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Today's Sports

  • Courage Classic ride is all...

    Michael Elmquist was looking for a team. For two years the Houston, Texas, resident had ridden in the Courage Classic, a three-day, 157-mile bike ride through Summit County to raise funds for Children’s Hospital Colorado. But he was looking to join a group. A specific team — the Slalom Gates Rubber Duckies.
    Elmquist e-mailed ride organizers to get him on the team, but team captain Robert Meek never received the notification. Elmquist figured he would come up to Colorado and visit his sister’s in-laws. He would fly it by ear in his quest to find a team.

  • Reader reports rare sighting of...

    A phone call from a reader of this column on Thursday, July 12, brought some exciting news. The call was from Susan Pellegrini, who lives out Brook Forest Drive. She was calling to tell me she had seen her first rose-breasted grosbeak at her feeder. It was an adult male, not all that unusual in itself, but it was the date that excited me.

  • Sports briefs

    GOLF
    Evergreen boys team to hold tryouts Aug. 6-7

    The Evergreen High School boys golf team will be holding tryouts Aug. 6-7 at Deer Creek Golf Club in Littleton and Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada, respectively.
    Players need to shoot a 95 or better at Deer Creek to be invited back for Day 2 unless otherwise notified by coaches.

  • Burke’s pitching stifles Coyotes

    Brock Burke hasn’t stopped growing yet. He’s almost certainly going to get stronger as he gets older. But, boy, does the rising Evergreen junior already know how to pitch. The Monarch Coyotes found that out the hard way on July 15 at Evergreen High School.
    The hard-throwing left-hander was spot on in Game 1 of a doubleheader, striking out 12 in a one-hitter as EHS won 10-0. The game was called in the fifth inning courtesy of the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Triple Bypass challenge for...

    For the past 11 years, Michael Steinert has resided in Fort Worth, Texas. But the Colorado native and Poudre High School graduate had a bucket list item that required that he come home one more time — riding in the Triple Bypass.
    He can now mark that off his list.

  • Sports briefs

    GOLF
    Evergreen boys team to hold tryouts Aug. 6-7

    The Evergreen High School boys golf team will be holding tryouts Aug. 6-7 at Deer Creek Golf Club in Littleton and Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada, respectively.
    Players must be dressed appropriately, which includes a collared shirt and khaki shorts or pants.
    Players need to shoot a 95 or better at Deer Creek to be invited back for Day 2 unless otherwise notified by coaches.

  • Erholtz’s Cougars splits pair

    American author Sam Keen, not the former Evergreen High student-athlete with the same name, once said, “deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” Thank goodness he never played baseball for Evergreen head baseball coach Matt Erholtz because that mentality wouldn’t fly.
    Erholtz coached the Cougars to a 12-2 victory over Columbine’s Batter’s Box in Game 1 of a doubleheader on July 7. Evergreen dropped Game 2 by a 13-3 score.

  • Course good fit for Evergreen’s...

    Brooke Kish had already put in her daily run when she jumped into her car and drove the Freedom Run 5k course July 3. It was much easier that way, the 36-year-old Evergreen resident said.
    It also served as a good crash course for what to expect the next day in her first time running the 31st annual event. Turns out it suited her just fine as evident of her winning time of 18 minutes even, placing first in the female portion of the race. She was eighth overall. Kish tied the event record for females, set by Noreen Shea in 1999.

  • Sports briefs

    POMS
    Evergreen coach Cooper honored by spirit association

    Debbie Cooper, Evergreen High School’s poms coach, was named Coach of the Year at the Colorado Spirit Association’s annual conference June 8-9.
    Cooper, one of among 150 spirit coaches in Colorado, has led Evergreen High School to a national top-10 finish 10 consecutive years and six state championships.
    She was also named Coach of the Year in 2005.

    GOLF
    Evergreen boys team to hold tryouts Aug. 6-7

  • Buckles decided on series’ last...

    DUMONT — It was almost over as quickly as it began. The five-week Oh My Gawd rodeo series, produced by the Miller Rodeo Company and held every Friday night in June at the Gene Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds, wrapped up June 29. Some of the series buckles awarded that night had already been decided, but many still hung in the balance. The following is a breakdown of who won each respective series titles and how.

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