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 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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

Local teams reunite at St. Vrain All District Meet

After a pandemic hiatus in 2021, the girls swim and dive teams from St. Vrain Valley high schools renewed their friendly rivalry at the annual All-District Meet, held Jan. 15 at Mt. View Aquatics...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Mary Codevilla

With five individual state championships and a Class 4A record to her name, there isn't much territory left for standout Mary Codevilla to conquer in high school swimming. But she still has lofty...

 

Jamieson Legh shines for Cougars in Mustangs Invite

With star swimmer Mary Codevilla out for the weekend, it was Jamieson Legh’s turn to take charge for the Niwot girls swim team. The junior dominated in a pair of individual races to help the Cougars finish second in 4A at the Mustang Invitational,...

 

Gary Daum Classic returns to Niwot High

After a truncated 2021 high school season, full-scale wrestling tournaments are back in 2022, and, locally, that means a packed house at Niwot High for the ninth annual Gary Daum Classic, held Jan....

 

Gary Daum Classic offers opportunity to support family

The 2022 edition of the Gary Daum Classic at Niwot High School began with the traditional welcome by NHS Wrestling Coach Bobby Matthews, who introduced Garin Daum, son of the late long-time Niwot...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Bryce Nemec

Niwot football's historic 2021 season will be remembered for many reasons, not least the dominating performance of senior Bryce Nemec, a difference-maker on both sides of the ball. Appearing in all...

 

Niwot volleyball, boys soccer standouts rack up All-State honors

A trio of Niwot girls volleyball players and one boys soccer star received CHSAA All-State honors following the conclusion of the fall 2021 season. On the soccer pitch, Niwot senior attacker Azael Mar...

 

Niwot football's Nemec and Classen receive All-State recognitions

With a 4-6 record, Niwot football had one its most successful season since 2008 and in turn, its top players received some impressive individual hardware. On the CHSAA All-State lists,...

 

Niwot girls struggle in Trojan Classic Invitational

Not much went right for the Niwot girls basketball team in the Trojan Classic Invitational, hosted by Longmont High from Dec. 16-18. The Cougars' scorching start to the season was simmered with...

 

Ravaged by COVID, Cougars limp through weekend tournament

It hasn't been easy for Niwot boys basketball to put together a formidable team in recent weeks. Head coach Clay Wittrock estimated that since early December, nine Cougars have missed games and/or...

 

Niwot finishes second in REX Coaches Invite

Senior swimmer Mary Codevilla’s Niwot legacy grew a little larger following a pair of historic races at the REX Coaches Invite on Dec. 18. Codevilla, a Notre Dame commit, has been swimming for the USA National Junior Team and the REX Invite was her...

 

Running Lane Nationals: Niwot Cross Country Shines in Huntsville

We are proud to introduce The Green and Black, Niwot High School's own student produced newspaper. This newspaper began as an IB CAS project in 2020, and has grown into so much more. Now with over 50...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Rowan Osgood

The Niwot girls swim team has faced its share of challenges over the past few seasons, from lack of a home facility, to a coaching turnover, and, of course, the myriad complications due to the...

 

Niwot girls win two out of three to open the season

It's still early in the 2021-22 winter sports season, but it's not too early for the Niwot girls basketball team to have a better record than it did in its 2020-21 campaign. Behind an impressive...

 

Niwot boys stumble in home tournament

The 2021-22 season of Niwot boys basketball debuted on Dec. 2 to mostly positive reviews from third-year coach Clayton Wittrock, after the Cougars posted a 42-32 win over Denver West in the first of...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week-Madison Tajchman

The 2021-22 Niwot girls basketball team is on the path to redemption after posting just two wins during the prior two seasons. Helping lead them there is senior captain Madison Tajchman, a...

 

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