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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Cross country: Two Bluedevils make it to state

    LYONS – Two members of the boys cross country team from Fort Lupton High School qualified for the state 3A cross country meet.

    Humberto Guerrero took sixth, and now three-time qualifier Antonio Marquez placed eighth at the regional meet at Lyons High School Oct. 18. Guerrero, a senior, turned in a time of 17:20. Marquez, a junior, finished with a time of 17:28.

  • Softball: Bluedevils season comes to an end

    AURORA – University High School scored five times in the first inning and went on to a 10-2 win over Fort Lupton in the first round of the state 3A softball tournament at Aurora Sports Park.

    No satts were available for either team. FLHS finished the season with a record of 15-10 and its second straight appearance at state. The Bulldogs improved to 20-5 and earned a spot in the quarterfinal round.

  • Soccer: FLHS winding down regular season

    Fort Lupton beat Weld Central 7-2 in Fort Lupton Oct. 16.

    The win pushed the Bluedevils into the 16th spot in the class 3A RPI ratings, the barometer for state tournament qualifiers. The top 16 host the first round of the state playoffs later next week. The playoff draw is due out over the weekend.

    FLHS closes with an Oct. 18 match at D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School and a match Oct. 19 at Elizabeth High School.

    We'll update later.

  • 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