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Today's Sports

  • Kocol makes a strong showing at...

    DENVER — Nate Kocol, as described by Clear Creek assistant wrestling coach Kyle Gould, is a lot of things. He’s super mature. He’s a role model, especially for the younger kids. He’s a guy that coaches want to be a part of their program. He’s a Clear Creek guy.

    The senior was all that and more during the winter sports season not only as a vital member of the boys basketball team, but also as the school’s lone state qualifier at the 3A state wrestling championships Feb. 19-21.

  • Skladanowski places second in...

    Michael Skladanowski may have finished a distant second to Battle Mountain’s Quintin Cook in the season-long Ski Meister competition, but don’t be fooled: the Clear Creek junior is moving up the ranks fast.

    “He pretty much beats me pretty handily. It’s pretty much a race for second place, but I’m hoping to change that,” Skladanowski said.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Schwecke, Clear Creek win 10th straight going into the playoffs
    Anna Schwecke scored 24 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as Clear Creek rolled to a 54-23 regular-season closing win over Middle Park on Feb. 17.

    Katie Vieweg added nine points and Kaela Kalabany scored eight for CCHS. Mallory Milstead led Middle Park with six points.

    The Lady Golddiggers (16-3 overall, 11-1 3A/2A Frontier League) have won 10 straight.

  • Kocol punches ticket to state

    EDGEWATER — Though Clear Creek senior Nate Kocol had been pinned in 1 minute, 28 seconds of his semifinal-round bout against Valley’s Brendan Gonzales, he was confident that things were going the way they were expected to. After all, he wasn’t projected to beat the top seed at 160 pounds in the 3A Region 3 tournament Feb. 14 at Jefferson High School.

    “I believe this is exactly where I thought I was going to end up,” Kocol said.

  • Diggers almost prevail in spite...

    Noah Sarria, one of Clear Creek’s leading scorers, could barely stand after he landed hard, bruising his tailbone on a charge call with 6 minutes, 45 seconds left in the first half of the Golddiggers’ home game with Arrupe Jesuit on Feb. 13 at Clear Creek High School.

  • Clear Creek’s defense stifles...

    It was two baskets — one early and one late in the second quarter for Arrupe Jesuit. That was a lot, all things considered, because the Clear Creek’s girls basketball team played tenacious defense throughout in stifling the Lady Generals on Feb. 13 at Clear Creek High School.

    Anna Schwecke scored a game-high 20 points to carry Clear Creek (15-3 overall, 10-1 3A/2A Frontier League) to a 48-7 victory that was every bit as lopsided as the final score would indicate.

  • Schwecke, tenacious defense lift...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS — It won’t show up in the scorebook and it won’t stand out like Anna Schwecke’s career-high 43 points, but credit assistant coach John Onago with a big assist in Clear Creek’s come-from-behind victory at The Pinnacle on Feb. 6.

  • Inconsistencies continue for...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS — The inconsistencies of an inexperienced basketball team were evident again last week for the Clear Creek boys.

  • Colle, Kocol place 2nd at...

    BENNETT — Chris Colle, at 138 pounds, and Nate Kocol, at 160, placed second at the 3A Frontier League wrestling championships on Feb. 7 at Bennett High School.

    The Golddiggers’ Bryce Trujillo (182 pounds) was third, while Daniel Matthew (106), Matt McNeil (145), A.J. Parrish (170) and Reed Arneson (195) were fourth. Clear Creek finished sixth with 57 points. Sheridan won the team title with 125.5 points.

  • CCHS focuses on defense, holds...

    Most of the time, a team isn’t going to win when it scores just 13 points in the second half and when nearly 64 percent of its offense comes from one player. 

    But when you can hold the opposition to just 10 points in the final two quarters, like Clear Creek’s girls basketball team did Jan. 30, good things happen.

    They did for the Lady Golddiggers, who kept their hopes for a 3A/2A Frontier League regular-season title alive with a 33-26 win over The Academy at Clear Creek High School.