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 By Jack Carlough    Sports    February 24, 2021 

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...

 

Lily Thomas excels in national horse judging championships

Although this year's U.S. Arabian & Half-Arabian National Championship Youth Judging Contest was held virtually, it was...

 

Niwot's seniors thrash Thornton in last hoorah

Emotions were running high at Erie's Tiger Stadium on Friday, Nov. 20. In a season finale battle of winless teams, Niwot...

 

My experience and advice on overcoming COVID-19

Much to my surprise, I tested positive for COVID-19 in October. We all know of the highly contagious nature of the virus and unfortunately, I must have been in the wrong place...

 

Cougars keep things close but concede to Cheyenne Mountain

A late fourth quarter score silenced Niwot football's comeback effort against the Cheyenne Mountain Indians Friday night at E...

 

Niwot pitching coach Colin York takes head job at Frederick

After spending two years as head coach of Niwot’s junior varsity baseball team and two years as NHS varsity pitching coach, Colin York’s Niwot reign came to a close in...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Ayden Bartko

For anybody who has followed Niwot football over the past few years, the name Ayden Bartko should ring a bell. Niwot's...

 

Ben Classen shines but Niwot falls to Lewis-Palmer

It will take at least another week for the Niwot Cougars (0-4) to secure their first win of the season after falling to the...

 

Niwot AD announces Kyle Bachrodt as new swim coach

Niwot High School athletic director Joe Brown has found his man in Kyle Bachrodt to take the reins for the Niwot swim team. “I really couldn't be more excited,” Bachrodt s...

 

Rough first quarter dooms Niwot football in season opener

Holy Family's 43-point first-quarter left little hope for the Niwot Cougars in Friday's football season opener. Niwot would...

 

Niwot football set for Friday's opener

Niwot football’s unusually long offseason finally has an end in sight for first-year head coach Nik Blume. Thirty-nine Cougars, including 16 freshmen, will kick things off...

 

Niwot softball slips late in season finale

A promising first-five innings turned sour in the sixth for Niwot softball against Frederick on Thursday, Oct. 1. Niwot...

 

Booth's bat leads Niwot softball past Frederick

In an eight-inning thriller east of I-25, Niwot softball upset the top-10 ranked Frederick Warriors 16-14 on its home turf...

 

Niwot football seizes fall season

A lot of things had to go right for Niwot football to have a fall season, and somehow, they did. In early August, The...

 

Niwot softball loses heartbreaker to Berthoud

Back in mid-August, Niwot softball opened its season against Berthoud. It was not a competitive affair and the Cougars lost...

 

Expanded fall sports schedule on the table for CHSAA, Gov. Polis

In a time of great uncertainty, the recent interactions between the Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA) and Gov. Jared Polis have not yielded much clarity. The...

 

Niwot softball explodes in victory over Thompson Valley

It took just three innings for Niwot softball to roll past Thompson Valley, 17-0, on Thursday, Sept. 3. The Cougars cranked...

 

NYS flag football to open season Sept. 13

Local collegiate and high school football seasons may be on hold, but for Niwot Youth Sports flag football, it's nearly...

 

Niwot softball falls to Roosevelt in home opener

A relentless Roosevelt RoughRiders offense spoiled Niwot softball's home opener by a score of 18-0 on Saturday, Aug. 22. The...

 

Niwot softball drops opener to Berthoud

Niwot softball's inexperience proved detrimental at Berthoud High School on Saturday, Aug. 15, as the Cougars dropped their...

 

Nik Blume era delayed until spring for Niwot football

Niwot High School head football coach Nikolas Blume had a gut feeling his inaugural season at Niwot would be delayed. Even so...

 

Niwot adjusts to CHSAA postponements in COVID-19 era

Direct impacts of COVID-19 have officially reached the fall with the Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA)...

 

Sweet 16: Niwot softball suiting up for shortened season

A shortened 16-game season and limited varsity roster will only heighten the excitement for Niwot High School softball this...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    August 5, 2020

Boys tennis, softball get CHSAA green light

On July 29, the Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA) announced that boys tennis and softball would join boys golf for the fall 2020 sports season. As of Aug. 2,...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 29, 2020

Story behind the place: Hagen Field

In last week's edition of the Left Hand Valley Courier, we covered the story behind Niwot's Ritz Field, named after Colorado...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

Niwot's Codevilla among nation's best swimmers

Niwot High School girls swim coach Sarah Stamp has run out of superlatives for her top swimmer, Mary Codevilla, who appears...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

Story behind the place: Ritz Field

Niwot Youth Sports baseball was thriving in the 1990s and was in desperate need of additional fields for its over 500...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

After 11 years, Niwot girls swim head coach Sarah Stamp retires

Eleven years and a slew of accomplishments later, Niwot girls swimming head coach Sarah Stamp is calling it quits. "It was...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 8, 2020

Back at Scott Carpenter Park, Boulder Collegians finding success

In a not-so-normal summer, a scrappy Boulder Collegians squad is making wins the norm. Led by first-year Collegians' manager...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 1, 2020

SVFC eases back into play

Equipped with a five-phase plan of return, , SVFC club soccer is returning to the pitch. SVFC is currently in phase three of...

 
 By Jack Carlough    News    June 24, 2020

Frontier Airlines President/CEO and Niwot local Barry Biffle leads company through pandemic

Airlines have been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic and Frontier Airlines President and CEO Barry Biffle is leading...

 
 By Jack Carlough    News    June 24, 2020

Niwot 10-year-old shares the awesomeness

Creativity flows through 10-year-old Edsel whether he's drawing comics or working on his local newspaper, the Neighborhood...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 17, 2020

SVVSD athletics back in action

SVVSD athletics took another step towards normalcy on Monday with its teams getting the green light to begin practices. When Boulder County and state coronavirus regulations...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 10, 2020

Niwot Youth Sports to resume baseball and softball seasons

After months of waiting, Niwot will get another glimpse of normality with Niwot Youth Sports (NYS) participants returning to...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 10, 2020

Boulder Collegians relish first week of season

Baseball is in full swing once again and the Boulder Collegians wrapped up their first week of play against the Gameday...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 3, 2020

Niwot girl's basketball coach Terri Ward cherishes relationship with Ceal Barry

Niwot High School girl's basketball head coach Terri Ward has quite the connection in the world of women's athletics. Ward, w...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 27, 2020

Athletics remain outlawed in SVVSD through June

Despite the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s move to allow school districts to make their own decision...

 

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