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High School Sports

  • 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.  

  • Soccer: Fort Lupton wins in a breeze

    Fort Lupton's soccer team stayed unbeaten through seven games Sept. 20 with a 10-0 home-field win against Pueblo Central.

    The Bluedevils are 4-0-3 this season and sit in 17th place in the class 3A ROI standings as of Sept. 21.

    We'll have more on the game in the Sept. 26 issue of the Fort Lupton Press.

  • Fells' journey is complete

    Two months ago, Fort Lupton senior Hayden Fells wasn't sure if he'd be playing football for the Bluedevils this season.

    He put a rather emphatic exclamation point on his return by scoring a defensive touchdown in Fort Lupton's 35-0 homecoming win over Riverdale Ridge High School Sept. 14.

    Fells tore his ACL and partially tore his meniscus playing basketball last winter.

    "My dad and sister were really supportive through it," Fells said. "They told me to keep my head up. My doctor kept me going too."

  • Softball: Adjustments help Fort Lupton's Rivera

    Fort Lupton's Hilda Rivera is a different softball player, now that the season is in full swing.

    "I'm not tense. I struggled at the beginning of the season. Now, I'm coming back up," she said.

    She hit a two-run home run, one of two the Bluedevils hit in an 11-1 rout of Alameda High School Sept. 7. Gianna Tijerina hit the other.

  • Warriors’ softball season starts off up and down

    Frederick’s softball team is riding the proverbial teeter-totter this season.

    The Warriors won four of their first nine games this season. One of those wins and two of those losses came at the annual Erie Tournament of Champions last week. The came on the heels of a 15-0 loss to Horizon.

  • Football: University blanks Bluedevils

    The new football season didn't start out the way Fort Lupton's first-year coach Dustin Duff wanted.

    But he had reason to be happy, even though University blanked the Bluedevils 21-0 in Fort Lupton Aug. 31.

  • Throw is in time
  • Volleyball: FLHS seniors start swan song

    The seven seniors on the Fort Lupton High School volleyball team noticed some changes in the routine as practice and offseason routines began this spring and summer.

    “We’re working out more,” said Patricia Arellano. “When we did two-a-days, we spent the afternoons working with the lower classmen to help them better with their first passes.”

    Mireya Alcocer noticed something else.