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High School Sports

  • FLHS wrestling practice starts Nov. 12

    Practice starts Nov. 12 for the Bluedevils. Coach Tom Galicia likes what he sees.
        “We have some quality wrestlers coming in to join our veterans,” he said. “I think that they will also do well and possibly place at state.”

    Galicia said the combination of returning veterans and the newcomers should add up to a good support system for the Bluedevils.

  • Grueling playoffs close softball season

        ARVADA – The Fort Lupton softball team came tantalizingly close to making its first state softball tournament Saturday at the Youth Memorial Sports Complex in Arvada.  But extra innings in the first match came back to haunt them during the course of an exhausting day of playoff competition. The Bluedevils fell to Cheyenne Mountain twice in double elimination play.

  • FLHS volleyball playoff hopes dashed by Skyview

        THORNTON – The task that faces Fort Lupton volleyball coach Carey Williams and the rest of the Bluedevils’ team is how to bottle the energy from this season and keep it fresh for eight months until the 2011 season starts.
        Fort Lupton came up short in its bid for a spot in the state 4A district volleyball tournament playoffs this weekend. Skyview beat Fort Lupton 25-19, 26-24, 25-17 Oct. 20 for the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference title and the conference’s only postseason berth.

  • Bluedevils ousted from state 4A soccer tournament

    LONGMONT – First, the bad news for the Fort Lupton High School soccer team. The Bluedevils’ season ended Oct. 27 in the first round of the state 4A playoffs.
        Longmont got goals from five players and beat FLHS 5-1.
        Now, the good news. No one from this year’s Bluedevils’ squad graduates. There are three juniors on the team. The two team captains, Juan Arrellano and Francisco Arrellano, are sophomores.

  • Longest trip of the football season involves a bit more than a game

    STERLING – Call it a “see the state tour” in the name of high school athletics.
     About half of every team’s athletic schedule is on the road. The basic rule of thumb is the smaller the school, the longer the potential road trips.
    Every other year, Fort Lupton’s football team takes a really long road trip.
    To Sterling.

  • Cheyenne Mountain beats Fort Lupton twice; softball season ends

    ARVADA -- Fort Lupton couldn't beat Cheyenne Mountain in either of its games in the district softball tournament Saturday morning, and the Bluedevils' season came to an end.

    Cheyenne Mountain turned back the Bluedevils 20-12 in the last game of the tourney. Earlier in the day, CMHS nipped Fort Lupton 11-8 in 11 innings. In between, Fort Lupton trounced Montezuma-Cortez 10-3.

    FLHS finishes the season with a record of 13-8. More details in Wednesday's Fort Lupton Press.

  • Narrow loss unites FLHS volleyball team

    Oscar Wilde famously quipped that the cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.  To such a cynic, the Fort Lupton varsity volleyball team’s showdown Thursday against Rangeview High School came with a simple price: a loss tacked to the season record.        But hidden behind the five-set scores and the win-loss ratio is the value of a greater victory.

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  • Hoods moving up the cross country ranks

    BROOMFIELD – The Fort Lupton cross country team only had two days of rest between a meet in Sterling and Friday’s competition at the Broomfield Invitational. But senior Colten Hood still managed to cut two minutes and 30 seconds off his time compared to his 2009 Broomfield time.

  • Softball game postponed

    FORT LUPTON -- Fort Lupton's softball game against Westminster was postponed to Oct. 2 at Westminster High School.

    Game time is 10 a.m.