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Cold day, hot pace

Cold day, hot pace

Bjornsens begin World Cup competition

Bjornsens begin World Cup competition

Winthrop’s Sadie and Erik Bjornsen — siblings, 2014 winter Olympians and now, teammates on the U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team — are in Lillehammer, Norway, for the second in a series of World Cup events that began in Kuusamo, Finland, on Nov. 29-30, and will conclude at Oslo, Norway, in March. The Bjornsens wasted no time making their marks in...
Sports briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

Sports briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

Help out Loup Loup Looking for ways to support the Loup Loup Ski Bowl? You have two opportunities in the coming week. On Saturday (Dec. 6), the Loup Loup ski patrol hosts a showing of the film Pretty Faces: the Story of a Skier Girl at the Omak Theater at noon. Cost is $7 to...
Veterans lead Lady Lions into 2014-15 basketball season

Veterans lead Lady Lions into 2014-15 basketball season

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ basketball team starts the season with 11 returning veterans as the Lady Lions face a larger, tougher Central Washington 2B league lineup this season. Baylee Canedo, Monica Chavey, Lauren Fitzmaurice, Erin Knight, Katie Labanauskas, Haley Bakke, Lauren Ochoa, Jessica Johnson, Amanda Dwinell, Kristina Oestreich...
Mountain Lions open at Okanogan Jamboree, Pateros next

Mountain Lions open at Okanogan Jamboree, Pateros next

By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team was scheduled to open its season at the Okanogan Jamboree on Tuesday (Dec. 2) and host the Pateros Billygoats on Monday (Dec. 8) before the Mountain Lions get down to …

Lady Lions end sensational soccer season with second at state

Lady Lions end sensational soccer season with second at state

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team defied conventional odds this season when it leveraged a third-place ranking in the expanded Central Washington 2B league into the Lady Lions’ highest-ever finish — second place …
Sports briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

Sports briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

This week: Free avalanche clinic for snowmobilers and Methow Trails membership meeting
State champion Mountain Lions open season ranked No. 1

State champion Mountain Lions open season ranked No. 1

By Mike Maltais
The two-time defending state champion Liberty Bell High School varsity wrestlers opened season practice Monday (Nov. 17) ranked No. 1 among Washington B league schools as the Mountain Lions set their sights on a three-peat at the Tacoma Dome next Feb. 21 – 22. Commenting on the caliber of this year’s varsity...
Sudden-death goal launches Lady Lions into state playoffs

Sudden-death goal launches Lady Lions into state playoffs

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team is returning to the state championship playoffs for the third consecutive year on the strength of an inspiring 1-0 win over the Central Washington B League champion Okanogan Bulldogs in …
Jones, McMillan,Thornton-White named to All-League

Jones, McMillan,Thornton-White named to All-League

By Mike Maltais Liberty Bell High School varsity football senior Chip Jones, junior Jacob McMillan and sophomore Charlie Thornton-White were among nominees to the Central Washington 2B All-League football teams announced recently by team coaches. Jones was selected to the All-League Defensive First Team as a defensive back and made the Second Team offense as...