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 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...

 

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...

 

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