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High School Sports

  • College independence: Easy for some, not so much for others

    Part 3 of a three-part series

     

    About a dozen former high-school athletes have spent the last two weeks talking about their experiences and basic adjustment to life in college while involved as a college athlete.

    This week, the topics are how hard the balancing act between social needs, educational needs and personal needs (such as laundry) was and whether they think the experience was what they anticipated when they got to school.

    Overall adjustment difficulty

  • Fort Lupton scoreboard – May 12

    Track/field

    LONGMONT – Fort Lupton's Antonio Marquez turned in a season-best time of 1:58.73 in the 800-meter run at the St. Vrain Invitational meet May 11.

    Marquez finished seventh in the field.

    The top finisher for the girls team was Melia Coleman. She was 43rd in the 300-meter hurdles, where her time was 52.89 seconds.

    Baseball

    Conifer took a doubleheader from Fort Lupton by scores of 9-3 and 11-0 May 11. 

  • Frederick HS scoreboard – May 12

    Track/field

    LONGMONT – Frederick's Michela Hewitt finished second in the 800-meter run at the John Martin Invite in fort Collins May 10. Her season-best time was 2:18.97. Hewitt also finished second in the triple jump (36 feet 3 inches, tops so far this spring), and she placed fifth in the long jump with a sesason-best distance of 16 feet 5 inches.

  • Football: FLHS' Duff has some answers after UNC camp

    Fort Lupton football coach Dustin Duff took his sophomore- and junior-laden squad to a team camp at the University of Northern Colorado and, by in large, came away pleased.

    “The main core of our team is sophomores and juniors,” he said. “A lot of our new juniors who came to camp didn’t play last year. One good thing that came out of camp was we are able to answer some questions about those younger players and whether they could play at the varsity level.”

  • Warriors’ Hewitt heads south for more track

     LAKEWOOD –Once the summer concludes, Frederick’s Michela Hewitt will be off to the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs for more studies and more track and field.

    Hewitt finished eighth in the 400-meters in a time of 59.23 and 13th in the triple jump with a top distance of 33 feet 5 ½ inches at last month’s state track and field meet.

  • FHS girls get back to work for coming basketball season

     GREELEY –It’s a few months before the start of basketball practice. But one wouldn’t have known that walking around the University of Northern Colorado and other area high schools last week.

    Teams from across the state were in town for the college’s annual team camp. While the stress factor is much less than the regular season, coaches such as Frederick’s Brett Andersen knows there is work to do.

  • Galicia savors last prep wrestling match

    ALAMOSA -- Like a lot of the athletes at the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state games, Fort Lupton’s Koby Galicia enjoyed his time at Adams State University last week.

    It was an experience that extended beyond his 6-2 win against Skyview’s Tristan Eskridge in the June 7 wrestling competition at Plachy Hall. The match was at 160 pounds.

  • Hoffman takes in college life as prep wrestling career concludes

    ALAMOSA -- Cole Hoffman’s prep wrestling career didn’t end the way he wanted it to. But the setting and the opportunity to compete among the state’s best wrestlers at the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state games may have made up for it.

  • Quezada finishes prep career in style

    ALAMOSA -- Four, 3-point baskets are enough to make most prep basketball players smile.

    When you are a prep basketball player and score four, 3-pointers against some of the best players in the state, that may well be enough to make one smile for a long time.

  • Roedel slides down a seat for all-state basketball game

    ALAMOSA -- There’s a good chance that Jim Roedel never met a basketball game he didn’t like.

    Normally, he’s running the show as the head coach for the Fort Lupton Bluedevils. But for the semifinal round in boys basketball at the Colorado High School Coaches Association, Roedel slid down a spot and served as an assistant. He and the other coach, Holly’s Dusty Heck, were due to trade places for the June 8 finals.