http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml en Revitalized Morton conquers Mt. Evans http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/revitalized-morton-conquers-mt-evans <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-hillclimb03-cb-072915.jpg" alt="Cyclists biked up Colorado 5 to the top of Mt. Evans during the Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb on July 25." title="Cyclists biked up Colorado 5 to the top of Mt. Evans during the Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb on July 25." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courant</em></strong></p> <p> Life on the fast track isn&rsquo;t always what it&rsquo;s cracked up to be. Just ask Lachlan Morton, who from 2012-14 was a rising star on the prestigious Garmin-Sharp cycling development team based in Boulder.</p> Column: From Alberta to New Mexico, Lynch goes on quite a ride http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/column-alberta-new-mexico-lynch-goes-quite-ride <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-charlielynch-072915.jpg" alt="Charlie Lynch" title="Charlie Lynch" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Chances are you didn&rsquo;t spend a portion of your summer like Charles Lynch did. I certainly didn&rsquo;t.</p> <p> The 2013 Evergreen High School graduate and now a recreation major at Western Washington University only went on a 2,768-mile bike ride from Banff, Alberta, to the New Mexico-Mexico border, passing through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado in the process. That&rsquo;s all.</p> Kickball allows players to relive childhood http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/kickball-allows-players-relive-childhood <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-kickball04-cb-072215.jpg" alt="Timberline’s Austin Bell throws the ball at AVA’s Garret Mays during an adult kickball league game on July 13 at the Idaho Springs Ball Fields. " title="Timberline’s Austin Bell throws the ball at AVA’s Garret Mays during an adult kickball league game on July 13 at the Idaho Springs Ball Fields. " align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> Kickball quickly is becoming the go-to team sport in the adult recreation league circle, allowing people to relive their childhood for a few hours every week. For some, kickball is about hearing the hollow &ldquo;plink&rdquo; that comes from the ball as it&rsquo;s launched by a swift foot. For others, like 45-year-old Amy Romine, it&rsquo;s a much-needed distraction and way to connect with her family.</p> Press box adds new element to games at EHS http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/press-box-adds-new-element-games-ehs <p> Sitting just off the track at Evergreen High School, the blue and gold-colored press box is a welcomed sight. It&rsquo;s been a long time coming, but it was a necessity if the school wants to host more varsity football game up in the foothills.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s very nice. I really like the way it looks,&rdquo; Evergreen varsity football coach Rob Molholm said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s been a long time coming. We&rsquo;re excited to have it.&rdquo;</p> First-timers up for Triple Bypass http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/first-timers-triple-bypass <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-triplebypassride02-cb-071515.jpg" alt="Riders begin the Triple Bypass on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen during the 120-mile trek to Avon on July 11. " title="Riders begin the Triple Bypass on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen during the 120-mile trek to Avon on July 11. " align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p> Eight years ago, Craig Warner got back into cycling. It was the first time that he&rsquo;d ridden since he was about 14, and he&rsquo;s never ridden in the mountains ever.<br /> Yet, there was the 70-year-old Mingo, Iowa, resident at Bergen Park with his helmet strapped on and his bike ready to go at 6:30 a.m. on July 11, preparing to ride the 120 miles that is the first day of the two-day Triple Bypass.<br /> Erholtz’s need is filled with 5K http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/erholtz%E2%80%99s-need-filled-5k <p> Typically, Brandy Erholtz doesn&rsquo;t run 5Ks. It&rsquo;s nothing personal, but the 37-year-old Evergreen resident via Minnesota is more into longer distances, like the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, which she ran the week prior in Zermatt, Switzerland.<br /> 5K veterans hold on for victory http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/5k-veterans-hold-victory <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-freedomrun01-cb-070815.jpg" alt="Jennifer Johnson crosses the finish line during the Freedom Run 5K on July 4 in Evergreen. The 53-year-old ran the annual race in 38 minutes, 24 seconds. " title="Jennifer Johnson crosses the finish line during the Freedom Run 5K on July 4 in Evergreen. The 53-year-old ran the annual race in 38 minutes, 24 seconds. " align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courant</em></strong></p> <p> <strong>EVERGREEN</strong> &mdash; Evergreen residents Bob Weiner and Amy Armstrong have their hometown&rsquo;s annual July 4 Freedom Run 5K down pat. But they are starting to hear footsteps.</p> Alamosa teenager breaks through http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/alamosa-teenager-breaks-through <p> <strong>By Matthew Van Deventer<br /> </strong><strong><em>For the Courant</em></strong></p> <p> <strong>GEORGETOWN</strong> &mdash; Clear Creek County Advocates held their fourth annual 4th of July 5K fun run on Saturday morning at Strousse Park with race veterans of all ages running and walking to support the non-profit.</p>