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Community Sports

  • Pickleball tournament July 4
    The Fort Lupton Recreation Center is hosting a Pickleball tournament July 4 at 203 S. Harrison Ave. Action starts at 8 a.m. and features play for the over-50 crowd in women’s and men’s singles and doubles. The fee is $15 for singles players and $25 per doubles team. The tournament will be held at the basketball courts. For more information call 303-857-4200.
  • Swim lessons start July 6
    Another two-week session of swimming lessons begins July 6 at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. Lessons run from 9 a.m. to noon, depending on age and skill level. Fees vary depending on skill level. Registration ends July 2. For more information call 303-857-4200.
  • Olympic soccer in Commerce City Oct. 6-7
    COMMERCE CITY — Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, in Commerce City, will host the finals of the group phase of the 2015 Olympic qualifying championship Oct. 6 and 7. The finals are in Sandy, Utah, Oct. 10 and 13.
  • Former Brighton coach among honorees at state wrestling banquet
    FORT LUPTON — The Colorado chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of fame is to present former Fort Lupton and Brighton high school wrestling coach Tom Cortez with the Dave De Giacomo Award during its honors banquet May 9 in Colorado Springs. De Giacomo started the local chapter of the wrestling hall of fame. He died two years ago.
  • Softball leagues forming
    Registration continues for Fort Lupton’s summer softball leagues. Upper- and lower level men’s leagues start May 11 at Pearson Park. Each team plays 12 games and a single-elimination tournament. The fee (before April 26) is $525. It jumps to $550 by the end of registration, which is May 3. The city also will offer a coed softball league. Its games are Wednesdays, starting May 13, also at Pearson Park. The fee is $525 before April 26 and $550 from then through May 3.
  • Fort Lupton, Frederick state 4A track qualifiers released
    AURORA -- Here's a list of area athletes and relay teams who qualified for the state 4A track and field meet at Jeffco Stadium. The three-day meet starts May 14. Girls 100-meter dash: Jordan Sleeth of Frederick is in the third heat of the event, which begins at 9 a.m., May 14. Her top time of 12.84 seconds came at the Holy Family Tiger Tornado meet in April. Those with the nine fastest times move to the finals at 10:37 a.m., May 16.
  • Pickleball's popularity on the rise
    Cameron Duval, Sports Correspondent  
  • Frederick shut out of state 4A wrestling tournament
    WINDSOR -- None of the Frederick wrestlers could advance to the state 4A wrestling tournament Feb. 14 at Windsor High School. Nick Henderson, the Warriors' 170-pounder, came the closest. Windsor's Brice Bloom pinned Henderson in 4:17 of a challenge match to claim the fourth-place slot.  Taylor Saldi (106), Jonah Sing (152), Robert Saldi (160) and Logan Burdett (195) were alive at the start of Saturday's consolation matches. But none was able to advance to the top four places in their weight classes.
  • Augmenting city-run rec sports weighed against interest in specialized leagues
    FORT LUPTON — Fort Lupton High School graduate and resident Allen Froid Jr. says he has an answer for anyone not satisfied with the current range of athletic programs available in local recreation districts. He’s affiliated with the Northern Lights Little League, which is based in Thornton and which Froid wants to bring to Fort Lupton.
  • Firestone's Aaron Stewart lands perfect job close to home with Carbon Valley Rec Center
    FREDERICK — As the saying goes, Aaron Stewart is “in his element” at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center. He’s the adult sports coordinator at the facility. What’s more, he’s working in the area where he chose to raise his family.