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Student-Athlete of the Week: Lucas Steiner

Niwot student Lucas Steiner’s penchant for hard work is paying dividends this fall. As a member of the Niwot’s football team, the 185-pound offensive lineman was pressed into service on defense this season, after a rash of injuries left the coaches scrambling to field a full squad. Steiner played both as offensive guard and middle

Student-Athlete of the Week: Tyler Crall

By Jocelyn Rowley     Dec 23, 2017 Niwot senior Tyler Crall didn’t have much time to lament the end of his high school soccer career. Less than 48 hours after the Cougars’ semifinal loss to Centaurus in the Class 4A state playoffs on Nov. 8, the second-year varsity defenseman switched out his cleats for

Girls Basketball: Niwot tops Skyview at the Pepsi Center

By Jocelyn Rowley      Dec 29, 2017 The Niwot girls basketball team headed into the holiday break on a high note, with a hard-fought win over the previously undefeated Skyview Wolverines. In a defensive battle on the professional-size court at the Pepsi Center, the Cougars held Skyview to a just 33 points, while

“Flawless” Niwot Cheer team takes 13th at State

By Jocelyn Rowley    Dec 29, 2017 Niwot cheer coach Alexis Bellinger isn’t shy about praising her team’s performance at this year’s Class 4A State Cheerleading tournament, held Dec. 8-9 at the Denver Coliseum. “The girls were in a great place,” said Bellinger, who co-coaches the team with former Erie cheer assistant Catherine Linhardt.

Student-Athlete of the Week: Kendra Perez

By Jocelyn Rowley     Dec 30, 2017 It’s not typical for a freshman to emerge as a team leader, but, then again, it hasn’t been a typical year for the Niwot cheer team. Following a last-minute coaching change and the departure of more than half of the cheerleaders, the team nearly disbanded in the

Courier loses one of our own

By Bruce Warren   Jan 2, 2018  It is with great sadness that we report the heartbreaking news that Ed Navarro, longtime sports photographer for the Courier, passed away Dec. 31 after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Though his death will be felt deeply by his wife Trudy, a retired teacher, and his two children,

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NHS Athletes to Compete in College

By Jocelyn Rowley and Bruce Warren Nov 24, 2017 Mackenzie Fidelak – Stanford For as long as she can remember, Niwot volleyball standout Mackenzie Fidelak has had Stanford University at the top of her college wish list, but not necessarily for obvious reasons. To be sure, Stanford is home to one of the most