High School Sports

  • Off to South Dakota for college softball



    Under the watchful eye of her mom, Dawn Weber, Fort Lupton’s Morgan Rees Vasquez signs her college letter of intent to play softball at Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D. The Nov. 11 ceremony was in the school library.  Vasquez wants to study sports medicine and psychology, and would like to become an athletic trainer.                

  • Points on, off the field hold postseason key

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Next year, on-field points won’t be the only matter of importance to high school sports teams.
        They will be competing for ratings points, the new means to get into the postseason. The state will use a combination of a team’s wins, their opponents’ wins and their opponents’ opponents’ wins to determine playoff fields.

  • Fort Lupton scoreboard – Oct. 30


    Fort Lupton won its home finale against Englewood. The set scores from the Oct. 27 match were 25-22, 21-25, 25-11, 25-19. Hannah Mccutchan (15 kills) and Jaylynn McCorkle (14 kills) led the FLHS offense. McCutchan and Jaclyn Trujillo served up two aces. Ty Lucas had 13 kills for the Pirates.

    Weld Central beat Fort Lupton 25-15, 25-15, 25-21 on the Rebels' floor. The Oct. 29 match was in Keenesburg.

  • Frederick HS scoreboard – Oct. 30


    Skyline held off Frederick 21-25, 28-26, 25-17, 18-25, 15-7 win on the Falcons' floor. The regular-season finale was Oct. 27.

  • End of the line for area football teams
  • State title and a proposal

        It was a big day Oct. 25 for former Frederick softball player Danelle Durben.
        She is an assistant coach for the Mountain Range softball team, which won its first state title in school history.
        After the title game, she accepted a marriage proposal from Anthony Torrez. No word yet on when the ceremony will be.


  • State soccer playoffs: Indians finish off Bluedevils' season 6-0

    COLORADO SPRINGS – Fort Lupton’soccer coach Archie Suniga said his team did little wrong in its first-round playoff match Oct. 28 at Cheyenne Mountain High School.
        The Indians used a lot of team speed to blank the Bluedevils 6-0, and to bring FLHS’ season to a close.

  • Bluedevils fall to Weld Central in nail-biter

    FORT LUPTON — The Fort Lupton High School Bluedevils football team lost 28-21 against the Weld Central Rebels Oct. 23 in a nail-biting, edge-of-your seat, back-and-forth contest.
        The first half of the game was trench warfare until the near end of the second quarter. The FLHS offense kicked into high gear, with senior quarterback Patrick Vasquez launching the ball to sophomore Aaron Severns for a 58-yard reception that resulted in a touchdown with 5:32 left in the half.

  • McCullough gives Frederick 300th softball win

        AURORA – Maddie McCullough of Frederick’s softball team had one at-bat during the first round of the state 4A softball tournament at Aurora Sports Park Oct. 24, and she made the most of it.
        Her two-out, RBI double drove home Lorena Hernandez with the winning run as the Warriors rallied for a wild, 8-7 win over Berthoud in the first round of play. It was the 300th win in the program’s history.

  • Warriors taking simple approach to state softball tournament



    Jonathan Maness



    FREDERICK – The Frederick softball team will be making its second consecutive trek to the state softball tournament, and the Warriors aren’t taking it for granted.