http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Golddiggers bury Bulldogs in closest victory of season http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/golddiggers-bury-bulldogs-closest-victory-season <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-fbclearcreekvs.byers01-cb-092017.jpg" alt="Clear Creek senior Noah Sarria (1) gets tackled by Byers senior Austin Davis (21) during the varsity football game against Byers High School at Golddigger Stadium on Friday. The Golddiggers defeated the Bulldogs 38-14." title="Clear Creek senior Noah Sarria (1) gets tackled by Byers senior Austin Davis (21) during the varsity football game against Byers High School at Golddigger Stadium on Friday. The Golddiggers defeated the Bulldogs 38-14." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Seth Kahn</p> <p> It was a packed Golddigger Stadium as all of Idaho Springs was in the house Friday night, it seemed, for Clear Creek High School&rsquo;s homecoming game against the Bulldogs of Byers High School. The Golddiggers entered the contest 2-0, having beaten their opponents by an average score of 35-plus points, and continued their success against the 0-2 Bulldogs with an easy 38-14 victory.</p> CCHS cross country stays strong thanks to the Davies http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cchs-cross-country-stays-strong-thanks-davies <p> By Alissa Noe</p> <p> There&rsquo;s no denying that Clear Creek High School cross country has been dominant all season long, but with the Davies siblings ready to roll, they&rsquo;re even more lethal.</p> <p> Although the season is still young for the Golddiggers, with just five meets under their belts &mdash; including their own meet on Sept. 12 &mdash; they&rsquo;ve shown incredible strength in both the boys and the girls teams.</p> <p> And that&rsquo;s with a weakened roster, as two of the boys are out for now with a knee injury and bronchitis.</p> The Inmans are CCHS’s newest power couple http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/inmans-are-cchs%E2%80%99s-newest-power-couple <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-cchfamily02-ml-091317.jpg" alt="Brian and Dana Inman showcase their football skills while Angellina (poms) and Skylah (hurdle) bust a move from their respective sports on Clear Creek High School&#039;s field." title="Brian and Dana Inman showcase their football skills while Angellina (poms) and Skylah (hurdle) bust a move from their respective sports on Clear Creek High School&#039;s field." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Alissa Noe</p> <p> For the past eight years, Clear Creek High School&rsquo;s football coach Brian Inman has been the big man on campus. Now, with his wife Dana taking over the poms team as a first-time coach, they&rsquo;re the power couple behind the school&rsquo;s home football games this year.</p> <p> Although the Golddiggers made it official when they hired Dana to take over the program at the beginning of the season, football games have long been family affairs for the Inmans, ever since Brian began coaching 21 years ago.</p> Golddigger volleyball easily sweeps Kent Denver http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/golddigger-volleyball-easily-sweeps-kent-denver <p> By Alissa Noe</p> <p> ENGLEWOOD &mdash; There&rsquo;s something different about this year&rsquo;s Clear Creek High School volleyball team. Be it the senior-heavy roster or the heightened level of confidence, but one thing&rsquo;s for sure: this Golddiggers team has what it takes to make some noise in league play this season.</p> <p> On Thursday night at Kent Denver School, the Golddiggers&rsquo; match against the Sun Devils spurred the perfect metaphor for their season thus far after bouncing back from a competitive first game to sweep Kent, 3-0.</p> Golddiggers dominate PCHS Husky Invitational http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/golddiggers-dominate-pchs-husky-invitational <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-xc_clearcreek01-ml-090617.jpg" alt="Clear Creek senior Samantha O’Brien runs along the Platte Canyon cross country course off Rosalie Road in Bailey. O’Brien finished first for CCHS and second overall in Thursday’s Platte Canyon Husky Invitational." title="Clear Creek senior Samantha O’Brien runs along the Platte Canyon cross country course off Rosalie Road in Bailey. O’Brien finished first for CCHS and second overall in Thursday’s Platte Canyon Husky Invitational." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Alissa Noe</p> <p> BAILEY &mdash; Aside from a small lightning delay to start the cross country meet, the Platte Canyon Husky Invitational on Thursday went off without a hitch as visiting Clear Creek High School stole the show, for the most part.</p> <p> Overall, the Golddiggers fared well as the girls took first place in the meet, with the boys right behind them in second place. Their top runner on each team, senior Samantha O&rsquo;Brien and junior Wes Davies, both finished second in their respective races.</p> CCHS girls poised to make another state run http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cchs-girls-poised-make-another-state-run <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-cchpoms01-cb-083017.jpg" alt="Clear Creek Sophomore Emily Reid leads the routine during poms practice at Clear Creek High School on August 23." title="Clear Creek Sophomore Emily Reid leads the routine during poms practice at Clear Creek High School on August 23." align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><p> By Alissa Noe</p> <p> After making waves in last year&rsquo;s Colorado State Spirit competition, the Clear Creek High School Golddigger poms team is ready to work harder than ever before to get back to the state championship this year.</p> <p> In 2016, the Golddiggers finished runner-up in the statewide 2A competition, falling a mere 8.8 points behind Vail Christian for the title. This year, however, they&rsquo;ll be making another run under the tutelage of first-year head coach Dana Inman.</p> Local rider wins first-ever Devil's Peak Downhill race http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/local-rider-wins-first-ever-devils-peak-downhill-race <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-devilspeakdownhill01-cb-082317.jpg" alt="Racers snake around the second-to-last turn during the first annual Devil’s Peak Downhill 1.5-mile skateboard race at Guanella Pass in Georgetown on Sunday." title="Racers snake around the second-to-last turn during the first annual Devil’s Peak Downhill 1.5-mile skateboard race at Guanella Pass in Georgetown on Sunday." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Alissa Noe</span></p> <p> GEORGETOWN &mdash; In its inaugural year down Guanella Pass, the Devil&rsquo;s Peak Downhill international skateboard competition was a huge success on Saturday and Sunday as amateur and professional riders from across the globe stopped by the small mountain town.</p> With kayaking, Caleb McKissic found meaning in life http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/kayaking-caleb-mckissic-found-meaning-life <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-calebkayaker01-cb-081617.jpg" alt="Kayaker Caleb McKissick from Tennessee rides a rapid on Clear Creek. McKissick works for AVA Outpost as a safety kayaker and raft guide in Idaho Springs." title="Kayaker Caleb McKissick from Tennessee rides a rapid on Clear Creek. McKissick works for AVA Outpost as a safety kayaker and raft guide in Idaho Springs." align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" /><p> By Alissa Noe</p> <p> Seven years ago, Colorado newcomer and Idaho Springs resident Caleb McKissic felt lost in his life. But when a friend of a friend introduced him to kayaking, his world forever changed for the better.</p>