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Cougars softball battles this week with mixed results

Sometimes a battle is in the batter's box between a hitter and a pitcher. Sometimes it's the entire game or series. After a mixed week of play, where the Cougars lost against Northridge by a score of...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    September 28, 2022 

Niwot Volleyball splits

The Niwot Girls volleyball squad knocked off Severance, 3-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 21 on the road, but came up short the next night at home against a powerful and unbeaten Thompson Valley team, losing 3...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Luke Weber

The stage is set for Luke Weber's grand finale. Two years after winning the No. 3 singles state title and leading the Niwot boys tennis team to an overall state championship in 2020, Weber is focused...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    September 28, 2022 

Niwot Boys soccer picks up second win over top 10 opponent

Knocking off sixth-ranked Silver Creek, 2-1 in double overtime last week didn't seem to impress CHSAA Now voters as Silver Creek maintained its 6th-place ranking as of Sept. 19, while Niwot picked up...

 

NHS freshman golfer heads to State

It was a cool, dreary day on the golf course at Riverdale Knolls in Brighton last week. But a ray of light shone through the gray skies. Niwot High freshman Jackson Sessa qualified for State. “I’m pretty happy. I was not originally thinking that...

 

Niwot trumps Battle Mountain in a 42 - 13 blowout

The Niwot Cougars made the 3-hour trip to Battle Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 23, upsetting the Huskies in their Homecoming game as they beat them, 42-13. The defense played a huge role in...

 

Niwot boys tennis to face Grand Junction in first round of state tournament

Only one season removed from winning it all in 2020, the Niwot High School boys tennis team is back in the Class 4A state tournament with high aspirations. Niwot, which finished third in State last...

 

Niwot girls take first in St. Vrain Cross Country Invitational

Homecoming week took a hit on the Niwot cross country team. According to head coach Kelly Christensen, his Cougars were far from 100% when they lined up for the St. Vrain Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 17. But even without four top runners, the...

 

NHS Softball Prevails twice, then falls to Frederick on Saturday

This week, NHS softball showed that they are willing to make a sustained and focused effort no matter what, even if positive results aren't always assured. On Tuesday, the team came out ahead against...

 

Introducing the Niwot Cheer Team

Led by their five captains, Paris Stephens, Makenna Noterman, Fernanda Laguna-Perez, Jordan Tajchman, and Aditi Patel, Niwot Cheer is gearing up for a big season. With a total number of 17...

 

Young NHS gymnastics still finding their footing

The team scores for Niwot High School gymnastics are trending down over the first few weeks of the season, but team chemistry is trending up, according to head coach Marisa Purcell who believes that...

 

Niwot wins 2-1 in OT against Silver Creek

Niwot boys soccer coach Stephen Dimit described the setting for Niwot's first cross-town rivalry soccer game under the home lights on Friday, Sept. 17. "It was a cool environment, a cool atmosphere."...

 

Charlie Kirtland's resiliency highlights strong week from Niwot boys tennis

Being a freshman on varsity comes with its challenges. Instead of typically facing opponents of a similar age in middle school, there's a chance that someone four years older stands on the opposite...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Gavin Burrage

Outside linebacker Gavin Burrage wasn't going to allow Niwot football to lose its first-ever game played on campus. Going up against Skyview, Burrage's barrage held the Wolverines to only one...

 

Cougars win 15-6 in first-ever home football game

The Niwot Cougars came up big this weekend in a historic game, winning their homecoming game and the first ever-home game in the school's 50-year history. Niwot alumni from as far back as 1972 showed... Full story

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Gabe Martinez

Multi-talented is perhaps the best way to describe Gabe Martinez. In addition to becoming an Eagle Scout in February, the Longmont Christian School senior has taken on both baseball and tennis during...

 

Niwot boys tennis falls to Cheyenne Mountain in mid-season test

In about one month's time, the Niwot boys tennis team will be squaring off against Colorado's top talent in the state championships. Head coach Aimee Hites' Cougars got a taste of that level of play o...

 

NYS Flag Football finds a new home field

A cheer tunnel of young Niwot Youth Sports athletes assembled on the new Niwot High School football field last Friday to welcome their favorite NHS football players onto the field for the first time...

 

Niwot cross country sweeps RE-1J District Meet, continues prep for state championships

It was a successful Homecoming week for Niwot High School. Football won on its home turf, volleyball swept Silver Creek, boys tennis went 1-1, softball got a win and for cross country, both the girls...

 

NHS softball team has busy homecoming week

As if NHS homecoming week events weren’t exciting enough, Niwot’s softball team played in a tournament at Barnes Softball Complex in Loveland. The schedule stretched through four games from Friday to Saturday, with Friday’s play leaving the...

 

NHS softball team has a mixed week of play

Although Niwot High School's softball team has been off to a strong start and is showing a strong sense of teamwork, this week saw the girls continue to experience both the highs and the lows of...

 

Niwot cross country underclassmen getting experience during early-season meets

NHS cross country head coach Kelly Christensen opted to roll with mostly freshmen and sophomore runners during Niwot’s first two meets of the season, giving them some valuable experience before the veterans take control. Not only have the...

 

Talent and togetherness power young NHS gymnastics team

Freshmen and sophomores led the Niwot Cougars to the first victory of the girls gymnastics season last week. Coach Marisa Purcell said the meet was a "great start" for her young team that beat a small...

 

Cougar football loses 32-27 in a down-to-the-wire game

After starting off the football season with a win against Greeley Central, the Niwot Cougars followed their week 1 win with a week 2 loss to the Thornton Trojans, 32-27. Niwot's first drive consisted...

 

Niwot boys tennis sweeps lone match of its week

Coming off a third-place finish in the Boulder High Panther Invitational on Aug. 26, the Niwot boys tennis team returned to Class 4A Region 5 play on Aug. 30 at Mountain View. The Cougars arrived in Loveland with a perfect 4-0 league record and it...

 

NHS softball team ends week with new pitching

Last Saturday's Niwot High School girl's softball double-header was something of a "wildcat" contest as the Cougars battled the Lyons Lions and the Peak to Peak Pumas. Junior Jenna Hobson and Maddie...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Chad Volf

Chad Volf's versatile skill set at quarterback proved perfect for Niwot football's offense in their 22-16 season opener win over Greeley Central on Aug. 26. Volf rushed for two touchdowns and threw...

 

Niwot cross country enters season with high expectations and record turnout

The past, future and present are all looking pretty good right now for the Niwot cross country program. One year after the girls' squad won state and the boys finished runner-up, the Cougars' juggerna...

 

NHS girls volleyball set for success with depth and leadership

Niwot High School girls volleyball has a new coach with old expectations for another strong run at the Class 4A state title. The Cougars made it to the semi-finals last season before bowing out. "I'd...

 

Cougars open football season with 22-16 victory

The Niwot High School Cougars opened their football season under the Friday night lights at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont in a back-and-forth game against the Greeley Central Wildcats, coming...

 

Niwot High School Softball Second Baseman named Max Preps Player of the Week

This week's Student Athlete of the Week is Niwot Senior Softball player Zoie Chociej, who was named Max Prep's first national softball player of the week for the 2022-2023 season. According to the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    August 31, 2022

Niwot golfers take 6th at Frederick Classic

The Niwot Cougars took sixth place overall, and third among Class 4A teams at the Frederick Classic Aug. 25. Junior Emmett Shell led the squad with a 72, while sophomore Drew Stapp finished at 79 at the Coyote Creek Golf Course. Sawyer Bennett, a...

 

Niwot boys tennis' No. 1 doubles team impressing coach Aimee Hites early on

While Niwot boys tennis head coach Aimee Hites expects senior and No. 1 singles player Luke Weber to finish top three in Class 4A, it’s her No. 1 doubles team of freshman Oskar Hansen and sophomore Sebastian Moy that has amazed her the most. The...

 

NYS Flag Football season opens

There was plenty of sunshine and throngs of bold colored, crisp NFL flag jerseys running around the outfields of the Biff Warren Baseball Complex on Sunday, Aug. 28, for opening weekend of the fall 20...

 

A winning opening week for Niwot Varsity Softball

After a challenging first away game at Frederick High School, Niwot varsity softball went on to a pair of victories and an overall winning record for the opening week of the season. "I feel pretty...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    August 24, 2022

Cougar Football looks to build program

After posting a four-win season in 2021, third-year Niwot football coach Nik Blume aims to continue to build the program that had not won more than three games since 2008. With only four seniors on...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Matt Hansen

The lengthy bus drive south to Pueblo West High School on Aug. 18 was well worth it for the Niwot boys soccer team after senior goalkeeper Matt Hansen pulled off a miraculous 50-yard game-winning goal...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    August 17, 2022

Niwot Boys Tennis off to a solid start

Niwot Boys Tennis Coach Aimee Hites returns with high expectations for her youthful but experienced squad. "Our goal is to win state," Hites said. "We're super young, and super talented." The Cougars...

 

Niwot boys soccer beginning new season with increased hunger

In what could have been considered a transitional season following the graduation of eight seniors, the Niwot boys soccer team continued its winning ways last fall and reached the second round of the...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Autumn Rutherford

Niwot softball's 2022 season commences Aug. 16, and for the third straight year, Autumn Rutherford will be one of the Cougars' biggest bats. Rutherford's ability to impact the game offensively with...

 

Former Gunbarrel resident Dick Tharp to be inducted into CU Athletic Hall of Fame

The University of Colorado’s 17th class to be inducted into the CU Athletic Hall of Fame was announced in June and it features former Gunbarrel resident Dick Tharp, who was the school’s athletic director from 1996-2004. Interestingly, Tharp and...

 

Junior class brings optimism to Niwot softball

Anne Booth and Autumn Rutherford were both major producers in nearly every facet of the game last year for Niwot High School softball. Now entering their junior seasons, expectations have only risen...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    August 3, 2022

Niwot boys golf entering fall with strong core of returning talent

Reaching the 4A state championships for the first time since 2017 wasn't a fluke for last year's Niwot boys golf team - it was simply a product of a consistently competitive program. The Cougars broug...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    August 3, 2022

Student-Athlete of the Week: Julia Rudolph

Although she's just entering her junior year, Julia Rudolph has been a valuable leader for Niwot High School track and field. Rudolph was named a team captain last season and then helped the Cougars...

 

Niwot Youth Sports hosts NFL-style Combine with NHS Youth Football Clinic

Just as NFL rookies start reporting to training camp in mid-July all across the country, the young athletes of Niwot Youth Sports were recently treated to an opportunity to start prepping for the...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 27, 2022

Student-Athlete of the Week: Ben Classen

This fall will look a little different for Niwot senior Ben Classen. After spending the past two years playing football, the Niwot High incoming senior has decided to shift his complete focus to...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    July 27, 2022

NHS grad Skye Messenger signs with Rockies

For Niwot's Skyler Messenger, All-Star Game week was more than just a break in the major league season when MLB All-Stars would perform on a national stage, and fans would get a chance to see the...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 20, 2022

Student-Athlete of the Week: Rachel Noble

A rarity in most sports, Rachel Noble was a four-year varsity player on the Niwot girls basketball team. The 2022 grad accumulated an impressive 80 career games played while scoring a total of 254 poi...

 

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