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Today's Sports

  • Farmers plow Cougars

    Perhaps it was the full moon Jan. 29 that turned the visiting 10th-ranked Wheat Ridge Farmers into a pack of snarling wolves.

    Perhaps it was really Conifer’s fault, as the rival Lobos had roughed up the Farmers three days prior, making them particularly focused when they arrived in town.

    Or just blame the basketball, which seemed to like Evergreen’s basket about as much as Jon loves Kate.

  • Spring buds will make an...

    Dreary cold January has just about dragged itself to an end. I hope February is a better month. Even though it is still winter, February usually has more sunshine, which always lifts everyone’s spirits and makes them feel like spring is coming someday.

  • Snore ... score ... score ......

    In arguably their biggest game of the season not involving rival Conifer, the Evergreen Cougars went with an unexpected game plan Jan. 22 against the Golden Demons.

    Competitive napping.

    And the Cougars were good at it. Far better than the Demons, as Golden strolled past Evergreen in the final minute for a key 49-45 Class 4A Jefferson County League victory.

  • Cougars scrub Demons clean

    Lexie Malazdrewicz has potential as long as her name.

    The Evergreen freshman already has enough low times to raise expectations, but she’s thinking more of the big picture. Winning a state title is a goal, but her current concerns are helping her team.

    “It’s a lot more different than club, for sure,” Malazdrewicz said of varsity swimming. “Everyone is so friendly. Everyone is so team oriented and wants to do everything for the team, which is nice.”

  • Yellow-bellied marmots act like...

    Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, a day that doesn’t have much significance here, but it does in the Northeastern states, especially Pennsylvania, where it started.

    The myth is that if the groundhog comes out of his winter hibernation on Feb. 2 and sees his shadow, he is frightened and goes back to sleep for six more weeks. But if it is a cloudy day and he does not see his shadow, he will stay awake and spring will come early.

  • Small signs of spring appear...

    January is flying by with severely cold weather.

    January is the coldest month of the year, according to the National Weather Service, and it certainly has been this winter. Many nights have been well below zero, and the wind-chill factor has made some of them feel as cold as 20 below.

  • Cougars don’t make...

    The Evergreen Invitational was back in its former glory Jan. 16.

    Podium glory, however, eluded the home team.

    Due in part to the cancellation of Conifer’s tournament, the annual Evergreen Invitational grew to 21 teams as coach Lane Williams welcomed in some of the teams that were left without a place to wrestle.

    More teams meant more wrestlers for the first time in several years. But it also meant more competition and deeper brackets that almost all had multiple state placers lurking.

  • Cougars get defensive in win...

    Nothing helps a team get over a tough loss to a division rival better than beating up on another division rival in their home gym.

    For the Evergreen Cougars, it was nice to get the bitter taste of defeat out of their system as the beat up on Jeffco 4A League foe D’Evelyn 54-43 on Jan. 12.

    The Cougars (9-3), coming off a tough loss at home to Conifer, used their defense to shut down the unconventional Jaguar offense and also used their size to gain an advantage on offense and on the boards.

  • Evergreen swimmers dunked by...

    LITTLETON - In football, they call it “hearing footsteps.”

    That’s when a player feels the other player closing in and is faced with the prospect of either being outdone or making the necessary play.

    Evergreen senior Carrie Latimer heard footsteps Jan. 8, albeit from feet flapping underwater at the Edge rec center.

  • Cougars impressive in 'huge...

    The Evergreen Cougars are out to prove that they are going to be a force in the Jeffco 4A League this year.

    They took one step closer to proving that on Jan. 8 as they drubbed the visiting Conifer Lobos 70-51 to move to 2-0 in league play and 7-3 overall.