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High School Sports

  • Frederick takes third at Fort Lupton wrestling tournament

    FORT LUPTON -- Frederick High School took third place at the Fort Lupton Bluedevils Invitational wrestling tournament Dec. 1.

    One wrestler, Kole Young, who was wrestling unattached, won the 113-pound title. Cole Hoffman was second among 138-pounders.

    Elsewhere, Jonah Gardner took third at 106 pounds. Cruz Jiminez of the Warriors placed fourth at 120 pounds. Garrett Phillips took second at 152 pounds, and Jonathan Watts took second in the 285-pound class.

  • Wrestling season begins in Fort Lupton

    Two Fort Lupton wrestlers opened their seasons with championships at the school's invitational wrestling tournament.

    AJ Garcia won the 170-pound title, while Jacob Duran won the title at 126 pounds.

    Elsewhere, Koby Galicia finished second at 160 pounds. Alex Carillo (113 pounds) and Joseph Welch (138) finished third. Daryn Castilleja finished fourth at 120 pounds. Julian Encina was fourth at 220 pounds.

    FLHS was fifth in the team point standings.

  • Softball: Tijerina off to make new Friends in college

    Fort Lupton's Gianna Tijerina needed one visit to one school to know that's where she wanted to continue playing softball.

    The visit was to Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and she signed her letter of intent Nov. 27 at FLHS.

    "I liked the culture. I liked the campus. It fit me," she said. "I felt like family with the teammates. I love them. I think I'll be happy there. I want to go somewhere where I'm going to be happy.

  • Basketball seasons start Wednesday
  • Fort Lupton's Crowe moves up the road for softball

    Fort Lupton's Amber Lea Crowe likes the small-town feel of her hometown. She also likes the small-town feel of Sterling, which is where she's heading for college softball.

  • Football: Discovery Canyon slips past Frederick in two OTs

     COLORADO SPRRINGS – Frederick’s Dante Ciaravola summed up the feelings of many who watched Discovery Canyon down the Warriors 34-31 in double overtime in the first round of the state 3A football playoffs Nov. 10.

                The game was at Liberty High School.

  • McPeek puts on football coaching headset

    GILCREST – Ian McPeek was part of the last Fort Lupton football team to advance to the state playoffs. That was in 2013 when the Bluedevils lost in the first round in Gunnison.

    This year, McPeek's high-school coach, Jeff Priestley, came back to the program as the defensive coordinator. That was more than enough to turn McPeek into an assistant coach.

  • Fort Lupton alums prove you can go home again

    The number of Fort Lupton alums who return to their hometowns to coach sports teams brings up thoughts of the allure of growing up in a small town, the idea of wanting to give back.

                We found three such alums, all of whom played for the Bluedevils, who left to pursue education and other interests and returned to their roots as coaches.

  • Football: Frederick in the playoffs and has work to do

     By Jonathan Maness

    Sports Correspondent

    FREDERICK – The 2018 Frederick football team may not have won the conference title, but the Warriors quest for the state title remains alive. 

    However, to do that Frederick will need to play better than it did Friday night. 

    The Warriors had little answer to Mead’s ground-and-pound offense which scored 24 unanswered points and cruised to a 31-11 victory to claim the Class 3A Northern Metro title. 

  • Football: Frederick joins 3A football field

    AURORA – Frederick High School is in the football playoffs for the first time since 2012.

    The Warriors (8-2) drew a 10th seed in the draw released by the Colorado High School Activities Association Nov. 4. FHS travels to Discovery Canyon (8-2), the No. 7 team in the playoff draw, for the first-round game. It starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at District 20 Stadium at Liberty High School.