High School Sports

  • 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.

  • State's game officials ask for more money

     AURORA – A former umpire and present referee recruiter asked for financial help to keep officials working high-school games in the state April 26.

    There is a statewide issue with a shortage of officials. In some cases, subvarsity games use just one referee, or they are canceled outright.

  • Baseball: Fort Morgan beats Fort Lupton, gets inside track to league title

    FORT MORGAN – Fort Lupton was its own worst enemy against Fort Morgan April 25.

    Fort Morgan beat the Bluedevils 14-4 in five innings at Legion Field. The Bluedevils committed six errors, threw two wild pitches and added two passed balls. Those issues turned into eight unearned runs for the Mustangs.

  • Teacher walkout: Districts to decide on canceling activities

     The Colorado High School Athletics and Activities Association said it's up to school districts to decide  what happens to co-curricular events April 26 and 27.

    Those are the days set aside for teacher protests at the state Capitol for more funding and higher salaries. Brighton School District 27J and the St. Vrain School District in Longmont are among the districts that will close either or both days for the demonstration.

  • Girls soccer: Fort Lupton picks up second win of the season



    Emilie Potvin scored twice for Fort Lupton as the Bluedevils turned back Arvada 5-2 in a Colorado 7 League match in Fort Lupton April 19. It was FLHS' second win of the season and first in the conference schedule.

  • Fort Lupton baseball takes less than perfect rout

    ENGLEWOOD -- Fort Lupton baseball is now 9-4 on the season with a 16-4 rout over Englewood Wednesday, April 18. The game wasn’t pretty, though, with many blown Bluedevils' opportunities throughout.