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Top-ranked Castle View soccer team can't vanquish rival Regis Jesuit

Castle View, the top-ranked boys soccer team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, ran into a stubborn opponent on Sept. 14 in its Continental League opener against Regis Jesuit. The Sabercats of Castle … more

Clear Creek boys, girls take top spots in home XC meet

While the Sept. 14 Golddigger Invitational had a bit of a rough start, the outcome was worth the wait for the Clear Creek High School cross-country program. Golddigger Xander Taylor placed first, … more

SLIDES: Loveland escapes Frederick with softball win

Loveland outslugged the Warriors 17-14 in Frederick Sept. 18. The two teams combined for 25 runs over the last 2 1/2 innings of the game. Bella Hewitt had two hits and drove in four runs. Ali … more

Football: Neighborhood incident halts Adams City's game

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association is expected to decide today whether to continue a suspended football game between Aurora Central and Adams City high schools. Local media … more

National Wrestling Hall of Fame salutes FLHS wrestling alum

Tonight Mr. Dean Abeyta a Fort Lupton Wrestling Alumni was honored at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame awards dinner with a Special Merit Award for all he does for the wrestling … more

National Wrestling Hall of Fame adds Tom Deaguero

Tom Deaguero is one of the latest members of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame . His induction ceremony was over the weekend. Deaguero coached the Adams City High School wrestling team for … more

Dynamic `Digger Duo'

Future foes of Clear Creek's football team should prepare for trouble, and make it double, because freshmen Logan Ginter and Cooper Needham have arrived on the varsity scene. During the Sept. 4 home … more

Byers remorse

There was a moment in the Clear Creek versus Byers volleyball game, in the third set ... the Diggers came back from a 20-13 deficit to pull within a point at 22-21 thanks to a combination of forcing … more

True Grit

Grit is a word that encompasses a variety of ideas, as the Clear Creek volleyball players can explain. It’s about pursuing excellence, enduring and persevering, and having a good attitude overall. … more

Brighton claims football rivalry 

BRIGHTON – Chris Flynn’s coaching career at Brighton got off to an electrifying start Aug. 27.   The first-year coach guided the Brighton … more

Volleyball: Stargate wins five-set thriller from Fort Lupton

It was the sort of match that deserved to go five sets. And that's exactly what Fort Lupton High School and Stargate School did Aug. 26 in the Bluedevils' gym. The Eagles won 25-23, 20-25, 28-26, … more

An Olympic hero’s welcome

Haleigh Washington had a homecoming welcome fit for an Olympian. The third-generation Clear Creek County resident — and Olympic volleyball gold medalist — took part in a homecoming on Saturday … more

Coach claims Valor Christian forced him out for being gay

Inoke Tonga, until recently the volleyball coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, claimed through social media that he was forced to leave his job because he is gay. more

Young Clear Creek football program gearing up for fall season

They say there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, but the one near Floyd Hill Thursday afternoon instead led to a field full of Golddiggers. Clear Creek football kicked off practice for its … more

Three is a magic number - Triple Bypass bike ride rolls again

For a cyclist, few things in life are more enjoyable than an epic ride over great terrain. But an epic ride over great terrain with ample support staff, feed stations and 4,999 riding buddies … more

Softball: Hudson throws no-hitter as Horizon blanks Northglenn

Hadley Hudson threw a no-hitter against Northglenn Aug. 17 as the Lightning beat the Norse 16-0 in three innings. Hudson  struck out four of the nine batters she faced. The Lightning backed … more

Clear Creek soccer players receive all-state honors

Breyda Spinner and Rylie Young of the Clear Creek girls soccer team were named to the all-state 2A second team for the 2021 spring season. The list of all-state honors was released mid-July, … more

Olympic Gold for Clear Creek Golddigger

Weeks ago, U.S. volleyball player Haleigh Washington's friends sent her a Clear Creek High School Golddigger shirt to remind the Idaho Springs native “to dig for the gold.” On Sunday afternoon in … more

Denver metro area Olympic athletes

The Summer Olympic Games taking place now in Tokyo features quite a few familiar faces for friends and family across the Denver metro area. Here are a few of the skilled and dedicated athletes that … more

On the upswing: Pickleball popularity grows for all ages

When pickleball started becoming popular, it was a sport that helped aging adults get some exercise by combining aspects of tennis, badminton and table tennis onto one court. Today, the sport remains … more
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