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High School Sports

  • It’s off to NW Kansas Tech for Vasquez

    All it took was a campus visit for Fort Lupton’s Patrick Vasquez to choose Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kan. 

    He signed his letter May 12 at FLHS.

    “I went to visit. I tried out (for the basketball team),” he said. “I’m really into criminal justice, and they have a really cool CSI program. That caught my eye really quick. Seeing all the facilities and everything they have to offer, I was getting really excited.”

  • Frederick's Aragon, Wyatt on their way to state 4A track-and-field meet

    WELD COUNTY – Two members of the Frederick High School girls track team made it to the state 4A meet this week. It’s at Jefferson County Stadium, U.S. Highway 6 and Kipling Street, Lakewood.

    But Fort Lupton’s lone hope for a state tournament appearance won’t make it because of a heel injury.

    The Warriors’ Kelly Aragon qualified in the high jump. Her best height was 5 feet 2 ½ inches, which puts her as the 11th seed in the field. The high jump begins at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 20.

  • Postseason honors for Dufour

    Former Frederick softball player Alex Dufour was a second-team, all-regional choice as selected by the National Federation of Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association.

     Dufour just finished her freshman season for Mesa State University. She also earned second-team, all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors after batting .435, third best in the RMAC. 

  • FL native daughter heads overseas for next softball stop: Austria

    Fort Lupton native and former Brighton High School softball player Joslynn Lopez finished her college career at Mesa State University May 7.

    Less than a week later, she had a place to go for professional softball.

    She signed with the Pee Wees St. Poelten squad in Vienna, Austria. The team won the Austrian softball championship in 2006.

  • Track/field: Frederick's Nieves-Martin takes fifth in 400-meter run

    FORT COLLINS – Frederick's Lilliana Nieves-Martin finished fifth in the girls 400-meter run at the John Martin Invitational in Fort Collins May 13. Her time was 1:03.7.

    Kelly Aragon was fourth in the high jump with a top height of 4-11. Julia Wyatt took fifth in the shot put (35-11). Nikayta Neu wound up eighth in the 400-meters in a time of 1:05.19. Nicole Rawson took eighth in the discus with a top throw of 106-1.

  • Track/field: FL's Padilla out of state meet

    LONGMONT –  Fort Lupton's Isaiah Padilla, who was the eighth-rated long jumper in class 4A this spring, did not compete and will not compete at the state 4A track meet May 20. He bruised a heel about a month ago and has not been able to compete since.

    Padilla never ran track before this spring.

  • Basketball: Vasquez opts for NW Kansas Technical College

    Fort Lupton's Patrick Vasquez has a home for his two favorite things in life .. basketball and the chance to study crime scenes.

    Vasquez signed a letter of intent to play ball for Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kan. The ceremony was in the school's library May 12.

  • Rawson captures league discus title

    LONGMONT – Frederick's Nicole Rawson is the Tri Valley League champion in girls discus this spring. Rawson placed first with a toss of 108 feet 4 inches at Longmont High School.

  • Northridge blanks FLHS in girls soccer finale

    GREELEY – Northridge scored twice in the first 10 minutes of play and went on to a 5-0 win against Fort Lupton at District 6 soccer stadium May 5.

    The Grizzlies would have had a third goal in that 10-minute span, if not for an offsides infraction. 

    Maryssa Lucero and Kenley Koehler scored twice for Northridge. NHS fired 26 shots at sophomore goalie Kayla Williams of the Bluedevils. She recorded 14 saves.

  • Little Britches Rodeo returns June 4-5

    The Little Britches Rodeo is set for a return appearance at the Adams County Fairgrounds, East 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85, the weekend of June 4.

    The events start at 10 a.m., June 4, and continue at 9 a.m., June 5. All-around and reserve all-around buckles will be presented to all divisions both days.

    The youngest age division is the Little Wrangers ( 5- to 9-year-olds). Boys and girls compete together in barrels, poles, flags and goat tail untying.