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  • Slow start spells Diggers’...

    One wouldn’t have known it looking at the scoreboard — a 19-9 loss to Lutheran — but the Clear Creek Golddiggers’ boys lacrosse team was enthralled by the way it played, particularly over the final three quarters on March 19. However, the first 14 minutes of CCHS’ home opener left a lot to be desired.

    To say that the Golddiggers came out a little less than on fire would be an understatement. Lutheran scored the game’s first nine goals — a deficit that was more than Clear Creek could handle.

  • Depleted Diggers let lead slip...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    The Clear Creek girls soccer team hopes its 3-0 start wasn’t fool’s gold.

    Playing without two starters, the Lady Golddiggers suffered their first loss as 3A Sheridan scored two minutes apart in the final 6 minutes, 9 seconds — the first goal on a free kick from just outside the penalty area after a hand-ball call — for a 4-3 victory at CCHS on March 21.

  • Lady Diggers pack an offensive...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    Six members of the Clear Creek girls basketball team barely had time to find their soccer shoes and lace them up before the March 12 season opener. Four days, to be precise, just three practices, after their Sweet 16 loss in the 2A playoffs.

    “One day of rest and then we came and jumped right in,” said freshman Samantha O’Brien. “But I think it worked well. I feel like everyone got in the mindset right away, which is really good.”

  • Lions’ offensive onslaught...

    LYONS — Karson Kelly went 3-for-4 with five RBIs as Lyons, hosting the game after a last-minute switch, routed Clear Creek, 17-1, in the baseball season opener on March 12.

    Hector Rodriguez, Dawson Kelly and Austin Myers also had three hits for the Lions, who finished with 16 hits. Myers also scored a team-high three runs.

    Lyons scored eight runs in the first inning and never looked back. The Lions led 10-1 before scoring more runs in the fourth before closing the game out with an additional run in the fifth.

  • Diggers start to rebuild after...

    Turnover in high school athletics is a common occurrence, but in 2015, that reality really hits home for the Clear Creek Golddiggers’ baseball program.

    CCHS, a year after placing fifth in the 3A Frontier League and qualifying for the state playoffs for the first time in six years, returns just four players from that 2014 squad. That’s not just because of graduation but because a co-op with Gilpin County is no more.

  • Diggers wrap up historic season

    GREELEY — One by one as the Clear Creek girls basketball team filtered out of the locker room one last time and walked down the stairs to the gymnasium at Greeley Central High School they were greeted with open arms from family and friends alike.

  • 2015 Clear Creek girls soccer...

    GIRLS SOCCER
    CLEAR CREEK LADY GOLDDIGGERS
    Head coach:
    Ben Potter
    Assistant coaches: Jen Potter, Kaylan Riley, Valerie Romine
    2014 record: 9-6 overall, 9-2 3A Frontier League
    Players to watch: Jaclyn Harvey, Fr., sweeper; Rebecca Abrahamson, Jr., goalie; Anna Schwecke, Sr., defender; Lily Kitting, Soph., MF
    Key losses: Rachelle Talbot, Tessa Leake, Valerie Romine

  • A FEARLESS ADVENTURER

    Taylor Hutchen isn’t like most other 8-year-olds, per se. Sure, like other kids her age, she is more gums than teeth when she smiles, and she’d rather play outside than do homework. But unlike many her age, Taylor is a serendipitous blend of fearless adventurer, who is thoughtful beyond her years, with a full-blown addiction to skiing that transcends the negative effects of being cold or exhausted after a long day of carving fresh powder.

  • Lady Golddiggers can’t hold off...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courant

    GREELEY — It’s no wonder Anna Schwecke and Kaela Kalabany have a secret language on the basketball court after having thrown the ball around together for nearly a decade. The two Clear Creek seniors dominated the court, but it, unfortunately, was to no avail after the Lady Golddiggers lost to top-seeded Highland, 60-53, at Greeley Central High School in the 2A District 7 tournament finals on Feb. 20.

  • Déjà vu strikes as Diggers’...

    It was a sense of déjà vu for Clear Creek. Just like the last time the Golddiggers played at Lyons earlier in the season, the host Lions got out to an early lead before CCHS rallied in the third quarter only for the wheels to fall off completely in the fourth quarter. This time, it ended Clear Creek’s season.

    Clear Creek was defeated by Lyons, 72-43, on Feb. 24 in the quarterfinals of the 2A District 7 tournament.