High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Six Warriors take the college plunge

    FREDERICK – The six Frederick High School athletes who signed college letters of intent April 11 are going near and far to play football, softball, soccer and to be a cheerleader.

    Five of the six are heading for community colleges or NCAA Division II programs. One is heading for an NCAA Division I school.

  • Re-8 considers change to its eligibility policy

    The Weld Re-8 school board has been looking into changing the eligibility policies for athletes and others in extracurricular activities, which could include more funding for interventions.

  • Five Warriors move on to world of college athletics

    FREDERICK – Five more Frederick High School athletes are moving on to the world of college athletics. Their letter-signing ceremony was April 11 at the school.

    Jacob Cole chose Chadron (Neb.) State for football. Makenna Goodard picked Colby (Kan.) Community College to play softball. Casey Elnicki signed with Western State Univerity in Gunnison to play soccer. Erin Baum chose Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa.

  • Track/field: Two, top-five individual finishes for Fort Lupton

    BRIGHTON – Fort Lupton turned in a pair of top-five finishes at the Prairie View Twilight meet April 3.

    Antonio Marquez, a sophomore, was third in the 3,200-meter run. His time was 11:06.4. He's in 20th place among class 3A, 3,200-meter runners. The top 18 qualify for state next month.

    Humberto Guerrero continued his strong start to the spring track season. He took fourth in the 1,600-meter run, posting a time of 4:58.78. The junior is in 26th place among the 3A 1,600-meter runners this season.