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Mountain Lions make themselves at home, win invitational track meet

Mountain Lions make themselves at home, win invitational track meet

By Don Nelson Finding the home oval to their liking, Liberty Bell High School track team members put up 37 personal best performances at an invitational meet last Thursday (April 21). Several Liberty Bell athletes also cracked the school’s top-10 list of all-time performances. On hand at the Mountain Lions’ only home meet of the...
Liberty Bell excels on mound, at plate for two victories

Liberty Bell excels on mound, at plate for two victories

Strong pitching and consistent hitting carried the Liberty Bell High School baseball team to two victories last week, but the Mountain Lions faltered on the mound and at the plate in losing the second game of a double header. At Manson on April 19, Liberty Bell blanked the Trojans, 8-0. Finlay Holston started and threw...
LBHS tennis teams edged by Tonasket

LBHS tennis teams edged by Tonasket

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams lost to Tonasket by identical 3-2 scores on Thursday (April 21), but coach Dave Schulz said he liked much of what he saw on the courts. For the Lady Lions, No. 1 singles player Logan Butler won, 6-2, 6-0. Larkin Lucy dropped her match, 2-6,...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Danny Rodriguez

Mountain Lion of the Week: Danny Rodriguez

This week’s Mountain Lion of the week is senior soccer player Danny Rodriguez. Danny is a positive presence throughout all he is involved in. He is a dependable student that teachers and peers can count on to be kind, respectful and humble. Danny was recently overheard at a difficult point in a soccer match reminding...
Boys, girls’ tennis teams each capture a couple of wins

Boys, girls’ tennis teams each capture a couple of wins

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams each won two out of three matches in recent competition. Coach Dave Schulz said he’s pleased with the progress of his young teams through the spring. “We are very competitive,” he said. “The girls are improving tremendously.” • At Lake Roosevelt (March 29) The Lady...
Mountain Lions pile up PRs, build momentum for home track meet

Mountain Lions pile up PRs, build momentum for home track meet

By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School track and field fans will get their first opportunity to see the Mountain Lions at home when they host Entiat, Brewster and Chelan on Thursday (April 21). Events begin at 4 p.m. The boys’ and girls’ squads will be coming off the Brewster Co-ed Relays on April 12...
Lowland lakes open for fishing April 23

Lowland lakes open for fishing April 23

Trout fishing in Washington hits full speed April 23, when several hundred lowland lakes — stocked with millions of fish — open for a six-month season. That date also marks the start of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) first lowland lake fishing derby, which runs through Sept. 6. To participate on opening weekend, Washington anglers must...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Keeley Brooks

Mountain Lion of the Week: Keeley Brooks

This week we are honoring seventh-grade track and field athlete Keeley Brooks as the Mountain Lion of the Week. Keeley is a standout student with a standout attitude. She brings energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and open-mindedness to her teams and classes. Keeley has been nominated multiple times throughout the school year. Here is what the people...
The longest ride

The longest ride

Vern Herrst’s planned 2,200-mile horse ride across the West and Midwest is part personal challenge, part fundraiser and part homecoming. Herrst, of Winthrop, intends to ride his saddle horse Nikki, with a pack horse trailing along, to his hometown of Howell, Michigan, for his 50th high school class reunion in late August.
Liberty Bell baseball team runs away in winning three games

Liberty Bell baseball team runs away in winning three games

It was an all-or-nothing week for the Liberty Bell High School baseball team, which won three games with football-like scores but took a loss when the Mountain Lions could muster only two runs. On March 29, Liberty Bell won its first home game of the year over Waterville, 17-7. Sam Thomsen pitched 3-1/3 innings for...