Volleball-postLBHS volleyball team wins in Spokane

The Liberty Bell High School varsity volleyball team won the B division at the Lakeside High School invitational tournament in Spokane June 15. Pictured from left front are Erin Frey (setter), Taylor Curtis (outside hitter), Erin Shue (libero) and Allison Ryan (outside hitter). Back row, coach Tim Boonstra, setters Kaitlyn Umberger and Ashley Watson and middle hitters Zoey Marchiney and Sarina Williams. Liberty Bell defeated Deer Park’s second team and Bridgeport’s first team to win the B title.


Play volleyball at Twisp Park

Volleyball in the Twisp Park will be one of the fun events taking place on July 4, when the 4’s Volleyball Tournament begins at 10 a.m.

It’s a “competitive, fun, social, mix-it-up kind of environment,” said former Liberty Bell High School varsity volleyball coach Kim Frey.

The tournament is limited to 20 players of B level (high school varsity) or higher skill.

For a suggestion donation of $15 per person individuals can register by email at j_osh@centurytel.net.

Further information is available by calling Kim Frey at 997-2075.


Yakely, Whipple shine for cycling team

Heather Yakely, a part time resident of Winthrop and rookie member of the Methow Cycle and Sport Blue Star Coffee racing team, is getting off to a good competitive year as the first woman to cross the finish line in the demanding Gran Fondo long distance cycling race in Leavenworth last Sunday (June 23).

The grueling 86-mile timed event came complete with 8,000 feet of climbing that was enough to discourage 10 percent of entrants from finishing the race.

Yakely persevered, however, to become the first woman to cross the finish line and place 13th overall.

Previously, Jake Whipple was at Echo Valley June 8 and won the incredibly tough men’s single speed division in the demanding 60-mile Mountain Trail Bike  race, part of the Northwest Epic series.

Echo Valley was also the first endurance race for team members Bill Craven and Julie Grialou.

Craven placed 17th overall in the Open Men’s division while Grialou placed seventh in her category.