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High School Sports

  • FLHS eyeing first-round playoff soccer match

     Fort Lupton's soccer team had one goal this season – a first-round playoff game at home.

    The Bluedevils figure to make the playoffs that begin later next week. If so, it'll be the first time in three seasons that Fort Lupton will play in the postseason.

    As of Sunday, FLHS sits in 17th place in the state's RPI rankings, the mechanism the state uses to select postseason qualifiers. The top 16 host first-round games.

    "," said FLHS coach Tonya Fabian

  • Softball: Fort Lupton returns to state tournament

    ARVADA – Fort Lupton's softball team had to win once in a class 3A regional tournament at Lutz Sports Complex Oct. 13, and that's exactly what happened.

    The Bluedevils advanced to the state 3A softball tournament for the second year in a row with an 8-0 win over Cedaredge. No stats were available for either team.

  • Broncos slosh their way to lopsided football win over Bluedevils

    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.

  • 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.