By Will Petersen
For the Courier
DENVER — It was billed as the rematch and a chance for the Evergreen boys basketball team to stake its claim as an equal with D’Evelyn atop the 4A Jeffco League.
Unfortunately for the Cougars, that didn’t happen. Evergreen lost 72-45 at D’Evelyn on Feb 8 and fell to 8-2 in league play while the Jaguars remained perfect, moving to 10-0.
Sam Skold went to watch an indoor track meet at the Air Force Academy a couple of years ago. Seeing cadets in uniform, displaying their dedication and loyalty left a lasting impression. Ever since Air Force has been on her mind, Skold said.
“Ever since I was little I wanted to do something greater than myself. Now, given the opportunity to run for the Air Force Academy gave me the right push to go into the military,” Skold said.
LAKEWOOD — Jake Kay’s round-robin bracket left a lot of down time early on Feb. 9 at Bear Creek High School.
“It was really boring,” Kay said of the slow start to his tournament. But it started to pick up after the initial delay and all in his favor.
The Evergreen senior 126-pounder went 4-0 with a pair of pinfall victories, a 17-1 technical fall of Wheat Ridge’s Josh Shippley and a 12-0 major decision over Conifer’s Bronson Spies to win a third straight 4A Jeffco League championship.
Several people spotted K-Fed at Evergreen Lake House on Feb. 9 at the Rail Jam competition. No, not Britney Spears’ ex-husband, but the freestyle snowboard trick also known as a frontside switch-up to a 270 backside out.
Still confused? Yeah, the average skier or snowboarder might not understand the lingo, but at the Rail Jam competition, which capped off the final day of the second-annual Winter Festival, spectators didn’t have to know what the tricks were called to know they were wickedly cool.
Recently, a reader of this column wrote, asking me to write the story about our local Canada geese. I really don’t know much about this for the changes in the geese population occurred before we moved to this area.
A long-time summer resident recently asked by writing to me via the High Timber Times if I would write an article on how she could attract birds to the yard of her summer cabin near Hangen Ranch.
This is a subject that can’t be properly covered in an article of the usual length for it must cover feeding supplemental food, and planting native shrubs and non-native shrubs that will bear food that attracts birds. She does not say what her property is like: open, forested or creekside, or whether she has a flower or vegetable garden.
For more than 60 years Warren Miller movies have used silly commentary run over the top of exciting and dynamic video footage to inspiring snow lovers to try new things and push their limits.
Eighteen-year-old Evergreen senior and reigning boys giant slalom alpine ski champion Jake Bender loves Miller’s movies. In fact, his whole team does. So it’s no coincidence that they watch them in the charter bus on their way to competitions.
LAKEWOOD — For right now, as Lexie Malazdrewicz would say over and over Feb. 2 at the Carmody Rec Center, the Evergreen Lady Cougars are swimming good times. Keep in mind that a good time for them would be out of this world for most others.
It happens at some point in every sport. The breaking point: the point in which the metaphorical wall goes up and athletes have to fight with everything to break through.
High school girls swim teams are quickly reaching that point and with state competition two weeks away swimmers across the state are fighting harder than ever to break through.
Despite being ravaged by illness and exhaustion, the Evergreen Lady Cougars managed to score a 151-66 win against Conifer on Jan. 25 at the Wulf Recreation Center.