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Today's Sports

  • Lady Diggers get off to a fast...

    DENVER — Rachel Lucas couldn’t recall it ever happening prior, and it’s probably a good bet that it never has. Starting out a game with a 34-0 lead?

    “I don’t think so, but it definitely shows how far we’ve come from even last year,” Lucas said. “We’re starting off strong. We’re not starting stagnant. We’re just getting things down early.”

  • Diggers get back on track, top...

    DENVER — It should come as no surprise that most teams who play against Clear Creek will key in on stopping junior Noah Sarria and rightfully so. 

    After all, he was averaging 33.1 points per game. So host Bruce Randolph probably didn’t mind that the high-scoring shooting guard didn’t start the Jan. 14 game for disciplinary reasons. That, however, may have been more problematic than actually having Sarria on the court.

  • Underwater hockey is true...

    Seventeen-year-old Ianna Debrunner and her 14-year-old sister, Elsa, swim for the Conifer Lobos’ girls swim team. But it’s no secret that competitive swimming isn’t their first love — it’s actually underwater hockey. 

    When Ianna and Elsa, both petite and unassuming with their blond curls and big blue eyes, tell people that underwater hockey in their favorite sport they get laughs or people insisting it’s a joke.

  • The year in review

    From the first on-the-field winning season in football since 1999 to an individual league title in cross country to continued success on the hardwood for the girls’ basketball program, Clear Creek had its fair share of sports moments in 2016. The following are 10 stories that highlighted the Clear Creek Courant sports scene during 2016.

  • 1A Foothills Conference football...

    1A FOOTHILLS FOOTBALL
    ALL-CONFERENCE
    FIRST TEAM

  • Sarria hitting on all cylinders

    It was Feb. 13, 2015, and Noah Sarria, by his own admission, was super nervous. He also was trying to get the crowd hyped up as his Clear Creek Golddiggers played host to Arrupe Jesuit. 

    The then-freshman attacked the basket, only to be called for a charge. The foul, however, was the least of his problems.

  • Werlin’s passion is displayed on...

    Grace Werlin has an obvious passion for basketball. 

    It’s not all that uncommon for the Clear Creek High junior to be shooting hoops outside at her Georgetown home during the summer or staying after practice, almost forcing head coach Marc Gorenstein to kick her out so he can turn out the lights.

    But it is that dedication to the game that has made her Clear Creek’s top offensive threat the past two seasons.

  • Diggers feeling all right after...

    By Tyler Jordan
    For the Courant

    Despite both Clear Creek and West Grand coming into their Dec. 16 game with identical 3-2 records, the Golddiggers had to feel good about their chances behind a sizable turnout at CCHS, a three-game winning streak and with WGHS having dropped its previous game a day earlier to Middle Park.

    That feeling would be proven true following a 73-63 Clear Creek victory.

  • Short-handed Diggers struggle...

    Daniel Mathew scored Clear Creek’s lone win with a disqualification victory over Eaglecrest’s Jimmie McLelland at 132 pounds at the 13th annual Sheridan Tournament on Dec. 17.

    The Golddiggers, with just three wrestlers in the field, finished with just two points among the 13 teams in the field. Florence won the team title with 159.5 points. Only Gilpin County had fewer wrestlers in the tournament with two.

  • 2016-17 skiing capsule preview

    CLEAR CREEK GOLDDIGGERS
    Head coach: Conradt Fredell
    Assistant coach: Brian Inman