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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Mastering the game of squash

    Konrad and Ania LaDow have been playing squash since they could walk. They compete nationally and have won several tournaments in their age group. They are nationally ranked in the sport.

    They both played in their first squash tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Chilly Pepper Open two years ago. Konrad, 11, won first place in the boys U-11 age division, while Ania, 9, placed second in the girls U-11 age group. The LaDows were visiting their grandfather in Pittsburgh when they heard about the tournament and decided to give it a go.

  • Imes’ relief pitching, bats...

    Terry Hensley wasn’t too happy early in Evergreen’s summer league baseball game with Northglenn on June 9. He even did his best Sparky Anderson impersonation, yanking starting pitcher Lute Moss after just 1 2/3 innings.

    Anderson was nicknamed “Captain Hook” because he was quick to pull a pitcher. But this move would pay off for Hensley as Sean Imes came in and shut out the Nitro for more than five innings as the Cougars beat Northglenn 8-3 at Evergreen High School.

  • Column: Boulder win just start...

    Jeremy Freed hadn’t run in the Bolder Boulder since his sophomore year at Evergreen High School. That was eight years ago, but that didn’t stop him in 2011.

    “Honestly, it’s one of the biggest races in Boulder,” said Freed, who works in marketing and retail there and now resides in Broomfield. “It was definitely a lot of fun the last time I did it.”

    But this year, his third run, probably was the most of all. It’s usually that way win you win.

  • Athlete of the Year: Bryn Haebe

    Two years ago, Bryn Haebe was surprised to win the 4A Jeffco League cross country championship. A year ago, she literally ran out of her shoes to win the title. This past season, she just merely three-peated.

    But all three races, while completely different in how she obtained victory, solidified her spot as one of the area’s top female cross country runners in recent years. Thus, Haebe has been named the Canyon Courier’s 2010-11 Athlete of the Year.

  • Coach of the Year: Peter Jeans

    Ever since Evergreen High School boys soccer coach Peter Jeans took over the team in the fall 2009 season, the Cougars have excelled further and further into the playoffs.

    Prior to Jeans’ debut, Evergreen couldn’t surpass the first round. Since then, the Cougars have gotten to the Round of 16 in 2009 and semifinals in 2010, before falling to Cheyenne Mountain and Broomfield, respectively.

  • Spring sports all-conference...

    Following is a list of all-conference performers for Evergreen and Conifer high schools during the 2011 spring sports season. Only athletes from those schools are noted for second team and honorable mention selections:

  • Sports briefs: Evergreen High...

    The Evergreen High School Poms are hosting a golf tournament at Hiwan Country Club on Monday, June 13.

    Play is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m.

    Cost is $150 per player, which includes a cart, green fees, breakfast, lunch and prizes. 

    For more information, contact Bob Mackay at (303) 808-2550 or by e-mail at mbobmackay@aol.com.

  • Hummingbirds make an appearance...

    In last week’s column, I promised to write about hummingbirds this week. To old-timers, I apologize for one more article about hummingbirds, but I receive more phone calls about hummingbirds than any other bird and most of these callers say, “I know you have written about hummingbirds before, but I didn’t save the article, so I need you to write about them again.” The most frequent request is the formula for making syrup to feed hummingbirds.

  • Beloved chipping sparrows arrive...

    One of the most beloved birds across America is the little chipping sparrow. This little red-capped sparrow probably lived in or along the edge of natural openings in the forest, such as along streams and lakeshores or along the edge of natural clearings where trees had blown down or died from old age or other reasons.
    Then when human beings started to make small clearings in the forest for their homes, towns and agriculture, the chipping sparrows found more habitat available and began to increase in numbers. Almost everyone seemed to have a pair nesting in their backyard.