High School Sports

  • Girls basketball: FLHS' Rivera finishes career at all-star game

    GREELEY -- Most basketball players are happy to be involved in one all-star game, particularly if they are about to graduate from high school.

    And then there’s the case of Fort Lupton’s Hilda Rivera. She got a chance to play in a pair of all-star games, one in Thornton (a Colorado 7 all-star affair March 11 in Thornton and the all-Weld County game March 12 in Greeley.

  • Howard makes the college plunge, chooses McPherson

     It’s his senior year of high school, and Dusty Howard of Fort Lupton has a few things left on his plate before commencement in the spring.

    One is his senior year of high-school baseball. It starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7, when the Bluedevils host Platte Valley.

    One item not on his plate is a choice of college. Howard opted for McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. He made a commitment last week, and he’ll make it official with a letter signing ceremony later this spring.

  • Frederick HS athletic schedule Jan. 25

    Here is today's sports schedule

    Wrestling: Frederick/Holy Family @ Erie, 6:30 p.m..

  • Fort Lupton scoreboard – March 13

    Girls soccer

    Fort Lupton's match at Aurora West was postponed because of snow March 13. FLHS also had to reschedule its March 14 home game against Prospect Ridge to snow. it was reset to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16.

    Girls tennis

    Fort Morgan downed Fort Lupton 6-1 March 12 in Fort Lupton. Jessica Cook picked up the Bluedevils' lone win at No. 1 singles. Madeline Garcia and AmberLea Crowe lost their No. 3 doubles match in three sets. The third set was played to a 10-point tie breaker because of impending darkness.

  • 'I know hard work pays off'

     PUEBLO – This story starts at the end.

    Former Prairie View multisport athlete RJ Ramirez won the 60-meter dash in 6.87 seconds at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track-and-field meet late last month. He also earned first-team, all-RMAC honors.

    Ramirez, who is a sophomore at Colorado State Pueblo, almost didn’t make it to the track team, much less the podium. He’s had some stomach issues in 2017 that are under control. He also tore an ACL in 2016.

  • Quezada, Lefforge go out in style at all-Weld County game

    GREELEY  -- If there’s a chance that it’s your last high-school basketball game, it would seem proper to go out with some noise.

    That’s exactly what Fort Lupton’s Cyrus Lefforge and Ivan Quezada did at the all-Weld County all-star boys basketball game March 12 in Greeley. Lefforge had eight rebounds, three blocked shots and scored four points. Quezada had five points, including a 3-pointer.

    Their team won by a score of 113-103.

  • Ravens outlast Bluedevils en route to first state playoff berth

     It wasn’t always pretty, but the Riverdale Ridge Ravens survived a rockfight with the Fort Lupton Bluedevils 39-34 Feb. 21 to advance to the Colorado 8/Confluence League district semifinal and automatically qualify for the 3A state playoffs in their first year as a program. 

    RRHS travels to St. Mary’s High School in Colorado Springs for a first-round game Friday, March 1. Tip time is 7 p.m.

  • Live by the three ... die by the three

     A three saved their season. No. 3 gave them life, and a three ended it all. 

    The Fort Lupton Bluedevils lost a heartbreaking battle to Denver School of Science and Technology-Green Valley Ranch Feb. 21 after freshman guard Luke Williams hit a three in the final seconds to defeat the Bluedevils, 76-75 in overtime. 

    The game-winning shot, nearly the third buzzer-beating shot in the game, was the final dagger thrown in an intense, back-and-forth battle between the two teams. 

  • Girls basketball: Ravens bring FLHS season to a close in district round

     “I think all year long, (this team) never stopped. They continued to play all the way through, they never quit. Their effort has been there all year long from each and every one of them.”

    The relentlessness of the Lady Bluedevils, praised by their coach, Ken Shew, was on full display Feb. 21 as they battled the playoffs-bound Riverdale Ridge Ravens down to the wire in a season-ending loss, 39-34. 

  • Spartans put an end to Frederick’s boys basketball season

     LAKEWOOD –The Frederick boys’ basketball team saw its impressive season come to an end at the hands of a tough Thomas Jefferson squad in the first round of the 2019 Class 4A CHSAA basketball tournament. 

    A year removed from a one-win season, the Warriors’ squad improved enough to make the state tournament. But they couldn’t get past the Spartans’ suffocating defense, losing 59-32 Feb. 20.