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Community Sports

  • Have-A- Heart tourney hits home run for charity
    The 29th annual Have-A- Heart softball tournament is returning for another swing Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at Pearson Park, U.S. Highway 85 and Colorado Highway 52.  Each year, the event raises money for local charities and causes. In the past, money raised has gone to help locals facing cancer, a father raising his family after his wife died and others facing financial or medical hardships.   No recipients have yet been determined for this year’s tournament. 
  • Carbon Valley 5K
    Registration continues for the 15th annual Carbon Valley Firecracker 5K. It starts at 8 a.m. July 4. Register at www.cvprd.com/2260/Firecracker-5K.
  • Sign-up for city girls softball program ends March 24
    Those interested in playing girls softball (9- to 14-year-olds) have until March 24 to register at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. The fee is $65 if paid by March 17. The fee increases $10 afterward.
  • Brian Shaw captures Arnold Strongman title
    Fort Lupton native Brian Shaw added another strongman title to his resumé over the weekend. Shaw won the 2017 Arnold Strongman Classic championship in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Tri-Star basketball
    Here are the regional level qualifiers for this year’s Tri-Star basketball challenge.   Girls: 8-year-olds: 1. Marley Gomez. 2. Annalise Guerro. 3. Natalie Ruiz. 9-year-olds: 1. Elizabeth Barrera. 2. Jocelin McCloy. 3. Rylee Byron. 10-year-olds: 1. Meghan Keil. 2. Madison Keil. 3. Lilianah Zavala. 11-year-olds: 1. Karina Garcia. 2. Rylee Balcazar. 3. Layanna Reyna.
  • Spring softball sign-up deadline is March 5
    Fort Lupton needs teams for its men’s and coed spring softball teams. Games are Sunday nights (coed) and Monday nights (men’s upper and lower leagues). The first game of the season is the week of March 12. Teams get six games plus a tournament. The early bird fee is $275 per team before Feb. 26 and $300 by March 5. Call 303-857-4200, ext. 164 with questions.
  • Youth baseball registration deadline March 24
    T-ball, coach-pitch and baseball players …. it’s time to sign up for the city’s baseball program.
  • Fort Lupton girl to compete at Broncos game
    Fort Lupton resident Jacklyn Stephenson, 12, will compete against 40 other students in the final round of the statewide Punt Pass and Kick competition, sponsored by the National Football League. The competition is planned for halftime at the Denver Broncos game versus the New England Patriots at Mile High Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 18.
  • Turkey Trot is Nov. 19
    Brighton’s 32nd annual Turkey Trot steps off at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Brighton Recreation Center. It’s a 5K walk/run and serves as a qualifying race for next spring’s Bolder Boulder. Early bird fees ae $30 for adults and $20 for youths and seniors. Race-day fees are $33 for adults and $25 for youths and seniors. The fee includes a T-shirt, breakfast and entry for prize drawings.
  • Competitive basketball tryouts Oct. 24-25
    Tryouts for a competitive, Gold Crown boys (third through eighth grade) basketball team are set foir Oct. 24 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Frederick High School, 5701 Tipple Parkway. Cost is determined based on the number of teams, players per team, practice times, gym availability and insurance. Up to four hours of practice will be available from October through February. The schedule calls for up to 30 games in tournaments and in the Gold Crown league. Call 303-598-1178 or email Conway_jeff@svvsd.org.