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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...

 
 By Jack Carlough    News    May 27, 2020

Gunbarrel 11-year-old is the talk of the town

Staying occupied has been a challenge for many during quarantine, but not for 11-year-old Simon in Gunbarrel. Simon has...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 20, 2020

Boulder Collegians plan on welding season together in Kersey

After months of uncertainty, the haze is finally clearing for the Boulder Collegians and general manager Matt Jensen. The...

 

Simon preparing to fly into the future

Carson Simon has experienced an event that not many high schoolers can relate to. In January 2018, Simon and his father were...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 13, 2020

Niwot track coach Henriques and wife battle COVID-19 diagnosis

When Niwot High School track coach Maurice Henriques discovered he had contracted the coronavirus, he was neither surprised n...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    May 6, 2020

Niwot girls soccer handles canceled season in stride

First-year Niwot girls soccer Head Coach Jenna Machado will have to wait a little longer for her inaugural season in green and white. But for her 11 seniors, it’s no longer...

 

Dorm life at CU Boulder in the age of coronavirus: 'It's really weird'

At the University of Colorado Boulder, campus has been a little quieter this spring with the March 11 announcement that in-person classes would be moved online. Five days...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    April 22, 2020

Coronavirus creates challenge for college-bound Niwot athletes

Playing collegiately is a goal for many high school athletes across the country. It takes talent, hours of work, and equally...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    April 15, 2020

Niwot and Silver Creek baseball play the waiting game

If you haven't noticed by now, this spring has been a little different. The birds are still chirping and the flowers are stil...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    April 8, 2020

Niwot boys soccer coach Stephen Dimit turns to podcasting in free time

A world put on pause can be a difficult time for some, but for Niwot High School head boys soccer coach Stephen Dimit, the absence of spring sports only means new...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    April 1, 2020

Local collegiate athletes see seasons shortened

Former Niwot High School baseball player Caleb Martinez was shocked when he learned his sophomore season at Northwest...

 

Coronavirus puts Boulder Collegians' season in limbo

In what has been a difficult time for baseball fans, the Boulder Collegians are hoping their 2020 season won't contribute to...

 

Niwot girls swim ready to reset for new season

Coming off a Northern Conference championship and a 4A runner-up finish last season, the Niwot girl's swim team looks to...

 

Niwot volleyball looks to regroup and compete in 2019

The Niwot Cougars volleyball team is faced with a challenge to start the season. After graduating an elite senior class last...

 

Niwot boys soccer has the leadership to go far

A strong upper class will help the Niwot Cougars boys soccer team vie for a Northern League championship. Led by head coach...

 

Niwot football prepares for 2019 season

When head coach Jeremy Lanter took over Niwot’s football program, he began a mission to build great young men and to get...

 

High expectations surround Niwot softball in 2019

Reaching the state tournament is a goal for any team, but especially for Niwot softball head coach Bobby Matthews and his...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    August 7, 2019

R.E.A.L. leads the pack in track and field, cross country training

The track and field and cross country scene in Niwot hasn’t been the same since R.E.A.L. Training Colorado opened its...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    August 7, 2019

Niwot paraclimber Trevor Smith ascends at IFSC World Championships

Trevor Smith is no stranger to climbing mountains, literally. Born without a right hand, Smith has worked his way to become...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 24, 2019

Boulder Collegians wrap up memorable season

Less than two months ago, the Boulder Collegians’ upcoming season was full of anticipation. Players from all across the...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 24, 2019

Niwot youth baseball team playing beyond their years

The future of Niwot baseball is bright with players on a talented 11-year-old squad hitting their stride. Head coach David...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 18, 2019

Niwot swimmer Codevilla secures NICSA All-American recognition

With just one year of high school swimming under her belt, Mary Codevilla has already put her name among the top swimmers in... Full story

 

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