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Today's Sports

  • Malazdrewicz’s stock on the rise...

    Her family drove eight hours to Omaha, Neb., to watch her swim. Classmates and friends have dropped her phone calls, text messages and Facebook posts. There’s no doubt that Lexie Malazdrewicz has her share of support.
    And even though she may not be headed to London for the 2012 Summer Games that’s not to say that Malazdrewicz didn’t put her best foot forward at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials last week.
    She certainly did.

  • Squirrels and bird feeders not a...

    Another question from a reader this week asked how to keep squirrels out of bird feeders. Any of you who have read this column regularly recall that I wrote some time ago that I had given up trying to outsmart the squirrels.

  • Books provide important bird-...

    The questions I am most frequently asked are, “What is the best bird book for this area?” or “What is the best bird book for identification? or “What book do you use?” Actually, I use three books most frequently.

  • Moss’ bat, pitching earns...

    ARVADA — After a sloppy loss to Pomona in Game 1 of a doubleheader, the Evergreen Cougars summer baseball team bounced back to top the host Panthers with a somewhat unlikely player leading the way.
    Lute Moss, who sat out most of his junior high school season due to injury, went 3-for-3 and pitched two solid innings en route to a 12-9 victory on June 24.
    “I felt good pitching for the first time in a while,” Moss said. “I’m just trying to get it stronger right now.”

  • Conifer graduate Grado making...

    Forty-eight hours prior to the platform finals at the USA Diving Olympic trials in Federal Way, Wash., Benjamin Grado had come to a conclusion that no matter what happened he would be happy with the result.
    Why not? Just being in the finals, as Grado said, was a “great accomplishment in itself.”
    But it was just one of many the 2007 Conifer High School graduate has accomplished since he ventured to the University of Arizona four and half years ago.
    His list of accomplishments would be the envy of any diver:

  • Perseverance pays off for...

    She had just finished a training ski the night before the 2008 World Cup finale in Norway when Monica Bascio was transferring into the team van. The Evergreen resident, who was paralyzed from the waist down after a 2002 skiing accident near Lake Tahoe severed her spinal cord, slipped and broke her tibia and fibula.
    Her dream of competing in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games were dashed. The hopes of even making a handcycling comeback for the 2012 London Paralympic Games were uncertain.

  • Cottonwoods, aspen grace...

    Today, June 20, is the summer solstice, the day that people of many races and cultures around the world celebrate as midsummer night’s eve, the longest day of the year and thereby the shortest night of the year.

  • Spring all-conference track...

    The following is the 4A Jeffco League all-conference team for the 2012 spring season:

    BOYS
    FIRST TEAM

  • Evergreen’s Chase rowing right...

    Kendall Chase looks back at the photos taken two years ago at the University of California-Berkley rowing camp and it’s downright atrocious. At least in her mind.
    “I was really bad,” Chase said.
    But, oh, how things have changed since 2010.

  • Evergreen Rodeo Notebook:...

    Tim Shirley’s fingerprints were all over the Evergreen Rodeo on June 17. The only problem with that for the 30-year-old Bailey resident was that they weren’t on what he’s become best known for the past 12 years.
    Shirley, a 2001 Colorado Pro Rodeo Association bareback champion, was scratched from this year’s bareback riding competition after doctors recommended that he didn’t ride due to a history of concussions. He’d ridden in every Evergreen Rodeo since getting his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association card.