Published on Tuesday, March 22 2011 17:23
Niwot High School Girls Soccer Preview
The Niwot girls soccer team got off to a fast start, but faltered in the second half of the first game, a 3-2 loss to Boulder.Read more: Niwot High School Girls Soccer Preview - March 2011
Published on Tuesday, March 22 2011 17:11
Junior Nick Stager was the only Cougar to qualify for state, finishing third at Regionals in the 140-pound class. Stager won his first two matches at regionals by pinning his opponents. He lost a semi-final match to Erie’s Clay Bunker by a 7-4 decision, then won the third-place match over Frederick’s Zach Champlin, 6-2.
At state, Stager faced Marcus Velasquez of Montrose in the first round, and came out on the short end of a 3-1 decision. Velasquez was ranked fourth in the state by Tim Yount’s On the Mat Rankings before the state tournament, and Stager was ranked sixth going into the tournament. “Nick had a tough draw,” Coach Scott Sanchez said, noting that only regional champions are seeded at state.
Niwot's Luke Stager wrestles at State.
Read more: Coaches' Corner - March 2011
Published on Tuesday, March 22 2011 17:06
NIWOT YOUTH SPORTS
NYS has a redesigned website at www.niwotyouthsports.org. Holly Barrett, who created the site, was recruited by Kirstin Heinritz and Mike Veeder of NYS to update and expand the website. “I have been designing and developing websites on a part-time to less than part-time basis for about eight years while I raise my three daughters,” Barrett said.
She spent several years in the financial services industry as a financial analyst and product manager, and worked closely with a web designer for a new business. “I discovered then that I enjoyed this line of work much more than number crunching. I have designed sites for small businesses, non-profits, local bands, friends, and family. I especially enjoy helping non-profits create an online presence and identity they otherwise might not be able to afford.”
The NYS site contains photos, a history of the program, registration information, directions to fields, and how to contact board members. “Building this site was very interesting for me because I grew up playing playing softball and basketball in youth leagues in Georgia and continued playing through high school,” she said. “My entire family was very much involved in the local youth sports leagues and my parents spent many hours volunteering. I have wonderful memories of those years.”
Barrett has a third-grader and twins in Kindergarten, all at Niwot Elementary School. Her husband, Chris Barrett, works at Qualcomm in Gunbarrel.
Published on Tuesday, March 22 2011 17:04
Megan Horsch (Niwot) finished fourth in the 3000 meters for the University of Northern Colorado at the Air Force Invitational with a time of 10:47.06. Earlier she took second in the same event at the Don Barrett Air Force Duals.
Niwot High senior Dan Summers signed a national letter of intent to run at Duke University next fall. Summers is expected to be a sprinter for the Blue Devils.
Published on Tuesday, March 22 2011 16:48
Former Niwot resident and Colorado assistant football coach Shawn Watson has been hired as quarterbacks coach at the University of Louisville. Watson spent the past five seasons at the University of Nebraska, the last four as offensive coordinator. Watson was also a candidate for several head coaching positions after falling out of favor in Lincoln as the offense sputtered in the Big 12 title game and in the Holiday Bowl. His son Adam Watson, a Niwot High grad, completed his eligibility at Nebraska last fall, although he missed the entire season with a shoulder injury.
Justin Traxinger, who spent his first two years at Niwot High before transferring to Longmont, has signed a national letter of intent to play at Colorado School of Mines next fall. Traxinger played offensive tackle and defensive end for the Trojans.