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Today's Sports

  • 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

    FOOTBALL
    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

    BOYS TENNIS
    No. 4 doubles team scores lone win at 4A state tournament
    PUEBLO
    — 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.

  • Cougars close in on perfect...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — It developed innocently enough, but by the time the ball was in the back of the net the Evergreen Cougars’ boys soccer team had scored the “best goal all year,” according to head coach Peter Jeans in a 2-0 win over Green Mountain on Oct. 10 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Prep cycling team hits trails

    When you go downhill fast and you get scared don’t hit the brakes just pedal faster. It sounds crazy, but you got to ride it all the way through.
    Metaphor for life? No, just the advice of 15-year-old Evergreen freshman Wyatt Guernsey about how to survive a mountain bike race.