Today's Sports

  • Course good fit for Evergreen’s...

    Brooke Kish had already put in her daily run when she jumped into her car and drove the Freedom Run 5k course July 3. It was much easier that way, the 36-year-old Evergreen resident said.
    It also served as a good crash course for what to expect the next day in her first time running the 31st annual event. Turns out it suited her just fine as evident of her winning time of 18 minutes even, placing first in the female portion of the race. She was eighth overall. Kish tied the event record for females, set by Noreen Shea in 1999.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen coach Cooper honored by spirit association

    Debbie Cooper, Evergreen High School’s poms coach, was named Coach of the Year at the Colorado Spirit Association’s annual conference June 8-9.
    Cooper, one of among 150 spirit coaches in Colorado, has led Evergreen High School to a national top-10 finish 10 consecutive years and six state championships.
    She was also named Coach of the Year in 2005.

    Evergreen boys team to hold tryouts Aug. 6-7

  • Buckles decided on series’ last...

    DUMONT — It was almost over as quickly as it began. The five-week Oh My Gawd rodeo series, produced by the Miller Rodeo Company and held every Friday night in June at the Gene Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds, wrapped up June 29. Some of the series buckles awarded that night had already been decided, but many still hung in the balance. The following is a breakdown of who won each respective series titles and how.


  • 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.