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Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore …
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Scott Sanders, left, gave up the manager's job of the softball team at Fort Lupton High School in exchange for a spot on the Bluedevils' football team.

Ft. Lupton's Sanders makes the switch from softball manager to football player 

Scott Sanders loves all things baseball. It extended to a stint as manager of the Fort Lupton High School softball team in 2020; in the fall season, it was the closest thing to …
Ted Bergquist talks with baseball team parents after his introduction Jan. 13 as the Bluedevils' new baseball coach.

FLHS tabs Bergquist as new baseball coach

With promises of lessons on hard work, self-pride and a way to “strike out properly,” Ted Bergquist met some of his new Fort Lupton High School baseball players Jan. 13. He replaces Cory Miller, …

Local wrestlers earn top rankings

  Nine Fort Lupton wrestlers are among the top-rated class 3A wrestlers in their weight classes, according to On the Mat magazine Jan. 13. They are 113-pounder Donovan Birmingham (No. 11), …

Brighton introduces new aquatics hotline

The city of Brighton's aquatics department responded to the increasing number of COVID cases and resulting staffing issues with a new aquatics hotline .. 303-655-2251.   The city said it …

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Ex-Brighton HS football player joins Nebraska staff

            Bryan Applewhite can add a new sticker to his well-traveled …
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Calvin Johnson of Adams City chose Red Feather College, northwest of Reno, Nevada, for his next educational and athletic stop.

Football: Adams City's Johnson makes college choice

Feather River College is a two-year school in Quincy, Calif., about 80 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada. Its enrollment is about 1,500. One of its newer students/football players will be Calvin …
FLHS coach Kyle Reddy embraces Santiago Gonzales after the Bluedevils' season-ending loss to Jefferson Academy in the state 3A soccer tournament Nov. 2 in Broomfield.

State 3A soccer: Jefferson Academy rallies to beat Fort Lupton

BROOMFIELD -- Chyler Ward converted a penalty klick with 5 1/2 minutes left in regulation time, and Will Spencer added an insurance goal with 25 seconds left to give Jefferson Academy a …
Defender Alejandro Rodriguez runs to stop Fort Collins' Aidan Willey from taking a shot at the goal.

State 5A soccer: Fort Collins scores early, holds off Adams City in first round of state playoffs

Adams City faced off against Fort Collins Oct. 27 in the first round of the 5A regional playoffs at French Field in Fort Collins. The Eagles were defeated 4-2 in a gusty match but saved face by …
Larsen Pocs of the Ravens has about a half-step lead over Cheyenne Mountain's Jonny Diaz Mendoza during the teams' state playoff game Oct. 28 in Colorado Springs.

State 4A soccer SLIDES: Cheyenne Mountain scores late, shuts out Riverdale Ridge


Santiago Gonzalez, right, gets a congratulatory8 hug from teammate Diego Medina after Fort Lupton's 1-0, overtime win over Strive Prep SMART Oct. 27. Gonzalez scored the game-winning goal seven minutes into overtime.

Soccer slides: Fort Lupton moves into round two of state playoffs

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