https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Singleton, O’Leary sign away to college sports https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/singleton-o%E2%80%99leary-sign-away-college-sports <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-ccsigningday01-051519.jpg" alt="Matt O’Leary, left, and Aliya Singleton sign their letters of intent in the Clear Creek High School library on May 8. Both will play basketball in college." title="Matt O’Leary, left, and Aliya Singleton sign their letters of intent in the Clear Creek High School library on May 8. Both will play basketball in college." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Following strong sports careers at Clear Creek High School, two athletes signed their letters of intent on May 8 to play at the next level. Both are continuing on in basketball.</p> <p> Aliya Singleton has signed on with Grinnell College in Iowa. Matt O&rsquo;Leary is headed to Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.</p> <p> Singleton was part of last year&rsquo;s 2A state runner-up team and served as one of the Golddiggers&rsquo; top scorers this year as a senior in a sea of freshmen.</p> Clear Creek baseball defeats Byers, falls to Falcons https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/clear-creek-baseball-defeats-byers-falls-falcons <p> LAKEWOOD &mdash; A little rain and thunder couldn&rsquo;t scare away Clear Creek baseball&rsquo;s aces.</p> <p> On May 7 at Denver Christian High School, Golddigger pitchers George Hogan and Reese Onago combined for a no-hit effort against visiting Byers in the first round of the district tournament, and Clear Creek&rsquo;s offense took care of the rest. The Diggers mercy-ruled the Bulldogs in just five innings, 10-0.</p> <p> Clear Creek had to move its home game down the hill to avoid the rain and fit the game into a perfectly-timed 90-minute window between storms.</p> Burch takes natural athleticism into track https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/burch-takes-natural-athleticism-track <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-michaelburch-sh-050819.jpg" alt="Clear Creek senior Michael Burch is setting records on his first year on the track as he looks towards state in a couple weeks." title="Clear Creek senior Michael Burch is setting records on his first year on the track as he looks towards state in a couple weeks." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> All his life, Clear Creek&rsquo;s Michael Burch has been a natural athlete. In his first year in track, that trend is no different.</p> <p> After spending many years in the boxing ring, the Golddigger senior decided he wanted to try a couple new sports this year. In the fall, it was football; this spring, track.</p> <p> Brian Inman coached him during both seasons after convincing him to come out for each sport.</p> Diggers, Pirates fit to be tied https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/diggers-pirates-fit-be-tied <p> EVERGREEN &mdash; Brooke Yeatts isn&rsquo;t accustomed to being this close to the goal, unless she&rsquo;s defending her own. But the senior tri-captain made the most of her scoring opportunity Thursday when she got a much-needed chance.</p> <p> The defensive midfielder deposited a game-tying goal past Alameda goalkeeper Sheila Perez in the 72nd minute as host Clear Creek would settle for a 1-all tie with the Pirates on senior night at Clear Creek High School.</p> Onago excelling as multi-sport athlete https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/onago-excelling-multi-sport-athlete <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-reeseonago02-sh-050119.jpg" alt="Clear Creek sophomore Reese Onago runs the track in his baseball uniform to showcase his multifaceted spring sports commitments." title="Clear Creek sophomore Reese Onago runs the track in his baseball uniform to showcase his multifaceted spring sports commitments." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Growing up in a family as competitive as the Onagos certainly can&rsquo;t be easy, but sophomore Reese is making a name for himself at Clear Creek High School in a variety of sports.</p> <p> Whether he gets his love from all things athletics from his father John or his older sister Crystal and older brother Lance, one thing is perfectly clear: Reese has the talent and compassion to carry him far in any sport he sets his mind to.</p> Boys lacrosse sees growth as season nears end https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/boys-lacrosse-sees-growth-season-nears-end <p> DENVER &mdash; In a season of growth in a relatively new sport to many players, the Clear Creek lacrosse team has seen &ldquo;tremendous&rdquo; improvement in just a short time.</p> <p> On Saturday afternoon at Bishop Machebeuf High School, some of those improvements shone through early in the Golddiggers&rsquo; 15-4 loss.</p> <p> Throughout the first frame, the Diggers enjoyed strong ball movement, good ground ball control and solid communication. After the Buffaloes went on a run, however, their efforts were deflated.</p> Digger soccer defense stands strong in loss https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/digger-soccer-defense-stands-strong-loss <img src="https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-soccercc02-sh-042419.jpg" alt="Clear Creek’s Oriana Hoogendoorn (in blue) kicks the ball away from Cornerstone Christian Academy players on Thursday at Clear Creek High School. " title="Clear Creek’s Oriana Hoogendoorn (in blue) kicks the ball away from Cornerstone Christian Academy players on Thursday at Clear Creek High School. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Matthew Stefanski</p> <p> For the Courant</p> <p> A string of unfortunate injuries left the Clear Creek girls soccer team looking to their freshmen for answers as they went into their first-ever game against the Cornerstone Christian Academy Bulldogs at home on Thursday.&nbsp;</p> <p> The Golddiggers had several good scoring opportunities, but the Bulldogs&rsquo; staunch defense held together, and combined with a high-pressure offense, led to a 7-1 defeat for CCHS.</p> Digger baseball wins battle against Warriors https://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/digger-baseball-wins-battle-against-warriors <p> LONGMONT &mdash; Longmont Christian may be one of the best teams in 1A baseball, but they were no match for visiting Clear Creek on Thursday afternoon.</p> <p> At Sandstone Ranch, the Golddiggers relied on a strong offense, weakened somewhat by their defense, to knock out the eighth-ranked Warriors (per CHSAANow.com) 9-4 despite a late-game scare.</p>