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Niwot football '22 season recap

The Niwot High School football team finished the season last Friday, ending with a record of 3-7, which put them out of playoff contention. The Cougars had five all-conference second-team players -- N...

 

NHS volleyball fought hard at State

Niwot High School entered the state Class 4A Volleyball tournament seeded sixth overall, one spot behind Palmer Ridge High School, which was seeded fifth, in spite of the fact that Niwot had beaten...

 

Student Athlete of the Week: Raiden Stahly

Raiden Stahly, Niwot High School football's only four-year varsity member this season, played his final high school snap on Nov. 4 in the Cougars' finale against Denver North. It was a mix of...

 

Niwot loses 23-15 in a back-and-forth season finale

Niwot High School football ended its season Nov. 4 in a matchup against the Denver North Vikings. In one of their closest games of the season, Niwot had a fighting chance all the way up to the final...

 

NHS Volleyball sweeps first round of playoffs

Niwot High School girls volleyball made short work of its first round opponents in the state playoffs Nov. 5, sweeping Pueblo East High School and Steamboat Springs High School, 3-0, 3-0. Niwot...

 

NYS Flag Football Superbowl crowns new champs

Niwot Youth Sports hosted three simultaneous flag football championships on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Niwot High School. At the end of the day, three new Super Bowl Champions were crowned. In the JV Divisio...

 

Niwot soccer advances to quarterfinals, but loses to defending state champions

Stephen Dimit, head coach of Niwot High School boys soccer, was sad to see the season end, but proud of his players after they suffered a loss in the quarterfinals of the state 4A playoffs. "We knew...

 

Niwot gymnastics takes third at State, Kylee Schlepp wins individual title

Considering her team's youth, Niwot High School head gymnastics coach Marisa Purcell was more than pleased with her Cougars following the final event of the Class 4A team state championships on Nov. 4...

 

Student Athlete of the Week: LiChen Liao

Digesting his No. 2 singles state individuals tournament semifinals loss hasn't been easy, but Niwot boys tennis junior LiChen Liao is surrounded by a support system which should help him return next...

 

Niwot girls grab fifth consecutive cross country state title, boys take runner-up

Make it a five-peat. For the fifth time in as many seasons, the Niwot High School girls cross country team took first place at the Class 4A state championships on Oct. 29. Months of preparation,...

 

Niwot boys soccer wins first playoff game

Niwot High School boys soccer coach Stephen Dimit didn't rest easy until Javier Alvira scored what turned out to be the third and final goal of a 3-0 shutout against D'Evelyn High School in the first...

 

Niwot boys tennis' LiChen Liao and Charlie Kirtland embrace lessons learned at state tournament

Admittedly, LiChen Liao wasn't pleased with the results in the Class 4A boys individual state tennis tournament. He had won the No. 2 singles title last year and his goal was, of course, to defend...

 

Niwot falls to Riverdale Ridge in a 34-3 loss

Niwot High School played its ninth football game of the season on Oct. 29, taking on the 3-5 Riverdale Ridge Ravens on the road. Things were heated between the division rivals as both teams were...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week Eric Walker

Thanks in part to a position change, Eric Walker has been a valuable producer for the 12-3 Niwot High School boys soccer team, which begins Class 4A state playoff action on Oct. 27. Cougars head...

 

Chilly Sunday brought heated competition to NYS Flag Football

For the first time this season, cold and cloudy weather settled in at Niwot High School on Sunday morning, Oct. 16, for the last week of regular season games for NYS Flag football. Temperatures...

 

Niwot cross country cruises in Class 4A Region 3 championships

The final hurdle the Niwot High School cross country team had to clear before the state meet came in the form of the Class 4A Region 3 championships on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada. In need of a top-four regionals...

 

Niwot Boys Soccer Claims 3A/4A Longs Peak League Title - Playoffs Up Next.

The good times keep on rolling for Niwot High School boys soccer. Continuing a streak of dominance spanning the last five weeks, Niwot boys soccer came up with its ninth and tenth straight victories...

 

Niwot FB loses 43-3 to Mead, dropping to 3-5 on the season

Niwot High School took on a big game this Saturday against the 2-5 Mead Mavericks. It was the final home game of the season for the Cougars and also their Senior Night. Seniors Kevin Chen, Matt...

 

Youth runs wild for Niwot cross country in Longs Peak League Meet

A whopping seven Niwot cross country underclassmen — girls and boys combined — had a top-10 finish in the Longs Peak League Meet on Oct. 12. On the boys’ side, Cougar freshman Rocco Culpepper led all runners with a time of 15 minutes, 18.9...

 

Niwot boys tennis' Luke Weber finishes runner-up in No. 1 singles state tournament

The face of Niwot High School boys tennis picked up his final piece of high school hardware on Oct. 15 in the state individuals tournament. Senior Luke Weber cruised through the Class 4A No. 1 singles bracket, defeating Cheyenne Mountain’s Andrew B...

 

Young NHS gymnasts keep improving

The Niwot High gymnastics team may be short on experience, but it hasn't been an obstacle so far as the Cougars defeated Broomfield in a dual meet Oct. 12 by a score of 171.90 to 169.85. "We have a re...

 

Niwot Volleyball continues to roll

The Niwot Cougars continued their winning ways with victories over Frederick High School and Mountain View High School Oct 11 and 13, respectively. Niwot is now 10-4 overall, 7-1 in the Longs Peak...

 

Niwot falls to 3-4 on the season after a 28-7 loss

Niwot High School squared off against George Washington High School for the seventh game of the season. Going into the game with a record of 3-3, the Cougars were looking for a win to put them over...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Hannah Waldron

Hannah Waldron has erupted during her senior season for the Niwot girls volleyball team. The four-year varsity player recorded her first-ever 10-kill game against Roosevelt on Oct. 5 and then...

 

Cougar softball tournament and Senior Day close out the season

The Cougars final softball games last Saturday took place on a textbook-perfect October day. Complete with off-field tailgating and a ceremony honoring the seniors, it was by equal turns bright, excit...

 

All seven Niwot boys tennis' lines headed to individual state championships

After suffering a second-round loss to Kent Denver in the state dual tournament, the Niwot boys tennis team still has an opportunity to secure some hardware in the Class 4A individual state...

 

Niwot moves to 3-3 after loss to Fredrick

The Niwot football team traveled to Fredrick on Friday for the sixth game of the season, but came home with a 49-0 loss, moving to 3 and 3 on the season. Although they have struggled over the past...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Madison Shults

The final chapter of Madison Shults' Niwot High School cross country career has been a good read. In the month of September alone, Shults had top-10 finishes in the RE-1J District Meet, the St. Vrain...

 

Future is bright for NHS golfer after competing at State

It was elite company for Niwot High golfer Jackson Sessa. He was one of only seven freshmen in the field of 84 at the 4A state golf tournament. The lone competitor for the Cougars never expected to...

 

Niwot boys soccer takes easy victories

With a record of 8-3, including a 5-0 record in league play, the Niwot boys soccer team is looking to move up in the CHSAA state 4A rankings. The Cougars entered last week ranked eighth in Class 4A, w...

 

Cougars softball - 2 wins, 1 loss, and a barbeque

The Cougars girls softball team played three games last week, enjoying two wins by a large margin over the Thompson Valley Eagles and Mountain View Mountain Lions, before suffering a tough loss to...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Anne Booth

Niwot softball's power-hitting pitcher Anne Booth reached a difficult milestone during the Cougars' loss to Riverdale Ridge on Sept. 29. In only her junior season, Booth recorded her 100th career hit...

 
 By Kristy Zado    Sports    October 5, 2022

Terri Ward talks basketball

Team USA beat China, winning the 4th Straight FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Gold Medal this week. We caught up with former Niwot High girls basketball coach Terri Ward to chat about her experience...

 

Niwot overcome by Thompson Valley 50-7

The Niwot High School football team is now 3 - 2 on the season, but unlike last week's win over Battle Mountain, the Cougars were the team on the short end of a lopsided score. Niwot lost 50-7 in a...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    October 5, 2022

Niwot Boys Soccer grounds the Falcons 1-0

After taking down two top-10-ranked teams in two weeks, the Niwot Cougars took on cross-town rival Skyline, and came away with a hard-fought 1-0 victory. Niwot entered the game against 6th-ranked...

 

Niwot boys tennis knocked out by Kent Denver in second round of state dual tournament

While Niwot boys tennis head coach Aimee Hites believed her No. 8 seed Cougars were capable, drawing No. 1 Kent Denver in the second round of the Class 4A state dual tournament was a challenge. Niwot...

 

Niwot cross country girls leave Arizona with Desert Twilight win

As is typical this season, Niwot cross country’s depth on the girls’ side delivered another meet win. All eight Cougars girls who traveled down to Mesa, Ariz., for the Desert Twilight XC Festival on Sept. 30 finished within the top 20 to secure...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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