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High School Sports

  • A ‘familiar’ coach joins FLHS girls basketball program

    Fort Lupton High School athletic director Jim Roedel didn’t have to go far to find his new girls basketball coach.

    He reached into the coaching ranks of fellow Colorado 7 League member Skyview High School and tabbed Kenneth Shew for the post. Shew had been an assistant with the Wolves’ girls and boys programs the past 10 seasons and was part of four teams to make the state playoffs.

  • Board approves eligibility change for high school athletes

    Student athletes and others in extracurricular activities should soon receive more academic support, thanks to a change in district policy.

  • State 4A track and field: Martin claims third in triple jump

    LAKEWOOD – One of Lilliana Martin's newest events in track and field wound up being her best at this year's state 4A track-and-field meet at Jeffco Stadium.

    Martin, who had never jumped before this spring, finished third in the triple jump. Her best effort was 35 feet 3 1/2 inches. 

    "I had a really good triple jump," she said. "Oh my goodness. I've always wanted to jump. I realized I never had the opportunity to jump. I asked my coaches. I PRd (set a personal record) every week."

  • FLHS baseball postseason run ends

    EATON – Fort Lupton’s baseball team won two games two seasons ago.

    This year, not only were the Bluedevils in the class 3A regional playoffs, they gave perennial 3A powerhouse Eaton everything it wanted before falling 5-3 on the Reds’ field May 12.

  • State 3A tennis: Warriors lose two in the first round

    GREELEY – Chasen Marinoff and Jessica Kelley of Frederick High School will go down in history as the school’s first tennis players to qualify for a state tennis tournament.

    Both players are juniors, and both played just one match at Centennial Park May 10. Marinoff lost to Pueblo County’s Erin Mauro 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.

  • Suniga steps aside as Fort Lupton's soccer coach

                Archie Sunga’s farewell match to Fort Lupton soccer didn't turn out the way he or the Bluedevils wanted. Eagle Ridge Academy, which qualified for its first state 3A soccer playoff appearance, beat FLHS 4-2 May 4.

  • Marquez, Guerrero take league titles

    Fort Lupton's Antonio Marquez won the Colorado 7 League title in the boys 3,200-meter run May 5 in Fort Lupton. His time was a season-best 10:21.42.

    Humberto Guerrero also won a conference championship. His was in the 1,600-meters, and his time was 4:42.94, a season best.

    Marquez also took second in the 800-meter run, where his time was 2:09.35, his top time of the season. Guerrero finished seventh in the 800-meters in 2:12.83, his best time of the spring.

  • Tennis season concludes for Fort Lupton
  • Baseball: Weld Central beats Fort Lupton in extras

    The first round of the Colorado 7 baseball tournament wasn't kind to Fort Lupton High School.

    Weld Central scored twice in the eighth inning and beat the Bluedevils 5-3 in a driving rain May 2. Andy Segovia, Dustin Howard and Freddy Suarez had the Bluedevils' hits. Segovia had the only RBI.

    Suarez and Segovia split the eight innings of pitching. Each struck out four.

  • Tourney time for FLHS tennis team

    AURORA -- Fort Lupton's girls tennis team took second place at the Colorado 7 League tournament at Utah Park April 27.

    Emalee Campbell and her doubles partner, Esmeralda Lagunas, together with the No. 3 doubles team of  Aileen Vargas and Thania Gomez and the No. 4 doubles team of Vanessa Azua and Tiffany Garcia finished second in their respective brackets. FLHS heads for its regional tournament at Centennial Park in Greeley at 9 a.m. Friday, May 4.