http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Clear Creek falls late to Raiders http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-falls-late-raiders <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-blaxclearcreek03-pp-032217.jpg" alt="Clear Creek junior Chris Burtschi celebrates after a Golddiggers goal in the first half against Rangeview on Saturday. " title="Clear Creek junior Chris Burtschi celebrates after a Golddiggers goal in the first half against Rangeview on Saturday. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">On a sunny Saturday morning in mid-March, the setting couldn&rsquo;t of been more perfect for the Clear Creek Golddiggers lacrosse team to play host to the Rangeview Raiders. Both teams struggled in their respective season openers and looked to avoid falling into an 0-2 start on the year. For Clear Creek, much more would be at stake, like an opportunity to get into the win column for the first time in over a year and the opportunity to do it in front of their home fans.</span></p> Adam Klemstein throws shutout in victory http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/adam-klemstein-throws-shutout-victory <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-cchbaseball01-pp-032217.jpg" alt="Clear Creek senior Adam Klemstein struck out 11 batters as he earned a victory in a 10-0 shutout over KIPP Denver on Saturday morning at Clear Creek High School." title="Clear Creek senior Adam Klemstein struck out 11 batters as he earned a victory in a 10-0 shutout over KIPP Denver on Saturday morning at Clear Creek High School." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Adam Klemstein was dominant on Saturday morning as he tossed five innings during a 10-0 victory over KIPP Denver.</span></p> <p class="p1"> Great pitching can make everything easier in the game of baseball and Klemstein proved that as he finished the morning allowing just four hits while striking out 11 KIPP hitters.</p> <p class="p1"> Jonah Rich provided the big stick offensively for the Diggers as he finished with three RBIs off two hits, including a home run.</p> CCHS hoping for a deep playoff run http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cchs-hoping-deep-playoff-run <p> Daniel Winkler is entering his final season as the Clear Creek girls&rsquo; soccer head coach. The Lady Golddiggers finished the 2016 season with a 7-9 record and a loss in the first round of the 2A state playoffs to Cornerstone Christian Academy. This season, Winkler hopes his team can make a deep run, led by Samantha O&rsquo;Brien.<br /> CCHS lacrosse looking for success under new leadership http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cchs-lacrosse-looking-success-under-new-leadership <p> On the lower field, with the trees covering the hillside painting a green backdrop, the foliage ushers in the new season for Clear Creek High School&rsquo;s returning lacrosse coach Jamey Kittleberger.<br /> Lady Diggers deserved a better ending http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/lady-diggers-deserved-better-ending <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-bbgirlscchvs.ray03-pp-030817.jpg" alt="The Clear Creek bench stares blankly as the team commits another turnover during its 63-44 loss to Wray in the 2A East Regional Pod B championship game on Saturday at Mullen High School. CCHS’ season ended with a 20-4 record. " title="The Clear Creek bench stares blankly as the team commits another turnover during its 63-44 loss to Wray in the 2A East Regional Pod B championship game on Saturday at Mullen High School. CCHS’ season ended with a 20-4 record. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">DENVER</strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> &mdash; Madelyn Fahnline was just excited to be on the team two years ago.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> The Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers made their first venture to the 2A Sweet 16 that season. But this year&rsquo;s team &mdash; one that went a school-record 20-4 and won a 3A/2A Frontier League title outright for the first time ever &mdash; had a bond unlike any other.</p> Baseball preview: Diggers relying on work ethic, experience in 2017 http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/baseball-preview-diggers%C2%A0relying%C2%A0on%C2%A0work%C2%A0ethic%C2%A0experience-2017 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Work ethic, playing like a team and accountability. When Stan Gould addresses what he&rsquo;s looking for in this year&rsquo;s Clear Creek baseball team, those are the characteristics. The Golddiggers have been a little too lackadaisical, according to Gould, in those areas at times in recent years.</span></p> <p> That&rsquo;s&nbsp;not&nbsp;his&nbsp;plan&nbsp;for&nbsp;this&nbsp;year.</p> RPI formula altered for 2017  http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/rpi%C2%A0formula%C2%A0altered%C2%A0for%C2%A02017%C2%A0 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The Legislative Council for the Colorado High School Activities Association in late January tweaked the RPI formula for qualifications for the state baseball playoffs.</span></p> <p> The new formula that will be used in determining the RPI is 35 percent from a team&rsquo;s winning percentage, 35 percent of its opponents&rsquo; winning percentage and 30 percent from its opponents&rsquo; opponents winning percentage. Previously, the percentages were split 25 percent, 50 percent and 25 percent.</p> Lady Diggers wake up in time http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/lady-diggers-wake-time <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-bbgirlscch01-ss-030117.jpg" alt="Clear Creek junior point guard Samantha O’Brien drives past Union Colony’s Jessica Caro during the second half of the third-place game of the 2A District 7 tournament on Saturday at Frederick High School. The Lady Golddiggers won 36-27, advancing to this week’s 2A East Regional tournament at Mullen High School. " title="Clear Creek junior point guard Samantha O’Brien drives past Union Colony’s Jessica Caro during the second half of the third-place game of the 2A District 7 tournament on Saturday at Frederick High School. The Lady Golddiggers won 36-27, advancing to this week’s 2A East Regional tournament at Mullen High School. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">FREDERICK</strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> &mdash; Grace Werlin personally wasn&rsquo;t satisfied, not with the fact that Clear Creek had lost the day before to Highland or in the way she and the Lady Golddiggers were playing in the first half against Union Colony on Saturday at Frederick High School.</span></p> <p> And make no doubt about it, at least offensively, Clear Creek was not doing well. The Lady Golddiggers had just seven points in the first 14 minutes, 46 seconds of the 2A District 7 third-place game.</p>