https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml en Team Evergreen puts on successful Triple Bypass https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/team-evergreen-puts-successful-triple-bypass-0 <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-doublebypass01-sh-071818.jpg" alt="Double Bypass participants make their start up Loop Drive in Georgetown on Saturday morning. The Double Bypass featured a shorter, 75-mile trek for all riders who wished to take an easier ride through the Rocky Mountains." title="Double Bypass participants make their start up Loop Drive in Georgetown on Saturday morning. The Double Bypass featured a shorter, 75-mile trek for all riders who wished to take an easier ride through the Rocky Mountains." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> AVON &mdash; From Evergreen, Georgetown and Copper Mountain to Nottingham Lake in Avon, adventure bikers from across the world stopped rode in the Double and Triple Bypass events on Saturday orchestrated every year by Team Evergreen.</p> <p> The ride, which spans up to 120 miles &mdash; depending on where the rider chooses to start &mdash; begins in one of the three towns and runs over Juniper Pass (11,140 feet), Loveland Pass (11,990 feet), Swan Mountain and Vail Pass (10,560 feet), and provides a 10,000-foot overall elevation gain.</p> Runners in Georgetown start the July 4 holiday with the Hayden Memorial 5K https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/runners-georgetown-start-july-4-holiday-hayden-memorial-5k <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-tomhayden5k03-sh-071118.jpg" alt="Shawn Gracey runs in the Tom Hayden 5K with his dogs Sterling and Brody on July 4." title="Shawn Gracey runs in the Tom Hayden 5K with his dogs Sterling and Brody on July 4." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> GEORGETOWN &mdash; Every year on July 4, Americans all across the country celebrate in a number of ways, from barbeques to cornhole to fireworks. On Wednesday in downtown Georgetown, nearly 100 people celebrated with the Tom Hayden Memorial 5K run.</p> <p> Formerly known as the Georgetown Fourth of July 5K Run/Walk, the race underwent a name change last year in the memory of Clear Creek&rsquo;s former county commissioner, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack while he was in office.</p> Rec district adds cornhole league to summer docket https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/rec-district-adds-cornhole-league-summer-docket <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20180617_.jpg" alt="The Clear Creek Rec District will host a new adult cornhole league, sponsored by Westbound &amp; Down, Icelantic Skis and Tommy-knocker Brewery." title="The Clear Creek Rec District will host a new adult cornhole league, sponsored by Westbound &amp; Down, Icelantic Skis and Tommy-knocker Brewery." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> IDAHO SPRINGS &mdash;The summer recreation program is about to get a lot more interesting for adults in Clear Creek County.</p> <p> Starting last Friday at the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge, the Clear Creek rec district added a cornhole league &mdash; a sort of tailgate bean bag toss &mdash; for adults, which, naturally, arose from a common place associated with the activity.</p> Colorado natives win 2 Slacker Marathon races https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/colorado-natives-win-2-slacker-marathon-races <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-slackerhalfmarathon06-sh-062718.jpg" alt="Central High School’s David Cardenas, 18, poses for a photo at the finish line of the Slacker Half Marathon after completing the course with a time of 20:35 on Saturday." title="Central High School’s David Cardenas, 18, poses for a photo at the finish line of the Slacker Half Marathon after completing the course with a time of 20:35 on Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> GEORGETOWN &mdash; Saturday was a day for the Davids.</p> <p> At the Slacker Half Marathon, the relay marathon and the 4-mile run, nearly 2,000 competitors came out to run the beautiful course that stretched from the Loveland Ski Area to downtown Georgetown. Winners of both races had the first name of David.</p> <p> A nearby resident of Denver and native of Naperville, Ill., 26-year-old David Wing took the crown in the half marathon. He beat his own 13.1-mile record by about four minutes as he came in at 1:09.25.</p> Perkins excels on the water and the mountain https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/perkins-excels-water-and-mountain <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20180613_121155_1.jpg" alt="Stephen Perkins, an employee at Mile Hi Rafting, poses in front of some rafts as he mounts an ATV. Perkins has worked with Mile Hi for two years and grew up in a family of snowmobile instructors in Vermont." title="Stephen Perkins, an employee at Mile Hi Rafting, poses in front of some rafts as he mounts an ATV. Perkins has worked with Mile Hi for two years and grew up in a family of snowmobile instructors in Vermont." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> For 26-year-old Stephen Perkins of Lawson, ATVing isn&rsquo;t just a job; it&rsquo;s a way of life.</p> <p> Growing up in Manchester, Vt., Perkins was raised in the art of the snowmobile, taking after his parents, who owned a rental company there.</p> <p> &ldquo;I grew up in the industry and kind of fell in love with it, just because you&rsquo;re taking people out on adventures that they would never do by themselves,&rdquo; Perkins said. &ldquo;You put them in situations that really they&rsquo;re uncomfortable with, but having a guide there helps them a lot.&rdquo;</p> Inman family and Sarria represent at All-State https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/inman-family-and-sarria-represent-all-state <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ccfbbw-061318.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Noah Sarria puts the last block on Marcel Barbee of Pueblo South as Sarria’s teammate, Northridge’s Kaylor Werner, finishes off a kickoff return for a touchdown on Friday at All-State." title="Clear Creek’s Noah Sarria puts the last block on Marcel Barbee of Pueblo South as Sarria’s teammate, Northridge’s Kaylor Werner, finishes off a kickoff return for a touchdown on Friday at All-State." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> All throughout the past week, some of the best athletes and coaches from Colorado and across all classifications gathered in Alamosa to conclude the 2017-18 high school sports season with the All-State competitions, and three representatives from Clear Creek attended for football and spirit.</p> <p> On the football side, outgoing senior Noah Sarria played as the lone Golddigger athlete, and Brian Inman graced the North team with his coaching skills. For the spirit team, Angellina Inman adapted her poms skills with the many cheerleaders with whom she performed three times.</p> Rachel Lucas bows out of prep career at All-State https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/rachel-lucas-bows-out-prep-career-all-state <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-rachellucasnoahsarriabw.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Rachel Lucas and Noah Sarria pose for a photo in front of one of the Adams State University buildings. Lucas represented the Golddiggers on the girls All-State basketball team." title="Clear Creek’s Rachel Lucas and Noah Sarria pose for a photo in front of one of the Adams State University buildings. Lucas represented the Golddiggers on the girls All-State basketball team." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> By Steve Smith</p> <p> ALAMOSA &mdash; It may not have been the best ending to Rachel Lucas&rsquo; prep basketball career.</p> <p> Her team lost by 34 points in the opening round of a two-game tournament at Alamosa High School on Friday, the scene of the Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State girls basketball games.</p> <p> But the Clear Creek High School senior enjoyed the week&rsquo;s experience just the same.</p> Popowski, Backhus win Guanella Pass Hill Climb https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/popowski-backhus-win-guanella-pass-hill-climb <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-guanellapasshillclimb01-060318-sh.jpg" alt="Leroy Popowski makes his final ascent to the finish line in the Guanella Pass Hill Climb. He was the first to cross the finish line." title="Leroy Popowski makes his final ascent to the finish line in the Guanella Pass Hill Climb. He was the first to cross the finish line." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> GEORGETOWN &mdash; Dozens of cyclers of all different ages participated in Sunday&rsquo;s Guanella Pass Hill Climb, ending as a huge success, with two Colorado Springs-area natives taking home the crowns in the pro women&rsquo;s and men&rsquo;s races.</p>