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 By Jack Carlough    Sports    November 25, 2020 

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....

 

Inconsistency plagues Niwot at Frederick Classic

The Niwot boys golf team battled blistering heat and unpredictable course conditions as they made the turn to the second...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Jesse Horn

There's almost nothing normal about the way Jesse Horn's senior year at Niwot High started, so he's grateful for the one thin...

 

NYS flag football to open season Sept. 13

Local collegiate and high school football seasons may be on hold, but for Niwot Youth Sports flag football, it's nearly...

 

Niwot softball falls to Roosevelt in home opener

A relentless Roosevelt RoughRiders offense spoiled Niwot softball's home opener by a score of 18-0 on Saturday, Aug. 22. The...

 

Niwot cross country aims for repeat state titles

Fifth-year Niwot head coach Kelly Christensen is grateful that the 2020 high school cross country season is proceeding, even...

 

Niwot tennis speeds towards postseason

The Niwot boys tennis team opened the abbreviated 2020 season at a breakneck pace, winning four times in a week while going...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Sam Keronen

Captain Sam Keronen has one goal for his upcoming senior tennis season: win the elusive Class 4A state championship for...

 

Local equestrian crowned grand champion

Isabella Steiner, age 16, a junior at Niwot High School, is shown here jumping her horse Cool Toddy at the Summer in the...

 

Niwot softball drops opener to Berthoud

Niwot softball's inexperience proved detrimental at Berthoud High School on Saturday, Aug. 15, as the Cougars dropped their...

 

Nik Blume era delayed until spring for Niwot football

Niwot High School head football coach Nikolas Blume had a gut feeling his inaugural season at Niwot would be delayed. Even so...

 

Photos: Niwot downs Thompson Valley to kick-off compressed season

On Aug. 13, the Niwot boys tennis team traveled to Thompson Valley for the opening match of the abbreviated 2020 season....

 

Niwot adjusts to CHSAA postponements in COVID-19 era

Direct impacts of COVID-19 have officially reached the fall with the Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA)...

 

Sweet 16: Niwot softball suiting up for shortened season

A shortened 16-game season and limited varsity roster will only heighten the excitement for Niwot High School softball this...

 

Niwot boys golf finishes fifth at socially-distant season opener

Ed Weaver isn't thrilled with his team's finish at their season debut at Quail Dunes Golf Course on Aug. 7, but that isn't to...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    August 5, 2020

Boys tennis, softball get CHSAA green light

On July 29, the Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA) announced that boys tennis and softball would join boys golf for the fall 2020 sports season. As of Aug. 2,...

 

Niwot hoopster signs with Park University

Kyle Reeves isn't quite sure how his recruiting videos ended up in the hands of the Park University men's basketball Coach Ja...

 

Boys golf preview: Safety concerns remain ahead of 2020 season

Amid the hubbub about the return to play plans for high school sports such as football and cross country, the Colorado High...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 29, 2020

Story behind the place: Hagen Field

In last week's edition of the Left Hand Valley Courier, we covered the story behind Niwot's Ritz Field, named after Colorado...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

Niwot's Codevilla among nation's best swimmers

Niwot High School girls swim coach Sarah Stamp has run out of superlatives for her top swimmer, Mary Codevilla, who appears...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

Story behind the place: Ritz Field

Niwot Youth Sports baseball was thriving in the 1990s and was in desperate need of additional fields for its over 500...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    July 22, 2020

After 11 years, Niwot girls swim head coach Sarah Stamp retires

Eleven years and a slew of accomplishments later, Niwot girls swimming head coach Sarah Stamp is calling it quits. "It was...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    July 15, 2020

Out in Leftfield

GOLF Kelsey Webster (Fairview) of Gunbarrel was named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar for the...

 

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