts host...

    Marnie Bello knows that her Evergreen gymnastics team needs more consistency on the uneven bars. She knows that the Lady Cougars need to work on staying on the balance beam. But she also knows that her team hasn’t peaked, and she’s fine with that.