Today's Sports

  • Rich back in the game for Diggers

    Jonah Rich doesn’t have much recollection of the game itself. It may have been against Jefferson High, but that’s not for certain. It was a JV football game. He recalls that.

    He was just a freshman and a quarterback, at the time, for Clear Creek High. Then he got his bell rung — a midseason concussion that did more than just knock him out of this game. It temporarily, at least to his coaches, sidetracked his high school football career.

  • Lady Diggers look to rebound...

    It would be easy to look back on the 2015 volleyball season as a rebuilding one for Clear Creek High School. 

    After all, the Lady Golddiggers not only had their first losing season in more than a decade but also the first in the four-year tenure of head coach Karin Thomsen.

  • Diggers' cross country team...

    Coach Jeff Miller could’ve looked at how the tank was somewhat depleted in 2015, and it was. 

    After all, Brandon Swenson, the favorite to be Clear Creek’s top male cross country runner a season ago, transferred to nearby Evergreen High and finished seventh in the 4A state meet.

    But the tank “didn’t go dry by any stretch of the imagination,” Miller noted. That is evident by who the Golddiggers have coming back in 2016.

  • Jimenez’s first GTIS race worth ...

    Alejandro Jimenez first heard about the Georgetown to Idaho Springs half marathon about two years ago, and he’s been wanting to run it ever since. But, for whatever reason, his work schedule as part of the after-school program at Denver North High didn’t allow it to fit into his schedule.

    “Usually I’m trying to get everything ready for work at school,” he said. “This year, I’m coming to work a little bit later. This is my last weekend before work.”

  • Redshirt year could pay ...

    The way that Anna Schwecke saw it, redshirting her first year with the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs women’s basketball team wasn’t a bad option. If anything, it was a good idea just to get used to the pace of the college game.

    “I thought it was beneficial to me,” the 2015 Clear Creek High School graduate said.

  • A functional, versatile way to...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    As he demonstrated the versatility of the upgraded weight room at Clear Creek High School, football coach and alumnus Brian Inman couldn’t help but marvel at the improvements over the last year and a half.

    The size of the room has remained the same, but that’s about all. Functionally and versatility best describe the renovations, which were funded by the Clear Creek Booster Club.

  • Rocky Mountain Warrior offers...

    Jason Brown examined the steep climb up the 10 ½-foot wall, but this time it was different. This time, he had 8-year-old Sylvie Guerrant on his back.

    It wasn’t as if Brown was out to prove anything to himself. He’s done the climb time and again. After all he’s been a two-time American Ninja Warrior series competitor ­— in 2012 in Dallas and this year in Oklahoma City.

  • CCHS grad working toward a degree

    By Michael Hicks
    Sports Editor

    For Nate Kocol, the first year of college life at Colorado State University has been about three things — “Good grades, working hard and having fun.”

  • Strong 3-mile runs lead to Folts...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    It pays to know the competition in any endeavor. When Brian Folts noticed that Dan McIntosh and Gabriel Zumbado were not entered in the fifth annual Evergreen Sprint Triathlon, he liked his chances.

    A Golden resident and familiar face at the event, Folts was the runner-up to McIntosh last year and Zumbado in 2014. He also finished fourth when McIntosh won and Zumbaldo took third in 2013.

  • Kelly, Toth show off their grit

    By Ashley Dumas
    For the Courant 

    There’s a rare breed of athletes that often disregard the feeling of scraped elbows and aching limbs to mount their bikes and climb hills. These atypical beings often reside in the foothills and mountains of Colorado, finding themselves at events like the Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb to prove their grit and passion for the sport.