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Student-Athlete of the Week-MacKenzie Demmel

The Class of 2020 may have lost prom and a conventional graduation to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Class of 2021 is on...

 

Niwot wrestling forges ahead in 2021

Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there won't be many wrestlers hitting the mat for Niwot in 2021, but bigger isn't...

 

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...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Gage Gruidel

At 6-feet, 5-inches, Niwot power forward Gage Gruidel may look like a natural-born basketball player, but due to a severe...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Elizabeth Duncan

Looking over the long list of Elizabeth Duncan's high school achievements, a few words leap to mind: varied, wide-ranging, un...

 

New challenges ahead for Niwot boys basketball in 2021

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic altered the landscape of local high school sports, the 2021 boys basketball season...

 

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...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Xavier Moy

There were plenty of amazing moments for the Niwot Cougars during their historic win at the 2020 state tennis championships,...

 

Wrestling reversal scores points with Cougars

It turns out there will be a high school wrestling season in Boulder County after all. In a letter to wrestlers and their...

 

Boulder County says no to high school wrestling

Wrestlers in St. Vrain and Boulder Public Valley Schools will likely miss out on the chance to compete during the 2020-21...

 

Student-Athlete Spotlight

In an age when a forgotten video clip can lead to the withdrawal of a scholarship offer, it's more important than ever for...

 

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...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Ashton Campie

Ashton Campie is passionate about the non-American version of "football," so when the 2020 high school boys soccer season...

 

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...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Charlie Herring

For Niwot first-year coach Nikolas Blume, the 2020 football season will be memorable for many things, and not all of them...

 

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 runners shine on the national stage

The Niwot cross country teams dominated their Colorado competition during the 2020 season, so they decided to take their act...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Prahl honored by Colorado Athletic Directors Association

Niwot athletic director Joe Brown employed a bit of trickery to lure longtime Niwot athletics assistant Sue Prahl onto the...

 

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 track standout commits to Stanford

Stanford University track and field has claimed another prize recruit from Niwot. Standout Taylor James has announced that...

 

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...

 

Niwot boys capture second straight Class 4A state title

Coming into the final 100 meters of the 2020 Class 4A state cross country race, Niwot junior Zane Bergen decided it was time...

 

Prok leads Niwot girls to third straight cross country title

Niwot head cross country coach Kelly Christensen knew that the lead pack in the 2020 girls Class 4A championship race would...

 

Cougars fall to Riverdale Ridge in overtime

Niwot head football coach Nik Blume doesn't consider his team's 14-7 overtime loss to Riverdale Ridge on Oct. 16 a moral...

 

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 captures regional cross country titles

There's not much country to be found in the grassy expanses of Denver's historic Washington Park, but, according to Niwot...

 

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...

 

Gunlikson clinches berth to state golf championships

Niwot golfer Christopher Gunlikson is heading back to the Class 4A state championships after a largely drama-free...

 

Niwot hangs on to clinch first boys tennis state championship

Longtime Niwot coach Miikka Keronen was nervously watching the finals round at the 2020 Class 4A tennis championships when...

 

Niwot tennis clinches 2020 Class 4A Region 5 title

We may be living through unprecedented times, but there was nothing new about Niwot's dominating performance at the 2020...

 

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...

 

Cougar golfers pick up steam heading into regionals

The Niwot boys golf team learned some painful lessons about their short games at the final Longs Peak League event of the...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Lucca Fulkerson

Lucca Fulkerson didn't start her decorated cross country career at Niwot, but if everything goes according to plan, the...

 

Niwot sweeps team titles at Fairview Invitational

The Niwot varsity cross country teams looked formidable as they battled some friendly but fierce rivals at the Fairview...

 

Niwot goes 2-2 at Berthoud Invitational

A truncated softball season doesn't leave much room in the schedule for tournament appearances, but Niwot was able to make...

 

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...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Dulce Amaya

Dulce means "sweet or mild" in Spanish, but the Niwot catcher by that name was a tough out on the softball diamond last week....

 

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