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Today's Sports

  • Déjà vu sets in for Clear Creek

    DENVER — It’s not exactly “Groundhog Day,” and the Clear Creek Golddiggers aren’t Bill Murray, but CCHS’ 57-32 boys basketball loss at Bruce Randolph on Jan. 17 had a familiar feel to it.

    A lack of multiple scorers — only four players produced points for Clear Creek, led by Tommy Wann’s 12 points — and an ineffective offense that never seemed able to penetrate Bruce Randolph’s defense spelled doom as the Golddiggers fell to 1-9 on the season, 1-3 in the 3A/2A Frontier League.

  • CCHS starts fast, rolls past...

    DENVER — One of these days, the Clear Creek’s girls basketball team is going to get everybody in the scorebook. Until then, the Lady Golddiggers, like they’ve done so many times this season, will continue to jump out to an early lead, impose a full-court press to rattle the opposition and get as much playing time for everybody as they can.

    That was the case again Jan. 17 at Bruce Randolph where CCHS scored the game’s opening 18 points and never looked back in a 52-13 win that was as lopsided as the final score would indicate.

  • Lady Diggers press the issue,...

    With the likes of Anna Schwecke, Rebecca Abrahamson and Claire Werlin — all of whom stand 6-foot or taller — it would be easy for Clear Creek’s girls basketball team to attack the low post. 

    But opposing teams have taken to, and will continue to do so, employing a full-court press to keep the ball out of their hands. So CCHS, like it did Jan. 9 in a 77-30 thumping of an inexperienced Platte Canyon squad at Clear Creek High School, has taken to the press as well to counteract the opposition.

  • Huskies zone in, end slide...

    Finally, the streak is over.

    It took a down year from Clear Creek, a better-than-usual start for Platte Canyon and 2-3 zone for the visiting Huskies to post their first win over the Golddiggers’ boys basketball program in nearly six years, but it finally happened. Behind 14 points from Isaac Tadla and 11 from Kenny Michel, Platte Canyon pulled away for a 48-27 victory at Clear Creek High School on Jan. 9.

    “It was a fun game. I was proud of the guys for working hard and for working together,” Platte Canyon head coach Dean Carlstrom said.

  • Schwecke taking her game up...

    It was as intense a game that Clear Creek has played early in the 2014-15 girls basketball season. That’s obvious considering the Lady Golddiggers were finishing off an 80-70 double overtime win over West Grand on Dec. 19. And while the team was coming together, winning for the fourth time in five games, senior center Anna Schwecke was taking her game to another level.

  • Underclassmen make up the bulk...

    Being part of a team means that at times you have to tow the line, or in the case of the Clear Creek ski team carry the log. The log is as much a part of the Clear Creek ski team’s legacy as boots and bindings. 

    Step out of line during practice? Forgot your gear? You carry the log. 

    Clear Creek head coach Conradt Fredell explains that carrying the log is equal parts body and mind conditioning and it’s always done in good spirit.

    “The kids know it’s an extra opportunity to train,” he chuckled.

  • The Year in Review

    2014 was quite the year for athletics in Clear Creek. Sports teams made a return to the playoffs, while others, some unexpectedly, were upended on their way there. Though most of those journeys came up short in the end, they will be memorable nevertheless. Without further ado, let’s take a look back on the year that was 2014.

  • Lady Diggers come through in the...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courant

    In H-O-R-S-E, it wouldn’t have counted. But in a regular game of basketball, Claire Werlin didn’t have to call her 3-pointer from the left side off the backboard, a buzzer-beater in overtime that rescued Clear Creek from almost certain defeat for the second time against West Grand.

    “Clutch,” Lady Golddiggers coach Marc Gorenstein said of the 6-foot senior’s play. “But I don’t think she said ‘Bank’ on that 3.”

  • Clear Creek senior Kocol...

    SHERIDAN — Nate Kocol is a fan of the Sheridan Pool Tournament’s structure. The Clear Creek senior wrestler likes that the 11th-year event allows everybody, including himself, to get a wealth of mat experience instead of being in a straight bracket tournament where a loss or two can end your day.

    The 160-pounder went 3-2, placing fourth — the only placer for the Golddiggers in the event — on Dec. 20 at Sheridan High School. He reached the consolation finals before being upended by Kalvin Bailey of Sierra by a 12-9 decision.

  • CCHS getting closer after 50-43...

    Clear Creek dropped to 0-6 on the season, despite its best effort of the season in a 50-43 home loss to West Grand on Dec. 19.

    The Golddiggers’ previous closest defeat was a 44-36 setback to Lyons at the Highland High tournament two weeks earlier.

    “It’s the most complete game that we’ve played all season long,” head coach Clay DuBois said. “Turnovers are still killing us and that’s something we have to find a way to get rid of. But being young and inexperienced, it comes with the territory.”