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Articles from the January 11, 2018 edition


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  • Boys Basketball: Niwot falls to 1-9 after going winless at Roughrider Shootout

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Jan 11, 2018

    It was a rough ride for the Niwot boys basketball team at last weekend’s fourth annual Roughrider Shootout at Roosevelt High School. The Cougars went 0-3 at the round-robin tournament, losing on successive days to Skyview, Conifer, and Denver West, and extending their losing streak to eight games. Though their play improved over the weekend, a lack of consistent effort was once again the Cougars’ undoing, according to head coach Eric Hejl. “When we don’t play with confidence, we have a really...

  • Wrestling: Niwot alums see Cougars take on Elizabeth

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Jan 11, 2018

    Representatives from five decades of Niwot wrestling were on hand for the second-annual Niwot Wrestling Alumni Night, held Jan. 5 during the Cougars’ dual against Elizabeth. From Brett Rugger (class of 1977) to Brandon Slepicka (2014), more than a dozen former Cougar grapplers came out for the event, which was organized by Niwot head wrestling coach Bobby Matthews in an effort to strengthen ties between his team and the community. “Thank you guys for coming out here and trying to help us build t...

  • Obituary – Ed Navarro

    Jan 11, 2018

    Edward (Moon) Thomas Navarro of Longmont, Colorado passed away on December 31, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette after a long and courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born on August 18, 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado to Adrian and Marie (Belen) Navarro, and was the third eldest child of nine. After graduating from Pueblo South High School, Edward left Pueblo to attend college and obtain his Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Colorado-Boulder. It i...

  • Girls Basketball: Improved Cougars pick up two more wins at Roughrider Shootout

    Jocelyn Rowley, [email protected]|Jan 11, 2018

    It would have been hard to picture a month ago, but the Niwot girls basketball team is on a bit of a hot streak. Since their 74-17 pummeling at the hands of Greeley Central on Dec. 8, the Cougars have regrouped, and their renewed focus on discipline and teamwork has started to pay dividends in the form of wins. After picking up another two last weekend’s Roughrider Shootout at Roosevelt, the Cougars improved to 4-6 on the year, and will be heading into the heart of their conference schedule w...

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