http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml/todaysnews/rss.xml en Diggers’ rally falls short in overtime http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers%E2%80%99-rally-falls-short-overtime <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-bbboyscchvs.denverjewish01-cb-120716.jpg" alt="Clear Creek junior Noah Sarria, right, attempts to pry a rebound away from Denver Jewish Day junior Jadon Perryman during the boys basketball season opener on Dec. 1 at Clear Creek High School. The Golddiggers lost 69-59 in overtime." title="Clear Creek junior Noah Sarria, right, attempts to pry a rebound away from Denver Jewish Day junior Jadon Perryman during the boys basketball season opener on Dec. 1 at Clear Creek High School. The Golddiggers lost 69-59 in overtime." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Tyler Jordan<br /> </strong><strong style="line-height: 20.4px;"><em>For the Courant</em></strong></p> Clear Creek preps for state, repeats as league champions http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-preps-state-repeats-league-champions <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">SHERIDAN</strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> &mdash; For the second year in a row, the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers pom squad took first place in the 3A/2A Frontier League championships in dance, besting both Middle Park, as well as host Sheridan with a choreographed dance to the song &ldquo;We can&rsquo;t stop,&rdquo; by Miley Cyrus. The win allows them a bid for another state title on Dec. 10 at the Denver Coliseum.</span></p> Lady Diggers eyeing continued success http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/lady-diggers-eyeing-continued-success <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-bbfilegirlscch02-cb-113016.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Samantha O’Brien, seen here driving toward the basket against Kent Denver on Dec. 2, 2015, is part of a junior-laden class that will be looked upon to lead the Lady Golddiggers again during the 2016-17 season. " title="Clear Creek’s Samantha O’Brien, seen here driving toward the basket against Kent Denver on Dec. 2, 2015, is part of a junior-laden class that will be looked upon to lead the Lady Golddiggers again during the 2016-17 season. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It&rsquo;s been a couple of seasons since a group of four seniors &mdash; Anna Schwecke, Kaela Kalabany, Katie Vieweg and Claire Werlin &mdash; paved the way for Clear Creek&rsquo;s girls&rsquo; basketball program to reach the Sweet 16 of the 2A tournament field. But more than what they did on the scoreboard, that group laid the foundation for this year&rsquo;s junior class.</span></p> Golddiggers looking to right the ship http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/golddiggers%C2%A0looking%C2%A0to%C2%A0right%C2%A0the%C2%A0ship <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-bbfileboyscch01-cb-113016.jpg" alt="Ty Judge, center, drives to the basket against Platte Canyon during a Jan. 8 game in Bailey. Clear Creek is just 3-37 the past two seasons, including last year’s first one under John Onago." title="Ty Judge, center, drives to the basket against Platte Canyon during a Jan. 8 game in Bailey. Clear Creek is just 3-37 the past two seasons, including last year’s first one under John Onago." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">When you&rsquo;ve won just three games combined the past two seasons &mdash; going 3-37 to be exact &mdash; and 1-19 a year ago in John Onago&rsquo;s first year at the helm, there wouldn&rsquo;t seem to be much in the way of optimism. That&rsquo;s not what Clear Creek&rsquo;s boys&rsquo; basketball is thinking, however.</span></p> Diggers fighting the numbers game http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers-fighting-numbers-game <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-wreclearcreekpreview04-cb-112316.jpg" alt="Clear Creek junior Daniel Mathew, middle, practices techniques during wrestling practice at Clear Creek High School on Nov. 16. " title="Clear Creek junior Daniel Mathew, middle, practices techniques during wrestling practice at Clear Creek High School on Nov. 16. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Stan Gould doesn&rsquo;t have to mince his words. He can look around at wrestling practice and can tell that this year&rsquo;s Clear Creek team is bare.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> The numbers validate that. But it&rsquo;s not the size of the team that will identify the Golddiggers in 2016-17, but the impact on the mat of those on the squad.</p> PAC Rugby program raising funds to send team to Ireland http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/pac-rugby-program-raising-funds-send-team-ireland <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong style="line-height: 20.4px;"><em>For the Courant</em></strong></p> <p> Hugh Miller has never backed down from a challenge since he relocated to the Bailey/Conifer area in 1999. A social studies teacher at Platte Canyon High School, Miller brought with him a strong background in rugby, which he used to found Bailey Youth Rugby.</p> CCHS poms team feeling the beat http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cchs-poms-team-feeling-beat <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-cchpoms05-cb-111616.jpg" alt="Co-captain Lily Kitting, middle, leads the Lady Golddiggers through a routine. The Frontier League championships are Nov. 17 at Sheridan High School." title="Co-captain Lily Kitting, middle, leads the Lady Golddiggers through a routine. The Frontier League championships are Nov. 17 at Sheridan High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Arms out, left foot forward, a spin to the left that was later altered to one to the right. The practice repetitions are aplenty.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> Over and over again, the eight team members of the Clear Creek poms squad &mdash; there are nine total, but one was sidelined &mdash; go over the routine.</p> Trio of Evergreen High swimmers headed south for college http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/trio-evergreen-high-swimmers-headed-south-college <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Since they were 7 years old, Kate McDonald, Katelyn Kenchel and Kara Coughlin have been swimming together. They&rsquo;ve been part of a journey together. College will take them in a different direction, but one more time they were brought together to embrace their future.</span></p>