High School Sports

  • Soccer season starts soon



    Fort Lupton’s Irvin Garcia, a sophomore, works on his passing during practice last week on the Bluedevils’ field. Garcia and the rest of the squad open the regular season with a home game against Valley at 4 p.m., Sept. 6.

  • Fort Lupton runner joins National Junior Olympic champion relay team

        WICHITA – Rachael Lopez, who lives in Fort Lupton and attends Brighton High School, is one-fourth of this year’s national Junior Olympic champions in the 4-by-800-meter relay.

  • Bluedevils intensify search for new athletic conference

    FORT LUPTON – Fort Lupton has its eyes on the Patriot League as its new athletic conference home.
        In the present two-year enrollment cycle, the Patriot League was a mix of 2A (Lyons) and 3A schools (Berthoud, Brush, Eaton, Estes Park, Highland, Mead, Platte Valley, Strasburg, University, Valley and Weld Central).

  • FLHS soccer fundraiser canceled

    Fort Lupton's boys soccer program's fundraising trip to Central City Aug. 26 was canceled.

    Coach Archie Suniga plans to rescheule at a later date.

  • No Average Joe: Gutierrez ready for wider challenge

    FORT LUPTON – After 10 years in a classroom, Joseph Gutierrez was ready for a change.
        So when Kerry Brunton decided to vacate the athletic director’s chair at Fort Lupton High School in favor of a classroom setting, Gutierrez decided the time was right to try something new. Gutierrez will continue as the school’s girls basketball coach.

  • Cook to attend McCook Community College

    FORT LUPTON – Clint Cook has made his decision and has decided to take his talents to Nebraska.
        Cook, who just graduated from Fort Lupton High School with a 3.5 grade point average, will attend McCook Community College this fall and play baseball for the Indians next spring.
        The decision to play for McCook was an easy one. Cook also drew some interest from Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Miles Community College in Montana and Doane College in Nebraska.

  • Fort Lupton boys eager to show off improvements

    The Fort Lupton Bluedevils boys basketball team completed a successful offseason, one that saw them win more games than they lost (27-26 overall record).
        For third-year head coach Jim Roedel, it was a summer in which he was able to get a good feel about what type of talent he has, and he appears pleased heading into the winter season.

  • FLHS disbands cross country team

    FORT LUPTON -- There will be no cross country program at Fort Lupton High School this fall.

    "The cross country team was disbanded due to lack of participation," former coach Jason Mayer said. "I have accepted another teaching position at Liberty Common High School in Fort Collins."

    Mayer was the coach of the program the past six years. The program had as many as 10 participants in 2009. Last year, Fort Lupton had trouble fielding enough runners to post a team score in several of its meets.

  • Gutierrez named new A.D. at Fort Lupton

    Joseph Gutierrez, who has been the girls basketball coach at Fort Lupton High School the past three seasons, is the school's new athletic director.

    He replaces Kerry Brunton, who decided to return to the classroom this fall.

  • Bluedevils may be looking for new league home

    FORT LUPTON – The biannual league shuffle for the state’s athletic programs is under way. It could be finalized as soon as January.
        If the powers that be in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference want to remove Fort Lupton High School from its ranks, that’s fine with former FLHS athletic director Kerry Brunton.