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On the upswing: Pickleball popularity grows for all ages

When pickleball started becoming popular, it was a sport that helped aging adults get some exercise by combining aspects of tennis, badminton and table tennis onto one court. Today, the sport remains … more

Westminster’s Hatz heads to Japan for Paralympics

Beatriz Hatz has a full summer ahead of her.  The Westminster resident continues to train in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meters and the long jump because it’s part of her routine.  There’s also … more

State 4A track: Chacon completes injury comeback with two state titles

Frederick’s Chacon completes comeback from injury, takes two state titles    By Steve Smith  ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com    LAKEWOOD -- Ryan Chacon … more

State 4A track: Fenderson, Chacon qualify for two individual finals

LAKEWOOD -- Frederick's Ryan Chacon, who rehabbed a partially torn meniscus the past 3 1/2 months, qualified for two individual finals after the opening round of the state 4A boys track-and-field … more

Frederick's Chacon returns from injury for state track meet

FREDERICK -- Ryan Chacon of Frederick High School had a tougher road than most to qualify for the state 4A track-and-field meet this weekend. He, like everyone else in prep track, dealt with … more

State 4A golf thread

AURORA -- Frederick's Olivia Fauerbach carded a 96 in the opening round of the state 4A girls golf tournament at Common Ground Golf Course June 21. Fauerbach, a senior and four-time state … more

CHSAA releases Season D playoff schedule

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association released thke playoff formats and sites for the so-called Season D lineup of sports -- girls tennis, boys and girls lacrosse, boys swimming … more

Jacobs Fore benefit golf tournament coming to Fort Lupton

The city of Fort Lupton, Jacobs and the business community are co-sponsoring the 2021 Jacobs Fore Youth Benefit Golf Tournament Friday, Aug. 20, at Coyote Creek Golf Course. The tourney raises … more

Crash kills 10-year-old; mom arrested

A 27-year-old woman is under arrest after a May 30 rollover crash in Brighton killed her 10-year-old son. Karena Cecil, of Brighton, could face charges of vehicular homicide, careless driving … more

Boys volleyball participation gains traction

After multiple pilot seasons, boys volleyball is finally a sport that is sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association this season. In the May 10 CHSAANow.com boys volleyball … more

Girls soccer: Eagle Ridge blanks Fort Lupton

Eagle Ridge Academy stayed undefeated through three matches of the shortened girls soccer season by beating Fort Lupton 9-0 in Fort Lupton May 12. No stats were available for either team. The … more

Frederick’s Elize takes basketball skill to Wyoming

                Frederick High School basketball player Izayah Elize was looking for something fairly simple as he searched … more

Fort Lupton girls tennis: Short on numbers, long on enthusiasm

What Fort Lupton High School girls tennis coach Christy Blanchard lacks in numbers, she thinks she makes up for in team energy. Because of the pandemic and resulting late start to the season, the … more

'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' in the 1860s

Vintage baseball from the 1860s came to the South Platte Valley Historic Park in Fort Lupton May 1. There were parts of the game that looked the same; others not so much. The Colorado Vintage Base … more

Becerra becomes a piece of Fort Lupton history

With a stroke of the pen, Fort Lupton High School's Alondra Becerra became the first female wrestler from the Bluedevils to sign a college letter of intent to continue in the sport. She signed on … more

Shortened season means more pitching emphasis

Fort Lupton’s second-year coach – and first year with a team – thinks the coming season will be interesting in more ways than one.  Cory Miller took the job a year ago, then … more

State 3A soccer: Colorado Academy outlasts Bluedevils

LITTLETON -- Kyle Reddy experienced two batches of feelings after his Fort Lupton High School soccer team lost in the opening round of the state 3A soccer playoffs. He was proud of his team that … more
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