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Tour de Victory Cycling Classic, a charity bike-tour fundraiser to raise awareness for Parkinson's Disease (PD) and to benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation, came rolling through Niwot on Saturday, June 1. The tour started off and ended at Boulder Beer in Boulder, off Valmont Road and 28th St…

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A memorable year for Niwot athletics turned into a memorable Letter of Intent signing day on May 22, as 12 athletes crowded onto the auditorium stage to make an official commitment to competing at the next level.  Half of the future collegians were from the school’s track and field program, …

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The 2019 season was full of remarkable moments for the Niwot girls golf team, so when the Cougars claimed the runner-up title at this year’s Class 4A championships at Pelican Lakes, Head Coach Ed Weaver wasn’t terribly surprised.

Erika Timbang probably has a new favorite Niwot track memory after her team’s win at the Class 4A state meet on May 18, but heading into the three-day event, the team-centered senior was hard-pressed to single one out.

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There wasn’t a triumphant photo finish in the Paralympic 100-meter dash at this year’s Colorado track and field championships, but that didn’t bother Niwot’s Michael ‘Misha’ Barrett.

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All eyes in Jeffco Stadium were on Niwot junior Jack Kenkel as he and Durango’s Aidan Fitzgerald raced neck-and-neck down the stretch in the final leg of the 4×400 meter relay, the last event of the Class 4A state track and field championships. Down by four points in the team standings, the …

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The boys may have waited until the final event of the meet to claim their team title, but for the Niwot girls, the Class 4A track and field championship was theirs to lose from the start.

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When Richelle Burnett first put her daughter Cielle in ski school at age three, she had an inkling that the athletic youngster would take to the winter sport. That proved prescient when, just five years later, Cielle started out-skiing both her and her husband. Now the rising Niwot freshman …

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With just a handful of seniors on their 40-man roster, the Silver Creek boys swim and dive team skews decidedly young in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped it from claiming the top spot in Class 4A’s regular season rankings. Nor did it stop the Raptors from dominating at last weekend’s Northern C…

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Niwot track and field team is sending a robust contingent of athletes to this year’s Class 4A state championships, which open at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood on Thursday, May 16.  

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The Silver Creek boys swim and dive team dominated at the Northern Conference championships, held May 11th at the Mountain View Aquatic Center in Loveland. Led by seniors Hayden Dickinson and Matthew Teta, the Raptors scored 892 points to claim their fifth straight team title and picked up t…

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The Niwot girls tennis team has been one of the most competitive programs in Colorado over the past few seasons, and right-hander Rachel Drake is a big part of the reason why. Now as the team prepares to defend its Class 4A state title, head coach Aimee Keronen is looking to her lone senior …

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The Niwot girls track team continued its march towards the 2019 Class 4A title with a dominating performance at this year’s Northern Conference Championships, held May 3-4 at Everly Montgomery Field. The Cougars finished in first or second in all but a handful of events to end the day with 2…

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Despite a few anxious moments, the Niwot girls tennis team punched their ticket back to Pueblo with a rousing win at this year’s Class 4A Region 5 tournament, held May 2-3 in Longmont.

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Ed Weaver and the Niwot girls golf team have checked off most of the items on their 2019 to-do list: Northern League champions (by 122 strokes), conference Player of the Year (Julia Solem), POY runner-up (Halie Ostrom), and conference Coach of the Year (Weaver). Now they can cross off the pe…

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In the late 1960s, a handful of Gunbarrel and Niwot parents formed a sandlot baseball league as an alternative to leagues in Longmont and Boulder. Over the next five decades, that ragtag group blossomed into Niwot Youth Sports, which serves hundreds of the area’s budding athletes each year. …

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Niwot’s Julia Solem watches an errant putt at the Northridge league meet, held in deceptively chilly conditions on April 25 at the deceptively hard Highland Hills golf course in Greeley. She ended the day with an 85 (+14), which was good for second overall.

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The quadrennial summer Olympic Games brings millions of new athletes to gymnastics, and after the U.S. team’s dramatic finish in the 2008 Beijing games, one of those was then-elementary school student Erica Bortfeldt.

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The wins have been few and far between for the youthful Niwot baseball team in 2019, but head coach Adam Strah said there have been definite signs of improvement down the stretch. Unfortunately, that wasn’t much in evidence in the Cougars’ 10-0 loss to Mountain View on April 27.

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Beginning in the fall of 2020, Colorado high school students will have more options for athletics, after the Colorado High School Activities Association sanctioned three new sports for the first time since 1998.

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Niwot senior Nolan Johan was named Most Valuable Athlete for his outstanding individual performance at the 2019 Boulder County Track & Field Championships last weekend, but it was the first-ever BoCo team win for the Cougars that the hurdler was most eager to talk about in the aftermath.

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Led by standouts Julia Solem and Halie Ostrom, the second-ranked Niwot girls golf team has been a top finisher in almost all of its league events so far this season, and now after a 12-stroke win at Centaurus on April 16, the Cougars are poised to win the Class 4A Northern League for the fir…

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The Niwot girls soccer team hasn’t had much to celebrate this season, so the Cougars’ 10-0 blowout over Greeley Central on April 18 was a much needed respite from this season’s dreary routine.

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The Niwot track and field team turned in an historic performance at the Boulder County Championships (BoCo) meet last weekend, and now head coach Maurice Henriques can cross a few more items off of the Cougars’ 2019 to-do list.

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The Niwot track and field team turned in an historic performance at the Boulder County Championships (BoCo) meet last weekend, with the 10th straight title for the girls and the first-ever title for the Niwot boys. Niwot’s Taylor James and Nolan Johan were also crowned the meet’s Most Valuab…

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Niwot senior Laure Bourgin wasn’t sure what to expect when she took up golf a little over a year ago, but she wasn’t expecting to uncover a hidden talent. Now the senior is one of the rising stars on the emerging Niwot girls golf team and the sport she once thought of as “relatively interest…

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South Korea native Jongwon “Jon” Lee came to the United States with his family five years ago, determined to soak up as much of the American experience as possible. Now a highly accomplished student and athlete at Niwot High, Lee’s schedule is almost always packed to the brim, and the busy s…

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If the first half of the 2019 season is any indication, the undefeated Niwot girls tennis team will once again be a strong contender for the Class 4A state championship. But with some marquis challengers on the schedule heading into next month’s regional tournament, head coach Aimee Keronen …

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Boys volleyball is one of the fastest growing high school sports in America, and this spring it could be among the first new team sports to be sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) since 1999.

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Organizers of the 2019 Boulder Roubaix are shifting into high gear as the biennial tribute to the famed French bike race gets set to return to the area on Saturday, April 6. Modeled after the world’s oldest single-day cycling competition, the local event may not have the legendary cobbleston…

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The early weeks of the 2019 season haven’t been very friendly to the Niwot baseball team, which has battled poor field conditions and chilly temps in its effort to get the 2019 season underway. Unfortunately, getting the season underway hasn’t exactly been a picnic for the Cougars either. In…

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Niwot junior Lauren Cranny (3) couldn’t stop in time to avoid a collision with Mead goalie Brea Encinas during their game on March 15. Niwot eventually fell to the Mavericks 4-0, and dropped to 0-3 on the season.

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Niwot head coach Aimee Keronen knows that it won’t be easy to defend the Class 4A state tennis title, but with eight returning starters plus a handful of talented newcomers, she knows it’s not exactly a longshot, either.

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For a second straight week, the Niwot track and field team found itself without a weekend venue after weather and field conditions forced a last minute cancellation, this time of the Windsor Invitational on March 16. Fortunately, the Cougars were able to find more than a dozen other teams in…

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The Niwot track and field team lost a number of its top performers to graduation after last season, but Maurice Henriques isn’t fazed. In fact, the ninth-year head coach thinks the 2019 Cougars are poised for even more success, thanks in part to many of those departed stars.

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The Niwot girls golf team found its way back to the Class 4A state tournament in 2018, and head coach Ed Weaver has every reason to believe that the Cougars are headed back there in 2019. With a mix of returning veterans, plus an influx of promising newcomers, Weaver said this season’s team …

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This long, cold winter has many feeling cooped up. For people who exercise and train outdoors―which is a large portion of Boulder County’s population—the icy paths and sub-zero temperatures make keeping up a regular regimen challenging.

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On Feb. 27, the Silver Creek unified basketball team capped off the regular season with the annual clash against members of the Longmont police department. With the help of hot-shooting Niwot student Misha Barrett (second from left), the Raptors eked out a narrow win in the very friendly, bu…

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Niwot sophomore Misha Barrett loves two things: playing basketball and “making the fans happy.” As shooting guard for the Silver Creek unified basketball team, Barrett gets a chance to do both.

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Neither Niwot wrestler made it very far into his bracket at this year’s Class 4A Colorado Wrestling Championships, but first-time state qualifiers Daniel Torres and Jovani Lopez didn’t walk away from the Pepsi Center empty handed, according to head coach Bobby Matthews.

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Dawson School's athletics program was recognized this month as one of the top in the state, across all sports and all divisions, the school recently announced. Mile High Sports magazine's annual prep sports report ranked Dawson Athletics #12 out of over 350 programs statewide. The ranking re…

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Niwot senior Natasha Ragland recently completed a course in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training at nearby Front Range Community College, and while it didn’t change her future plans to become a doctor, she said it was life-changing experience nevertheless.

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On Feb. 11, Niwot High principal Eric Rauschkolb announced that the school has selected Loveland High’s Kevin Clark to replace outgoing assistant principal and athletic director Chase McBride, who is leaving for a position with the St. Vrain Valley School District at the end of the school year.

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The Niwot boys basketball team didn’t put many numbers in the W column down the stretch, but their series of narrow losses in the highly competitive Northern League made them a bubble team for the Class 4A post-season tournament going into the final week. Unfortunately, that bubble was broke…

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