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Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball is gearing up...

    After a historic run to the state title game last year, Clear Creek’s girls basketball team is turning over a new leaf.

    With the exit of former head coach Marc Gorenstein, the Golddiggers will now be under the leadership of his former assistant and JV coach, Shadow Murphy. They’ll also have a new starting cast after losing seven seniors last year.

    Murphy thinks her girls will be up to the task in revamping the program’s identity.

  • Digger poms team wins Frontier...

    SHERIDAN — Going into Clear Creek’s league poms meet on Thursday, the Golddiggers knew they would win no matter what as the only dance team in a pool of cheer teams.

    Their real victory, however, lay in the near-flawless execution of their dance at Sheridan High School.

  • Clear Creek’s Howard loves...

    A few weeks back, the Evergreen softball team made a bid for the state tournament. Clear Creek’s Taryn Howard was there to take part in it all.

    For the past two years, sophomore Howard has played second base and shortstop for the Evergreen High School junior varsity team. Although she didn’t get to go to state with her varsity teammates, she was there to root for them every step of the way.

  • With Evergreen softball, Clear...

    Following a down year for the Evergreen softball team, the Cougars — under the leadership of a new coach — found their rhythm and made a run to the state tournament this season.

    Clear Creek junior Lauren Brandt was there for all the highs and lows.

    As a reserve third baseman for the Cougars, Brandt saw her team make incredible strides between the 2017 and 2018 seasons in a campaign that ended with a 10-1 loss to Silver Creek in the 4A state softball tournament in Aurora a few weeks ago.

  • Golddiggers represent at state...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Going into the 2A state cross country meet on Saturday, the Diggers had work to do.

    After losing a top boys runner just weeks before the race and with the girls team going through a down year, Clear Creek had a lot to prove at the Norris Penrose Event Center. On Saturday, Cici Davies and Alex Pedersen stepped up to the task.

    In the girls race, Davies was the lone female representative for the Golddiggers, and she ran a 22:10.5 time and crossed the finish line in 23rd place.

  • Digger football wins ugly last...

    LAKEWOOD — A win is a win, no matter how it comes about.

    On Friday night at Trailblazer Stadium, Clear Creek’s football team visited Jefferson and, in a defenseless game, defeated the Saints 66-43 in its last regular season game this year.

    Going in, although the Diggers weren’t exactly expecting an easy game, they also didn’t expect Jefferson’s offense to light them up so much.

  • Golddigger football gaining...

    Clear Creek’s Michael Burch was set to return Lake County’s punt during the Golddiggers’ Oct. 12 game.

    He grabbed the ball, took a step, and looked up to see the onslaught of Panthers coming his way. He took a deep breath, jab-stepped his way through the line and busted through one of their players.

    Before he knew it, he had scored the first touchdown of his entire high school football career, good for 51 yards.

  • Pedersen leading boys team into...

    Clear Creek has seen a huge boost in its performances from the boys cross country team, and that’s thanks in large part to senior team leader Alex Pedersen.

    After placing third as a team in the Colorado 2A Region 1 meet at Lyons High School on Thursday, Pedersen and his brethren will be heading to state this weekend in Colorado Springs. They did that without front man Wes Davies, who’s out for the season with a leg injury.

    Pedersen himself placed ninth overall with an 18:21 time.

  • Clear Creek boys take third at...

    LAFAYETTE — Even without their big man, the Clear Creek boys flexed their strength at the Mile High League meet at Dawson School on Oct. 10, placing third as a team.

    Senior Wes Davies, normally the top finisher for the Golddiggers, watched from the soggy and snowy sidelines on crutches. Just a few days before the meet, he partially tore a ligament in his leg during a climbing accident.

    But that didn’t stop him from cheering on his teammates, who performed just fine without him in the damp and cold conditions.

  • Digger volleyball fights...

    EVERGREEN — The Clear Creek volleyball team never gave in during its 3-2 loss against Heritage Christian on Thursday.

    On senior night at home, the Golddiggers couldn’t give up.

    After defeating the Eagles in the first two sets, Clear Creek’s offense stalled in the third and fourth, forcing a fifth set. But still, the Diggers narrowly lost those finals three sets, showing far more cohesion on the court than they had for much of the season.