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High School Sports

  • FLHS baseball postseason run ends

    EATON – Fort Lupton’s baseball team won two games two seasons ago.

    This year, not only were the Bluedevils in the class 3A regional playoffs, they gave perennial 3A powerhouse Eaton everything it wanted before falling 5-3 on the Reds’ field May 12.

  • State 3A tennis: Warriors lose two in the first round

    GREELEY – Chasen Marinoff and Jessica Kelley of Frederick High School will go down in history as the school’s first tennis players to qualify for a state tennis tournament.

    Both players are juniors, and both played just one match at Centennial Park May 10. Marinoff lost to Pueblo County’s Erin Mauro 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.

  • Suniga steps aside as Fort Lupton's soccer coach

                Archie Sunga’s farewell match to Fort Lupton soccer didn't turn out the way he or the Bluedevils wanted. Eagle Ridge Academy, which qualified for its first state 3A soccer playoff appearance, beat FLHS 4-2 May 4.

  • Marquez, Guerrero take league titles

    Fort Lupton's Antonio Marquez won the Colorado 7 League title in the boys 3,200-meter run May 5 in Fort Lupton. His time was a season-best 10:21.42.

    Humberto Guerrero also won a conference championship. His was in the 1,600-meters, and his time was 4:42.94, a season best.

    Marquez also took second in the 800-meter run, where his time was 2:09.35, his top time of the season. Guerrero finished seventh in the 800-meters in 2:12.83, his best time of the spring.

  • Tennis season concludes for Fort Lupton
  • Baseball: Weld Central beats Fort Lupton in extras

    The first round of the Colorado 7 baseball tournament wasn't kind to Fort Lupton High School.

    Weld Central scored twice in the eighth inning and beat the Bluedevils 5-3 in a driving rain May 2. Andy Segovia, Dustin Howard and Freddy Suarez had the Bluedevils' hits. Segovia had the only RBI.

    Suarez and Segovia split the eight innings of pitching. Each struck out four.

  • Tourney time for FLHS tennis team

    AURORA -- Fort Lupton's girls tennis team took second place at the Colorado 7 League tournament at Utah Park April 27.

    Emalee Campbell and her doubles partner, Esmeralda Lagunas, together with the No. 3 doubles team of  Aileen Vargas and Thania Gomez and the No. 4 doubles team of Vanessa Azua and Tiffany Garcia finished second in their respective brackets. FLHS heads for its regional tournament at Centennial Park in Greeley at 9 a.m. Friday, May 4.

  • Track: CHSAA keeps girls-only relay at state meet

     AURORA – CHSAA's legislative council turned down a bid to get rid of the girls 800-meter sprint medley relay at ther state track-and-field meet.

    Colorado is one of two states to offer the relay. A reason to get rid of the relay was the lack of a similar event at state for boys teams.

    CHSAA's track and field committee chairman, Darryl Abeyta of Primero High School, said his committee "felt it was time to move on."

  • CHSAA OKs new league alignment guidelines

     AURORA – When CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green took over last year, she promised changes to the same old way of doing things.

    CHSAA's legislative council followed her lead when the subject of league alignments came up April 26. It approved a change to the way the state sets up its athletic conferences.

  • CHSAA approves new transfer rule

     AURORA – There are some more teeth in the state's transfer rule for high-school students.

    CHSAA's Legislative Council approved the new bylaw April 26 during its spring meeting.

    The main change details the length of time for students to be ineligible after a transfer. It's 365 days. It used to be 50 percent of a team's season. One reason for the change was a willingness for student-athletes to sit out half a season but to return in time for postseason play.