High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Fort Lupton softball: League's coach of the year has a mentor to thank

    Fort Lupton softball coach Albert Vasquez knows a thing or two about the community.

    This year's Colorado 7 League coach of the year is a native and a graduate of FLHS. He played baseball for the Bluedevils, too.

  • Tough state cross country course tests Fort Lupton runners

    COLORADO SPRINGS – Both of Fort Lupton's entrants in the state 3A cross country meet at the Norris Penrose Equestrian Events Center agreed on one thing Oct. 27.

    The course was tough.

    "It was difficult, a lot of hills," said senior Humberto Guerrero. who made his first trip to the state meet. "It was very tough on the calves. It wasn't a fair course. it was hell."

  • Soccer: Strive Prep Smart ends Fort Lupton's season

     DENVER – Fort Lupton soccer coach Tonya Fabian had a feeling about her team's first-round playoff game at Strive Prep Smart Oct. 25.

    "At halftime, I told the boys the first one to score here is winning this game," she said. "It just was that nervous energy all through the first half. We just couldn't put it away."

    Strive Prep Smart shut out Fort Lupton 3-0 in the opening round of the state 3A soccer playoffs on the Ocelots' field.

  • Soccer: Fort Lupton hits the road for state 3A playoffs

     Fort Lupton's soccer team is ready to make its first appearance in the state playoffs since 2015.

    The Bluedevils (11-1-3) drew the 18th seed in the tournament and will visit 15th-seeded Strive Peak Smart Academy (11-3-1) in a first-round match in Denver Thursday, Oct. 25. Time and place have not been announced.

    Fort Lupton qualified for the playoffs four straight seasons. The Bluedevils advanced to the second round in 2014.

    Midfielder Hector Lopez was a freshman the last time FLHS made it to state.