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Thornton-White leads Lady Lions 2-1 over Bears

Thornton-White leads Lady Lions 2-1 over Bears

By Mike Maltais
Sometimes you only have one game to play, but sometimes one is enough. The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team saw a two-game week get whittled down to one when Manson cancelled a scheduled game on Oct. 9, but settled for a 2-1 victory over visiting Brewster on Oct....
Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

By Mike Maltais
Anglers can sometimes be folks of few words when the talk turns to fishing holes, lure types and catch sizes, so they have to make those words count. “They’re just having a blast,” is how Lance Rider of The Outdoorsman sporting goods store in Winthrop describes the current success fishermen...
Mountain Lions host Mustangs at Homecoming

Mountain Lions host Mustangs at Homecoming

By Mike Maltais
It has been a tough couple of weeks for the Liberty Bell High School varsity football team as it battled through injuries, ineligibility and player losses to get ready for Friday’s (Oct. 17) Homecoming game against Bridgeport. Along the way the Mountain Lions had to back away from a game...
XC runners tour Chelan, Leavenworth

XC runners tour Chelan, Leavenworth

By Mike Maltais
It was a small meet with big results for the Liberty Bell High School varsity cross-country team at Chelan on Oct. 7, as the Mountain Lions ran away with first place among a small-school roster that included Cashmere, Entiat and host Chelan. Junior Ben Klemmeck led the Mountain Lions to...
Oroville loss makes Manson match a ‘must-win’

Oroville loss makes Manson match a ‘must-win’

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ volleyball team pulled three wins out of four games over a seven-day stretch that included three road opponents last week, but the Lady Lions’ single loss was one that mattered. Following a 3-0 shutout at Lake Roosevelt on Oct. 7, a 3-1 win...

Junior High closes out shining XC season

By Mike Maltais The Liberty Bell Junior High School cross-country team closed its season at Omak on Oct. 7 the same way it started, with Mountain Lion runners among the top finishers in both the boys’ and girls’ races. As they have all season, Novie McCabe and Gretta Scholz finished one-two among girls, and Walker...
Nordic Team meets on Monday at high school

Nordic Team meets on Monday at high school

The Methow Valley Nordic Team will hold a registration and information meeting at 5 p.m. Monday (Oct. 20) in the Liberty Bell High School multipurpose room. Those already registered are welcome to attend. Registrants will pick up team jackets and discuss the plan for the upcoming season. Team director,. Leslie Hall,. will have a number of...
Sports briefs: October 15, 2014

Sports briefs: October 15, 2014

This week: Loup fundraiser this weekend, Rodeo queen tryouts on Oct. 25, Ski swap benefits Barn, Nordic team, and 10K run/walk supports fire victims
State funding boosts Twisp’s community trail

State funding boosts Twisp’s community trail

By Ann McCreary
The dream of creating a community trail through Twisp has moved closer to reality with the recent announcement of $199,504 in state funding for the project. The funding was awarded by the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) to help the town acquire and develop land for the community trail,...
General election ballots go out this week

General election ballots go out this week

Ballots for the Nov. 4 general election will be mailed this week in Okanogan County, and most will arrive by Friday (Oct. 17). Candidates for local, regional, statewide and national offices will fill the ballots along with local and statewide measures or levy requests. Okanogan is an all-mail ballot county. Ballots must be postmarked by...