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Today's Sports

  • Running between the raindrops:...

    Few animals are as reviled as the unassuming night dweller, the beautifully coiffed, yet largely invisible skunk. Mostly identified by the telltale odor, the small mammals are hard to spot alive because of their nocturnal habits and shadowy excursions. And yet, there exist glimmers of appreciation of the animal.

  • Let’s hope you are living your...

    Nephologists get no respect.  Wikipedia has a complete meltdown about whether the term is still relevant, internet searches might provide, instead, links to “nephrology” (the study of kidneys), and even the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Admin-istration, that bastion of meteorology, gets it wrong, only producing a reference to how kidney disease is affected by climate change.

  • Evergreen girls repeat as 4A...

    DENVER — The Evergreen girls basketball team is officially the best team in the state of Colorado in Class 4A. Again.

    On Saturday afternoon at the Denver Coliseum, the sixth-seeded Cougars, in a rematch of last year’s 4A title game against Pueblo South, repeated last year’s fortunes with a 46-38 victory over the No. 12 Colts. It’s Evergreen's second straight title in its third consecutive appearance in the championship game.

  • Evergreen girls return to the 4A...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — Playing for the 4A girls basketball state championship trophy has become an annual event for Evergreen.

    Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl and her Cougars will play in a third-consecutive 4A title game on Saturday after Evergreen took a 48-32 victory over Widefield in the semifinals Thursday night at the Denver Coliseum.

  • The Echo of little ski boots at...

    If you drop by the newly renovated lodge at Echo Mountain on Wednesday evenings, you might see a spirited passel of kids cruising down the mountain with shiny helmets reflecting the bright spotlights lining the slope.  
    Inside a sparkling, newly renovated lodge, their parents enjoy the inviting fireplace, “really, really good burgers,” and perhaps a frosty beer.

  • Evergreen girls are headed to...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — In keeping course with the rest of their dominant season, the Evergreen Cougars (24-2) entered the 4A state tournament with their sights set on one thing: repeating as state champions. 

    They’re just two wins away from reaching that goal.

  • Cougar boys bow out of...

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys were never supposed to make it this far. 

    Going into the 2017-18 basketball season, few expected them to make much noise in a very strong Jeffco league. But the Cougars weren’t concerned with maintaining expectations.

    After finishing 18-5 in the regular season with a chance to secure the league title, the Cougars earned the No. 8 seed and a bye in the first round of the state tournament and won their first game.

  • Evergreen girl hopes to make...

    Alyona Shchennikova, who hails from Evergreen and trains in Wheat Ridge, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Gymnastics is something that’s always been a part of her. Some may say it’s in her blood.
    “Gymnastics kind of runs in my family,” she said. “Both of my parents were gymnasts, and on my dad’s side, his parents were gymnasts, so I was always in the gym since I was like a baby.”
    Her older sister, Polina, also competes in the sport and has been an inspiration for the 16-year-old throughout her career.

  • PCHS skiers race toward history

    LEADVILLE —Two Platte Canyon skiers made history on Thursday at Ski Cooper when they took home the individual state titles in the girls’ and boys’ giant slalom races.
    It was the first time anyone from the small program had done that in its 53 years of existence. Both students who took the individual titles have skied at Platte Canyon for at least the last three years despite not attending school there.

  • Cougars boys squeak out win...

    EVERGREEN — The match-up between the Evergreen Cougars and the Greeley Central Wildcats on Saturday lived up to the cat-fight imagery — a quick back-and-forth affair, with plenty of scrambles over loose balls, hard fouls and an ending that came down to the final shot.

    The Evergreen boys won 61-58 after Greeley Central’s last-second 3-pointer to send the game into overtime missed.