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Today's Sports

  • By the Numbers: Clear Creek...

    2A
    The classification that most of Clear Creek High School’s athletic programs — wrestling didn’t — moved into for the postseason after playing a predominant 3A schedule during the regular season. The school’s enrollment number dropped to 224. The football team remained in 1A.

  • Fahnline beats fears, then sets...

    LAKEWOOD — The 2A track and field championships can be an intimidating experience, especially for someone who was making her state debut like Clear Creek sophomore Maddie Fahnline was. So was it intimidating, at least at first?

    “Yes,” Fahnline said matter-of-factly. “It’s been this giant trip of nervousness, and you’re scared like you’re going to throw 30 feet and in reality you’re going to have the new school record in the discus.”

    Nerves? What nerves?

  • A brotherly bond

    A day in the life of the Hawkins household can be a bit hectic when you consider there are five teenage boys — four now since the oldest has moved on to college.

    “It’s pretty crazy. It gets kind of loud,” 16-year-old Clear Creek High School junior Luke Hawkins said.

  • Flores’ PK propels Lady Diggers

    THORNTON — The advice made sense. Sophomore Jasmine Flores was told to aim for the corner of the net and not straight at Rocky Mountain Lutheran goalkeeper Noelle Boucher. What happened next made Clear Creek High School history.

    Flores, in the sixth round of penalty kicks, placed the ball into the lower right corner past a diving Boucher to send ninth-seeded Clear Creek to a 2-1 penalty kick victory over No. 8 Rocky Mountain Lutheran on May 5 at Five Star Stadium. The 2A opening round playoff victory was the first postseason win in school history.

  • Vail Mountain ends CCHS’ season

    VAIL — Tess Johnson scored two goals to lead top-seeded Vail Mountain to a 4-0 victory over Clear Creek in the 2A state quarterfinals on May 8.

    Freshmen Katie Alonzo and Emma Hall added the other goals.

    The loss ended CCHS’ season with a 7-10 mark.

  • Diggers continue tailspin vs....

    If there was ever a tale of two seasons, the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers’ girls soccer program lived it in 2015. CCHS kicked off the season with a 6-3 record with those three losses coming by a combined four goals. The end of the regular season, up until the 2-1 loss to the Denver School of Science and Technology on April 29, was quite lopsided.

    The Lady Diggers (6-9) ended the regular season on a six-game losing streak, having been outscored 30-2 in those games. Still there was reason for hope following the Senior Game defeat.

  • Cohesive offense helps CCHS stun...

    Inner bickering can demoralize a team. Clear Creek’s boys lacrosse team knows that all too well. 

    But when the players started coming together and playing as a team, results like the 9-7 upset of Lutheran on April 29 at CCHS can be attained.

    The Golddiggers broke up a back-and-forth game with four straight Luke Hawkins goals in the fourth quarter as the team won for the fourth time in five games. Hawkins finished with seven goals, while Nate Kocol and Mark Hawkins also scored for Clear Creek (4-8).

  • Sports briefs

    TRACK & FIELD
    Clear Creek girls place fourth at Frontier League meet
    BENNETT — Clear Creek’s girls track team placed fourth in the 3A/2A Frontier League championships on April 30 at Bennett High School. The Lady Golddiggers finished with 59 points. Bennett won the team title with 239 points.

  • Running Huskies find their fire...

    BAILEY — The fire within his players had seemingly fizzled out, so Platte Canyon head coach Nate Carrigan tried to draw some of that fire back by holding open tryouts the day before the Huskies hosted Clear Creek at Burland Field.

  • Lady Falcons soar to league...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courant

    The love of the game helps keep morale up as the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers’ soccer team suffered a tough loss against Front Range Christian on April 26 by a final score of 6-0. 

    Clear Creek (6-7, 0-3 2A Region 5) had a tough time keeping the ball in the Lady Falcons’ zone, but top-ranked Front Range Christian (10-1-1, 3-0) had no such issues.