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Today's Sports

  • Half-marathon pushes runners to...

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Wayne Cousineau can run a half-marathon as good as most anyone his age.

    His only problem is finishing the race in a way that doesn’t resemble Lazarus.

    Cousineau crossed the finish line of the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half-Marathon on Aug. 9, before crumpling to the ground with legs that no longer worked and a distant gaze.

    And that was progress for the Boulder runner.

  • Green Bay: Just get me away

    I’m tired.

    Part of my admitted malaise is without question tied to my impending move, which as those of you who have purchased a home recently can attest to, is not without it’s share of headaches.

    But the thing that has me worn out above and beyond the trials of moving is the Brett Favre saga.

    Frankly, I’m sick of the whole thing.

  • Player, coach exit in style

    LITTLETON — Former Columbine soccer coach Peter Horvath got to reprise a familiar role Aug. 3, while former Chatfield defender Tommy Fritze played an unfamiliar position at the annual Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state game.

  • Rebels in Rockies' future

    It seems everyone has an idea for what players will and won’t help the Colorado Rockies claw their way back from a World Series hangover.

    Trade? Sign? Get reinforcements?

    Never fear, Columbine seniors Cody Hagen and Steve Autenrieth are here.

    OK, OK, so they’re not going to dislodge Willy Taveras or Yorvit Torrealba anytime soon, but they are joining the Rockies Scout Team this fall.

  • Angling for a niche

    It’s no wonder Jay Nolly loves fishing almost as much as he does soccer.

    Nolly, a 2000 graduate of Chatfield Senior High School and two-time national champion goalkeeper at Indiana University, has done all the right things during his young professional career, yet he has still watched potentially bigger and better opportunities swim agonizingly by, just out of reach.

  • Sports games slumping

    Last week was a big week for those who enjoy their sports video games (raising hand now).

    Electronic Arts released its latest version of college football delight, “NCAA ‘09,” for all the various consoles (sorry, DS owners, you’ll have to wait for Madden).

    Traditionally, the release of a new virtual football game brings smiles to the masses who gladly fork over $60 for the right to say they were among the first to own — and play — the game.

  • Adventures in biking

    A few short weeks ago I wrote in this very space of my recent travels to work on my mountain bike.

    Fear not, I’m still pedaling my way to the office several days a week. But honestly, how much fun is it to just ride to work?

    So, in addition to my required travels, I’ve stretched my legs (literally) and have been exploring different routes on my rides.

  • Preparing for battle

    Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you’re no doubt familiar with the answer to this question: What’s the first rule of Fight Club?

    Answer: The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club.

    Conner Cordova broke the first rule.

    The way he saw it, he had no reason not to.

  • Deutsch new girls b-ball coach...

    Like any coach, Mike Deutsch knows winning is important.

    Through wisdom and experience, however, Deutsch realizes just how important it is to teach his players how to win.

    “Sometimes you get so caught up that you don’t always do things the right way,” Deutsch said.

  • Dakota boys hope to return to...

    At Dakota Ridge High School, basketball is ruled by the girls.

    Coach Traci Nemechek has transformed the Eagles into perennial state title contenders, in addition to dominating Class 5A Jefferson County.

    What about the boys?

    Well, there was a time that the Dakota Ridge boys basketball team was one of the state’s best. Recently, though, the Eagles have fallen on hard times.