http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml en Diggers eke out back-and-forth game http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers-eke-out-back-and-forth-game <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-cchsgsoc02-gc-042314.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Tessa Leake, right, congratulates Rachelle Talbot on scoring one of her three goals against Bennett on April 18." title="Clear Creek’s Tessa Leake, right, congratulates Rachelle Talbot on scoring one of her three goals against Bennett on April 18." align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> Rachelle Talbot said that Clear Creek&rsquo;s 4-3 victory over Bennett meant a lot to the team, particularly the Lady Golddiggers&rsquo; nine seniors. That&rsquo;s because CCHS, which made the postseason for the first time just two years ago, has put itself in position to get back to the playoffs in 2014.<br /> Lack of numbers putting a damper on Diggers’ progress http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/lack-numbers-putting-damper-diggers%E2%80%99-progress <p> By Craig Harper<br /> For the Courant<br /> Maybe the April 13 snowfall that postponed the next day&rsquo;s home lacrosse game with Green Mountain wasn&rsquo;t a bad break but a welcomed respite for Clear Creek.<br /> The Golddiggers played on April 18 and fell 19-2 to 4A&rsquo;s fourth-ranked Alexander Dawson, their fourth straight loss. It was their only game in a 10-day stretch before playing Summit&rsquo;s JV team on April 21.<br /> Sports briefs http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/sports-briefs <p> <strong>BASEBALL<br /> Visiting Academy sweeps doubleheader at Clear Creek</strong><br /> The Academy broke loose for 13 runs in the fourth inning to rally from a two-run deficit en route to a 16-5 victory over host Clear Creek in Game 1 of a doubleheader on April 19.<br /> The loss snapped Clear Creek&rsquo;s four-game winning streak.<br /> The Academy won Game 2 as well 15-1 thanks to a five-run second inning followed up by a six-run third.<br /> In the opener, the Golddiggers got hits from Richard Allen, John Lovett, Noah Mazurek and Dalton Dziedzic.<br /> Reserve pitchers pick up Diggers http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/reserve-pitchers-pick-diggers <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-cchsbb01-gc-041614.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Chris Clemmer (21) reacts as Bob Allen slides safely into home plate as KIPP Denver’s catcher missed a pitch in the second game of a doubleheader on April 12 at Sheridan High School." title="Clear Creek’s Chris Clemmer (21) reacts as Bob Allen slides safely into home plate as KIPP Denver’s catcher missed a pitch in the second game of a doubleheader on April 12 at Sheridan High School." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Craig Harper<br /> For the Courant<br /> SHERIDAN &mdash; Wrapping up a stretch of five games in as many days and with the heart of the 3A Frontier League schedule looming, Clear Creek coach Shane Ball turned to seldom-used members of his pitching staff for the April 12 doubleheader against winless KIPP Denver Collegiate.<br /> And, for the most part, they responded well.<br /> Diggers struggle in loss at Golden http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers-struggle-loss-golden <p> By Craig Harper<br /> For the Courant<br /> GOLDEN &mdash; It&rsquo;s tough enough trying to establish a program in its second year of varsity boys lacrosse when all but one other school is a classification higher in enrollment. The problem is compounded when you&rsquo;re playing short-handed, as was the case for Clear Creek in its April 11 game at Golden.<br /> Game ppd. for lack of 2nd referee http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/game-ppd-lack-2nd-referee <p> By Tim Donohoo<br /> For the Courant<br /> SHERIDAN &mdash; Clear&nbsp; Creek girls soccer coach Ben Potter sees his team on the verge of greatness. But just one thing was missing from their scheduled road game with Sheridan on April 12 &mdash; another referee.<br /> The Golddiggers and the Rams were warming up for the contest on April 12 when the decision came down that a second official would not be arriving in order for the game to take place. It was rescheduled for April 28.<br /> Hanssen, Fahnline place in top-10 at Weld Central meet http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/hanssen-fahnline-place-top-10-weld-central-meet <p> KEENESBURG &mdash; Clear Creek&rsquo;s Bailey Hanssen placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 5 1/4 inches and Maddie Fahnline was eighth in the 200 meters in a time of 29.62 seconds at the sixth-annual Rebel Round-Up at Weld Central High School on April 11.<br /> Grace Diekman had a pair of top-15 finishes for the Lady Golddiggers. She took ninth in the 1,600 in 6:24.28 and 15th in the 800 in 2:52.76. Hayden Hutcherson was 13th in the 400 in 1:09.76.<br /> Ultimate Warriors http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/ultimate-warriors <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-skiers-gc-040214.jpg" alt="Brandy Erholtz, left, and Travis Macy are not just teachers at Jeffco Virtual Academy, parents and neighbors, but they’re ultra-competitive endurace athletes. Last month, they won their respective races in the America’s Uphill race at Aspen Mountain. Then this past weekend they finished first and second, respectively, at the Gorge Waterfalls 50k ultramarathon." title="Brandy Erholtz, left, and Travis Macy are not just teachers at Jeffco Virtual Academy, parents and neighbors, but they’re ultra-competitive endurace athletes. Last month, they won their respective races in the America’s Uphill race at Aspen Mountain. Then this past weekend they finished first and second, respectively, at the Gorge Waterfalls 50k ultramarathon." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;It&rsquo;s barely 8 a.m. on a Monday morning and Travis Macy and Brandy Erholtz have already gotten a workout in with barely 24 hours before jumping on a flight to Oregon to compete in the Gorge Waterfalls 50k ultra marathon. It&rsquo;s the lifestyle for these endurance runners.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re definitely not weekend warriors. Like a lot of people in endurance sports we&rsquo;re competing at a very high level,&rdquo; Macy said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re both parents, we&rsquo;re teachers. We do many different things. It&rsquo;s a balancing act.&rdquo;</p>