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Today's Sports

  • Greene: The unflappable song dog

    “For a full minute we stared into each other’s eyes, two creatures communicating peacefully and improbably across the vast chasm that separates us. He gave me one more glance and trotted off on his elegant toothpick legs and vanished into the trees.”

    — Chris Collins, relaying a chance encounter with a coyote in the book, Look Big, by Rachel Levin

  • Greene: The price is right at a...

    Any discussion of water just about always means addressing drought. After all, Colorado was in one for 19 years. It’s not surprising that water is a big deal in the United States and has been the impetus behind the creation of a dizzying array of organizations with brain-numbing acronyms.

  • Greene: Can bears survive us?

    Colorado Parks & Wildlife manager Joe Walters had a simple answer when asked to identify the most difficult part of his job during the winter months.

    “Trying to get people to stop feeding deer,” he answered.

    People’s deer treat of choice — corn — is indigestible for the animal, causing an excruciating condition called “lactic acidosis.”

  • Conifer baseball poised for...

    CONIFER — When it comes to the Colorado 4A baseball playoff standings, Conifer is sitting pretty as the regular season winds down. On Saturday on their home field, the Lobos boosted their resume with a 5-4 walk-off thriller over visiting Woodland Park.

    After that victory — their sixth straight — the Lobos moved up to No. 22 in the CHSAANow.com ratings percentage index (RPI) poll. The top 32 teams make it into the postseason.

  • Evergreen baseball barely...

    WESTMINSTER — The Evergreen baseball team may not have gotten the outcome it wanted at Standley Lake on Thursday, but the Cougars’ performance moved them up a couple valuable spots in the 4A RPI (ratings percentage index) ratings as the regular season comes to a close.

    Per CHSAA postseason rules, only the top 32 RPI teams in the state can make it to regionals in each classification. Prior to Thursday’s game, the Cougars barely made the mark at No. 31. With an eight-inning 3-2 loss to the Gators followed by two victories, they moved up to No. 29.

  • Evergreen track preps for season...

    LAKEWOOD — The spring sports season hasn’t been kind to the Evergreen track team, but the Cougars have made the most of what little outside time they’ve been awarded.

    On Saturday at Jeffco Stadium, the Cougar ladies finished middle of the pack in fourth place at the 4A Jeffco League meet with 124.5 points. The boys finished seventh at 76.5 points.

  • Chatfield girls soccer stuns...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — It took a perfect corner kick, followed by a pin-point placed header on May 1 to end a five-year girls soccer dynasty in the Class 5A Jeffco League.

    Chatfield ended rival Columbine’s remarkable conference winning streak at 24 games at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • EHS swimmers get big win versus...

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s boys swimming team may be small, but the athletes seem to be peaking at just the right time.

    On Thursday at the Wulf Rec Center, the Cougars narrowly defeated their Jeffco foe in Golden 87-86, thanks in part to a scratched relay from the Demons. Evergreen also got an extra lift from its divers, whereas Golden had none.

  • Evergreen soccer equalizes No. 1...

    LAKEWOOD — Late into the 2019 girls soccer season, both Evergreen and D’Evelyn are controlling their own destinies on the pitch.

    On Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Field, however, the Cougars — ranked No. 7 in last week’s CHSAANow.com poll — took a slight advantage over their conference foes by tying the first-ranked Jaguars in a goalie battle, 1-1.

  • Chatfield girls lacrosse sweeps...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield had officially clinched its first girls lacrosse conference title since 2014 before taking the field Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Completing an undefeated record in the Jeffco League with an 18-1 victory over Bear Creek was the cherry on top for a historic conference season for the Chargers (12-3, 8-0 in Jeffco).