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 By Chris Teta    Sports    January 25, 2023 

NHS girls basketball gets 2nd win

A young group of mostly sophomore Niwot High School girls picked up just their second basketball win of the season in Tuesday's home matchup with visiting Fort Morgan High School. The convincing...

 
 By Jack Carlough    Sports    January 25, 2023 

Student Athlete of the Week: Eric Falcon

The first two years of Eric Falcon's Niwot High School wrestling career didn't go according to plan. Beset by the COVID-19 pandemic and a leg injury, he was unable to dedicate his complete focus to...

 
 By Isaac Stephens    Sports    January 25, 2023 

Niwot boys basketball splits a three-game week

The Niwot High School boys basketball team played three games this week, taking on the Mountain View Mountain Lions on Tuesday, the Fort Morgan Mustangs on Thursday, and the Northridge Grizzlies on...

 
 By Bruce Warren    Sports    January 25, 2023 

NHS girls take second in SVVSD swim meet

First-year coach Ella Thramann was pleased with the performance of her swimmers and diver Jan. 21 at the District Swimming and Diving Meet at Mountain View High School, but disappointed with a...

 

Niwot boys basketball falls twice dropping to 4-6 on the season

The Niwot High School boy's basketball team had two matchups this week, one against the Thompson Valley Eagles, and the other against the Frederick Golden Eagles. The first of the two games was against Thompson Valley on Tuesday, where Niwot failed...

 
 By Chris Teta    Sports    January 18, 2023

NHS girls swim and dive team has strong showing at BOCO Invitational

Three meets in a busy week kicked off earlier this month at the Mountain Vista Invitational Jan. 7 where the Niwot High School swim and dive team placed 11th in a field of 23 teams. Highlights... Full story

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Molly Slupik

While Niwot High School girls basketball's first win of 2022-23 was inarguably a team effort, few Cougars were as critical to the victory as Molly Slupik. A junior starting forward, Slupik had...

 

Niwot girls basketball secures first win at Skyline

The Niwot girls basketball team is winless no more. Following an 0-9 start to the Niwot High School girls basketball season, head coach Jon Hill's Cougars rallied late in the game to beat the Skyline...

 

Stephen Dimit to take over as interim NHS girls soccer coach

Niwot High School Athletic Director Joe Brown announced that girls soccer coach Jenna Machado has resigned due to the time demands of a growing family. With informal workouts beginning, Brown did not...

 

Out in Leftfield

VOLLEYBALL Morgan Daugherty (Niwot) played in 21 of 27 matches for South Dakota School of Mines as a freshman this season. Daugherty, an opposite hitter, recorded 110 kills for Mines, to go along...

 

Gary Daum Classic brings wrestling fans to Niwot

Niwot High School's wrestling coach, Bobby Matthews, opened the Gary Daum Classic wrestling tournament with a brief tribute to the late NHS wrestling coach, then asked the crowd to join him in a...

 
 By Chris Teta    Sports    January 11, 2023

Five NHS Gymnasts make state finals

Now in her eighth year as Niwot High School girls' gymnastics coach, Marisa Purcell and her assistant coach, Maddi York, took a young squad to the 4A gymnastics state championships in Thornton where...

 

Niwot boys basketball defeats Skyline to snap cold streak

The Niwot High School boys basketball team (4-4) faced off against the Skyline High School Falcons (3-5) this past Friday, playing their first game of the new year. The Cougars were triumphant in...

 

Student Athlete of the Week: Ryder Evans

Although only a sophomore, Ryder Evans has proven early on that he can compete against Colorado's top wrestlers. The 126-pound Niwot High underclassman owns an 18-5 record so far this season and his...

 

Niwot boys basketball falls to Longmont 50-33

Niwot High School boys basketball's final game of 2022 against local rival, the Longmont High School Trojans, resulted in Niwot's 50-33 loss. The loss compliments a theme of defensive success, but a...

 

Student Athlete of the Week: Alexander Long

For the first time since breaking his ankle as a sophomore, Alexander Long finally feels like a "complete basketball player" midway through his senior season at Niwot High School. "I didn't really...

 

Burrage, Evans lead Niwot boys wrestling at Keith Kilker Memorial

Overall, it was a mixed bag of results for the Niwot High School wrestling team at the Keith Kilker Memorial boys wrestling event held from Dec.16-17 in Keenesburg. The Cougars left Weld Central High School 3-4 in duals with junior Gavin Burrage...

 
 By Chris Teta    Sports    January 4, 2023

NHS girl's volleyball finishes strong, reaches state semifinals

First-year coach Tony Engel stepped in to take over for Daisha Agho, and took Niwot High School's girls volleyball team to State, finishing 21-9 on the season and 10-1 in league play. That record does...

 

NHS girls basketball still looking for first win

With three minutes to go in the first half against Longmont High School, the Niwot High School girls basketball team was matching the more experienced Trojans point for point. Niwot junior Molly Slupi...

 

Niwot girls swim and dive takes Class 4A crown at Rex Memorial Coaches Invite

The Niwot High School girls swim and dive team entered winter break on a high note by topping the Class 4A field at the REX Memorial Coaches Invite on Dec. 17. Niwot placed 12th overall, but the...

 

Student Athlete of the Week: Rose Pacheco

The term downhill guard doesn't suit many better than it does Rose Pacheco. Her ability to drive towards the hoop may appear reckless at times, but it frequently results in two points for the Niwot Hi...

 

Niwot High School Boys basketball suffers 3rd straight loss

Niwot High School boys basketball faced off against both the Riverdale Ridge Ravens and the Severance Silver Knights this week, losing both games, 71-45 and 66-45, respectively. Scoring 45 points in...

 

Tough week for Niwot girls hoops

The Niwot High girls basketball team came out cold against unbeaten Riverdale Ridge Dec. 13, and failed to score in the first quarter, falling behind 26-0. The Cougars got on the board in the second...

 

Niwot Boys Basketball starts the season 3-1

The Niwot High School boys basketball team played two games in the second week of the season, one against both the Roosevelt High School Roughriders and the other versus the Silver Creek High School...

 

Niwot girls XC take second at Nike Nationals

The Niwot High School girls cross country team traveled to Portland, Oregon, to run in the Nike Cross Nationals on Dec. 3 and brought home the second-place trophy. A total of 22 teams from across the...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Vithal Arya

After moving to the United States during his sixth-grade year, Vithal Arya was tasked with learning a culture far different from the one he had experienced growing up in India. "It's a culture shock...

 

Niwot boys wrestling litters leaderboard at Wheat Ridge Invitational

Things are beginning to look up for the Niwot boys wrestling team. Coming off a disappointing last-place finish at the Fort Lupton Invitational, the Cougars rebounded nicely on Dec. 7 to beat a...

 

Niwot girls basketball youth shows

The Niwot High School girls basketball team is very young - and the learning curve is painful. The Cougars hosted Roosevelt High School Dec. 6, and the final score, with Roosevelt on top 87-20, gave an indication of how far Niwot has to go to...

 

Niwot girls swim bests Erie in dual meet

Several Niwot High School girls swimmers were at their best on Dec. 8 in a dual meet against Erie High School. Head coach Ella Thramann said that many of her Cougar swimmers broke their personal-best times, all leading to an impressive 199-93 win at...

 

NHS students compete in water polo

Niwot High School students Jack Klein and Logan Waldron spend 12 to 15 hours a week year-round, training and practicing water polo for the Rocky Mountain Neptunes, a water polo club based in Boulder....

 

Niwot wrestling still searching for identity in early-going

While the Niwot boys wrestling team hasn’t found much success yet, there are still plenty of opportunities ahead. The Cougars currently have only two seniors in Charlie Kidd and Vithal Arya, three juniors and 21 underclassmen. Early struggles are...

 

Niwot Boys Basketball starts off the season with back-to-back wins

The Niwot High School boys basketball season has officially tipped off with a two-game weekend resulting in two wins: a blowout 73-13 win against Regis Groff, and a thrilling 86-84 overtime win...

 

Student Athlete of the Week: Jerek Funkhouser

It was only game No. 1, but when Jerek Funkhouser scored 27 points in Niwot High School's season opener on Dec. 1, it was a great omen for the Cougar boys basketball team. The senior's career-best...

 
 By Chris Teta    Sports    December 7, 2022

NHS boys soccer reaches playoffs again, goes 14-4 on season

Coach Stephen Dimit's Niwot High School boys varsity soccer team took its 2022 regular season record of 12-3 into the playoffs again where they bested D'Evelyn High School by a score of 3-0 in the...

 

Jamieson Legh, Rowan Lavigne lead Niwot girls swimming at Lightning Invite

New Niwot High School girls swimming head coach Ella Thramann has both veteran influencers and young talent helping her navigate the early days of her first season. On the older side, seniors...

 

Cougar girls basketball opens season

The youth of the Niwot High School girls basketball team showed in the opening games of the 2022-23 season, as Niwot lost to Regis Groff and Denver North. The Cougars stayed with the more experienced...

 

NYS rec basketball evaluations bring out local youth talent

Niwot Youth Sports boys and girls recreational basketball started the season a bit early this year by bringing out players for pre-season evaluations at Flagstaff Academy this past week. Evaluations...

 

Niwot girls basketball set for second year under Jon Hill

The Niwot girls basketball team may be young, but second-year head coach Jon Hill believes the Cougars are well aware of his expectations. In Hill's inaugural run last season, he was fortunate to have...

 

NHS Boys Basketball looking to improve

Niwot boys basketball coach Clay Wittrock enters his fourth season at the helm with a solid group of seniors who came to Niwot High when he did. Two of those seniors are returning full-time varsity...

 

Student Athlete of the Week: Zoie Chociej

Zoie Chociej's dominant senior season has her feeling optimistic that she can continue her softball career in college. The Niwot High School second baseman had highs in batting average (.645), RBIs...

 
 By Chris Teta    Sports    November 23, 2022

NHS Unified Bowling Team goes to State

The Niwot High School Unified Bowling Team, under Coach Amy Holle, qualified for the state tournament held November 18 at AMF Belleview Lanes in Englewood. One of 18 teams vying for honors in the...

 

Niwot cheer has high expectations heading into state and beyond

Despite still being a "growing" team, the Niwot High School cheer team and head coach Christina Ayers are looking forward to what she expects to be a competitive showing at the state spirit...

 

Student Athlete of the Week: Nia Terrell

The admiration gymnast Nia Terrell's teammates have for their senior leader is abundant. As Niwot High School entered its final event at the Class 4A team state gymnastics championships on Nov. 4,...

 

NHS alum Ella Thramann new girls swim coach

Ella Thramann, a 2019 graduate of Niwot High School, has been hired to be the new girls swim coach at her alma mater. "Some of my best memories are from swim team at Niwot," Thramann said. She hopes...

 

Out in Leftfield

BASEBALL Jack Brooker (Niwot) signed to play baseball at Queens University of Charlotte, a Division I program. Brooker, who graduated from Niwot High School in the Class of 2022, played in the Mile...

 

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...

 

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