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Today's Sports

  • Diggers’ McNeil wastes little...

    BAILEY — There’s something to be said for experience, and luckily for Clear Creek wrestling coach Stan Gould, he has that this season. Instead of dedicating the early part of the 2014-15 season to the sport’s fundamentals, Gould can work with his wrestlers on getting them better than they already were.

  • Outside shot opens up for Lady...

    LYONS — With the height that Clear Creek’s girls basketball team has, particularly with Anna Schwecke and Rebecca Abrahamson controlling the paint, the Lady Golddiggers know that teams are going to focus on them down low and force CCHS to shoot from the outside. Lyons did just that Dec. 12, but Clear Creek had an answer, namely Katie Vieweg.

  • Slow beginning, turnovers keep...

    LYONS — Lyons’ defense, or at least what Clear Creek allowed it to do, played as much a factor as anything else in the Golddiggers’ 68-46 setback Dec. 13 at Lyons High School. Turnovers — lots of them — didn’t help Clear Creek, either.

    Zach Christiansen scored a game-high 22 points and Justin Gorman added 14 as Lyons, and behind a full-court pressure defense, pulled away for its second victory in a week over CCHS. The Lions (3-3) beat Clear Creek 44-36 at Highland High School on Dec. 6.

  • CCHS poms compete with a...

    DENVER — A la seconds – it sounds like something one might partake in during Thanksgiving, but actually it’s the technical term for the leg-extended turns that the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers poms squad executed beautifully, although not perfectly, during their bid for a third consecutive state title on Dec. 6 at the Denver Coliseum.

    The Lady Diggers’ a la seconds and kick line were both on-point, but, ultimately, it wasn’t enough and Vail Christian, relegating them to third place, dethroned them.

  • Lady Diggers stand tall, slam...

    AULT — Mentally, games like the one Clear Creek had against Pawnee in the opening round of the 2014 Canine Classic on Dec. 5 can be hard. But like senior center Anna Schwecke said, more than anything they are fun. The Lady Golddiggers had their fair share of fun for sure.

  • Youth, mental slipups stop CCHS...

    AULT — When you graduate three of your top six players, lose another because he went home after a year serving as a foreign-exchange student and only have two players back with regular varsity experience, growing pains are to be expected. Clear Creek is most definitely undergoing that right now.

  • Clear Creek's fantastic four

    The familiarity that Kaela Kalabany, Katie Vieweg, Anna Schwecke and Claire Werlin show on the basketball court shouldn’t be all that unusual. After all, they’ve been playing together forever. OK, actually since middle school. But four of Clear Creek’s five seniors know how each other plays almost as clearly as they know the back of their own hands.

  • Judge hopes to provide senior...

    John Judge doesn’t have to look far to see just how valuable the playing experience he gained last season — his first as a starter — was. All he needs to do is look around at practice.

    Jared Cook is gone. So is Jordan Howard. As are Chandler Morgan and Niclas Schoenhof. Those are four players in a six-man rotation that not only worked hard, but the rotation worked quite well. But with just Judge and fellow starter Tommy Wann back in the fold for the 2014-15 season, that experience is unbelievably invaluable.

  • Upgraded weight room worth the...

    When Brian Inman, a Clear Creek High graduate, returned in 2010 to teach physical education and coach the varsity football program, the school weight room’s need for an upgrade was a priority.

    “It was apparent early on that we had a good weight room. We just had a lot of of older equipment,” said Inman, who also coaches the track team and is an assistant ski coach. “We weren’t utilizing the space appropriately. The way that you train athletes and kids today is different than you did 20 years ago, 15 years ago.”

  • An inspiration for all

    Cody Marshall isn’t your typical high school athlete. The 126-pound senior is a full-time special needs student. The development of his brain that allows for cognitive thinking past the age of 5 or 6 is non-existent, wrestling coach Stan Gould said.

    Marshall, 18, is also part of an individualized education program that will allow him to stay in school until he’s 21 to achieve the job skills necessary so he can be self-sufficient in the real world. But don’t be fooled. He’s a wrestler at heart, maybe more so than anybody truly realizes.