Sports Briefs

  • McGee, ex-FLHS coach, takes new job

    Former Fort Lupton coach Brian McGee is the new head football coach at Silver Creek High School in Longmont.

    McGee was part of the coaching staff for the school’s track team from 2010 to 2013. He left Fort Lupton in 2013 to take a job in the St. Vrain School District.

  • Heartland Emmy

    Former Fort Lupton soccer player Juan Arellano’s soccer show, “El Tiempo Futboler,” earned a nomination for a Heartland Emmy. 

    The ceremony is July 14.

    Arellano and his brother, Javis, also a Fort Lupton grad, produce the program. Juan Arellano also works the cameras and does production work for Telemundo Denver. 


  • Winterfest softball/5K race Dec. 2

    The city is looking for teams for the annual Winterfest softball tournament and the Winterfest 5K race. Both will be Saturday, Dec. 2.

    The softball tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. at Pearson Park, U.S. Highway 85 and state Highway 52. 

  • Youth basketball leagues forming

    Fort Lupton needs both boys and girls players for its fall youth basketball programs.

    Kindergarteners through second-graders start practice the week of Oct. 2. The first game is Saturday, Oct. 14, and the season runs through Saturday, Nov. 18. Games are at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

    The early bird deadline (with a $35 fee) is Friday, Sept. 8. The deadline to sign up (with a $45 fee) is Friday, Sept. 15. 

  • Fall sports leagues; sign up now

    Fort Lupton needs teams to fill out its men’s and coed softball leagues this fall.

    The men’s league plays Monday night. The coed league plays Sunday nights. The season is due to open the week of Sept. 10.

    Each teams plays eight regular-season games plus a postseason tournament. 

    Early bird fee (before Aug. 27) is $350. The fee between then and the deadline of Sept. 3 is $375.

  • Boyd, ex-FLHS athlete, nominated for award

    Former Fort Lupton athlete Zach Boyd was one of 146 nominees for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

    The nomination cited Boyd, who is entering his senior season at Colorado State University-Pueblo, for his contributions on the field and his work and efforts off the field. 

  • Godinez signs pro soccer contract

    Former Frederick goalkeeper Alex Godinez signed a professional contract to play with the new Club Pachuca Femenil of the new LIGA MX league in Mexico.

  • Volleyball sign-up deadline July 28

    Sign up at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center for girls volleyball (third- through sixth-graders) by Friday, July 28. Call 303-857-4200.


  • Youth soccer

    Fort Lupton needs pre-kinderarteners, first- and second-graders to fill out its boys and girls soccer teams this fall.

    Cost is $45. The deadline is Friday, July 28. The season begins the week of Aug. 21.

    Call 303-857-4200.


  • Refereeing classes start

    The Colorado High School Athletics and Activities Association needs some officials.