Today's Sports

  • Cougars’ Curtis hard at work

    If Jack Curtis were to describe himself as a basketball player, he would say that he’s hard working, he does anything that he can for his team, and he will do what it takes to win, within reason, of course. That’s pretty much how others describe him as well.

  • Skier Duke is working her way...

    It’s not every day that a 2010 Olympian walks around Idaho Springs, but that’s where skier Hailey Duke was last week. Actually, she was just stationed there while commuting up to Echo Mountain for a couple of days of warm-up runs before she seeks to complete the biggest comeback of her life.
    “We always have to come to Colorado during this time of the year. It’s got the best skiing and best training leading into the first race of the season,” the 28-year-old Sun Valley, Idaho native said.

  • 2013-14 Evergreen girls...

    Head coach: Amy Bahl
    Assistant coaches: Scott Drysdale, Cheryl Newhall, Lisa Deal
    Conference: 4A Jeffco
    2012-13 record: 13-12

  • Elmgreen is Evergreen's...

    It was an atypical situation for Emily Elmgreen. The 5-foot-9 guard had never been put in the role of being a leader for the Lady Cougars’ girls basketball team before. So it was certainly a learning experience to say the least, but she embraced it wholeheartedly.

  • Steps to serenity: EPRD hiking...

    It’s 28 degrees at 8 a.m. on a recent November Thursday morning. Eight hikers pile out of a van at Staunton State Park, ready for an 8-mile hike, ready to view spectacular scenery, and ready to spend a beautiful fall day with friends.

    The eight are part of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s hiking group, which meets every Thursday. Most of the year, they hike; the remainder of the year they snowshoe and cross-country ski.

  • Balancing outdoor recreational...

    Getting outdoors in wide-open spaces can have health benefits for people. However, converting wild, unspoiled lands into recreational venues for humans can have a questionable impact on wildlife

    Finding a balance between outdoor recreational needs and wildlife protection was a focus of the PLAN Jeffco conference on Nov. 16 in Golden.

    “Can wildlife survive in these areas humans tend to develop?” Dr. Mat Allredge, wildlife researcher with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, asked during his presentation. “Will all wildlife be tolerated?”

  • 4A All-Jeffco boys soccer,...

    The following is fall season all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League in boys soccer and volleyball:

    Darwin de La Rosa, Alameda; Drew Williams, Conifer; Nate Flack, D’Evelyn; Christian Denton, D’Evelyn; Alex Wormer, Evergreen; Matt Hornbecker, Evergreen; Jack Breer, Golden; Daniel Brughelli, Green Mountain; Troy Fairbanks, Wheat Ridge; Max Sweeney, Wheat Ridge; Connor Gronski, Wheat Ridge

  • EHS ready to embark on new...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Nine months later, the pain still lingers for the Evergreen girls swim team. A disqualification in the opening final of the 4A championships erased a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay and, for all intents and purposes, ended the Lady Cougars’ bid for their first state title.

  • Hanson steps into leadership...

    Take one look at Lane Hanson now, as a 106-pound junior, and from when he first started wrestling for Evergreen High School a couple of years back as a 90-pound soaking-wet freshman, and one can tell the difference.

  • Why are some plants weeds and...

    We hear a lot about noxious weeds these days, which makes me wonder why some plants are called weeds, and others are not. Just what is a weed?