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Mountain Lion of the Week: Chase VanderYacht

Mountain Lion of the Week: Chase VanderYacht

This week we are recognizing senior basketball player Chase VanderYacht as the Mountain Lion of the Week. His leadership and selflessness are remarkable qualities both on and off the court. Chase does an outstanding job of demonstrating the attitude and attributes of a true Mountain Lion. Here is what two LBHS staff members wrote in...
Nielsen headed to Norway for 2016 Youth Olympics

Nielsen headed to Norway for 2016 Youth Olympics

Methow Valley biathlete Eli Nielsen will be part of the U.S. team competing in the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, on Feb. 9-22. Nielsen is a sophomore at Liberty Bell High School. He was also a 2015 USA Youth and Junior Biathlon World Championship Team Trials qualifier. Nielsen’s family lives in Stehekin but he...
LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes top spot at Manson meet

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes top spot at Manson meet

The Liberty Bell High School No. 1 team took first place among 24 teams from seven schools at a Knowledge Bowl meet in Manson on Jan. 25. Liberty Bell No. 1 — captain Rowan Post, Corey Diamond, Sebastian Hogness and Chase VanderYacht – won all three of its rounds to score 68 points, topping Okanogan No. 2...
Mountain Lions rebound from loss at Brewster to pummel Bridgeport

Mountain Lions rebound from loss at Brewster to pummel Bridgeport

It was a week of lows and highs for the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team, which went from a 38-point loss to a 39-point win in the span of a few days.
Mountain Lion of the Week: Bodie Paul

Mountain Lion of the Week: Bodie Paul

This week we are recognizing seventh-grade wrestler and basketball player, Bodie Paul, as the Mountain Lion of the Week. Bodie is a hard worker who acts with principles, open-mindedness, and determination in all facets of his school life. Bodie was nominated by a teacher who said, “He works hard and is a great wrestler. He...
Sports briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Sports briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

LBHS football future discussed Liberty Bell High School will host a community discussion on Friday (Feb. 5) about whether the varsity football team should continue playing eight-man ball, or consider going back to 11-man competition. The Mountain Lions played a non-league schedule of eight-man football last season and had an 8-1 record. The switch to...
Methow Valley Nordic skiers excel in B.C., Utah races

Methow Valley Nordic skiers excel in B.C., Utah races

The Methow Valley Nordic Team has had a busy couple of weeks of travel and competition. The 9- to 12-year-old racers headed to the B.C. Midget Championships in Salmon Arm, B.C., on Jan. 23 – 24, and the 13- to 18-year-olds raced at the 2002 Olympic Venue at Soldier Hollow, Utah, on Jan. 29 – 30. Meanwhile, Claire Waichler...
Lady Lions cruise to home-court win over Bridgeport

Lady Lions cruise to home-court win over Bridgeport

The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ basketball squad threw a first-quarter shutout at the visiting Bridgeport Fillies last Friday (Jan. 29) on the way to a 20-point victory, a strong comeback after the Lady Lions dropped a 60-29 loss to Brewster three days earlier.
LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes first at Tonasket meet

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes first at Tonasket meet

Liberty Bell High School Team 1 placed first among 18 teams from six schools at a Knowledge Bowl meet Wednesday (Jan. 20) at Tonasket. Also competing were Pateros, Omak, Okanogan, Chelan, and Tonasket. Team 1 — Captain Rowan Post, Corey Diamond, Sebastian Hogness, Noah Batson — won all of its matches to take the top spot. Tonasket Team 1...

LBHS wrestlers take third place at Coyote Classic

With only four wrestlers competing, Liberty Bell High School still managed to take third place last weekend at the Coyote Classic in Kittitas. Coach Gunnar Doggett reported that the Mountain Lions’ Meritt Fink captured first place in the 145-pound division with a victory over Reggie Jones of Colfax. Kaleb Martin won at 152 pounds, and...