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Killer Whales win county championship in undefeated season

Killer Whales win county championship in undefeated season

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team claimed another Okanogan County Summer Swim League championship on Saturday (Aug. 1), easily outdistancing three other teams at Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp, and finishing the season undefeated. Scoring from more than 120 events put the Killer Whales on top with 1,156 points. The Okanogan Bullfrogs were second...
Sports briefs: August 5, 2015

Sports briefs: August 5, 2015

Salmon Derby winners The Brewster Salmon Derby has announced the winners of last weekend’s competition: • King of the Pool, Matt Fetherly, 19.68 lbs • Adult winner, Bob Shelton, 19.06 lbs • Youth winner, Amanda Davis, 14.70 lbs • 8 and under winner, Trace LaDoux, 9.94 lbs Check your hunting area Hunters may need to...
‘Hoot owl’ fishing restrictions on Methow River

‘Hoot owl’ fishing restrictions on Methow River

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that it is imposing “hoot owl” fishing restrictions on the Methow River as of Wednesday (Aug. 5). That means the river is closed to fishing from 2 p.m.-midnight every day. All species are affected. The restriction affects the Methow River from Lower...
Killer Whales dominate at Brewster Invitational

Killer Whales dominate at Brewster Invitational

From the first dive to the final touch, the Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team dominated the Brewster Invitational on Saturday (July 25), easily out-stroking teams from Omak, Brewster and Okanogan. After nearly 100 events were concluded, the Killer Whales had racked up 1,004.5 overall team points to 366.5 by the Okanogan Bullfrogs, 337 by...
Meet the MV School District’s new activities director

Meet the MV School District’s new activities director

Chase Rost, the Methow Valley School District’s new activities director, will host an open house for community members and prospective coaches on Aug. 9 from 8 a.m.– 1 p.m. at Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School. Rost most recently was athletic director for the Bickleton School District in Klickitat County for two years. He has a...
Junior Golf program concludes season with a tournament

Junior Golf program concludes season with a tournament

The team of Gedi Weidig, Wyatt Scott, Daisy Hilton and Grace Kominak took top honors last week in the Methow Valley Junior Golf program’s three-hole best-ball tournament, and drive, chip and putt championship at Bear Creek Golf Course near Winthrop. The winning team’s prize was a round of golf at the private Wyndhaven Golf Course...
Sports briefs: July 29, 2015

Sports briefs: July 29, 2015

Ski trail will shift a bit Nordic skiers using the Methow Trails system next winter will find a slight alteration in the area near Kelly’s restaurant on Highway 20. A homeowner who had granted a 350-foot easement for the trail has requested a release from that agreement, Methow Trails Executive Director James DeSalvo said this...
Sports briefs: July 22, 2015

Sports briefs: July 22, 2015

Junior golf ends season The Junior Golf program at Bear Creek Golf Course wraps up on Thursday (July 23) with a “drive, chip and putt” championship and a three-hole tournament beginning at 3 p.m. There will be a barbecue after the events. Organizer Jill Sheley said that 27 youngsters ages 7-14 participated this summer, about...
Killer Whales swamp Okanogan Bullfrogs

Killer Whales swamp Okanogan Bullfrogs

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team doubled up on Okanogan at a home meet at Wagner Memorial Pool on July 14, outscoring the Bullfrogs, 439-218. The girls out-pointed Okanogan by 238-97, while the boys scored 201 points to the Bullfrogs’ 121. Later in the week, swim team members swam laps — as many as they could — in...
Drought conditions prompt fishing closures, restrictions

Drought conditions prompt fishing closures, restrictions

State fishery managers have closed or restricted fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in areas where drought conditions have reduced flows and increased water temperatures, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said in a press release. The closures and restrictions took effect Saturday (July 18) and will...