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High School Sports

  • Softball: Fort Lupton joins regional tournament field
  • Softball regionals stay on schedule

    AURORA – The state's regional softball tournaments will start as planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

    There was a hope that some could be moved to Friday, Oct. 12, because of impending bad weather. But the Colorado High School Activities Association said the tournaments had to stay put because of a combination of poor field conditions from recent rain and drizzle and a lack of officials to work a weekday tournament.

  • Bluedevils take fifth in league cross country meet

    ENGLEWOOD – Two members of Fort Lupton's boys cross country team finished in the top 30 of the Windjammer/Colorado 7 League cross country meet Oct. 6 at Englewood High School.

    Antonio Marquez was 21st in a time of 17:01. Humberto Guerrero took 26th place in a time of 17:07.

    Others to produce points for the Bluedevils were Hunter Gobbo (111th, 18:55), Jayden Hudson (169th, 20:04) and Jose Huerta (204th, 24:00).

    FLHS finished fourth in the team standings.

  • Football: Platte Valley turns back Fort Lupton

    KERSEY – Even after a 50-0, rain-soaked defeat at the hands of Platte Valley High School, the No. 3-rated team in class 2A, according to the most recent media polls, Fort Lupton coach Dustin Duff was upbeat Oct. 5.

    "We tried to keep the message simple to our kids," Duff said. "We wanted them to get better at what we do and use this as an opportunity to figure out what we're doing that isn't working out as well as we would like to. They answered that call."

  • Softball: Fort Lupton in good shape for regional berth

    By the time Monday, Oct. 8, rolls around, Fort Lupton's softball team may have a seat at the postseason playoff table.

    As of Friday, FLHS was 12th in the state's RPI rankings, the method CHSAA uses to determine postseason qualifiers. The top 24 teams advance in class 3A.

    The pairings are due out Monday. The tournament is Saturday, Oct. 13. FLHS needs to win just once in a maximum two-game set to advance to the state tournament for the second straight year.

  • Softball: Waiting game begins for Frederick Warriors

    Frederick's softball team is in the midst of a three-day, wait-and-see game to see if there is another game for the Warriors.

    The loss dropped the Warriors to 34th place (as of Friday) in the state's RPI rankings, the method that CHSAA uses to determine postseason qualifiers. The top 32 teams advance, and there are two teams rated below Frederick – John F. Kennedy and Montrose high schools – that automatically qualify for regionals because they will win the 4A portions of their split conferences.

  • Softball: Defensive woes haunt Fort Lupton

    The Sept. 29 softball game between Fort Lupton and Niwot high schools had all the feel of a state-level playoff game.

    But if the Bluedevils are to advance beyond the first round of the state 3A playoffs this season, coach Albert Vasquez said FLHS will have to clean up the defense.

    The Cougars won the game 6-4 in 10 innings. Two errors by the Bluedevils in the 10th inning didn't help. FLHS couldn't handle a 10th-inning fly ball by Niwot's Savannah Rafkin. That produced the two game-winning runs.

  • Fort Lupton takes second in home volleyball tournament

    For the first time in school history, Fort Lupton's volleyball team took second place in its own four-team tournament. The event was Sept. 29.

    The Bluedevils beat Strive Prep and Platte Canyon before losing to Skyview Academy later in the day.

    Serving ruled the first two matches for the Bluedevils. Jaclyn Trujillo had nine of 18 aces in the match against Strive Prep. She and Mireya Alcocer had three aces in the win over Platte Canyon. Patricia Arellano added two and six kills.

  • Baseball mercy rule may get a tweak

    AURORA – The Colorado High School Activities Association’s baseball committee wants to change its mercy rule.

                The proposal is exactly the same as what the state’s prep softball teams use. The game ends when one team is ahead by 10 or more runs after the fifth inning, 15 or more runs after the fourth or 20 or more runs after the third.

                Fort Lupton baseball coach Stephen Flickinger likes it.

  • Soccer: Fort Lupton stays undefeated with shutout win

    In a match that was over almost as quickly as it began, the Fort Lupton boys’ soccer team dispatched the Pueblo Central Wildcats 10-0 Sept. 20. 

    The Bluedevils won the contest by mercy rule after scoring their 10th goal with just over four minutes left in regular time.