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Today's Sports

  • Clear Creek wrestlers get big...

    EVERGREEN — The Clear Creek wrestling team may be small, but it still competes with ferocity on the mat.

    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 — especially Michael Hillman. Hillman, a freshman in the 126-pound weight class, won both of his bouts in the first period.

  • Clear Creek skiers qualify for...

    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.

    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).

    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.

  • The fighter: Clear Creek senior...

    Deyon Wickham has always been the big kid.

    Throughout his three-year tenure with Clear Creek High School wrestling, the senior has served as the team’s heavyweight, ranging anywhere from 220 to 250 pounds. This year, he’s treading into a new area of battle: mixed martial arts.

    Although he’s only been working out at the Genesis Training Center in Arvada for about six months, Wickham said he’s seen great strides in his ability to spar. He started MMA as a way to follow in his father’s footsteps.

  • CCHS skiers poised for another...

    While the snow hasn’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.

    Now, the time has come.

    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.

  • Madam president: Aliya Singleton...

    Hard work is all Clear Creek’s Aliya Singleton has ever known, whether it’s with her schooling, sports, extracurricular activities or her job.

    She’s always keeping a full schedule, especially as president of student government and of the Interact Club.

    “I’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’t do it right when I get home, then I won’t have the time that I get to do it.”

  • Girls hoops gets big win against...

    By Craig Harper

    As the lone non-senior to play in every game during Clear Creek girls’ 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’s young 2018-19 team.

    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.

  • Clear Creek’s Jennifer Yeatts...

    Narcolepsy has hit Clear Creek’s Yeatts family in ways it never imagined.

    Jennifer and Kevin Yeatts’ 14-year-old son Owen, who attends Clear Creek Middle School, suffers from type I narcolepsy, meaning that he also has cataplexy — a neurological condition through which a person undergoes sudden muscular collapse when experiencing strong emotions.

    “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,” Jennifer said.

  • Local woman running Boston...

    Narcolepsy has hit Clear Creek’s Yeatts family in ways it never imagined.

    Jennifer and Kevin Yeatts’ 14-year-old son Owen, who attends Clear Creek Middle School, suffers from type I narcolepsy, meaning that he also has cataplexy — a neurological condition through which a person undergoes sudden muscular collapse when experiencing strong emotions.

    “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,” Jennifer said.

  • Digger wrestlers hold their own...

    EVERGREEN — In a triangular where Clear Creek was the second smallest team, the Golddiggers held their own against rival Platte Canyon and 4A competitor Evergreen on Thursday night.

    The matches, which took place at Evergreen High School, boded well for some of Clear Creek’s top wrestlers. The most notable performances came from Campbell Houston and Tanner Younger.

  • Digger boys hoops gives Byers a...

    EVERGREEN — The Clear Creek boys basketball team had all the right chances to put away No. 7 Byers (per CHSAANow.com) on Saturday on its own home court, but the Golddiggers’ turnovers threw it away in a 48-42 loss.

    But the effort and intensity never faded from the Diggers’ game play.