High School Sports

  • Windell runs to fourth place in 800-meters at Bronco Stampede

                    KERSEY – Brye Windell of  Fort Lupton was the fourth-fastest runner in the 800-meters at the Platte Valley Bronco Stampede April 19. His time was 2:04.73.

                    Owen Mellen was sixth in the high jump at 5 feet 9 inches. Cruz Tijerina was sixth in the 400-meter dash (52.36) and eighth in the 200-meters, where his time was 23.55 seconds.

  • Errors cost Fort Lupton in loss at Skyview

    THORNTON -- Five Fort Lupton errors led to nine unearned runs for Skyview in the Wolverines' 16-6, six-inning win April 18 on Skyview's field.


    Starting pitcher Manny Ledezma went 2-for-2 and drove in a run. Colton McCutchan was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Alex Reckard had two hits and an RBI. Skyview's Austin Braswell, who was the winning pitcher, helped his cause at the plate with two hits and three RBIs. Kevin Chavez had five hits and drove in two runs.

  • Colorado 7 League tennis tournament suspended by rain

    LITTLETON -- Rain brought a halt to the tail end of the Colorado 7 League tennis tournament at the Holly Tennis Courts April 19.

    The third- and fourth-place matches and the championship matches will start when the tourney resumes at noon, April 25, at Vista Peak High School, 24500 E. Sixth Ave., Aurora.


  • Salcido claims fifth place in long jump at Max Marr meet

    BERTHOUD -- Fort Lupton's Daniel Salcido laid claim to fifth place in the boys long jump at the Max Marr Spartan Classic track meet at Berthoud High School April 12. Salcido's top jump was a season-best 19 feet 6 3/4 inches.


    Salcido could move up as high as 12th in the class 3A rankings in that event this season. The top 18 qualify for the state meet in Lakewood next month. Ismael Sanchez sits in third place in the triple jump this season. His top distance of 41-4 1/4 was set in Fort Morgan in early March.

  • CHSAA Legislative Council trims 4A basketball tournament fields

    AURORA — Fort Lupton’s basketball teams will find a smaller state playoff field for the class 4A state tournaments next season.

    The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, the decision-making authority for CHSAA, trimmed the state playoff field by one-third during its spring meeting April 17.

  • Weld Central HS scoreboard

     Girls basketball

    Weld Central stopped Fort Lupton 63-25 Jan. 21 in Keenesburg. FLHS scored just 11 points in the first half.

    Francesca Watson led the Bluedevils with nine points. Freshman Yaricsa Delgado was next with six. Adriana Granados had a team-best seven rebounds.

    Ivannie Robertson and Alicia Gerken led Weld Central with 13 points.

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  • Eight FLHS wrestlers compete at national high school tournament

    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. – Eight members of Fort Lupton's wrestling team earned invitations to the National High School Coaches Association tournament March 28.

    DJ Vurciaga, the runner-up this winter at 182 pounds, split his first two matches at the national meet, then won two more in the consolation draw before he was eliminated. Zech Garcia, who placed ... at the state tournament at 145 pounds, lost his first two matches at the nationals.

  • Forget the groundhog: Spring is here for Bluedevils

    THORNTON — For a first game of the season, Fort Lupton did right well. The Bluedevils beat Thornton 9-4 on the Trojans’ field March 8.


    For a first game of the season in which three of Fort Lupton’s key players — Jeff Merritt, Colton McCutchan and Clint Allen — saw their first baseball-related action of any sort, well, you can understand why coach Brandon O’Field was pleased.

  • FLHS win baseball season opener

    THORNTON -- Fort Lupton High School rode the pitching of Manny Ledezna and the hitting of John Lujan, Isaiah Padilla and Clint Allen to a 9-4 win at Thornton High School Monday afternoon.

    It was the season opener for the Bluedevils.

    Ledezma pitched four innings of one-hit baseball. He allowed one run and struck out two.