https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml en Clear Creek football getting help from afar https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-football-getting-help-afar <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ninolutz-sh-091918.jpg" alt="Nino Lutz poses for a photo at Golddigger Stadium prior to Clear Creek’s game against Lyons." title="Nino Lutz poses for a photo at Golddigger Stadium prior to Clear Creek’s game against Lyons." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> For the past few years, Clear Creek football has succeeded without a consistent kicker. Not anymore.</p> <p> A few months back, 16-year-old Bavaria native Nino Lutz came to Colorado as an exchange student at the high school, and he had one specific goal in mind.</p> <p> &ldquo;Actually, I thought when I got to America, I have to try American football because it&rsquo;s very popular,&rdquo; Lutz said. &ldquo;I thought it&rsquo;s going to be fun, and that&rsquo;s true. It&rsquo;s fun.&rdquo;</p> Boys XC dominates Golddigger Dash https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/boys-xc-dominates-golddigger-dash <p> EVERGREEN &mdash; First, KIPP&rsquo;s Yasin Sado crossed the finish line. A little over a second later, Clear Creek&rsquo;s Wes Davies followed suit.</p> <p> Two runners later, Alex Pedersen and Sawyer Kitting did the same. Once three Clear Creek boys completed the Golddigger Dash at Clear Creek High School on Sept. 11 in the top five, it was evident that they could run away with the competition.</p> <p> And that&rsquo;s exactly what the Golddiggers did.</p> Golddiggers decimate the Lions in blowout victory https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/golddiggers-decimate-lions-blowout-victory <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-fbccvslyons01-sh-091218.jpg" alt="Clear Creek senior Tyler Robertson breaks a tackle from Lyons on Friday. Clear Creek won 44-0." title="Clear Creek senior Tyler Robertson breaks a tackle from Lyons on Friday. Clear Creek won 44-0." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> IDAHO SPRINGS &mdash; Going into Friday night&rsquo;s game, Clear Creek football felt it had a lot to prove.</p> <p> And prove something it did.</p> <p> Following a heartbreaking 35-34 loss at Hotchkiss the week before, the Diggers came into their home field against Lyons and battered the unsuspecting Lions 44-0. The Diggers never gave them a chance.</p> <p> &ldquo;It feels really good,&rdquo; senior fullback Tyler Roberson said. &ldquo;We definitely had a rough game and were not ready for Hotchkiss when we got there. We came out, and we were making a lot of stupid mistakes.</p> Diggers fall to UC Prep, missing most of team https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers-fall-uc-prep-missing-most-team <p> GREELEY &mdash; A loss is never easy, but winning becomes especially hard when most of the team isn&rsquo;t allowed to play.</p> <p> That was the case on Thursday night at Union Colony, when the Golddiggers fell 3-0 without most of its varsity cast. All but four players had been suspended for disciplinary reasons, forcing Crystal Hinman, Maxine Inman, Elohin Hinman and Olivia King to swing up from JV.</p> <p> Despite the final score, the four JV players earned some valuable experience that they might not have gotten otherwise. And, they visibly improved from game to game.</p> Diggers place second at Husky Invite https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers-place-second-husky-invite <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ccclearcreek03-sh-090518.jpg" alt="The girls cross country team listens to directions before starting its run during the Platte Canyon Husky Invitational. " title="The girls cross country team listens to directions before starting its run during the Platte Canyon Husky Invitational. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> It may only be the second meet of the season, but the Clear Creek cross country team is already rolling.</p> <p> On Thursday in Bailey, the Golddiggers placed second as a team &mdash; both the boys and the girls &mdash; at the annual Husky Invite hosted by Platte Canyon High School.</p> <p> That win was bolstered by the first-place finish of senior Wes Davies, who clocked in at 20 minutes, 53 seconds. It was the first time he&rsquo;d won the race in his four-year tenure in high school.</p> Volleyball falls to Sun Devils in season opener https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/volleyball-falls-sun-devils-season-opener <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-vbccvskent01-sh-082918.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Justice Jeffries (6) and Makena Weber (3) jump to block the ball from Kent on Friday at home. Clear Creek lost the match 3-1." title="Clear Creek’s Justice Jeffries (6) and Makena Weber (3) jump to block the ball from Kent on Friday at home. Clear Creek lost the match 3-1." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> EVERGREEN &mdash; Clear Creek volleyball is a brand new team this year.</p> <p> For the past four years, the class of 2018 ran the show on the court. But, with the exit of seven seniors in May, the Golddiggers will have many new faces leading the charge this season.</p> <p> On Thursday night on their own home court, the Golddiggers put on a valiant effort in their first game of the new school year, but it wasn&rsquo;t enough to edge out visiting Kent Denver in the end. Despite a second-game comeback, Clear Creek eventually fell 3-1.</p> Clear Creek poms team exploring cheer this season https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-poms-team-exploring-cheer-season <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20180821_155834.jpg" alt="The Clear Creek poms team circles up for a photo during practice at Clear Creek High School." title="The Clear Creek poms team circles up for a photo during practice at Clear Creek High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> After making it to state in Dana Inman&rsquo;s first year at the helm of the poms program, Clear Creek has high expectations heading into its second season.</p> <p> And, although the Golddiggers lost a few key seniors last year, they&rsquo;ll have the guidance of senior co-captains Issi Spialek and Isabel Shaw to lean on heading into their new season.</p> <p> &ldquo;The team is looking wonderful,&rdquo; Inman said. &ldquo;We have a really close-knit group of girls that are really sweet, really good attitudes.&rdquo;</p> Devil’s Peak Downhill draws crowds from all over the world https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/devil%E2%80%99s-peak-downhill-draws-crowds-all-over-world <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-devilspeakdownhill06-sh-082218.jpg" alt="A longboarder speeds down Guanella Pass during the Devil’s Peak Downhill on Sunday, reaching speeds up to 55 mph." title="A longboarder speeds down Guanella Pass during the Devil’s Peak Downhill on Sunday, reaching speeds up to 55 mph." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> GEORGETOWN &mdash; When Denver-area longboard riders last visited Pender Harbour, British Columbia, for the Attack of Danger Bay longboard race, they took the title from the Canadians.</p> <p> This weekend in Georgetown at the Devil&rsquo;s Peak Downhill, the Canadians struck back.</p> <p> Beating out some 160 longboarders hailing from all around the world, Pender Harbour&rsquo;s Dane Hanna stole the Denver racers&rsquo; thunder, winning a contentious final heat.</p>