https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml en Clear Creek wrestlers get big win over Summit https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-wrestlers-get-big-win-over-summit <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-wrestlingclearcreek07-sh-011619.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Michael Hillman pushes Summit County’s Wylam Mocatla to the mat. Hillman, a freshman, won both of his matches by pin." title="Clear Creek’s Michael Hillman pushes Summit County’s Wylam Mocatla to the mat. Hillman, a freshman, won both of his matches by pin." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> EVERGREEN &mdash; The Clear Creek wrestling team may be small, but it still competes with ferocity on the mat.</p> <p> On Jan. 9 on their own home floor, the three Golddiggers in attendance kept strong against visiting Summit and Middle Park in the CCHS triangular &mdash; especially Michael Hillman. Hillman, a freshman in the 126-pound weight class, won both of his bouts in the first period.</p> Clear Creek skiers qualify for state out of the gate https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-skiers-qualify-state-out-gate <p> In its first two meets of the 2019 season, the Clear Creek High School ski team came out strong with an eye on the end game.</p> <p> At Winter Park on Friday for their first Nordic race, the Golddiggers qualified four skiers for state, some in just one run: Kellen Eno (13th, 1:26.70), Avery Schell (14th, 1:27.51), Wes Davies (18th, 1:28.98) and Hannah Pedersen (22nd, 1:29.74).</p> <p> To qualify for state, the skiers must finish in the top 33 percent of the field. Nino Lutz, Elsie Gothman and Madi Kish barely missed the mark.</p> The fighter: Clear Creek senior Deyon Wickham making the move into MMA https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/fighter-clear-creek-senior-deyon-wickham-making-move-mma <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-deyonwickham03-sh-011919.jpg" alt="Deyon Wickham tries to escape a hold from Evergreen’s Reese Gibson during the Evergreen triangular in the 220 weight class on Dec. 13." title="Deyon Wickham tries to escape a hold from Evergreen’s Reese Gibson during the Evergreen triangular in the 220 weight class on Dec. 13." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Deyon Wickham has always been the big kid.</p> <p> Throughout his three-year tenure with Clear Creek High School wrestling, the senior has served as the team&rsquo;s heavyweight, ranging anywhere from 220 to 250 pounds. This year, he&rsquo;s treading into a new area of battle: mixed martial arts.</p> <p> Although he&rsquo;s only been working out at the Genesis Training Center in Arvada for about six months, Wickham said he&rsquo;s seen great strides in his ability to spar. He started MMA as a way to follow in his father&rsquo;s footsteps.</p> CCHS skiers poised for another strong season https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/cchs-skiers-poised-another-strong-season <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-skicchsmensslalom05-sh-012418.jpg" alt="Clear Creek High School’s Wes Davies competes during the men’s slalom event on Jan. 18, 2018. Although he’s still coming back from an injury, Davies hopes to have a strong senior season with the Golddiggers this year." title="Clear Creek High School’s Wes Davies competes during the men’s slalom event on Jan. 18, 2018. Although he’s still coming back from an injury, Davies hopes to have a strong senior season with the Golddiggers this year." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> While the snow hasn&rsquo;t fallen much in the foothills yet this winter, the ski resorts have been beckoning, collecting feet upon feet of fresh powder as they wait for the high school ski season to arrive.</p> <p> Now, the time has come.</p> <p> The Clear Creek ski team begins its 2019 season on Friday at Winter Park for its first alpine race in the giant slalom. The next day, the Golddiggers will travel to Spring Gulch in Carbondale to compete in their first Nordic (cross country) event.</p> Madam president: Aliya Singleton juggles sports and a busy school lifestyle https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/madam-president-aliya-singleton-juggles-sports-and-busy-school-lifestyle <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-aliyasingleton-010219.jpg" alt="Clear Creek senior Aliya Singleton poses for a photo in the Clear Creek High School gym." title="Clear Creek senior Aliya Singleton poses for a photo in the Clear Creek High School gym." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Hard work is all Clear Creek&rsquo;s Aliya Singleton has ever known, whether it&rsquo;s with her schooling, sports, extracurricular activities or her job.</p> <p> She&rsquo;s always keeping a full schedule, especially as president of student government and of the Interact Club.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve kind of just always been busy, so once I get home, I just have to sit down and do my work, so that it gets done. I know if I don&rsquo;t do it right when I get home, then I won&rsquo;t have the time that I get to do it.&rdquo;</p> Girls hoops gets big win against West Grand https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/girls-hoops-gets-big-win-against-west-grand <p> By Craig Harper</p> <p> As the lone non-senior to play in every game during Clear Creek girls&rsquo; run to a 2A state runner-up finish last season, Aliya Singleton knew she would be asked to carry a big load on first-year coach Shadow Murphy&rsquo;s young 2018-19 team.</p> <p> And with the Golddiggers badly in need of a win heading into the holiday break and in danger of squandering a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter against West Grand, the senior did just that.</p> Clear Creek’s Jennifer Yeatts running Boston Marathon for narcolepsy research https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek%E2%80%99s-jennifer-yeatts-running-boston-marathon-narcolepsy-research <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-jenniferyeatts01-sh-122618_i0a2903_0.jpg" alt="Jennifer Yeatts runs along a trail in Clear Creek County as she trains for the Boston Marathon, which she’ll run as a way to raise money and awareness for narcolepsy." title="Jennifer Yeatts runs along a trail in Clear Creek County as she trains for the Boston Marathon, which she’ll run as a way to raise money and awareness for narcolepsy." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Narcolepsy has hit Clear Creek&rsquo;s Yeatts family in ways it never imagined.</p> <p> Jennifer and Kevin Yeatts&rsquo; 14-year-old son Owen, who attends Clear Creek Middle School, suffers from type I narcolepsy, meaning that he also has cataplexy &mdash; a neurological condition through which a person undergoes sudden muscular collapse when experiencing strong emotions.</p> <p> &ldquo;We would be laughing about a joke, and he would kind of slump down to the floor, and we just kind of thought he was being silly,&rdquo; Jennifer said.</p> Local woman running Boston Marathon for narcolepsy https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/local-woman-running-boston-marathon-narcolepsy <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-jenniferyeatts01-sh-122618_i0a2903.jpg" alt="Jennifer Yeatts trains for the Boston Marathon as a way to raise money and awareness for narcolepsy, December 19, 2018." title="Jennifer Yeatts trains for the Boston Marathon as a way to raise money and awareness for narcolepsy, December 19, 2018." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Narcolepsy has hit Clear Creek&rsquo;s Yeatts family in ways it never imagined.</p> <p> Jennifer and Kevin Yeatts&rsquo; 14-year-old son Owen, who attends Clear Creek Middle School, suffers from type I narcolepsy, meaning that he also has cataplexy &mdash; a neurological condition through which a person undergoes sudden muscular collapse when experiencing strong emotions.</p> <p> &ldquo;We would be laughing about a joke, and he would kind of slump down to the floor, and we just kind of thought he was being silly,&rdquo; Jennifer said.</p>