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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 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...

 

Comeback season for Niwot boys basketball tips off on Dec. 2

The Niwot boys basketball team didn't see much success during the abbreviated 2020-21 season, but the "hard lessons" they learned during the 1-13 campaign should pay off in a much improved 2021-22,...

 

Challenging 2021 season ends for Niwot boys

The Niwot boys didn't end up on the winning end of the score in their 2021 season finale, but even that wasn't enough to dampen Michael "Misha" Barrett's spirits before, during, and after the game. A...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 3, 2021

Niwot falters against Frederick

The Niwot boys basketball team finally broke their season-long losing streak with a rousing 54-45 victory over league foe Berthoud on Feb. 22. But it was their decidedly unrousing 65-35 defeat two...

 

Niwot boys open 2021 with loss to Roosevelt

The 2021 season didn't get off to a winning start for the Cougars on Jan. 26, but the hard-fought loss yielded some pleasant surprises for Niwot head coach Clayton Wittrock. "It was a good effort...

 

New challenges ahead for Niwot boys basketball in 2021

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic altered the landscape of local high school sports, the 2021 boys basketball season promised to be full of potential pitfalls for second-year coach Clayton Wittrock...

 

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 Jason Kline, he's just glad they did. When the spread of coronavirus made rec...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    March 4, 2020

Niwot makes early exit from basketball playoffs

Senior point guard Cooper Sheldon was philosophical following Niwot's three-point loss to Air Academy Kadets in the first round of the Class 4A basketball playoffs on Feb. 26. A questionable judgment...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Austin Rathburn

In seventh grade, Austin Rathburn realized that his ultimate height was destined to be several derivations from the norm, so he set his sights on the sport that tends to favor those so gifted. Now...

 

Misha Barrett takes the court for Niwot

When he's on the court "making it rain" for Niwot, shooting guard Misha Barrett looks like any other underclassman hustling for a chance to leave the 'D' team behind. It's only when you get a chance t...

 

Late surge by Niwot falls short in two conference games

The Niwot boys basketball team moved to 8-7 on the year, after dropping a pair of close games to Northern League rivals. On Jan. 21, the Cougars scored 25 4th-quarter points in a 64-56 losing effort...

 

Niwot goes 2-0 to start conference play

The Niwot boys basketball team improved to 7-4 on the year, after picking up another pair of wins as Northern League play got underway last week. The Cougars were considerably more effective on both...

 

Niwot picks up two wins at the Rough Rider Shootout

The Niwot boys basketball team rang in 2020 by going 2-1 at the annual Rough Rider Shootout at Roosevelt, held Jan. 2-4. But sloppy play on both offense and defense over the three-game stretch has...

 

Niwot boys stun Erie in home opener

It wasn't quite a Christmas miracle, but Niwot's upset win over the 10th-ranked Erie Tigers on Dec. 19 certainly had fans rejoicing. Led by senior guard Cooper Sheldon, four Cougars scored in...

 

Niwot boys basketball preview

Clayton Wittrock isn't sure that the Niwot boys basketball team is ready to contend for a Northern League title, but the first-year head coach does have an undeniably sunny outlook for the upcoming...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    Sports    July 3, 2019

Niwot names Clayton Wittrock boys basketball coach

The Niwot boys basketball team has had its share of disappointments over the past two seasons, but new head coach Clayton Wittrock is only looking ahead. "I met with the seniors on one of my first...

 

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