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 By Jack Carlough    Sports    March 30, 2022

Niwot set to introduce boys volleyball program in 2022-23

It took a little longer than expected, but Niwot will officially welcome boys volleyball as a varsity sport in the 2022-23 school year. The anticipated offering will mark the lone boys volleyball...

 

Niwot's Coach Mo featured in new book

In his nearly two decades coaching high school track and field - the past 11 of which having come at Niwot - Maurice Henriques, or as he's affectionately known as Coach Mo, has accrued a good deal of...

 

Jamieson Legh shines for Cougars in Mustangs Invite

With star swimmer Mary Codevilla out for the weekend, it was Jamieson Legh’s turn to take charge for the Niwot girls swim team. The junior dominated in a pair of individual races to help the Cougars finish second in 4A at the Mustang Invitational,...

 

Niwot volleyball, boys soccer standouts rack up All-State honors

A trio of Niwot girls volleyball players and one boys soccer star received CHSAA All-State honors following the conclusion of the fall 2021 season. On the soccer pitch, Niwot senior attacker Azael Mar...

 

Niwot football's Nemec and Classen receive All-State recognitions

With a 4-6 record, Niwot football had one its most successful season since 2008 and in turn, its top players received some impressive individual hardware. On the CHSAA All-State lists,...

 

Niwot girls struggle in Trojan Classic Invitational

Not much went right for the Niwot girls basketball team in the Trojan Classic Invitational, hosted by Longmont High from Dec. 16-18. The Cougars' scorching start to the season was simmered with...

 

Ravaged by COVID, Cougars limp through weekend tournament

It hasn't been easy for Niwot boys basketball to put together a formidable team in recent weeks. Head coach Clay Wittrock estimated that since early December, nine Cougars have missed games and/or...

 

Niwot finishes second in REX Coaches Invite

Senior swimmer Mary Codevilla’s Niwot legacy grew a little larger following a pair of historic races at the REX Coaches Invite on Dec. 18. Codevilla, a Notre Dame commit, has been swimming for the USA National Junior Team and the REX Invite was her...

 

Niwot girls look to rebound in 2021-22

First-year head coach Jon Hill is looking to rebuild a Niwot girls basketball team that went winless last season. Niwot, which opens its 2021-22 season hosting Denver West on Thursday, Dec. 2, began o...

 

Niwot boys soccer ties Skyline in regular season finale; playoffs loom

When Niwot and Skyline get together in boys soccer, a close game typically follows. That proved true once again on Oct. 22 when the two teams settled on a 1-1 draw. Niwot will now enter the 4A state p...

 

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 Niwot in hopes of restoring the program's previous glory. NHS athletic...

 

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 cleanup hitter has been a valuable asset for head coach Bobby Matthews....

 

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 year's Niwot Homecoming celebration. The 2014 Niwot graduate and 2021 U.S....

 

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. The multi-talented athlete has reached impressive heights in both skiing and...

 

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 past Silver Creek in four sets (25-14, 25-22, 22-25, 25-13). Cougar head...

 

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 Aug. 27. The Cougar defense didn't budge much all night to secure the team's...

 

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 its home opener to George Washington 8-6 on Aug. 18, Niwot split a two-game...

 

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 Greeley Central. The Cougars struggled with a 1-6 record in 2020 but anticipate...

 

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 semifinals, bumped from fall to spring in the 2020-2021 school year. That is all...

 

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. Head coach Bobby Matthews' Cougars return their ace pitcher and nearly all...

 
 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 made the mark and more in Tokyo. Allman became just the third American since...

 
 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 Olympic gold in the women's track and field 5,000 meter event. Cranny, who...

 
 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 and players ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade are invited to attend....

 
 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 the All-State teams were drenched in Niwot green. Eleven girls and four boys...

 
 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 four seasons, with the 2020 season cancelled due to COVID. . Strah, who...

 
 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. The Niwot High special needs student, who may be better known for his...

 
 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 recreation baseball playoffs. Led by coaches Ben Bernstein, Mike Curtin and...

 
 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, the Cougars' crowded senior class led Niwot to a 5-10 record, the...

 
 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 on June 5. Now sitting at 4-9, Head Coach Adam Strah said his team hasn't...

 
 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 diamond. His two-way talent shined on May 22 when he pitched a six-inning shutout...

 
 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 week on the diamond. Following a 10-4 loss at Fort Morgan on May 19, Niwot...

 
 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. Niwot wasn't able to keep the momentum going and fell to Mountain View on...

 
 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 Athletic Director Joe Brown announced the move on May 5 following the...

 
 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 total goals in three consecutive elimination games to propel the...

 
 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 Niwot went winless, the Cougars possess a core of improving talent. Niwot's...

 

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 competition in the spring of 2020. But for 15 Niwot High athletes, the...

 
 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, the Windsor Wizards. The Cougars' defense didn't have an answer for Windsor...

 
 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 Cougars clawed past Coronado and Regis Groff to arrange a date with No. 2...

 
 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 hard for this,” said head coach Stephen Dimit. “They prepared all year...

 
 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/4A Longs Peak League through April 4. Led by head coach Stephen Dimit, Niwot...

 
 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 four games, the Cougars have outscored opponents 27-4 including back-to-back...

 
 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 Cougars opened with a convincing 6-1 win over Fort Morgan on March 18 before...

 
 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. Pending a possible snow cancellation, the Cougars will return to the pitch on...

 
 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 routine sweep of the gym floor. Ward had been doing the same monotonous chore...

 
 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 seniors, Adeline Spencer, MacKenzie Demmel and Grace Wardle, played in their...

 
 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 undergoing knee surgery during her sophomore year and now navigating a pan...

 

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 in the 4A Longs Peak League did not occur as the Grizzlies defeated Niwot,...

 

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 Cougars' season had already been cut down to 14 games and that number is even...

 

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 to the Longmont Trojans on Feb. 3, 45-33. Head coach Terri Ward blamed a...

 

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 Roosevelt on Jan. 26 and Riverdale Ridge on Jan. 30. Head coach Terri Ward dubbed...

 

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