https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sports/rss.xml en Four FLHS girl wrestlers shine at first junior league tourney https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/four-flhs-girl-wrestlers-shine-first-junior-league-tourney <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_first_place_finishers_013019.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton&#039;s first-place winners in the recent Metro League tournament at Bennett High School are, from left, Lashya Gonzalez-Tijerina, Kaylee James Alyssa Solis, Saisha Fitzsimmons, Anastyn Livesay and Zyleigh Garcia. " title="Fort Lupton&#039;s first-place winners in the recent Metro League tournament at Bennett High School are, from left, Lashya Gonzalez-Tijerina, Kaylee James Alyssa Solis, Saisha Fitzsimmons, Anastyn Livesay and Zyleigh Garcia. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;It was a big week for girls wrestling locally and in the state.</p> Wrestling: No placers for Fort Lupton at Top of Rockies meet https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/wrestling-no-placers-fort-lupton-top-rockies-meet <p> &nbsp;<strong>LAFAYETTE &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;The three Fort Lupton wrestlers who advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Top of the Rockies tournament were eliminated from the tournament during consolation matches Jan. 19.</p> <p> Jacob Duran, the third-rated wrestler at 126 pounds in class 3A, according to On the Mat Magazine, lost in the quarterfinals and was unable to compete in his first consolation bracket because of an injury.</p> Wrestling: Three Fort Lupton wrestlers advance to Top of Rockies quarterfinals https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/wrestling-three-fort-lupton-wrestlers-advance-top-rockies-quarterfinals <p> <strong>LAFAYETTE &ndash;</strong> Jacob Duran, the third-rated wrestler at 126 pounds in class 3A, according to On the Mat Magazine, moved into the quarterfinals of the Top of the Rockies tournament Jan. 18.</p> <p> Duran pinned Centaurus&#39; Thor Christianson in 25 seconds in the opening round. Duran pinned Rocky Ford&#39;s Quentin Venard in 3:01 of their second-round match.</p> Rankings? What rankings? https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/rankings-what-rankings <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2471.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton&#039;s AJ Garcia has things well in hand .. and under the arm – of Fort Morgan&#039;s Garrett Fritzler Jan. 16." title="Fort Lupton&#039;s AJ Garcia has things well in hand .. and under the arm – of Fort Morgan&#039;s Garrett Fritzler Jan. 16." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Two Fort Lupton wrestlers are among the top-rated grapplers in their weight classes, according to Tim Young at On the Mat Magazine.</p> <p> Jacob Duran, who won a state title two years ago, is third among 126-pounders. AJ Garcia, who made it to state as a 160-pounder last year, is 12<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;among 170-pounders.</p> <p> They are aware to a degree.</p> <p> A very small degree.</p> Wrestling: Fort Morgan beats Fort Lupton https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/wrestling-fort-morgan-beats-fort-lupton <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2554.jpg" alt="Fort Morgan’s Leo Luna, right, and Fort Lupton’s Daryn Castilleja fight for some sort of advantage during a 120-pound match." title="Fort Morgan’s Leo Luna, right, and Fort Lupton’s Daryn Castilleja fight for some sort of advantage during a 120-pound match." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Fort Morgan beat Fort Lupton 51-26 in a dual meet Jan. 16 on the FLHS mats.</p> <p> The Bluedevils picked up on-mat wins from Jacob Duran (126 pounds), Anthony Sailas (113), Desmond Tijerina (106) and AJ Garcia at 170 pounds.</p> <p> We&#39;ll have more in the Jan. 23 issue of the Fort Lupton Press.</p> Tournament time for Frederick wrestlers https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/tournament-time-frederick-wrestlers <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2280.jpg" alt="Frederick&#039;s Gabe Carillo is about to put the finishing touches on this 120-pound match against Northglenn&#039;s Antonio Gomez at the Warriors&#039; invitational tournament Jan. 12. Carillo pinned Gomez in 2:46." title="Frederick&#039;s Gabe Carillo is about to put the finishing touches on this 120-pound match against Northglenn&#039;s Antonio Gomez at the Warriors&#039; invitational tournament Jan. 12. Carillo pinned Gomez in 2:46." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Frederick&#39;s Victor Rangel won the 152-pound championship at the Warriors Invitational tournament Jan. 12. It helped the Warriors to a third-place team finish.</p> <p> Elsewhere, Cole Hoffman (132) was the runner-up in his weight class. Gabe Carillo (120), Logan Rangel (138) and Cody Ayres (126) finished third. Jonah Gardner (106), TR Kindvall (182) and Cole Young (113) were fourth.</p> <p> Justis Ornelas was sixth at 170 pounds.&nbsp;</p> Girls basketball: Fort Lupton freshman fitting in nicely on varsity https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/girls-basketball-fort-lupton-freshman-fitting-nicely-varsity <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1886.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton freshman Melia Coleman harasses Lincoln&#039;s Erica Aragon during the first half of the teams&#039; game Jan. 9 in Fort Lupton." title="Fort Lupton freshman Melia Coleman harasses Lincoln&#039;s Erica Aragon during the first half of the teams&#039; game Jan. 9 in Fort Lupton." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Fort Lupton freshman Melia Coleman made the jump from middle-school to high-school basketball this season, and it appears as though the adjustment wasn&#39;t too serious after all.</p> <p> For one, she&#39;s been in the starting lineup all season, which hasn&#39;t been an issue.</p> <p> &quot;There&#39;s a little bit of extra pressure,&quot; Coleman said. &quot;But I&#39;ve played against boys. That helps. My dad is super supportive. The pressure has gone down the more I&#39;ve played.&quot;</p> Basketball: Wizards hold home floor against Frederick https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/basketball-wizards-hold-home-floor-against-frederick <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8618_.jpg" alt="Frederick&#039;s Joe Cartelli goes up for a successful layup and a score Jan. 8 in Windsor. The Warriors could not compete in the shooting arena during the competition, going down to defeat 75-55. FHS hosts skyline at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10." title="Frederick&#039;s Joe Cartelli goes up for a successful layup and a score Jan. 8 in Windsor. The Warriors could not compete in the shooting arena during the competition, going down to defeat 75-55. FHS hosts skyline at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10." align="left" hspace="6" />