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Today's Sports

  • Despite losses, successful 2010...

    It’s probably not all that unfair to say that the Evergreen Cougars’ 2011 boys soccer team is single-minded. That’s not a bad t.hing, either.
    Since the gut-wrenching penalty-kick loss to Broomfield last November in the 4A state semifinals, Evergreen has had one thing in mind.
    “Since probably the end of last season we’re pushing to make it even farther, win more games,” senior tri-captain Brian Grieve said. “Our motto is 20-0. We’ll see if we can follow through with that and win a state title.”

  • EVERGREEN COUGARS/Boys Tennis

    Head coach: Bruce Kerry
    Assistant coaches: Tim Janes, Kris Nielsen, Ryan Baird
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    Top players: Stephen Hardy, Sr.;            Matt Golub, Jr.; Paul Clancy, Jr.
    Season opener: Aug. 30, vs. Golden,
    3: 30 p.m.

  • EVERGREEN COUGARS/Softball...

    Head coach: Scott Haebe
    Assistant coaches: Brian Doctor, Lisa Deal, Amanda Schaefer, Jori Creel, Erica Buenger
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    Top players: Breeze Phillips, Sr., P; Sammie Keitlen,  Sr., SS; Sydney Cronson, Sr., CF; Natalie Elmgreen, Sr., 3B; Ariel Riggio, Sr., 2B
    Season opener: Aug 23, at Lewis-Palmer

  • EHS wants to build on 2010 run

    It would be easy for the Evergreen Cougars football team to live in the past. After all, 2010 was quite special.
    The team ended years of mediocre seasons with an 8-3 campaign that saw EHS reach the 3A state playoffs for only the sixth time in school history. The Cougars finished second in the Metro West Conference to eventual state champion Elizabeth. And Evergreen evened the score with rival Conifer with a thrilling 17-13 Mountain Bowl victory.

  • Theil itching for more after...

    Sam Theil hears it quite often. The 16-year-old Evergreen High School left-hander receives congratulatory pats on the back for making it to the 4A boys golf state championship tournament last year.

    And, rightfully so.

    But when he tells them he placed 72nd out of 84 golfers it drives him more to improve his game, especially his short game.

    “Getting there has made me dive more into golf. I love golf. It has made my drive to get back to state again for the rest of my high school career,” Theil said.

  • Boulder’s Rizzo wins 10K at...

    Patrick Rizzo ran his second-best time ever in a 10K road race on Sunday, but he said this year’s Evergreen Town Race still might not count among his best.

    “Being that it’s downhill, though, it’s hard to count that. It’s one of those Mark McGwire asterisks,” Rizzo said jokingly. 

    Nevertheless, Rizzo, of Boulder, was able to win the 10K race against some pretty tough competition and in a startling time of 29 minutes, 59 seconds.

  • Harebells are plentiful with...

    Summer continues with monsoon winds, thundershowers and heat. What interests me the most is the increase in relative humidity. When we came to Colorado in 1965, the relative humidity averaged around 7 percent a day. Today it was 49 percent, and every day it is much higher than it was 50 years ago.

  • Gentians, bugling elk signal the...

    The full rich days of August bring the flowering of fringed gentians, the departure of some summer birds and gambling teenage elk enjoying their first taste of independence. The incredibly beautiful fringed gentians are the dominant wildflower in South Park in August.

  • A FEAT OF STRENGTH

    It wasn’t that big of a deal to Tom Cencich. The 50-year-old 1978 Evergreen High School graduate has been to a number of international competitions. So last month’s North American Powerlifting Championships in Miami, Fla., wasn’t all that much different than the rest.

    But, in truth, it was.

    The 5-foot-6, 182-pounder entered the competition for one reason — to shatter a world record. 

  • Tip helps California teen topple...

    EVERGREEN — As should be expected, 15-year-old Jonas Texeira struggled with his breathing that comes with the altitude of playing at Hiwan Golf Club. After all, he is from Sun Valley, Calif.