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Today's Sports

  • Hill Climb participants rise to...

    By Craig Harper, For the Courant

    As an annual participant and two-time winner of the Guanella Pass Hill Climb bicycle race, LeRoy Popowski should have had a distinct advantage over first-timer Johnathan Freter in the July 11 fifth edition.

    Indeed, Freter mistimed the final sprint. But so did Popowski, and younger legs prevailed — though by the slimmest of margins.

  • Holley impressive from tee to...

    EVERGREEN — Natalie Holley has a full slate scheduled this summer between her junior and senior year at Evergreen High School.

    Between working, spending time at Hiwan Golf Club perfecting her golf game and playing in some tournaments, the senior-to-be heads to Annapolis, Md., and Colorado Springs for a pair of camps for those interested in the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy.

  • Golddiggers’ youth brightens...

    LAKEWOOD — Clear Creek junior Luka Patton didn’t hang his head despite finishing last in the Class 2A boys 200 meters preliminary race May 19 at Jeffco Stadium.

     “It was an awesome experience just being here,” Patton said after running a time of 24.25 seconds to place 18th. “It was a great experience. It’s an electric experience.”

  • Quick playoff exit for...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    BROOMFIELD — Rather than dwell on a pair of season-ending blowout losses — capped by a 10-0 struggle against Cornerstone Christian Academy in the first round of the Class 2A girls soccer state tournament May 10 — a young Clear Creek team and its first-year coach Dan Winkler chose to accentuate the positive.

  • Playoff bound Golddiggers

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    EVERGREEN — The final score was about the last thing on Dan Winkler’s mind as Clear Creek’s girls soccer team took the pitch for its regular-season home finale against The Academy on May 5.

  • Quick Hits

    Golddiggers grab some wins

    Clear Creek’s baseball finished up the regular season winning two of four Class 3A Frontier League games to finish seventh in the conference standings. The Golddiggers (4-9 record, 4-6 in league) edged Arrupe Jesuit 8-7 on May 4 and handed Bruce Randolph an 11-7 loss May 5 for the first back-to-back wins all season for Clear Creek. Middle Park and rival Platte Canyon defeated Clear Creek on May 6 and 9 before the start of the 2A district tournament May 10, after press deadline.

  • Golddiggers clearing a path to...

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courant

    DENVER — Adverse weather conditions are no match for Clear Creek’s girls soccer team.

    Fending off temperatures in the low 30s, along with a pelting rain/snow mix April 30 at Bruce Randolph High School in Denver, the Golddiggers dominated the Grizzlies with a 9-1 victory.

    The win came on the heels of an 8-1 home win April 27 against Lake County for Clear Creek (6-7 record).

  • Quick Hits

    Postponed, again

    Clear Creek’s baseball team had all four games postponed last week because of weather and field conditions. The Golddiggers (2-6 record) have had 10 games either postponed or canceled this season. Clear Creek did pick up a victory without taking the field. Jefferson canceled the remainder of its season so the Golddiggers picked up a victory by forfeit last week. Clear Creek will attempt to play five games in five days from Tuesday, May 3, to Saturday, May 7, to finish out the regular season.

  • Golddiggers seeking better...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    DENVER — Clear Creek baseball coach Shane Ball has been forced to display the patience of Job for the second straight season.

    “I told one of my assistants that I’m this close to snapping,” Ball said after the Golddiggers suffered a pair of lopsided losses to two of the Class 3A Frontier League’s better teams April 23 at Sheridan High School.

  • Quick Hits

    LAX still looking for first win

    Clear Creek’s boys lacrosse team suffered losses to Lutheran, 15-7, and Eagle Valley, 11-1, last week. The Golddiggers (0-9, 0-6 in Class 4A Metro League) have a couple of more oppertunities to prevent from going winless this season. Clear Creek was scheduled to host Machebeuf on April 26, after press deadline, and squares off against Thomas Jefferson at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Clear Creek High School. Sophomore Ty Judge is the Golddiggers’ leading scorer this season with 13 goals.