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High School Sports

  • Suniga has no regrets about stepping aside

    Before he stepped down as the team’s coach, Fort Lupton’s Archie Suniga had some thoughts about how the Bluedevils girls soccer program could improve.

    FLHS finished 3-12 this season. Two of those wins came in the Colorado 7 League. A year ago, Fort Lupton won three games and tied one.

  • Memorable prep finish for Rives in more ways than one

    ALAMOSA – It would be hard for anyone to forget the wild – and weird finish – to the 2018 version of the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-star football game June 8 in Alamosa.

    The team that won had to survive a tying touchdown with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, a dispute about whether it was OK to rush the place-kicker on a point-after touchdown attempt (it’s not), only to get a score in the first overtime to win the game 27-21.

  • A ‘familiar’ coach joins FLHS girls basketball program

    Fort Lupton High School athletic director Jim Roedel didn’t have to go far to find his new girls basketball coach.

    He reached into the coaching ranks of fellow Colorado 7 League member Skyview High School and tabbed Kenneth Shew for the post. Shew had been an assistant with the Wolves’ girls and boys programs the past 10 seasons and was part of four teams to make the state playoffs.

  • Board approves eligibility change for high school athletes

    Student athletes and others in extracurricular activities should soon receive more academic support, thanks to a change in district policy.

  • State 4A track and field: Martin claims third in triple jump

    LAKEWOOD – One of Lilliana Martin's newest events in track and field wound up being her best at this year's state 4A track-and-field meet at Jeffco Stadium.

    Martin, who had never jumped before this spring, finished third in the triple jump. Her best effort was 35 feet 3 1/2 inches. 

    "I had a really good triple jump," she said. "Oh my goodness. I've always wanted to jump. I realized I never had the opportunity to jump. I asked my coaches. I PRd (set a personal record) every week."

  • 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