Today's Sports

  • An ass-ertive finish: Mini burro...

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Donkeys tend to get a bad rap for being lazy or difficult. Over Memorial Day weekend in Georgetown and Idaho Springs, however, several dozen of Colorado’s finest animal athletes proved the haters wrong when they competed in the mountain towns’ burro races.

    On May 26, seven burros stunned the competition when they all finished within 15 seconds of each other in a crazy finish on the nearly six-mile course.

  • CCMRD hosting a summer golf...

    The Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District will be sending local kids back to the greens starting June 11 after a successful first summer on the golf course.

    Through the rec center in Idaho Springs, the district is hosting a program for kids aged 7 to 14 who want to try out golf at the Keystone Ranch Golf Course. It will run every Tuesday through Aug. 6 and aims to teach kids about the inner workings of the sport.

    Program coordinator Paul Dalpes said the program’s first year was a huge success.

  • CCHS boys 4 x 100 relay wins the...

    LAKEWOOD — Ben Griffin sprinted at maximum capacity down the last leg of the track with three competitors right on his tail. When he finally crossed that finish line first, barely, he pumped his fist and yelled in exhilaration.

    Clear Creek track had state champions in the 4 x 100-meter relay. It can often take years for someone to make history. For four Clear Creek track athletes, it only took 44.10 seconds.

  • CCMS’ Baker breaks 800-meter...

    It’s not often that a track athlete like Bode Baker comes through Clear Creek Middle School.

    Last month, the eighth-grader broke the school’s 800-meter run record, which Tieler Yohn last set an estimated five years ago. He shattered Yohn’s mark, a 2:39.91, by more than 20 seconds (2:16.00).

    “I didn’t really know I (broke the record) until the next few days, so I was pretty excited when I heard about it,” Baker said. “There wasn’t too much of a reaction because I knew I could do it before.”

  • Clear Creek baseball ends 2019...

    The Clear Creek baseball team not only played well this year, but it made it to state — something that hasn’t happened in awhile.

    On Friday morning at the Runyon Field Complex in Pueblo, Clear Creek’s season came to an end when it lost to Yuma 9-2 in the first round of the 2A state tournament. The Golddiggers were seeded No. 13 and Yuma was No. 4.

    It was the first time Clear Creek had ever made it to state since making the move to 2A five years ago.

  • Singleton, O’Leary sign away to...

    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.

    Aliya Singleton has signed on with Grinnell College in Iowa. Matt O’Leary is headed to Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina.

    Singleton was part of last year’s 2A state runner-up team and served as one of the Golddiggers’ top scorers this year as a senior in a sea of freshmen.

  • Clear Creek baseball defeats...

    LAKEWOOD — A little rain and thunder couldn’t scare away Clear Creek baseball’s aces.

    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’s offense took care of the rest. The Diggers mercy-ruled the Bulldogs in just five innings, 10-0.

    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.

  • Burch takes natural athleticism...

    All his life, Clear Creek’s Michael Burch has been a natural athlete. In his first year in track, that trend is no different.

    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.

    Brian Inman coached him during both seasons after convincing him to come out for each sport.

  • Diggers, Pirates fit to be tied

    EVERGREEN — Brooke Yeatts isn’t accustomed to being this close to the goal, unless she’s defending her own. But the senior tri-captain made the most of her scoring opportunity Thursday when she got a much-needed chance.

    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.

  • Onago excelling as multi-sport...

    Growing up in a family as competitive as the Onagos certainly can’t be easy, but sophomore Reese is making a name for himself at Clear Creek High School in a variety of sports.

    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.