High School Sports

  • Boys of spring back at work
  • Duff takes football helm at Fort Lupton

    Fort Lupton football will have a new face in charge and a new philosophy come next football season thanks to a man named Duff.

  • Mullet relishes his extra time on the court pays off

    If you are one of those who likes basketball, such as Fort Lupton’s Eli Mullet, then the idea of playing both junior varsity and varsity basketball isn’t such a bad thing.

    In an ideal world, it would have been his choice, even with the understanding that there are rules about how many quarters players can play.

    But it wasn’t. The Bluedevils started their season with four wins in their first five games.

  • State 4A girls basketball: Spartans put an end to Frederick's season

    DENVER – Thomas Jefferson raced out to an early lead and went on to a 72-42 home-floor win against Frederick in the second round of the state 4A girls basketball playoffs Feb. 23.

    TJ outscored the Warriors 21-6 in the first quarter.

    Daija Robbins had 19 points for the Spartans. Zoya Robbins added 17, and Ariel Shunneson chipped in with 13. Sydney Thompson had 11. No stats were available for Frederick.

    The Warriors, who won their first playoff game since 2001, finished 13-12.

  • Duran takes third place at state the hard way

    DENVER – Fort Lupton’s Jacob Duran didn’t get the second state wrestling title he wanted. But he did wind up third among the class 3A 120-pounders in the state, and he did so by winning four straight matches.

    After a quarterfinal round loss to Javier Gonzalez of Valley High School, Duran plowed through the consolation bracket, including a major, 10-0 decision over Gonzalez in the third-place match.

  • Major roadie for FLHS teams

    DENVER – Game ball? Check.

    Two teams? Yes sir, though a few more available substitutes. Two benches? Indeed. Three game officials in striped shirts? Yessiree.

    Yet there was something noticeably different about Fort Lupton’s Colorado 7 doubleheader against Fort Morgan Feb. 13.

    The venue.

    “Playing at Pepsi Center was a great honor, and it felt like NBA type of stuff,” said Joey Montes.”

  • State 4A girls hoops: Frederick into the second round

    Frederick held Palisade to three, first-quarter points and went on to a 46-28 home-floor win in the opening round of the state 4A girls basketball tournament Feb. 20. Shea Chavez, who was celebrating her birthday, led the Warriors with 20 points. Anita Ramos led Palisade with six points.

    The win was the first at state for Frederick since 2001. It also earned the Warriors a second-round match at Thomas Jefferson High School. Tip time is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23.

  • Boys basketball: End of the road for Fort Lupton HS

    Ridge View Academy got past Fort Lupton 53-48 in a class 3A Confluence League district quarterfinal playoff game Feb. 20 at Fort Lupton High School.

    The loss ended the season for the Bluedevils, who finished with a record of 7-14.

    No stats were available for either team.

    "We lost in a tough one," FLHS coach Jim Roedel said by text message. "We held the lead most of the ay but struggled to finish. We had two shots at a three-pointer to tie the game, then we had to foul. We had them. We just couldn't finish."

  • Girls basketball: Fort Lupton's season ends

    Eagle Ridge Academy put an end to Fort Lupton's girls basketball season Feb. 19.

    The Warriors got past the Bluedvils 37-32 in the play-in round of the class 3A Confluence League district tournament on the Bluedevils' floor.

    No stats were available for either team.

    FLHS finished 0-20 this season. Eagle Ridge moves into the semifinals to face either Denver School of Science/Technology-College View or Englewood. Tip time is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Fort Lupton High School.

  • District basketball: Mullet rescues FLHS

    WATKINS – Fort Lupton's boys basketball team rode the second-half shooting of Eli Mullet to a 73-55 win over Denver School of Science/Technology-College View Feb. 19.

    The game at Ridge View Academy Charter School was part of the play-in round of the class 3A Confluence League district tournament.

    Mullet scored 19 points in the second half, including 15 in the third quarter. His spurt carried the Bluedvevils from a two-point halftime deficit into an 11-point lead at the end of the third quarter.