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Mountain Lion boys win two at home, lose on the road

Mountain Lion boys win two at home, lose on the road

By Don Nelson
Liberty Bell High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team played about every type of game imaginable last week — winning a squeaker, losing by 25, then winning in a rout. On Jan. 6, the Mountain Lions edged Bridgeport, 67-65, at home. At Okanogan on Friday, Liberty Bell absorbed …
Lady Lions play tough but drop three

Lady Lions play tough but drop three

By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team showed flashes of scoring power in three games last week, but not quite enough to pull off a victory. On Jan. 6, the Lady Lions stayed close to Bridgeport throughout the game after a slow start, but fell 37-31. At Okanogan on Friday...
Gut Check winners

Gut Check winners

Liberty Bell wrestlers Meritt Fink, left, Trent Skelton and Emmett Fink came home with medals — and Skelton with the winner’s belt in his weight class — at the prestigious Gut Check Challenge wrestling tournament at the Evergreen State College in Olympia last weekend. Each of the Fink brothers took fifth place in their weight divisions. The Mountain Lions...
Cupp does well in college cyclocross championships

Cupp does well in college cyclocross championships

Cody Cupp, a 2012 Liberty Bell High School graduate, competed in the USA Cycling Collegiate National Cyclocross Championships last weekend in Austin, Texas. Riding for Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Cupp came in seventh out of 90 Division 1 men, and second among his teammates. Cupp helped Fort Lewis College to a second-place finish...
Mountain Lions XC coach Herlihy honored

Mountain Lions XC coach Herlihy honored

Craig Herlihy, coach of the Liberty Bell High School cross-country team, has been named a Coach of the Year for 2014 by the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association. Herlihy will be honored at the 2015 Washington State Track and Field/XC convention on Saturday (Jan. 17). The Liberty Bell boys’ cross-country team took fourth place...
Race of the Methow at Liberty Bell this weekend

Race of the Methow at Liberty Bell this weekend

The Race of the Methow, a two-day series of Nordic ski races for all ages, will be Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 17-18) on the McCabe Trails at Liberty Bell High School. It’s a great venue not only for skiers but also for spectators, who can watch classic skiing on Saturday and freestyle skiing on Sunday....
Lady Lions play tough but drop three

Lady Lions play tough but drop three

By Don Nelson

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team showed flashes of scoring power in three games last week, but not quite enough to pull off a victory. On Jan. 6, the Lady Lions stayed close to Bridgeport throughout the game after a slow start, but fell 37-31. At Okanogan on Friday...
Start limbering up for the Nordic Festival, Jan. 23 – 25

Start limbering up for the Nordic Festival,
Jan. 23 – 25

The Nordic Festival — a three-day celebration of cross country skiing and other snow-related activities with something for all ages — will take place on Jan. 23–25 at various Methow Valley locations. The festival, organized by Methow Trails, includes lots of free activities as well as races that require entry fees. Jan. 23 will be Backyard Ski Day, which...
Mountain Lions take Cascade tournament title

Mountain Lions take Cascade tournament title

By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team claimed the title at the Cascade Christmas tournament in Leavenworth on Jan. 29-30, nipping Cascade by a score of 49-47 in the opener and taking the championship with a 63-56 victory over Cle Elem-Roslyn.
Lady Lions drop two at Cascade tournament

Lady Lions drop two at Cascade tournament

After an impressive win at Brewster in mid-December, the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team dropped a couple of hard-fought games against non-league opponents at the Cascade Christmas tournament in Leavenworth on Dec. 29-30. In the opening game of the tournament, a 46-29 loss against Cascade High School, the Lady Lions stayed close early...