http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml en Diggers’ season ends in heartbreak http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers%E2%80%99-season-ends-heartbreak <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-gsoccch01-pp-051717.jpg" alt="Clear Creek junior Samantha O’Brien has her shot on goal blocked in the first half." title="Clear Creek junior Samantha O’Brien has her shot on goal blocked in the first half." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">The tears that fell from Diggers head coach Dan Winkler&rsquo;s eyes were real on Tuesday. His Clear Creek soccer team had just been upset 1-0 by Rocky Mountain Lutheran in the 2A state playoffs. The loss while heartbreaking in many regards was worse for Winkler, as it marked his final game as head coach for CCHS.</span></p> Late rally ends Clear Creek’s season http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/late-rally-ends-clear-creek%E2%80%99s-season <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b><i>By Courant Staff</i></b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">For five innings it appeared Clear Creek would advance in the 2A state baseball playoffs. Gilpin County had other plans as, the Eagles rallied to defeat Clear Creek 12-8 on Thursday at Sheridan High School in 2A District 7 action.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">The Diggers led Gilpin County 7-3 entering the top of the sixth inning, but the Eagles wouldn&rsquo;t go down quietly.</span></p> Clear Creek tops John F. Kennedy on senior night http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-tops-john-f-kennedy-senior-night <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-blaxcchvs.jfk01-cb-051017.jpg" alt="Clear Creek junior Ty Judge (7) scores during the boys’ varsity lacrosse game against John F. Kennedy at which Clear Creek defeated JFK 9-6 on Friday." title="Clear Creek junior Ty Judge (7) scores during the boys’ varsity lacrosse game against John F. Kennedy at which Clear Creek defeated JFK 9-6 on Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Few teams have played a tougher lacrosse schedule than Clear Creek. The Diggers have faced 4A powers Golden, Conifer and Green Mountain, each earning a playoff bid.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">After falling in its first 10 games, the Diggers finished its season winning two of its last three, including a 9-6 victory over John F. Kennedy on Friday.</span></p> Diggers seeded seventh in playoffs http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers-seeded-seventh-playoffs <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">As brackets were released on Sunday, Clear Creek learned it would host the opening round of the playoffs.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">The Diggers earned the seventh seed in the 2A state tournament, and it faced 10th-seeded Rocky Mountain Lutheran on Tuesday night. If the Diggers advance, Clear Creek will face second-seeded Dawson on Friday.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">On the same side of the bracket sits third-seed Front Range Christian, sixth-seed Telluride and 11th-seed Colorado Springs School.</span></p> CCHS has successful outing at leagues http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cchs-has-successful-outing-leagues <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Clear Creek has a new record holder in the long jump. Noah Sarria hit a mark of 22 feet, 5 inches, breaking the school record. Sarria placed first overall in the long jump and 100 meters.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">The boys team finished the league competition in fifth place, which was held Thursday at Bennett High School.&nbsp;</span></p> CCHS turns its attention to postseason action http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cchs-turns-its-attention-postseason-action <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-gsoccchvs.middlepark02-cb-050317.jpg" alt="Clear Creek senior Jasmine Buda (13) leaps for an air ball with Middle Park senior Annalys Hanna (4)." title="Clear Creek senior Jasmine Buda (13) leaps for an air ball with Middle Park senior Annalys Hanna (4)." align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Clear Creek girls&rsquo; soccer coach Daniel Winkler has had one message for his team this season: Positivity. If you were near his post-game huddle on April 25, you wouldn&rsquo;t have guessed his team was on the losing end. Encouragement, optimism and excitement were the main points of Winkler&rsquo;s chat after his Diggers were defeated 8-1 by Middle Park.</span></p> Clear Creek finishes in fourth at Kiowa Klassic http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-finishes-fourth-kiowa-klassic <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b><i>By Courant Staff</i></b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Clear Creek&rsquo;s track and field team had several top-10 finishers at the 2017 Kiowa Klassic on April 22.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">On the girls&rsquo; side, Nadja Gunther finished in the top spot during the long jump. Gunther&rsquo;s winning mark was 13 feet, 10.5 inches. Rachel Lucas hit 13-8, earning a fourth-place spot.</span></p> Clear Creek wins wild game over Byers http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-wins-wild-game-over-byers <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b><i>By Courant Staff</i></b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Both pitching coaches, no doubt, probably had nightmares after Clear Creek outscored Byers 23-20 on April 26 at CCHS, picking up its ninth victory of the season.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Both sides had no problem at the dish as the teams combined for 43 runs on 39 hits.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Byers took a seemingly commanding lead in the top of the second inning when the Bulldogs tallied 10 runs to lead 12-3.&nbsp;</span></p>