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It would be easier to list the team sports that Niwot power forward Bitzy Archibald hasn’t tried at some point in her life, but the senior said she’s really a “pretty big nerd” at heart.

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The Niwot boys basketball fell to 7-5 on the year after a promising start to the week ended in back-to-back blowout losses at the hands of conference foes Thompson Valley and Longmont.

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Niwot head basketball coach Terri Ward was visibly frustrated after her team’s single-point defeat by cross-town rival Longmont on Jan. 11.

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Calling her “one of the state’s top female sports ambassadors,” the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) announced on Jan. 8 that Niwot alum and longtime NHS coach Terri Ward is slated for induction as a member of the 30th Anniversary CHSAA Hall of Fame Class.

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2018 ended on a high note for Niwot ninth-grader Jackson Foy, who beat out dozens of the state’s top U14 hockey goaltenders to win this year’s Colorado Avalanche Mini 1 on 1 Challenge.

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The wins were few and far between for the Niwot wrestling team in the early weeks of the 2018-19 season, but head coach Bobby Matthews sounded an optimistic tone following his team’s performance in the first weekend of the new year. Between Friday night’s dual against Longmont and Saturday’s…

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The upstart Niwot boys basketball team improved to 6-3 on the season, after going undefeated at the fifth annual Roughrider Shootout, held Jan. 3-5 at Roosevelt High School.

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For players’ weekend, major league baseball allows players to put a nickname on the back of their jerseys. For David Bote, a Chicago Cubs infielder who spent his formative years on the baseball fields of Niwot , the choice was easy - “Boat.”

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On Dec. 3, Niwot graduate Riley Herbst received Goaltender of the Week honors from the United States Hockey League for his performance in the Chicago Steel’s 5-1 win over the Central Illinois Flying Aces two days earlier. Herbst saved 20 of 21 shots on the night, and helped the Steel extend …

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Niwot girls swim coach Sarah Stamp has lofty expectations for the Cougars this season, and Abbie Shaw is a big part of the reason why. Last year, the junior nabbed two top-10 individual finishes at the Class 4A state championships, including second overall in the 100-yard backstroke, and was…

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Niwot senior Riley Mulshine is facing a difficult choice in the coming months: should he study for an engineering degree at Michigan, Notre Dame or Stanford? He has already been accepted to the first two schools, and Stanford’s decision is expected by April 1. If that weren’t impressive enou…

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It’s hard to top a state championship for drama, but the Niwot girls’ performance at the Nike Cross National Championships on Dec. 1 may have come close. Seeded 22nd of the 22 teams invited, the Cougars finished fifth overall on the day and cemented their status as one of the most surprising…

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High school senior Kate Gallop has been making a difference in the Dawson School community in more ways than one throughout her tenure at Dawson. She is a dedicated and high achieving student, an empathetic peer leader, and an instrumental player on the Dawson basketball team, as well as the…

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When she was first featured in this space back in July of 2017, it was hard to imagine how Niwot student Savannah Parrot could possibly fit more on to her already overflowing plate. She was just coming off a successful week at the prestigious Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar and was loo…

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The Niwot High School cheer squad wrapped a successful competition season with a top-20 finish at this year’s Class 4A state spirit championships, held Dec. 7-8 at the Denver Coliseum.

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The Niwot girls swim & dive team hasn’t beaten Thompson Valley in a head-to-head competition in at least a decade, so when the short-handed Cougars came away with a 116-70 win over the Eagles on Dec. 6, head coach Sarah Stamp couldn’t help but be impressed.

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The Niwot girls swim & dive team beat Thompson Valley in the first dual of the season, their first win over the historically strong Eagles "in years," said head coach Sarah Stamp.

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Niwot wrestling opened its 2018 conference schedule on the road at Greeley Central on Thursday, Dec. 6, but fell to the Wildcats 61-12. Juniors Aidan Coopman (138) and Max Pechersewski (12) won their matches, but the rest of the Cougars were in early season form against the Wildcats. They ar…

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The 2018-19 season didn’t start off on the best foot, but Niwot head basketball coach Terri Ward saw a lot of potential in her untested team over the course of its 44-34 loss to neighboring Frederick on Nov. 28.

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When Layla Roebke joined the Niwot girls cross country team this season, it didn’t just add another talented runner to the roster. She also proved to be a crucial ingredient in head coach Kelly Christensen’s state championship formula. With a personal-best time of 18 minutes 29 seconds, the …

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With barely time to catch their breath after winning the 2018 Class 4A state championship meet late last month, members of the Niwot girls cross country team traveled to Casa Grande, AZ, for the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional on Nov. 17.

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Just days after their exhilarating run in this year’s Class 4A state tournament, four key members of Niwot’s historic 2018 volleyball squad signed early letters of intent to continue their careers in the collegiate ranks.

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The Niwot football team didn’t win many games in 2018, but it was, by many measures, the most successful season in years. Thanks to dynamic individual performances and strong team chemistry, the Cougars were competitive in most of their games, and showed clear and consistent improvement on b…

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The Niwot volleyball team had many weapons at its disposal this season, and one of the most effective was the irrepressible cheer of senior Katie Hirsh.

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Fresh off the heels of his school’s second team state championship of the 2018 fall sports season, Niwot assistant principal and athletic director Chase McBride announced that he will be taking his talents to the next level.

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Niwot’s weekend at the Denver Coliseum for 2018 Class 4A state volleyball championships had a theatrical quality to it. There were hard-fought rivalry wins, a devastating injury to a key player, inspirational performances and finally, an unlikely trip to Niwot’s first state championship matc…

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The Cougars are headed back to the semifinals after a hard-fought, four-set victory over Holy Family (25-22, 28-26, 20-25, 27-25) on day two of the Class 4A state volleyball championships at the Denver Coliseum. Unfortunately, that win may have come at a high price. During the final play of …

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Niwot entered the 2018 boys soccer season with four first-time starters on the back line, but stopping goals turned out to be the least of their worries down the stretch, thanks to senior keeper Mario Munoz.

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If cold drizzle wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of Niwot soccer fans who traveled to see their team’s playoff match against No. 2 seed Skyview on Oct. 30, then the final 15 minutes of the second half surely was. Up 2-1 heading into the home stretch, the defense allowed two late goals and…

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The Niwot gymnastics team claimed the school’s second state crown in less than a week with a stirring win at the 2018 Class 4A championship meet, held Nov. 2 at Thornton High School.

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On Nov. 2, the No. 3 seed Niwot clinched their third consecutive bid to the state championships with wins over No. 36 Mullen (25-13, 25-13, 25-13) and No. 22 Thomas Jefferson (25-8, 25-27, 25-16, 25-17) in the Class 4A regional 3 tournament.

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Niwot’s Ares Reading was not satisfied with his 11th-place finish at the cross country championships a year ago, so he decided to take a new approach for his senior year. Hoping to shake off the lingering effects of moving from California to a mile above sea level, Reading embarked on a grue…

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If Niwot head coach Daisha Agho had many serious concerns about her squad heading into the postseason, then their play down the stretch against the top teams in Class 4A and 5A went a long way to quell them. Led by the senior trio of Emma Falk, Zoe Gonzales and Audrey Richard, the Cougars po…

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There wasn’t much to celebrate after Niwot’s 42-0 home loss to Fort Morgan on Oct. 25, but head coach Jeremy Lanter doesn’t think there’s reason to despair, either.

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Long months of hard work and sacrifice paid off in the most satisfying way for the Niwot girls cross country team at this year’s Class 4A state championships, held Oct. 27 at the Norris-Penrose Center in Colorado Springs.

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Though he hasn’t been a Niwot student for long, junior Ben Bicknell is happy with his decision to transfer from neighboring Silver Creek, especially after his weekend with coach Miikka Keronen and the boys at this year’s Class 4A Tennis Championships earlier this month. There, the junior los…

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The Niwot girls put an exclamation point on their “amazing” regular season with a dominating win at the Class 4A Region 3 cross-country championships, held at Lyons High School on Oct. 18.

The Niwot boys soccer team closed out an inconsistent regular season with a 2-1 loss to archrival Silver Creek on Oct. 16, but the way they lost was almost as painful as the final score, according to head coach Stephen Dimit.

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The Cougars traveled to Greeley on Friday, Oct. 19, ready to get back into the win column against the 0-7 Northridge Grizzlies.

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Picture perfect weather at Golden’s Ulysses Park served as a beautiful backdrop for a not-so-beautiful performance by the Niwot softball team at the Class 4A Region 4 tournament on Oct. 13.

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