High School Sports

  • Bluedevils go 3-2 at Colfax Smackdown tourney

    Fort Lupton won three of five matches in this year's Colfax Smackdown wrestling tournament at Denver East High School. Jordan LaRoche was third at 130 pounds. Jimmy Felix came in fourth at 135 pounds. Timmy Ornelas grabbed third place at 215 pounds.

  • Carpenter makes switch of classrooms for rest of school year

    FORT LUPTON – Make no mistake. Justin Carpenter wants to return to the sidelines and coach a football team in the very near future.
        But it won’t be at Fort Lupton High School.
        He and his staff resigned just before the holiday break.
        “There was a difference in philosophies, in expectations,” he said. “They chose not to renew our contracts. They allowed us an opportunity to resign. That’s what happened.”

  • Plenty of reasons in play for early win streak

       FORT LUPTON – Some of Fort Lupton’s early season boys basketball games have been a little easier to handle than others. Some have been too close for comfort, and some were more interesting than they really needed to be.
        But the one thing they had in common is wins – five straight before Weld Central stopped the streak Friday night.

  • Lady Bluedevils look to keep building

    FORT LUPTON – There is a total of about 31 kids that are out for the Fort Lupton High School girls basketball team, which is up from years past.
        For second-year head coach Joe Gutierrez, he loves the fact that number is rising.

  • FLHS all-conference football winners announced

    Fort Lupton' Luke Browne, Timmy Ornelas and Ryan Rausch earned first-team, all-conference awards in the 3A Tri-Valley Conference,

    Mikey Gomez, Clint Cook and Jordan LaRoche were honorable-mention recipients.

    The Bluedevils finished 2-8.

  • FLHS takes fourth in own wrestling tournament

    FORT LUPTON -- Fort Lupton's wrestling team finished fourth in an eight-team, dual-meet tournament in the Bluedevils' gym Saturday.

    Fort Lupton's Derek Salinas won the 119-pound title. He beat out Leroy Delgado of Centaurus for the crown.


  • New theme, new season for FLHS boys basketball

        FORT LUPTON – Fort Lupton boys basketball coach Jim Roedel has something in his cupboard that most other coaches would love to have.
        The five starters from the Bluedevils’ squad a year ago return to the floor. Three of them – Zach Reynolds (15 points, almost seven rebounds), Clint Cook (14 points, seven rebounds) and Jodi Heintz (eight rebounds, two blocks per game) are seniors.

  • Nash tabbed for all-state games

        Fort Lupton softball player Aryn Nash was among the players selected for the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State games in Louisville in late October.

        The organization began its all-state game program in 1986 to provide girls a chance to showcase their talent. The coaches in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference nominated Nash, and the coaches in the 4A leagues in the state made the final selection.

  • FLHS hoops alums strap it on once more time

    Players from the last 44 years of Bluedevil basketball gathered Friday at Fort Lupton High School to kick-off a new tradition, bring the community together… and to just have some fun.

  • High School Heisman award tabs Cook

        Fort Lupton’s Clint Cook is one of the school winners for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

        Cook was selected for his work in the classroom, on the athletic fields and community and school leadership. He moves into the next round of judging.
        Cook is a three-sport athlete, maintains a 3.4 grade point average and is in the top 10 percent of class.