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Hat trick for first Apple Puck: weather, crowd, UW-WSU face-off

Hat trick for first Apple Puck: weather, crowd, UW-WSU face-off

By Don Nelson The Winthrop Rink’s first Apple Puck ice hockey game, a match between club teams from the University of Washington and Washington State University, got a warm reception Saturday night (Feb. 18). UW won the regulation-time game, 8-0, and most of the action was on the Cougars’ defensive end. But the teams’ competitiveness...
Nordic ski team splits up for busy weekend

Nordic ski team splits up for busy weekend

Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) skiers headed in two directions over Presidents’ Day weekend, with a small contingent heading to Spokane for the final Junior National Qualifier and a larger group heading to the BC Championships in Kamloops, B.C. Four of the older skiers had already clinched their spots on the Junior National team that...
Finlay Holston takes second place at state wrestling meet

Finlay Holston takes second place at state wrestling meet

Liberty Bell High School junior Finlay Holston took second place in the 182-pound division in 1B/2B competition at the Mat Classic XXIX statewide meet last weekend. Holston, the Mountain Lions’ only competitor in this year’s state meet, won his first match on Friday (Feb. 17) by pinning Mason Payne of Reardan in 5:37. He then defeated...
Lady Lions’ season ends in first round of district tournament

Lady Lions’ season ends in first round of district tournament

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team’s season came to an end in the first round of the 2B District 5/6 tournament at Wenatchee on Tuesday (Feb. 14), as the Lady Lions fell to Walla Walla Academy, 48-45, in a hard-fought game that went into overtime. According to reports on the Liberty Bell Booster Club...
Knowledge Bowl team takes first place at Manson meet

Knowledge Bowl team takes first place at Manson meet

Liberty Bell High School’s Team 1 took first place Monday (Feb. 13) in a Knowledge Bowl match at Manson that included 33 teams from eight schools. To win, Liberty Bell Team 1 (Sebastian Hogness, Colin Waichler, Bram Wathen, Nate Hirsch) beat Okanogan Team 1 in head-to-head competition for the first time this season, coach Leverett...
Ski Team does well at Wolf  Chase

Ski Team does well at Wolf  Chase

The Loup Loup Ski Team hosted the annual Wolf Chase Race last weekend, where 115 athletes were greeted with blue skies and perfect snow conditions for alpine racing. The Loup team’s Aidan Catlin took home the trophy for the fastest overall boy for the weekend. Sydney Schuler took first on Sunday after a fall on...
Who won what at Ski for Women

Who won what at Ski for Women

Following up on the Ski for Women event at Mazama, award winners were: Most Playful –The Aces (Susan Samuleson, Marcia Swider, Val Hecker, Betty Predeger). Best Individual – The Parrot (Amber Goodman). Best Group Performance – The Seven Dwarfs (Janet Bauer, Pat Leigh, Sherri Krowne, Louise Stevens, Karan Godman, Nancy Kuta, Jan Stan). Best Mother...
Lady Lions head into post-season play

Lady Lions head into post-season play

The Lady Lions overcame a sluggish start to romp past Bridgeport, 52-29, in a home-court game on Senior Night for the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team last Thursday (Feb. 2). It was the final regular-regular season game for the Lady Lions, who finished fourth in the Central Washington 2B league with an 11-5...
Mountain Lions’ season ends with Senior Night loss

Mountain Lions’ season ends with Senior Night loss

Liberty Bell High School’s five seniors were all starters on Senior Night last Thursday (Feb. 2), as the Mountain Lions boys’ basketball team finished its season with a home-court loss to Bridgeport, 67-30. Coupled with an earlier 75-39 loss at Tonasket, the season-ending defeat left the Mountain Lions with a 0-20 record for the year. It...
Holston takes first place at district wrestling finals

Holston takes first place at district wrestling finals

Liberty Bell High School’s Finlay Holston pinned opponent Dylan Kalma of Tonasket to take first place in the 182-pound division at the Central Washington 2B district finals on the Mountain Lions’ home mats last weekend. Holston, a junior, is one of six Liberty Bell wrestlers who will travel to the regional tournament in Tonasket on Saturday...