Today's Sports

  • For Murphys, basketball is all...

    When it comes to girls basketball at Clear Creek, the hardwood doesn’t just present an athletic opportunity — it’s a family affair.

    This year, as Shadow Murphy has moved into the head coaching position from assistant the last three years, her daughters — junior Paige and freshman Loralei — have finally reached the age, so they are all in the same program.

    The opportunity has been a long time coming for Shadow as a mother.

  • Digger boys hoops falls in...

    FORT COLLINS — The Clear Creek boys basketball team almost had what it took to defeat a top-10 team on the road, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.

    On Friday night at Heritage Christian — ranked No. 9 in the latest CHSAANow.com poll — the Golddiggers kept the Eagles on their toes throughout most of the game, but a fourth-quarter Clear Creek offensive stall handed the home team a 60-51 win.

    Midway through the second quarter, however, the Diggers worked up a 30-17 lead and maintained the advantage throughout the next eight minutes of play.

  • Golddigger boys skiers show...

    WINTER PARK — The Clear Creek boys ski team knows how to stick together.

    On Friday at Winter Park Ski Resort, Avery Schell, Kellen Eno and Brandon Pennell finished 14th, 15th and 16th respectively in the slalom, good enough to qualify for state in the event.

  • Digger boys hoops defeats...

    LITTLETON — The Clear Creek boys basketball team knows how to keep an audience on the edge of its seat.

    On Jan. 29 at Front Range Christian School, the Golddiggers barely squeaked out a 63-61 victory thanks in large part to a missed last-second shot from the Falcons.

    The win perfectly epitomized the team’s upward trend over the past couple weeks.

  • Clear Creek girls hoops stuns...

    LITTLETON — All season long, the Clear Creek girls basketball team has been working to bring all its skills together in a single game. On Jan. 29 at Front Range Christian School, the Golddiggers reached that crescendo with a commanding 55-28 win over the Falcons.

    In the first half, after going down 20-6, they kicked their offense into gear and never relented.

  • Wickham, Hillman finding their...

    EVERGREEN — As Deyon Wickham sees it, it was a mindset. The Clear Creek High School senior dropped down to 220 pounds this year from the heavyweight ranks because, as head wrestling coach Stan Gould said, “He thought he’d do a little bit better there.”

    Offseason training helped Wickham come into the season a little lighter. He lost the extra weight to get to 220 and be a lot more competitive. He proved as such Jan. 23 in the Golddiggers’ home double dual with Battle Mountain and Byers.

  • Five Clear Creek skiers qualify...

    After a strong Loveland race that saw five Clear Creek skiers qualify for state, the Golddiggers struggled to get the job done last weekend at Ski Cooper and Snow Mountain Ranch.

    On Jan. 18 at Loveland in the giant slalom, despite adverse conditions from a blustery snowstorm, Brandon Pennell, Nino Lutz, Wes Davies, Avery Schell and Hannah Pedersen finished in the top 33 percent of the field, ensuring they’ll be at the state meet next month.

  • Griffin taking hardwood lessons...

    Sports have always come easy to Ben Griffin.

    From a young age, the Clear Creek junior has used both basketball and football to drive him to success in every area of his life, including academics. Just in the first few years of his high school career, Griffin has seen tremendous growth on the hardwood, where his “No. 1 passion” lies.

    It’s a place he’s called home since third grade.

  • Digger boys basketball falls...

    LAFAYETTE — The Clear Creek boys basketball team may not have given up the fight and the intensity, but in the end, the Golddiggers’ effort wasn’t enough.

    At Dawson School on Jan. 15, the Golddiggers fell to the Mustangs 56-49 after digging themselves into a hole they couldn’t get out of.

    They could have won without a host of turnovers they committed in the first few minutes of the game.

  • Digger girls buckle under...

    LAFAYETTE — Some nights, a team just doesn’t have the right stuff to get the job done.

    On Jan. 15 at Dawson School, the Clear Creek girls basketball team struggled to keep up with the Mustangs as it dropped its away game, 51-20.

    All night long, the Golddiggers just seemed discombobulated.

    “It wasn’t Dawson, it was us. We just didn’t play up to the level that I expected to play at,” head coach Shadow Murphy said. “We just didn’t play as a team. That’s all it comes down to.”