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 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 29, 2022

Student-Athlete of the Week: Carly Toothaker

One of the first gifts Carly Toothaker could remember receiving as a young child was a soccer ball, and after some time to reflect on her recently-completed high school career, that present can be...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 29, 2022

Skye's the limit

When Skye Messinger was drafted in the 22nd round by the Chicago Cubs coming out of Niwot High School in 2017, he had a difficult decision to make – take the bonus money they were offering, or...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 29, 2022

For REAL Training athletes, summer brings mix of work and recovery

Becoming a state championship-caliber track and field athlete is a calculated process. Even as the so-called "offseason" commences during the summer, Niwot's top talent remains focused on maximizing...

 

Niwot Youth Sports Baseball and Softball

Three Niwot Youth Sports players practiced their swings early Saturday morning at Left Hand Valley Grange Park to beat the afternoon heat. Julianna, Wesley, and Burke Deens were there taking some...

 

Bob Bote Baseball Camp returns to NYS

A Niwot Youth Sports week-long baseball camp was a casualty of Covid-19 for the past two years, but with restrictions lifted, the popular camp returned, as did former camp director Bob Bote. For...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 15, 2022

Student-Athlete of the Week: Nick Yard

Not many high school baseball pitchers have suffered the setbacks Nick Yard has experienced during his prep career. The recent Niwot High graduate has undergone not one, but two Tommy John surgeries...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 15, 2022

Niwot track athletes continuing season with REAL Training

Niwot track and field athletes don't get much of an offseason. Only a few weeks removed from the state championships, the Cougars, competing for head coach Maurice Henriques' REAL Training club team,...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    June 8, 2022

Student-Athlete of the Week: Nicholas Stade

Having never touched a pole in his life, Niwot senior Nicholas Stade needed just three weeks to learn the pole vault and place ninth in the Class 4A state track and field championships on May 22....

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 8, 2022

NHS Girls take 5th at state golf

Niwot High took four golfers to the state Class 4A state championship at Tiara Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction May 31-June 1, and the results did not disappoint. "We had a great state tournament,"...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 1, 2022

Cougar boys tie for 2nd at state track

The Niwot High boys track team entered the state Class 4A meet as the defending state champion, and came close to a repeat, finishing in a tie for second with Cheyenne Mountain at 60 points each, just behind Longmont with 76. The Cougars were led by...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    Sports    June 1, 2022

Something witty about athletic training

If you were to walk into the athletic training room in Niwot High after the school day is over, you might see tennis balls flying through the air and an array of athletes practically climbing over...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    June 1, 2022

NHS Girls run to 3-Peat

Niwot track and field coach Maurice Henriques celebrated a third straight Class 4A state championship with his girls, which for the first time included his daughter, freshman Eliana Henriques, who ran the first leg (100m) of the winning sprint...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 25, 2022

NHS Girls take 5th in state tennis

Senior Anna Sallee led the Niwot girls tennis team to a fifth-place finish at the Class 4A state tournament in Pueblo May 12-14. Sallee took home the No. 2 singles state title with a hard-fought 6-3,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 18, 2022

NHS Girls Soccer drops playoff game

The Niwot Cougars traveled to Monument to take on the fourth-seeded Palmer Ridge girls soccer team in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. Niwot entered the playoffs as the 29th seed, with a...

 
 By Gene Hayworth    Sports    May 18, 2022

Raptors are runner-up at 4A State Swimming & Diving Championships

The Silver Creek Raptors, defending state champions from 2021, came close to defending their title, finishing second in Colorado's 2022 Class 4A State Swimming & Diving Championships. The Raptors,...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 11, 2022

Out in Leftfield

Tennis Taylor Thulson (Niwot 2018) helped Carleton College to a return trip the NCAA Championships in women's tennis. Carleton College, located in Northfield, Minn., a Div. I program, qualified for...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 11, 2022

Niwot baseball wins 2

A seventh-inning come-from-behind victory over Thompson Valley May 5 sparked the Niwot Cougar baseball team to follow up with an 11-1 mercy-rule win over Adams City May 7. In the Thursday game, two...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 11, 2022

Niwot Track & Field gets ready for state

Getting ready for the state track & field championships which begin May 19 is nothing new for the Niwot Cougars, as both the boys and girls squads are defending Class 4A champions. “We probably have 30 to 40 athletes who have qualified for...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 4, 2022

Final Four connections

North Carolina has been one of Niwot High grad Luke Kingsley's favorite teams since he was a little boy, according to his wife, Katie Spencer Kingsley, also a Niwot grad. As North Carolina made its...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    May 4, 2022

Jack Brooker

Niwot pitcher Jack Brooker made quick work of The Academy lineup in the first inning of a 10-8 Cougar win April 30. After retiring the leadoff hitter on a lazy fly ball to centerfielder Brock Rothstei...

 

Positivity lifts freshman to the top of NHS doubles

They started by stirring things up in their physical education class at Niwot High School last fall. Freshmen Samantha Zacky and Anne Haley became partners in pickleball and every other sport they...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 27, 2022

NYS Opening Day kicks off Monarch Improvement Project

Hangge Fields at Monarch Park will host Opening Day ceremonies on Sunday, May 1st, for the Niwot Youth Sports baseball and softball seasons. Ball games will start earlier, but at 10 a.m., NYS...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 20, 2022

Cougars top Northridge 8-7

A double play sealed a come-from-behind victory for Niwot over Northridge April 19, with the Cougars posting a hard-fought 8-7 win. Niwot took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 13, 2022

Niwot baseball posts blowout win

Gale-force winds helped propel the Niwot Cougars to their first victory of the season April 7 with a 21-3 win over Berthoud. Coach Ken Rosales, in his first season at the helm, picked up his first victory after seven losses, several of the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    April 13, 2022

Silver Creek Boys Swimming off to fast start

Veteran swimming coach Debbie Stewart is pleased with the early-season performance of her squad, which includes boys from Silver Creek and Niwot High schools, as well as a few other schools which...

 
 By Patricia Logan    Sports    April 6, 2022

NHS girls tennis finally hitting the court

Weather has been winning the battle for the tennis courts this spring, but Niwot girls tennis is settling into the season with a 2-1 record and getting close to nailing down the lineup. The team...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    April 6, 2022

Niwot girls finally open season

Thanks to a snowy start to March, the 2022 golf season was delayed until after spring break, but the Niwot girls seem to have made the most of their extra time to practice. In two events during the...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 30, 2022

Out in Leftfield

BASEBALL David Bote, son of longtime Niwot High baseball coach Bob Bote, was placed on the 60-day injured list by the Chicago Cubs on March 19 as he continues to recover from off-season shoulder...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    March 30, 2022

Niwot set to introduce boys volleyball program in 2022-23

It took a little longer than expected, but Niwot will officially welcome boys volleyball as a varsity sport in the 2022-23 school year. The anticipated offering will mark the lone boys volleyball...

 

Iconic bike race returns to Boulder County

After a three-year absence, one of the most competitive bicycle races in Colorado is returning to Boulder County next month. Modeled after one of the world's oldest single-day cycling competitions,...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Sydney Rothstein

When Sydney Rothstein was six years old, her father started taking her to the late lamented Haystack Mountain golf course where, through a series of outrageous bets and parental indulgence, he didn't...

 

Niwot girls soccer holds off Skyline

High school soccer in March is not known for its great weather or its top-notch play, and Niwot's home debut on March 16 against Skyline was a case in point-at least in the first half. Fortunately...

 

Niwot baseball falls in opener

The Ken Rosales era of Niwot baseball got off to a delayed start, as last week's wintry weather postponed the Cougars' original opening day, scheduled for March 10. So the boys in green got underway...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 16, 2022

Student Athlete of the Week-Walt Van Riper

When the Niwot Cougar baseball team took the field for the first time March 12, senior Walt Van Riper was on the mound. Van Riper went four innings in the opening 10-9 loss to Skyline in a non-league...

 

Niwot track and field embarks on bid to defend state titles

The 2022 track and field season officially got underway for Niwot on March 12 at the annual RE-1J meet between St. Vrain Valley district schools. This year the action was out at Mead High, and, as has...

 

Niwot girls golf preview: small but talented team eyes return to state

What the 2022 Niwot girls golf team lacks in size it more than makes up for in talent, and the tight-knit group should be a force to reckon in the postseason, sixth-year golf coach Ed Weaver said. Led...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 9, 2022

Tony Engel named volleyball coach at Niwot High

Tony Engel is the new coach in charge of the Niwot High School girls volleyball program, but he is not new to the team. Engel was introduced to parents and players by NHS athletic director Joe Brown...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    March 9, 2022

Senior-heavy Cougars baseball team welcomes new coach in 2022

With seven seniors, new head coach Ken Rosales has a strong core to build upon in his first season in charge of the storied NHS baseball program, which has five 4A state championships to its credit,...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 2, 2022

Unified basketball season ends on positive note

Disneyland bills itself as "the happiest place on Earth," but on Saturday, Feb. 26, it had competition for that title from Niwot High School, where the St. Vrain Valley unified basketball teams came...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 2, 2022

Student-Athlete of the Week: Ashlee Wood

Ashlee Wood didn't have much basketball experience when she joined Niwot's new unified basketball team-just what she'd picked up by playing with her brothers and dad in the driveway. But what the athl...

 

A Niwot champion goes out on top

Earlier this season, Cougars swim coach Kyle Bachrodt said that senior Mary Codevilla "can win any race that she swims," and at the 2022 Class 4A state swim championships on Feb. 11, she proved that t...

 

Niwot wrestling wraps up season at regional championships

If Niwot wrestling's performance at the 2022 Class 4A Region 3 championships had a title, it would be "A Series of Unfortunate Events." It all started with an injury to a top wrestler in the days...

 

Niwot's Coach Mo featured in new book

In his nearly two decades coaching high school track and field - the past 11 of which having come at Niwot - Maurice Henriques, or as he's affectionately known as Coach Mo, has accrued a good deal of...

 

Unified sports brings inclusion to the court

When Ashlee Wood heard about the new unified basketball team coming to Niwot High, she was excited about the chance to test her burgeoning skills on the court. "My brothers actually started playing...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Ryan Gray

Outside of the Cougar cheer squad, you probably won't find a student with more unabashed school spirit than Niwot junior Ryan Gray. Whether it's cheering on the home team at a state tournament, or...

 

Cougar boys come up short against Thompson Valley

A slow start kept the Niwot boys fighting to close the gap against a strong Thompson Valley team Jan. 28 in a game the Cougars eventually lost 74-52. The final score was not indicative of how close...

 

Niwot girls cross-country team and coach honored

Halftime of the Niwot-Thompson Valley boys basketball game provided an opportunity for Niwot athletic director Joe Brown to recognize the Niwot High School girls cross-country team and Coach Kelly...

 

Dual celebration as Niwot girls swim wins inaugural meet at new facility

It has been three long seasons since the Niwot girls swim team has had a home pool, but with the opening of the Aquatic Center of St. Vrain Valley earlier this month, its wandering days are over. On...

 

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