http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml en Kansas product turns heads at Evergreen Mountain 15K http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/kansas-product-turns-heads-evergreen-mountain-15k <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-evergreen15k03-cb-071217.jpg" alt="Runners participate in the Evergreen Mountain 15K at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park on Saturday. " title="Runners participate in the Evergreen Mountain 15K at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park on Saturday. " align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> By Craig Harper<br /> For the Courant<br /> <br /> EVERGREEN &mdash; All Austin Bogina wants is a professional team to run for.<br /> Recognition hasn&rsquo;t come easily for the Kansas native and a December 2016 graduate of Pittsburg (Kan.) State, whose best finish in the NCAA Division II cross country championships was 108th&nbsp;in 2015, his senior season.<br /> But Bogina is doing his best to gain attention during a summer stay in Colorado.<br /> A close shave it wasn’t http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/close-shave-it-wasn%E2%80%99t <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-slackerhalfmarathon00-cb-062817.jpg" alt="Ryan Herzog finishes in first place with a time of 1:14:59 during the Slacker Half Marathon. " title="Ryan Herzog finishes in first place with a time of 1:14:59 during the Slacker Half Marathon. " align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p class="p2"> <b>By&nbsp;Craig&nbsp;Harper<br /> <i>For the Courant</i></b></p> <p class="p3"> <b>GEORGETOWN &mdash;</b> Although it didn&rsquo;t look like much, Ryan Herzog couldn&rsquo;t wait to say farewell to his beard after winning his second Slacker Half Marathon on Saturday.</p> <p class="p3"> A resident of Superior, the 37-year-old Herzog had sported varying degrees of facial growth for more than three years, a stretch when he went winless in road races.</p> Lights turned out on Oh My Gawd rodeo http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/lights-turned-out-oh-my-gawd-rodeo <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ohmygawdrodeo04-cb-062117_0.jpg" alt="Kacey Kobza competes in the breakaway event during the Oh My Gawd Rodeo in Dumont on Friday night. Kozba finished first in the event." title="Kacey Kobza competes in the breakaway event during the Oh My Gawd Rodeo in Dumont on Friday night. Kozba finished first in the event." align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>By Adam Sullivan</b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1"><b><i>Sports&nbsp; Editor</i></b></span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">For the final time, the lights went out at the Oh My Gawd Rodeo. Though the event finished its run, it has left many memories from competitors.</span></p> Diggers gain experience at Broncos 7 on 7 tournament http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers-gain-experience-broncos-7-7-tournament <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-fb7on7cch01-cb-062117.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Noah Sarria prepares to catch a pass during a 7-on-7 game against Far Northeast." title="Clear Creek’s Noah Sarria prepares to catch a pass during a 7-on-7 game against Far Northeast." align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>By Adam Sullivan</b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1"><b><i>Sports&nbsp; Editor</i></b></span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2"><b>LAKEWOOD &mdash; </b>The helmets were strapped up on Thursday morning as Clear Creek participated in the 7-on-7 tournament hosted by the Denver Broncos.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The Diggers played in three games at All City Stadium, falling in all three.</span></p> REVEL Rockies marathon, half-marathon a winner http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/revel-rockies-marathon-half-marathon-winner <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-revelrockies01-cb-061417.jpg" alt="Neil Galvez of Salt Lake City, finished first in the half-marathon for the men with a time of 1:16:07." title="Neil Galvez of Salt Lake City, finished first in the half-marathon for the men with a time of 1:16:07." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Adam Sullivan</b></p> <p class="p2"> <b><i>Sports Editor</i></b></p> <p class="p3"> Picture-perfect weather greeted participants of the fourth annual REVEL Rockies on Sunday morning. Half- and full-marathon runners raced downhill finishing at Bandemere Speedway.</p> Local boxers heading to Junior Nationals http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/local-boxers-heading-junior-nationals <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-michaelboxing01-cb-060717.jpg" alt="Clear Creek sophomore Michael Burch advanced to the national tournament." title="Clear Creek sophomore Michael Burch advanced to the national tournament." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Adam Sullivan</b></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1"><b><i>Sports&nbsp; Editor</i></b></span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Clear Creek boxing club has two members heading to the Junior National Olympics in late June.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Michael Burch and Jett Baker advanced out of the regional tournament against opponents from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona to punch their spots in the national tournament scheduled for June 25 through July 2 in Charleston, W. Va.</span></p> OMG Rodeo kicks off in Dumont http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/omg-rodeo-kicks-dumont <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ohmygawdrodeo01-cb-060717.jpg" alt="Colton Baumgardner protects his head as the bronco bucks over him during the saddle bronc event at the Oh My Gawd Rodeo in Dumont on Friday." title="Colton Baumgardner protects his head as the bronco bucks over him during the saddle bronc event at the Oh My Gawd Rodeo in Dumont on Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">The Oh My Gawd Rodeo had Kiefer Arena rocking on Friday night in Dumont.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">The OMG rodeo consists of several events including bulls, broncos, ropers, racers and mutton busters.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">On June 16, the final OMG rodeo will take place, starting at 7:30 p.m.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Adult tickets are $10, while kids between 10 and 17 are $5. Children under 10 are admitted free.</span></p> End of an era for Clear Creek coach http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/end-era-clear-creek-coach <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>By Adam Sullivan</b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1"><b><i>Sports&nbsp; Editor</i></b></span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Clear Creek ski coach Conradt Fredell has decided to retire after 34 seasons.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Clear Creek athletic director David Schuessler announced the decision on May 23.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Fredell was honored on Friday night at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs.&nbsp;</span></p>