High School Sports

  • Wrestling: Sandoval claims 120-pound title at Brighton Invitational

    BRIGHTON -- Fort Lupton's Jody Sandoval II took home the championship of the 120-pound bracket at the Brighton Invitational wrestling tournament Jan. 30. He won all three of his matches by pinfall. Sandoval earned a bye in the first round. His longest match lasted 1:42, and that was in the finals against Burlington's Cody Jacobsen.

    Darian Rosales (132) and Ruben Rodriguez (113) took fourth place at their respective weights.

    As a team, the Bluedevils finished ninth.

  • Computer-driven playoff structure starts to take shape

    AURORA — The Colorado High School Activities Association took the first steps toward a new playoff structure for team sports on Jan. 28.

    Its legislative council voted to implement computer-driven data for playoff teams in team sports. The council voted to use the so-called Ratings Performance Index for baseball, football, volleyball and soccer teams starting in the fall.

  • Wrestling: Sandoval takes second at Top of Rockies

    LAFAYETTE -- Fort Lupton's Jody Sandoval II wound up second at the annual Top of the Rockies wrestling tournament at Centaurus High School.

    Sandoval, the defending state champ at 113 pounds, moved up to 120 pounds this season. In Saturday's championship bracket, he beat Poudre's Job Greenwood 9-3 before losing to Pomona's Tomas Gutierrez 8-3 in the finals. Pomona won the team title.

  • Big win on a big night in Frederick
  • Basketball: Fort Morgan sweeps two from Fort Lupton

    Fort Morgan swept a Colorado 7 basketball doubleheader from Fort Lupton Jan. 12.

    In the boys game, the visiting Mustangs rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat the Bluedevils 71-64 in overtime. 


    In the girls game, the Mustangs led wire to wire and picked up a 43-27 win.

    FLHS faces Weld Central Friday. The boys game is in Keenesburg, while the girls play host to the Rebels. Tip time for each contest is 7 p.m.

  • Fort Lupton scoreboard – Feb. 5


    The girls basketball game at Alameda was postponed Feb. 1 because of snow. It was rescheduled for 7 p.m., Feb. 8, at Alameda.

    Boys basketball

    Fort Lupton pulled away from Elizabeth in the fourth quarter and beat the visiting Cardinals 61-53 Feb. 3. Jordan Minch and Garrett Hawkins topped Elizabeth's scoring effort with 14 points. No stats were available for the Bluedevils.

    Girls basketball

  • Frederick HS scoreboard – Feb. 5


    Frederick split its first two dual meets of the week. The Warriors downed Skyline 45-33 Feb. 3. On-mat winners were Robert Saldi (152 pounds), Jordan Sing (160), Jake Longstreth (182), Zach Tymoczko (220), Jonah Gardner (106) and Cody Ayres (113).

    Greeley West stopped the Warriors 51-30 in a Feb. 4 match. Frederick picked up its on-mat wins from Gardner, Cole Hoffman (120), Jake Frenzel (126), Xavier Vasquez (160) and Nick Henderson (220).



  • Sandoval takes second at Denver East tournament


    Fort Lupton placed 10th in this year’s Colfax Smackdown tournament at Denver East High School.

                Jody Sandoval took second among 120-pounders. He finished the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record. Darian Rosales was 4-1 in the 132-pound bracket. He was fourth.

  • New football league alignments

                The football committee of the Colorado High School Activities Association recommended new league lineups for Fort Lupton and Frederick high schools for the next two years.

                The proposal moves to the CHSAA Legislative Council for a potential decision in January.

  • FLHS can't overcome slow start at Silver Creek

    LONGMONT -- Silver Creek jumped out to an early lead and beat Fort Lupton 53-29 in non-conference basketball play Dec. 10.

    Rhythm Ajanku led the Raptors with 11 points. Sam Schlegel added 10. Fort Lupton's top scorers were Patrick Vasquez and Isaiah Padilla, each of whom scored eight.

    We'll have more on the game in the Dec. 16 issue of the Fort Lupton Press.