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Today's Sports

  • Jefferson girls roll over...

    Clear Creek’s Ashley Gerton loves to drive. But the type of driving Gerton loves does not involve a road, a wheel or a vehicle of any kind.

    As anyone who has ever seen her on a basketball court will tell you, Gerton loves to take the ball and drive to the basket.

    But in the game Feb. 13 between Gerton’s Clear Creek Golddiggers (1-7, 1-13) and the Jefferson Saints (9-0, 18-3), it was clear that the Frontier League-leading Saints were the ones in the driver’s seat.

  • Valdez keeps his head, but...

    In Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, 18th-century Vienna had their composer guys. In Ryan Valdez, 21st-century Clear Creek basketball has its composure guy. And while the music that emanates from Valdez’s fingertips is more likely to involve a ball rather than a writing quill, he is no less a man of his time and place.

  • Overtime effort: Girls drop Rams...

    Like a long, slow drive through Kansas, the Clear Creek girls basketball season has included a few bumps, a couple of potholes and very few highlights.

    But the Golddiggers (1-5 Class 3A Frontier League, 1-11 overall) finally found their world’s-largest-ball-of-twine in the form of a 53-47 overtime victory Feb. 6 over the Sheridan Rams (4-3, 6-10), their first win of the season.

  • Depleted Golddiggers go 0-2 at...

    BAILEY — The weather was cold and windy and the roads were icy, but the wrestling mat was warm, the gym was loud and the action was non-stop as Platte Canyon hosted a tri-meet on Dec. 18 that included Clear Creek and Evergreen high schools.

    The stands were close to full as spectators from all three schools cheered their boys on as they matched up in an early-season tussle that left all three teams walking away satisfied.

  • Dodge this!

    You may not find a Vince Vaughn or Ben Stiller on the Clear Creek Middle School courts, but you will find plenty of competition and laughs in the recreation center's dodgeball league.

    The dodgeball mayhem sweeping the nation has arrived in Clear Creek County on Thursday nights at the middle school, where eight teams compete for fun, exercise and, most of all, pride.

  • Diggers start hoops season with...

    David Schuessler could not have been very surprised by Clear Creek’s season-opening defeat last week at Weld Central. In fact, the longtime Golddiggers coach predicted his boys basketball team would start slow.

    But Schuessler has been around long enough to know new teams don’t find their identity overnight, nor is the race always to the swift.

    “Really, we are starting over in a lot of ways,” Schuessler said. “I think that what’s important is how well we're playing when February comes around, before the district tournament.”

  • Huskies rush past Golddiggers in...

    It was a scary Halloween for Clear Creek's football team. But it was not the costumes of the spectators that gave the Golddiggers a fright, it was the three-headed monster in Platte Canyon’s backfield.

    The Huskies ran up and down the field in the first half on the strength A.J. Melillo, Michael Pollick and Dillon Whisman.

    Each had at least one touchdown -Melillo led the way with three - and the Huskies defense stifled the Golddiggers throughout the first half as Platte Canyon rushed out to a 57-6 halftime lead in the teams' Class 2A Colorado Conference game.

  • Good day for Diggers at state

    FORT COLLINS — On a day where several of the state’s elite cross-country runners were riddled with disappointment, Clear Creek’s Teri Hefner was all smiles.

    Hefner was the lone female Golddigger to compete at the Class 3A Colorado High School Activities Association’s State Cross-Country Championships at Fossil Ridge High School on Oct. 25, and the sophomore was beaming when she received word on her official placing.