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MV Nordic Team finishes season in Alberta

MV Nordic Team finishes season in Alberta

A small group of Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) members headed up to Canmore, Alberta, to compete in the junior classes at the Canadian National Championships, which started on March 18 and continue through Saturday (March 25). The competition is taking place at the Canmore Nordic Center, site of the 1988 Olympics and upgraded since...
Mountain Lions launch track season at Bridgeport, Ray Cross Invitational next

Mountain Lions launch track season at Bridgeport, Ray Cross Invitational next

Lauren Fitzmaurice took first place in the girls’ long jump, and Emerson Worrell turned in impressive performances in the boys’ 800- and 1,600-meter races, as the Liberty Bell High School track team faced its first …
Liberty Bell tennis team splits two road matches, plays at home next

Liberty Bell tennis team splits two road matches, plays at home next

The Liberty Bell High School tennis team started its season with wins over Oroville last Thursday (March 16), then lost both the boys’ and girls’ match-ups when they ran into a tougher Omak team on Saturday (March 18).
LBHS Knowledge Bowl team edges St. George’s for state title

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team edges St. George’s for state title

The Liberty Bell High School Knowledge Bowl team overcame fierce competition and survived some last-second drama to claim its first state 2B championship at the state meet in Arlington last weekend.
McCabe claims second Nordic Junior Nationals title

McCabe claims second Nordic Junior Nationals title

The Methow Valley Nordic Team’s Novie McCabe took another national title in the U16 girls’ sprint race last week at the Nordic Junior National Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Earlier, Novie McCabe took first place in the U16 girls’ 5-kilometer race. The classic spring competition began last Wednesday (March 8), as fickle weather played...

Community Challenge relay race at the Loup nets big turnout

The second Annual Loup Loup Community Challenge Relay last weekend saw 19 three-person teams compete in Giant Slalom (some on skis, some on snowboards), Tube Hill Run Up and Slide Down, and the 3K Nordic course. The teams with the fastest combined times won top prizes. First place, with a final time of 9:20.02, went...
Local group backs improved trail maintenance in Methow Valley district

Local group backs improved trail maintenance in Methow Valley district

More than 1,000 miles of trails on national forest lands around the Methow Valley lead to spectacular landscapes. Unfortunately, many of those trails are no longer passable because there is no money to maintain them. A newly formed local organization hopes to help open trails and maintain them for the enjoyment of hikers, bikers, horseback riders,...
Winthrop Rink closes Sunday after a record season

Winthrop Rink closes Sunday after a record season

The Winthrop Rink closes for the winter on Sunday (March 12), after a successful first season with ice-making equipment that allowed the facility to stay open longer than it ever has. Through March 5, the rink had been open for 108 days this season, according to information provided by rink manager Connor Walsh. The previous...
MVNT’s Novie McCabe takes first place at Nordic Junior Nationals

MVNT’s Novie McCabe takes first place at Nordic Junior Nationals

The Methow Valley Nordic Team’s Novie McCabe took first place in the U16 girls’ 5-kilometer race on Monday (March 6) at the Nordic Junior National Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Team director Leslie Hall reported that McCabe, a freshman at Liberty Bell High School, started relatively early in the race in hopes that the...
MV Nordic Team Midgets come up big in B.C. meet

MV Nordic Team Midgets come up big in B.C. meet

While the Methow Valley Nordic Team’s older skiers prepare to head to Junior Nationals in New York or U14 Championships at Cabin Creel, a crew of 9- to 12-year-old MVNT racers went north for the BC Midget Championships in West Kelowna, B.C., last weekend. About 200 skies competed in three events, MVNT director Leslie Hall...