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Today's Sports

  • Lucas leads the way for...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    WESTMINSTER — With more than half of her high school career remaining, sophomore Rachel Lucas might be hard pressed to play a more complete basketball game than she displayed Jan. 28.

    Clear Creek’s 5-foot-7 hoopster scored a career-high 20 points, snared nine rebounds, nabbed four steals and dished out two assists — all while guarding The Academy’s best offensive threat and holding her below her season’s average.

  • Turnovers continue to plague...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courant

    WESTMINSTER — It had been 366 days since Clear Creek’s boys basketball program entered a game with a chance for back-to-back wins.

    They’ll have to wait longer. A 73-33 loss to The Academy in Westminster on Jan. 28 prevented the Golddiggers (1-13, 1-6 in Class 3A/2A Frontier League) from mounting a modest winning streak.

  • Davies heading to Australia this...

    By Brian Miller — For the Courant

    EVERGREEN — Wes Davies’ freshman year has been anything but typical.

    A three-sport athlete at Clear Creek High School, Davies capped his fall by running cross country and qualifying for his first state meet. This winter he is spending his time on the slopes with the ski team, and in the spring he’ll compete for the Golddiggers’ track and field program.

  • Quick Hits

    Clear Creek girls on a roll

    Clear Creek’s girls basketball team ran its winning streak to three games with victories over Denver Science & Tech Stapleton, 44-16, and St. Mary’s Academy, 37-22, last week. Sophomores Samantha O’Brien (10 points) and Rachel Lucas (11 points) led the way for the Golddiggers’ win over St. Mary’s Academy. Sophomore Grace Werlin had a game-high 16 points in the win over DSST.

  • First victory escapes Clear...

    EVERGREEN — A couple dozen Clear Creek students stormed the court after Golddigger freshman Lucas Gerding drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer Jan. 15.

    Was the losing streak over for Clear Creek’s boys basketball team? No, but the 14-point fourth quarter by Gerding gave the Golddigger faithful something to hang their hats on despite a 77-48 home loss against Bruce Randolph.

  • Golddiggers finding shooting...

    EVERGREEN — Sydney Zabel was the go-to shooter as Clear Creek’s girls basketball team buried Bruce Randolph after halftime Jan. 15.

    Zabel got the start to begin the third quarter and made the most of it. The sophomore went 3-for-3 from the field in the first three minutes as the Golddiggers extended their lead to 33 points by end of the 21-point third quarter for Clear Creek.

  • Clear Creek gets the better of...

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courant

    BAILEY — Clear Creek’s girls basketball team is dealing with a conflicting but very good problem this season: too much confidence from so much winning.

  • First victory eludes Golddiggers

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courant

    BAILEY — Something had to give on Platte Canyon High School’s basketball court Jan. 8.

    Platte Canyon’s boys squad was marred in a three-game losing streak, and the visiting Clear Creek Golddiggers (0-6, 0-2 in Class 3A/2A Frontier League) were still looking for their first victory of the season. The Huskies (2-7, 1-2) were able to break their losing streak with a 74-58 victory.

  • Spinal scoliosis doesn’t slow...

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courant

    EVERGREEN — Water is a great source of magnification.

    Maggie Hellard, a co-captain on Evergreen’s girls swimming and diving team this season, has gone through a lot under the microscope of water while being a key cog for the two-time defending Class 4A state champions.

    Hellard, an Evergreen resident who is homeschooled, was diagnosed with spinal scoliosis — a condition characterized by an abnormal curve in the spine.

  • Top sports stories of 2015

    Clear Creek High School’s athletics successfully shined on the girls basketball court in 2015.

    Anna Schwecke and Kaitlin Vieweg led the Golddiggers to the round of 16 in the Class 2A state tournament before eventual state champion Akron ended the season for the Golddiggers. While girls hoops was a bright spot for Clear Creek in 2015, there were plenty of other stories to be told.

    Here is a look back at the top sports stories of 2015 from the sports staff at the Clear Creek Courant.