Today's Sports

  • Clear Creek slips in home...

    By Craig Harper -- For the Courant

    EVERGREEN — Ah, the growing pains of a young volleyball team.

    They were on display in a battle of Class 3A/2A Frontier League unbeatens with one senior between them. The sophomore-dominated Clear Creek squad cracked after a strong start.

  • Platte Canyon blanks Clear Creek

    Craig Harper - For the Courant

    IDAHO SPRINGS — “We got out swagger back!” a Platte Canyon football player exuded as coach Mike Schmidt gathered his team for the post-game huddle following a 40-0 victory over rival Clear Creek on Sept. 25.

    To which Schmidt responded afterward, “I never thought we lost it. But if they feel that way, that’s better.”

    At the least, said the Huskies’ Hank Bode, “We got our game back.”

  • Column: Passion for prep sports

    Dennis Pleuss - Sports Editor

    My days of being mistaken for a ball boy on the sidelines of a high school football game are long gone.

    However, my enthusiasm for covering prep sports has never faded. I jumped at the chance when presented with the opportunity to become the new sports editor at the Columbine Courier, High Timber Times, Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant. Telling stories of student-athletes, coaches and teams through the written word and photos is what I was born to do.

  • Fifth-place finish leaves O’...

    Samantha O’Brien knew the day before, when she and her Clear Creek High cross country teammates were setting up the course for the Sept. 15 Golddigger Invitational, that the final uphill would be a struggle. And it was. But it was what happened on the last downhill to the finish line that left the CCHS sophomore perturbed with her fifth-place finish.

    It was there that she was passed twice by a pair of Littleton High runners – Magda Van Leeuwen and Sarah Gray – that left O’Brien in fifth in a time of 25 minutes, 47 seconds.

  • Strong start, teamwork pay off...

    Jac Harvey called it the “best match that we’ve played so far,” and it would be hard to argue that point.

    Clear Creek, which has played a brutal non-conference schedule against the likes of 5A Monarch and Fort Collins, 4A Holy Family and Pueblo South, and 3A Kent Denver and Peak to Peak, is starting to reap the rewards from such stiff early competition.

  • Cougars dominate homecoming...

    Playing against a team such as Weld Central, one that has a first-year head coach in James Canaday and hasn’t had a winning season since 2009, can be tricky, especially for a squad like Evergreen.

    While the Cougars have had their fair share of success over the years, the Rebels easily could’ve been a trap game if Evergreen wasn’t careful.

  • Diggers get a rude awakening

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant
    IDAHO SPRINGS — It’s hard to imagine a team brandishing a positive attitude against an opponent that rolled it by 36 points the previous year. But with Clear Creek seeking the program’s first 3-0 start since 2007, coach Brian Inman sensed his Golddiggers entered the Sept. 11 homecoming game against Cornerstone Christian Academy in that frame of mind.

  • Lady Diggers continuing to find...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courant
    The Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers are finding some solid ground and seeking leadership as their 2015 season progresses and they try to fill the void after losing four starters from last season.
    The 25-15, 24-26, 25-18, 25-23 loss to Peak to Peak Charter School on Sept. 10 did not get the Lady Diggers down. They know they have work to do, and they know they are getting better.

  • Column: Thanks for the ride. I’...

    LITTLETON — It’s Thursday, Sept. 10, and, for the first time, I’m afraid to say, I’m sitting on the purple bleachers inside Front Range Christian School’s gymnasium. It’s not that I didn’t want to be there. I certainly did. It’s just that, until now, I had never covered a game in the building before.

  • Lady Diggers break through at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant
    LAKEWOOD — After being swept by 5A Monarch and 4A Holy Family and scoring a combined 42 points in the first two sets of the first day of the Regis Jam, Clear Creek coach Karin Thomsen reminded her young squad of “Hoosiers,’’ the 1986 movie about a small-town Indiana basketball team’s unlikely march to an open state championship.