Today's Sports

  • Delgado to step into limelight

    Alberto Delgado wants to be a big part of reinventing the football program at Clear Creek High School. It seems as if head coach Brian Inman will give him his chance.

    Inman said the main goal of the Golddiggers’ offense will be to get the ball into Delgado’s hands and let him make things happen in open space, where he should be pretty tough to bring down.

    “He’s going to be our secret weapon, only he might not be a secret after our first game,” Inman said.

  • Position change helps Manning

    Steven Manning has a simple philosophy as to what it will take for him to improve on his junior season.

    “Just not get tired,” the Conifer senior middle linebacker said. 

    If statistics are a measuring stick, he certainly didn’t appear to be too fatigued in 2010. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder recorded 80 tackles — 48 solo — and five sacks. He also had 16 tackles for loss. 

    Those numbers were quite impressive, but they did little to help a young Conifer team avoid the growing pains that came with a 3-7 season. 

  • QB Ansley, backfield on the run

    Rob Molholm’s outlook is a pretty simple one: More is better. The more running backs he has the more success the Evergreen Cougars will enjoy.

    That certainly was the case in 2010 when the Cougars went 8-3, finished second in the 3A Metro South Conference and qualified for the playoffs for just the sixth time in school history. And 2011 could be much the same with Evergreen returning seven of its top eight rushers, who combined for 2,016 yards and 24 touchdowns.

  • Wild mushrooms: Beautiful, tasty...

    My mother was an insatiable reader, and she taught all of us to love books and where they could take us by reading to us every day.

  • Foothills play host to an...

    The northern flicker and the hairy and down woodpeckers are the most common woodpeckers that everyone knows, and all three are common feeder birds.
    There are sub-specific forms of all three of these birds, which may show up at your feeder just to confuse you, but they have not been separated into named species yet.

  • Despite losses, successful 2010...

    It’s probably not all that unfair to say that the Evergreen Cougars’ 2011 boys soccer team is single-minded. That’s not a bad t.hing, either.
    Since the gut-wrenching penalty-kick loss to Broomfield last November in the 4A state semifinals, Evergreen has had one thing in mind.
    “Since probably the end of last season we’re pushing to make it even farther, win more games,” senior tri-captain Brian Grieve said. “Our motto is 20-0. We’ll see if we can follow through with that and win a state title.”


    Head coach: Bruce Kerry
    Assistant coaches: Tim Janes, Kris Nielsen, Ryan Baird
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    Top players: Stephen Hardy, Sr.;            Matt Golub, Jr.; Paul Clancy, Jr.
    Season opener: Aug. 30, vs. Golden,
    3: 30 p.m.


    Head coach: Scott Haebe
    Assistant coaches: Brian Doctor, Lisa Deal, Amanda Schaefer, Jori Creel, Erica Buenger
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    Top players: Breeze Phillips, Sr., P; Sammie Keitlen,  Sr., SS; Sydney Cronson, Sr., CF; Natalie Elmgreen, Sr., 3B; Ariel Riggio, Sr., 2B
    Season opener: Aug 23, at Lewis-Palmer

  • EHS wants to build on 2010 run

    It would be easy for the Evergreen Cougars football team to live in the past. After all, 2010 was quite special.
    The team ended years of mediocre seasons with an 8-3 campaign that saw EHS reach the 3A state playoffs for only the sixth time in school history. The Cougars finished second in the Metro West Conference to eventual state champion Elizabeth. And Evergreen evened the score with rival Conifer with a thrilling 17-13 Mountain Bowl victory.

  • Theil itching for more after...

    Sam Theil hears it quite often. The 16-year-old Evergreen High School left-hander receives congratulatory pats on the back for making it to the 4A boys golf state championship tournament last year.

    And, rightfully so.

    But when he tells them he placed 72nd out of 84 golfers it drives him more to improve his game, especially his short game.

    “Getting there has made me dive more into golf. I love golf. It has made my drive to get back to state again for the rest of my high school career,” Theil said.