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 By Jack Carlough    Sports    October 20, 2021 

Kenneth Rosales named new Niwot baseball head coach

Former Lyons head coach Kenneth Rosales is the new leader atop Niwot baseball. Rosales brings his unique coaching journey to...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Jasmine Aldama

Through Oct. 3, Jasmine Aldama has put on the Niwot softball uniform a whopping 83 times in her career. The versatile senior...

 

Niwot Olympian Elise Cranny headlines homecoming festivities

Back when she was a budding high school track star, Elise Cranny never thought she would be honored as she was during this...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Olivia Sroka

Whether she's gliding down the snowy slopes of Winter Park or mastering the balance beams, Olivia Sroka does so with ease....

 

Niwot volleyball takes down rival Silver Creek

After coming into the week ranked fifth in Class 4A, the Niwot volleyball team proved itself worthy on Sept. 1 by cruising...

 

Stout defense bestows win in Niwot's season opener

Games are often won or lost in the red zone and that proved true in Niwot football's season opener at Greeley Central on...

 

Cougars flaunt offseason improvements in opening week

The fall sports season has officially arrived with Niwot softball kicking off its slate of non-league games. After dropping...

 

Niwot football leaning on returning talent

Year two of the Coach Nik Blume era will commence at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27 when the Niwot football team opens its season at Greel...

 

Niwot boys soccer returns to action following short offseason

Just about four months separate the Niwot Cougars from the heartbreak they endured in the Class 4A boys state soccer...

 

Niwot softball ready to take next step

After winning two of its final three games last season, the Niwot softball team is primed for continued success in 2021....

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    August 4, 2021

Silver Creek graduate Valerie Allman wins gold in Olympic discus

After narrowly missing the qualifying mark for the 2016 Team USA women's discus team, Silver Creek graduate Valerie Allman...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 28, 2021

NHS alum and Olympian Elise Cranny's family bracing for week ahead

Niwot High School alum Elise Cranny will take the world's center stage on July 30 at 4 a.m. MST when she competes for...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 21, 2021

Niwot football to host youth camp on July 24 amidst productive summer

Niwot high School Head Coach Nik Blume and his staff will be hosting a youth football camp on July 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. The free camp will be held at the NHS football field an...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 21, 2021

Niwot places 17 student-athletes on Season D All-State teams

With both the Niwot girls and boys track and field teams taking first place in the 4A state meet, it was no surprise that...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 7, 2021

Niwot baseball coach Adam Strah resigns

Niwot head baseball coach Adam Strah announced his resignation on June 21. Since his promotion to the head coaching position in 2017, the Cougars compiled a 20-57 record in...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 30, 2021

Following April surgery, special needs student Misha Barrett runs in state track meet

Misha Barrett enjoyed every minute of the spotlight when he raced in the state Special Olympics 100 meter dash on June 24....

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 30, 2021

NYS crowns three baseball champions, navigates rainy weekend

The seniors' division Hawks, majors' Giants and AAA's Cannon Ballers all took home the gold in the 2021 Niwot Youth Sports...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 16, 2021

Seniors close out careers for Niwot baseball

It's not every year that a Niwot varsity baseball roster will include 10 seniors. Following a COVID-19 stolen junior season,...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 9, 2021

Niwot baseball's versatile offense producing wins

The Niwot baseball team won back-to-back games for the first time in 2021 after taking down Skyline on June 3 and Centaurus...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 2, 2021

Student-Athlete of the Week: Micah Sheats

In his final stretch at Niwot High, the dreaded senioritis has eluded pitcher/outfielder Micah Sheats on the baseball...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 26, 2021

Hayden Morford, Micah Sheats guide Cougars on the hill

Led by senior pitchers Hayden Morford and Micah Sheats, the 2-7 Niwot baseball team kept its opponents quiet during a 1-2...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 19, 2021

Cougars nab first win

Another busy week concluded for the Niwot baseball team which secured its first win of the season on May 12 at Northridge....

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 19, 2021

Jon Hill named new Niwot girls basketball head coach

The Jon Hill era is set to begin for the Niwot girls basketball team with the program finding its new head coach. Niwot...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 19, 2021

Niwot High junior Jack O'Rourke leads Thunderbirds hockey to national runner-up

Playing in his first season with the Colorado Thunderbirds hockey club, Niwot High junior Jack O’Rourke didn’t shy away from the bright lights. O’Rourke scored four...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 12, 2021

Niwot baseball returns to the diamond

Following an over two-year wait, the Niwot baseball team began its 2021 campaign with three games in three days. Although...

 

Moving on up: 15 Niwot athletes headed to college ranks

The past year has been challenging for prospective college athletes, particularly those who missed their junior seasons of...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 5, 2021

Niwot's run at state title ends in semifinals

Niwot's quest for a 4A boys soccer state title came to an abrupt end on April 28, at the hands of the eventual champions,...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    April 28, 2021

Niwot boys soccer rolls into state semifinals

For the second time in four seasons, the 11-1 Niwot boys soccer team is back in the 4A state semifinals. The three-seeded...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    April 14, 2021

Cougars win 3A/4A Longs Peak League with undefeated record

Cruising to a 7-0 victory at Severance High School on April 8, the Niwot boys soccer team secured a perfect 9-0 record to win the 3A/4A Longs Peak League. “They worked so...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    April 7, 2021

'Big game Ish' helps Niwot take down Frederick

The wins keep coming for the 6-1 Niwot boys soccer team which has now won five in a row and holds a one game lead in the 3A/4...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    March 31, 2021

Two Cougars net hat tricks in win over Riverdale Ridge

Flaunting a 3-1 record through March 29, the Niwot boys soccer team has shown dominance on both sides of the ball. Through...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    March 24, 2021

Niwot boys soccer splits opening week

Led by senior Keegan Stobbe and junior Azael Marrufo, the Niwot boys soccer team went 1-1 in its first week of games. The...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    March 17, 2021

Niwot boys soccer stacked with talent in 2021

Just months before the pandemic hit, the Niwot boys soccer team completed its fall 2019 season with a shining 11-6 record and second place finish in the 4A Northern League. Pe...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    March 10, 2021

Girls and women's basketball 'icon' Terri Ward announces her coaching retirement

Prior to Niwot's season finale on March 5, girls basketball head coach Terri Ward shed a few tears while completing her...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    March 10, 2021

Loss to Greeley Central concludes Niwot girls' season

In its final tilt of the season, the Niwot girls basketball team fell to Greeley Central, 52-20 on March 5. Niwot's three...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    March 3, 2021

Student-Athlete of the Week-Adeline Spencer

It has been an adversity-filled but ultimately fruitful journey at Niwot for girls basketball senior Adeline Spencer. Through...

 

Talented Northridge Grizzlies roll past Niwot girls

The 7-1 Northridge Grizzlies girls basketball team came down to Niwot on Saturday, Feb. 20 to face the 0-8 Cougars. An upset...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week - Grace Wardle

Like all seniors in the class of 2021, Niwot girls basketball point guard Grace Wardle has been dealt a rough hand. The...

 

Longmont girls basketball bests Niwot

After a disappointing 0-2 start to its season, the Niwot girls basketball team took a step in the right direction, but fell...

 

Niwot girls basketball opens season with pair of losses

With just one week to prepare, Niwot girls basketball opened its season on the wrong side of the scoreboard against...

 

Silver Creek welcomes district swimming pool

In April 2020, the St. Vrain Valley School Board authorized an architect design contract for an eight-lane swimming pool to b...

 

Niwot girls basketball prepping for shortened season

Before the pandemic wreaked havoc on the Niwot sports calendar last spring, the most unprecedented thing about 2020 was the...

 

Colorado baseball showcase events scarce during pandemic

This is the final entry in a three-part series on how the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on high school athletics have impacted college recruiting for the Class of 2021....

 

Slew of challenges surface for Niwot swim team

First-year Niwot girls swim head coach Kyle Bachrodt will have limited time to learn his new team members. Although their...

 

Varsity status on hold for boys volleyball

After competing as a club team the past few seasons, the Niwot boys volleyball team will have to wait a little longer for...

 

Mental health becoming a focal point in high school athletics

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health has become a strong area of concern in high school athletics. Last week, the...

 

Scholarship opportunities limited as colleges face revenue shortages amid COVID-19

This is part two of a three-part series on how the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on high school athletics have impacted...

 

College hopeful high school athletes navigate pandemic implications

Luke Werner dedicated himself to the game of football at a young age. From hitting the field early in the wet, morning dew,...

 

CHSAA delays start of high school sports Season B

On Dec. 7, the Colorado High School Athletics Association announced that Season B, originally slated to begin in early...

 
 By Jack Carlough    News    December 9, 2020

Local Boy Scout Troop 161 weathers impacts of COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in March, it has been a rollercoaster year for Niwot's Boy Scout Troop 161. Despite...

 

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