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High School Sports

  • FLHS basketball teams a win away from state tournament

    Both of Fort Lupton's basketball teams won their opening-round games in the class 3A Confluence/Colorado 8 district tournament Feb. 19, which means both are a win away from the state 3A basketball tournament.

    The girls team upset Strive Prep 39-35 in Denver. The Bluedevils face Riverdale Ridge in a semifinal game that starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at DSST-Green Valley Ranch, 4800 Telluride St. The winner earns a state tournament slot.

  • Frederick's Hoffman gets to state 4A wrestling tournament

    MEAD – Frederick's Cole Hoffman qualified for this week's state 4A wrestling tournament.

    Hoffman, who takes a 25-12 record to the state meet, took third at the regional tournament at Mead High School over the weekend. He lost in the quarterfinals, then won four matches in a row to earn his spot at state.

    Hoffman, who is a senior, will take on Jason Pollard of Central Grand Junction in the opening round.

  • FLHS to take two to state wrestling tourney

    KERSEY – Two Fort Lupton High School wrestlers advanced to the state 3A wrestling tournament over the weekend.

    The two were Koby Galicia, at 160 pounds, at AJ Garcia, at 170 pounds. Both took fourth place at the regional tournament at Platte Valley Middle School.

    Galcia faces Eagle Valley's Noah Baldwin in the first round. Garcia takes on Eato's Ty Garnhart.

    The first round begins at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Pepsi Center. The finals are at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

  • FLHS set for district basketball tournament

     The district pairings for the class 3A Confluence/Colorado 8 League playoffs were announced Feb. 16.

    FLHS' boys team drew a second seed and will host either Englewood or Aurora West at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. The semifinals are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Regis Groff campus, 18250 E. 51st Ave., Denver. The third-place and championship games start at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., respectively, at the Regis Groff campus.

  • Frederick has building blocks in place for state tourney

    ERIE – Frederick boys basketball coach Enoch Miller would have rather had a win against Erie in the season finale. The Tigers prevailed 73-66 in overtime Feb. 14 on their court.

  • Frederick's Dufour sets school record for 3-pointers

    ERIE – Frederick's Tori Dufour called her last basketball game in high school “crazy.”

                “Before the game, it occurred to me that tonight (Feb. 14) was the last night to break the record,” she said. “Before the game, one of my coaches in the locker room said, ‘I know you are wanting to break the record tonight. So if you’re hot, you’re on.’”

  • Colorado 7 League basketball tournament starts Feb. 11

    The Colorado 7 League basketball tournament gets rolling Monday, Feb. 11.

    The teams from Fort Lupton and Riverdale Ridge face each other in the opening round. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. at Riverdale Ridge, 13380 Yosemite St. The boys game is at 7 p.m. at Fort Lupton High School.

  • FLHS' Fells punches ticket for Hastings football

    When Fort Lupton's Hayden Fells blew out his ACL, he wasn't sure he'd come back for his senior football season. 

    He did. Fells even scored a defensive touchdown in his first game back.

    The idea of playing college football may have been a bit in the distance, too, as he rehabbed from his injury. 

    He signed a letter of intent Feb. 6 to play college football at Hastings College.

  • Fort Lupton's Lefforge takes on new role as post player

    Fort Lupton's Cyrus Lefforge started his senior year of school on the Bluedevils' football team. This winter, he's the post player on FLHS' basketball team.

    "It helped with conditioning," he said. "Football, you do a lot more running and running in heat. Running in heat and running in a gym are different. It helped."

  • Boys basketball: Frederick battling depth issues

    Frederick boys basketball coach Enoch Miller loves the improved record of the Warriors this season. FHS split its first 18 starts. A year ago, FHS won once.

    Miller would also like to find some extra players. Frederick was able to hang with Windsor High School for three quarters of their game Jan. 31, but the Wizards prevailed 71-59. WHS doubled the point output of the Warriors in the fourth quarter to pull away.