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Student-Athlete of the Week: Jake Sims


Photo by Bruce Warren Jake Sims was a multi-sport athlete at Niwot High.

Jake Sims graduated from Niwot High School last month with a 3.71 GPA, and was a multi-sport athlete for the Cougars, but he had to overcome a serious ankle injury after his junior year to return to action for his senior season.

“I fractured my fibula in two places sliding into second base in summer baseball,” Sims said. He also tore ligaments and dislocated the ankle, which got caught up with the second baseman as he went over the base. “It wasn’t fully healed until last January, but he resumed playing basketball in December.

Sims was a starter in both basketball and baseball for...

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