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Varsity practices, parents meetings just ahead in three fall sports

Varsity practices, parents meetings just ahead in three fall sports

Season practices and parents’ meetings are just around the corner for varsity volleyball, girls’ soccer, and cross-country. Volleyball The girls’ volleyball team will hit the practice court from 6:30 – 8:15 a.m. and again from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 25) under the watchful eye of returning head coach Tim Boonstra. The parents’ meeting will be held...
Equipment check

Equipment check

Tanner White (right), 13, gives a hand to 9-year-old fourth-grader Beau Tanguy with the proper helmet fit during the first day of Peewee football practice at Liberty Bell High School. Some 22 Peewees from 8 to 12 years of age will play their first game at Okanogan or Omak on Sept. 9.
Lincoln Post takes over as LBHS varsity girls’ soccer coach

Lincoln Post takes over as LBHS varsity girls’ soccer coach

By Mike Maltais
With their first practice less than a week away and their first game on Sept. 6, the Liberty Bell High School varsity soccer girls have a new face — Lincoln Post — signing on as the team’s head coach this year.
Football Club holds another car wash

Football Club holds another car wash

Saturday car washes have treated the new Liberty Bell High School Football Club so well that the team has decided to hold its third consecutive wash, from 9 a.m. – noon this Saturday (Aug. 23) at the Methow Valley School district bus garage adjacent to the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The club’s first car wash...
A clean sweep …

A clean sweep …

Members of the Liberty Bell High School varsity football team turned out at the Methow Valley School District bus garage on Saturday for a car wash to benefit the school’s new Football Club. From left, Derek Alumbaugh, Eden Davis, Chip Jones and Rowan Post apply the elbow grease that raised just over $350 during the...
The rodeo is on

The rodeo is on

The 43rd annual Methow Valley Rodeo will go on as scheduled over Labor Day weekend. Events begin at 1 p.m. each day on Aug. 30 and 31 at the rodeo grounds off of Twin Lakes Road between Twisp and Winthrop, an area that was recently threatened by the Rising Eagle Road Fire. Admission is $10...
Fire, water cancel Angels, challenge Cutthroat

Fire, water cancel Angels, challenge Cutthroat

By Mike Maltais
Unusual weather phenomena made their presence felt in two popular Methow Valley high-elevation, late-summer running venues this year,  forcing one, the Angels Staircase, to cancel and the other, the Cutthroat Classic, to scramble in order to restore trail conditions back to usable shape.
Pearrygin recovers and re-opens after fires, storms

Pearrygin recovers and re-opens after fires, storms

By Laurelle Walsh
Pearrygin Lake State Park was expected to re-open today (Aug. 6), after the second fire-related closure in as many weeks, according to Park Manager Rick Lewis. Both campgrounds were evacuated and the park was closed on Friday (Aug. 1), when …
Klemmeck klobbers Try-a-Tri competition

Klemmeck klobbers Try-a-Tri competition

By Mike Maltais
While the Carlton Complex Fire was scorching a new record across the North Central Washington landscape in mid-July, Liberty Bell High School senior Josiah Klemmeck was scorching his own course in the ChelanMan multisport event at Lake Chelan on  July 19.
Doggett discombobulates cage fight opponent

Doggett discombobulates cage fight opponent

By Mike Maltais
In keeping with the attention-grabbing wildfire theme that has swept the valley of late, Twisp’s Gunnar Doggett left his opponent in a pile of smoking bones on the cage fight mat at the Warrior Camp Mixed Martial Arts tournament at Liberty Lake on Saturday (Aug. 2).