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Today's Sports

  • Falcons snag Diggers in three...

    EVERGREEN — Sometimes, sports seasons are meant to help a team grow and to help its players discover who they are.

    Amid a 3-12 season, that’s exactly what the Clear Creek volleyball team is focusing on. In the Golddiggers’ 3-0 loss to Front Range Christian on Oct. 2, they met some personal goals and never gave up their fight.

  • Cheering them on: Clear Creek...

    For years, Clear Creek High School has enjoyed the performances of the poms team. Now it will get to enjoy a new cheerleading team, led by CCHS secretary Taylor Froelich.

    When she joined the CCHS staff a year ago, word quickly spread that Froelich had competed in cheerleading at her high school in Illinois and during her freshman year in college. From there, the interest in a cheer team at the school grew.

  • Diggers fall to Huskies on last-...

    BAILEY — A big, late-game rally couldn’t save Clear Creek from past mistakes that haunted it earlier in the game.

    With 42 seconds left in the contest, the Golddiggers scored on a 1-yard QB sneak from Lucas Gerding to pull them within two against Platte Canyon, 30-28. All they needed was a 2-point conversion to ensure overtime, during which they could redeem themselves after a rough first half.

    But Platte Canyon’s senior quarterback Liam Murphy had other plans.

  • Digger cross country holds its...

    BRIGHTON — Unlike many other races that the Clear Creek cross country team has participated in this year, the weather was just right at the Runner’s Roost Invitational on Sept. 25.

    It was cooler and the race course was flatter at the Adams County Fairgrounds. That played well for the Golddiggers, who battled against teams from nearly every classification.

    As a team, the boys placed fourth with 108 points, 73 behind first-place, 5A contender ThunderRidge. The girls, on the other hand, took sixth with 132 points.

  • Diggers bounce back in valiant...

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Coming out of a big loss against Peyton the week before, the Clear Creek football team put up a fight against Estes Park on its home field Friday night, winning 48-22.

    But the biggest loss of the Peyton game didn’t come from the score box. Instead, it came from an invaluable man down, as junior wide receiver Ben Griffin suffered a season-ending injury when he dislocated his ankle.

  • Taylor, Weber giving Diggers a...

    The Clear Creek volleyball team has some strong leadership to rely on in its rebuilding season, although so far, it hasn’t been easy.

    The team’s entire starting cast graduated last year, so many of the Golddiggers are getting their first shot at varsity. This year, they are leaning on sophomores Zeda Taylor and Makena Weber as they discover their new chemistry.

  • Clear Creek football getting...

    For the past few years, Clear Creek football has succeeded without a consistent kicker. Not anymore.

    A few months back, 16-year-old Bavaria native Nino Lutz came to Colorado as an exchange student at the high school, and he had one specific goal in mind.

    “Actually, I thought when I got to America, I have to try American football because it’s very popular,” Lutz said. “I thought it’s going to be fun, and that’s true. It’s fun.”

  • Boys XC dominates Golddigger Dash

    EVERGREEN — First, KIPP’s Yasin Sado crossed the finish line. A little over a second later, Clear Creek’s Wes Davies followed suit.

    Two runners later, Alex Pedersen and Sawyer Kitting did the same. Once three Clear Creek boys completed the Golddigger Dash at Clear Creek High School on Sept. 11 in the top five, it was evident that they could run away with the competition.

    And that’s exactly what the Golddiggers did.

  • Golddiggers decimate the Lions...

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Going into Friday night’s game, Clear Creek football felt it had a lot to prove.

    And prove something it did.

    Following a heartbreaking 35-34 loss at Hotchkiss the week before, the Diggers came into their home field against Lyons and battered the unsuspecting Lions 44-0. The Diggers never gave them a chance.

    “It feels really good,” senior fullback Tyler Roberson said. “We definitely had a rough game and were not ready for Hotchkiss when we got there. We came out, and we were making a lot of stupid mistakes.

  • Diggers fall to UC Prep, missing...

    GREELEY — A loss is never easy, but winning becomes especially hard when most of the team isn’t allowed to play.

    That was the case on Thursday night at Union Colony, when the Golddiggers fell 3-0 without most of its varsity cast. All but four players had been suspended for disciplinary reasons, forcing Crystal Hinman, Maxine Inman, Elohin Hinman and Olivia King to swing up from JV.

    Despite the final score, the four JV players earned some valuable experience that they might not have gotten otherwise. And, they visibly improved from game to game.