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Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore …
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Scott Sanders, left, gave up the manager's job of the softball team at Fort Lupton High School in exchange for a spot on the Bluedevils' football team.

Fort Lupton's Sanders makes the switch from softball manager to football player 

Scott Sanders loves all things baseball. It extended to a stint as manager of the Fort Lupton High School softball team in 2020; in the fall season, it was the closest thing to …
Arapahoe junior Sydney White, 22, connected on six of eight three point attempts and finished with 22 points to help the Warriors notch a 59-46 win over Fossil Ridge on Jan. 11.

Arapahoe girls take easy win over Fossil Ridge

Arapahoe coach Jerry Knafelc had a message for his girls basketball team after an easy win over Fossil Ridge on Jan. 11. The Warriors, fourth in the Jan. 10 CHSAANow.com Class 5A rankings, raced to …
Legend’s Geoffrey Freeman is the No.1 Class 5A wrestler in the OnTheMat rankings and he improved his record to 24-3 with a win over Legend’s Nathan Sandy on Jan. 11.

‘Maui’ Freeman is wrestling powerhouse

Chaparral’s Geoffrey Freeman started wrestling three years ago and at first he wasn’t attracted to the sport. “I got into wrestling just to be good at football,” said Freeman, who was a …

Brighton introduces new aquatics hotline

The city of Brighton's aquatics department responded to the increasing number of COVID cases and resulting staffing issues with a new aquatics hotline .. 303-655-2251.   The city said it …

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Ex-Brighton HS football player joins Nebraska staff

            Bryan Applewhite can add a new sticker to his well-traveled …
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Calvin Johnson of Adams City chose Red Feather College, northwest of Reno, Nevada, for his next educational and athletic stop.

Football: Adams City's Johnson makes college choice

Feather River College is a two-year school in Quincy, Calif., about 80 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada. Its enrollment is about 1,500. One of its newer students/football players will be Calvin …
Defender Alejandro Rodriguez runs to stop Fort Collins' Aidan Willey from taking a shot at the goal.

State 5A soccer: Fort Collins scores early, holds off Adams City in first round of state playoffs

Adams City faced off against Fort Collins Oct. 27 in the first round of the 5A regional playoffs at French Field in Fort Collins. The Eagles were defeated 4-2 in a gusty match but saved face by …
Larsen Pocs of the Ravens has about a half-step lead over Cheyenne Mountain's Jonny Diaz Mendoza during the teams' state playoff game Oct. 28 in Colorado Springs.

State 4A soccer SLIDES: Cheyenne Mountain scores late, shuts out Riverdale Ridge

Santiago Gonzalez, right, gets a congratulatory8 hug from teammate Diego Medina after Fort Lupton's 1-0, overtime win over Strive Prep SMART Oct. 27. Gonzalez scored the game-winning goal seven minutes into overtime.

Soccer slides: Fort Lupton moves into round two of state playoffs


During the Colorado chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame awards dinner Sept. 11, Fort Lupton alum Dean Abeyta received a special merit award for his contributions to the wrestling community.

National Wrestling Hall of Fame salutes FLHS wrestling alum

Tonight Mr. Dean Abeyta a Fort Lupton Wrestling Alumni was honored at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame awards dinner with a Special Merit Award for all he does for the wrestling …
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