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Today's Sports

  • Cook ready to take flight

    Jared Cook had all the makings of a college athlete when he graduated from Clear Creek High School in 2014. Not only was he a three-sport athlete, but the 2014 Clear Creek Courant Male Athlete of the Year was a leader.

    When he was asked to step away from his receiver role to play quarterback for the Golddiggers, he did. Yet, he still led the team in receiving touchdowns, rushing yards and interceptions en route to being named the conference defensive player of the year.

  • Golddiggers utilizing summer as ...

    Rain sprinkled over the practice field, but it didn’t slow what’s already been an active summer for the Clear Creek football program.

    July 18 represented the opening of a five-day voluntary workout for the Golddiggers prior to a four-day camp at CSU-Pueblo starting July 24. But Clear Creek’s football team, with 11 players more or less, has voluntarily been working out all summer in preparation for the Sept. 2 opener against Lake County.

  • Huff making grand designs

    When Ally Huff was a student-athlete at Clear Creek High School, there were plays designed solely for her. Now, the rising senior at Colorado State University is making designs of her own ­— graphic designs, that is.

    “I’ve always been interested in art. I love drawing and painting,” said Huff, who works as a graphic designer for the school newspaper, the Rocky Mountain Collegian. She’s also wrapping up an internship soon at Icelantic Skis based in Golden. 

  • Maine senior Palken wins 15K

    Greg Palken approached the Evergreen Mountain 15K as his one big race of the summer. The 21-year-old rising senior, in Colorado visiting family, plans to try out for the University of Maine cross country team this fall.

    He thought the race would be a nice one to train with. Boy was it ever. Palken won the July 9 event in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 22 seconds.

  • Triple Bypass offers challenges...

    When Tom Rieber rode in his first Triple Bypass two years ago, he did so because he hadn’t done it before. Then a resident of Denver — he’s since moved to Salt Lake City — Rieber was looking to try a different course after riding a number of century rides.

    It was a little more convenient in 2014, but that didn’t stop Rieber from coming back in 2016 to ride July 9 from Bergen Park to Aspen.

  • Former Digger Lucas sharing his...

    Growing up, Tevin Lucas dreamed of a career in professional football. The former Clear Creek High three-sport standout and 2014 Lakewood High graduate certainly had the makings of being a successful athlete.

    He was a state track and field qualifier in the long jump, led both the CCHS and Lakewood football teams in touchdown receptions in three consecutive seasons and was a key catalyst in the Golddiggers ending a 51-year drought as 3A Frontier League champions in 2012.

  • Tradition reigns again as Weiner...

    There are traditions that are just second nature when it comes to the Fourth of July: cookouts, parades, fireworks, and even Joey Chestnut seemingly always winning the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog eating contest. 

    Add another one: Bob Weiner winning the Mount Evans Freedom Run 5K.

  • Watson beats clock, field in his...

    GEORGETOWN — Six years ago, after becoming a father and by necessity due to time restraints, Zach Watson gave up cycling to become a runner. Utilizing his wife, Erin, who is a running coach for LoCo Fit, based in Louisville, Watson made the transition, but it wasn’t a smooth one.

  • Leifheit three-peats in saddle ...

    DUMONT — If anything, Bryce Leifheit had luck on his side. That could be said for both during and after his saddle bronc ride on June 24 at the Gene Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds, a ride that saw him propelled over the railings and into the stalls where horses and bulls are stationed prior to the competition.

  • Column: Return lets me know what...

    Hi again. I’m back.

    Nine months ago, I didn’t envision a return to Evergreen Newspapers and Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. Working in Boulder had given me a more regular work schedule, not as far of a drive from my Arvada home and a sense of being back in the operations of a daily newspaper. It also, however, reminded me of what I was missing.