High School Sports

  • They are still involved in their games – just in different roles

    Oscar Garfio and Brit Ellerman have something in common besides being Fort Lupton High School alums and former athletes (Garfio in soccer, Ellerman in basketball).

    Both slid up their respective benches this season and got into coaching. Garfio helped out with the Weld Central soccer program. He coached the junior-varsity girls team and assisted with the varsity squad.

  • Teaching a sport they love
  • Duran captures AAU honors at national wrestling tournament

    Fort Lupton wrestler Jacob Duran admitted to surprise at his success at the recent AAU Wrestling Scholastic Duals tournament in Florida.

                He earned all-American honors and a gold medal. He won all 10 matches. Seven were by pinfall. Two were technical falls (decisions of 15 or more points) and one came by way of a major decision.

  • FLHS introduces new soccer coach

    Coach Tonya Fabian was excited to meet members of her soccer teams at Fort Lupton High School June 20.

    Her boss, athletic director Jim Roedel was equally excited.

  • Warriors' summer camp has specific focuses

    GREELEY – Like most coaches these days, Frederick girls basketball coach Brett Andersen wants as much playing time for his team as is possible.

    But that’s not the sole reason for him to take some of the Warriors’ players to a team camp at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, nor is it the reason for summer team participation.

  • Suniga has no regrets about stepping aside

    Before he stepped down as the team’s coach, Fort Lupton’s Archie Suniga had some thoughts about how the Bluedevils girls soccer program could improve.

    FLHS finished 3-12 this season. Two of those wins came in the Colorado 7 League. A year ago, Fort Lupton won three games and tied one.

  • Memorable prep finish for Rives in more ways than one

    ALAMOSA – It would be hard for anyone to forget the wild – and weird finish – to the 2018 version of the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-star football game June 8 in Alamosa.

    The team that won had to survive a tying touchdown with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, a dispute about whether it was OK to rush the place-kicker on a point-after touchdown attempt (it’s not), only to get a score in the first overtime to win the game 27-21.

  • 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."