Today's Sports

  • Ailing Swenson content with 2nd...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    BAILEY — After winning the Golddigger Invitational cross country meet earlier in  the week, Clear Creek’s Brandon Swenson came to the Husky Invitational hosted by Platte Canyon on Sept. 12 seeking a “double.”

  • Buffaloes too much for CCHS to...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courant

    The Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers put up a hard fight, but took a loss at their Sept. 12 varsity match against Bishop Machebeuf, who took the first three sets. 

    The first two came with some anxiety as the Lady Diggers kept their opponents at bay. The first ending neck and neck, a kill ping-pong ending at 28-26, and the second ending at 25-20. Bishop Machebeuf closed it out in the third, finishing the match with a 25-16 victory. 

  • Lady Diggers ‘Twin Towers’ take...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    Oscar Wilde would be proud of Karin Thomsen. So far, the Clear Creek volleyball coach has resisted the temptation to pair her “Twin Towers” together on the court — though she’s intrigued by the prospect.

    Until then, Anna Schwecke and Becca Abrahamson will take turns terrorizing opponents.

  • Diggers limping into first bye...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    THORNTON — The natural reaction after getting drilled is to bounce right back into action and take out the frustration on the next opponent. In the case of Clear Creek’s football team, the heart is willing, the body not so much.

    The Golddiggers’ physical wounds matched the emotional scars following a 42-6  pounding at Cornerstone Christian in the 1A Metro League opener on Sept. 6, leaving them relishing a bye this week.

  • Up-and-down start for CCHS

    LAKEWOOD — Elitch Gardens would have probably been more fun, but the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers rode through their own highs and lows during their first matches of the season at the Gold Crown tournament Aug. 29-30. Clear Creek played back-to-back matches over two days, facing four teams. 

    The Lady Diggers’ first day was like a yo-yo — down one minute, up the next. First, they were shut out 25-15, 25-9, 25-13 by Fruita Monument, then they came back to defeat Hinkley 25-18, 25-10, 25-21.

  • Diggers reverse fortune at home

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Clear Creek’s offense saw the light long before Xcel came to the rescue and provided power to the four light standards on the south side of Golddigger Stadium late in the fourth quarter of its home opener.

  • Swenson, Werlin lead CCHS in...

    FORT COLLINS — Brandon Swenson placed 63rd overall in a field of 197 at the SaberCat Invitational on Aug. 30 at Fossil Ridge High School. Swenson finished in a time of 18 minutes, 13.6 seconds.

    He helped Clear Creek take 25th out of 28 schools in the boys race. The Golddiggers finished with 663 points. Chaparral won the predominant 5A/4A race with 113 points. The next top CCHS boys finisher was Liam McDonough, who came in 130th in 19:51.4.

  • Upper classmen, freshmen bring a...

    As Karin Thomsen looks at the 2014 Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers, she is appreciative of the four seniors and the role models they are for this year’s volleyball team. That’s because she’s got a young squad beyond that.

    But with the likes of libero Shay Johnson, setter Kaela Kalabany, middle hitter Anna Schwecke and outside hitter Katie Vieweg, CCHS has not only a nucleus in place to contend with in the 3A Frontier League but to also get back to the playoffs, albeit this year in 2A.

  • Slow start offensively,...

    BYERS — Zero week coupled with some inexperience added up to a bad combination, at least in the first half for Clear Creek. But by the time the Golddiggers fine-tuned their offense and put the clamps on Byers, it was too little too late.

    First-half touchdown runs by burly fullback Roger Hamacher and tailback Raul Hurtado proved to be enough as Byers, playing on its home field after turf was installed, shut out Clear Creek 13-0 in the season opener for both schools on Aug. 23.

  • Clear Creek Co-Ed Recreation...

    Bad Influence 7-0, 1.000
    Buffalo 4-3, .571
    Jackalopes 3-4, .429
    Alpine Mountain 3-4, .429
    Destroia’s 2-5, .286
    Tommy Knocker 2-5, .286