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Breathtaking but brutal …

Breathtaking but brutal …

By Mike Maltais
Breathtaking but brutal pretty well sums up the annual 60-kilometer Angels Staircase high-alpine run that will leave the starting line from Foggy Dew Campground at the head of Gold Creek Road west of Carlton on Aug. 9. The Staircase also offers … 
Killer Whales beat Bearacudas; Omak next 

Killer Whales beat Bearacudas; Omak next 

By Mike Maltais

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team made a stop at the Bearacuda pool in Brewster on July 1, on the road to the Okanogan County Championships that will be held near the end of the month. The pods appear to be well on their way to …

Sign up for three-on-three basketball

Sign up for three-on-three basketball

Players have until Monday (July 14) to sign up for the three-on-three basketball tournament just ahead at the Apple Pie Jamboree in Pateros on July 19. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. in the Pateros Mall parking lot on Lakeshore Drive. There will be three-point and free throw shooting contests, beginning at 11 a.m, running...
Aspholm will ‘Tri’ again

Aspholm will ‘Tri’ again

By Mike Maltais
The eighth annual ChelanMan triathlon will take place at Lake Chelan on July 19-20, and for the second consecutive year 11-year-old Liv Aspholm of Winthrop will be among the competitors lined up for the three-event Try-a-Tri. The Try-a-Tri is a …
Killer Whales devour Bearacudas, Bullfrogs, Manta Rays in home meet

Killer Whales devour Bearacudas, Bullfrogs, Manta Rays in home meet

By Mike Maltais

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team hosted the Brewster Bearacudas, Okanogan Bullfrogs and Omak Manta Rays for the annual Methow Invitational …

Cove Golf Classic fundraiser hits the links on July 19

Cove Golf Classic fundraiser hits the links on July 19

By Mike Maltais

The Cove Golf Classic, an annual fundraiser for The Cove Methow Valley Food Bank and its affiliated community services, will take to the links at Windhaven in Winthrop…

Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Strong runs of salmon and steelhead that are predicted in the Columbia River this year are getting the attention of sports fishermen this summer. Some 281,000 adult summer steelhead are expected to move upriver in the Columbia in the coming weeks, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). As always, anglers are...
How it’s done

How it’s done

Connor Walsh, left, and Korrie Bourn ran dribbling drills for young players at the Number 5 Basketball Camp at Liberty Bell High School last week. The two former LBHS classmates and basketball stars taught morning and afternoon sessions to some 30 first- through eighth-grade students who signed up for the four-day clinic.
In the swing

In the swing

Coach Jenna Miller demonstrates proper driving form for students participating in the Junior Golf Clinic at Bear Creek Golf Course last week. Watching and learning are, from left, Graham Sheley, Carter Sheley, Tony McBride, David Kominak, assistant coach Charlie Thornton-White, Grace Kominak,and Neela Mitchell. The students will continue weekly afternoon lessons through July.
Busy June for Methow Valley Riding Unlimited

Busy June for Methow Valley Riding Unlimited

It has been a busy June for equestrians at Methow Valley Riding Unlimited in Winthrop. The month just past was a record-setter in terms of numbers of students and lessons, said Annie Budiselich, coach for the Moccasin Lake Ranch Eventing Team. A small contingent of team riders are heading for Lake Stevens July 18 – 19 for...