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Lady Lions return four starters, top scorers from last year’s lineup

Lady Lions return four starters, top scorers from last year’s lineup

Experience will be an important factor this season for the Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ basketball team, which returns four starters from last year’s squad. Leading scorers Lauren Fitzmaurice (12 points …
Boys will counter inexperience with more-aggressive defense

Boys will counter inexperience with more-aggressive defense

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ varsity basketball team will have a decidedly new look this year, and along with that comes some uncertainty. The Mountain Lions lost an average of 34 points a game with…
Competition begins soon for MV Nordic Team

Competition begins soon for MV Nordic Team

The Methow Valley Nordic Team is off to a fast start for the 2016-17 competitive skiing season, team director Leslie Hall said this week. Hall said that about 100 young skiers have signed up for the popular program. “Dry land training has been taking place throughout November and a crew of skiers recently returned from...
Mountain Lion wrestlers take to the mat with new coach

Mountain Lion wrestlers take to the mat with new coach

The Liberty Bell High School wrestling team starts the new season under a new coach: Jonathan McMillan, a Liberty Bell graduate who was an assistant under coach Gunnar Doggett last year. McMillan was a three-time qualifier for the state wrestling meet as a Mountain Lion and is part of a family that has produced several...
Progress made on facility improvements at Mazama Corral Trailhead

Progress made on facility improvements at Mazama Corral Trailhead

Work is progressing on a project to upgrade facilities at the Mazama Corral Trailhead, Methow Trails Executive Director James DeSalvo said this week. Grading, utility, and landscape work is currently underway that will eventually bring improved amenities and increased capacity to the popular trailhead, which currently serves over 15,000 users annually, DeSalvo said in a...
Free skating at grand opening celebration for Winthrop Rink this week

Free skating at grand opening celebration for Winthrop Rink this week

The Winthrop Rink will host its official grand opening on Thursday (Dec.1) to celebrate the completion of a long-dreamt-of project to install permanent ice-making equipment at the facility. The new refrigeration system began operating in early November and the ice surface, complete …
Liberty Bell takes fourth place in state soccer tournament

Liberty Bell takes fourth place in state soccer tournament

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ soccer team ended an impressive season with a fourth-place finish at last weekend’s 1B/2B state championships, the fourth time in five years that the Lady …
Play pickleball at Methow Valley Community Center

Play pickleball at Methow Valley Community Center

Pickleball in Twisp has moved inside for the winter. John Fleming, Twisp Town Council member and self-described commissioner of the Methow Valley Pickleball Association, said several pickleball sessions will be offered each week at the Methow Valley Community Center gym. Times are Tuesdays from 9 – 11 a.m. and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. Last week, sessions were...
Lady Lions headed to 2B soccer state finals again

Lady Lions headed to 2B soccer state finals again

For the fourth time in five years, the Liberty Bell High School girls’ soccer team will travel to Sumner this weekend as one of the final tour teams in the 2B state championship playoffs. The Lady Lions advanced to the state quarterfinals in dramatic …
Liberty Bell dominates All-League soccer team

Liberty Bell dominates All-League soccer team

League champion Liberty Bell High School placed six players out of the 11 named to the CWB girls’ soccer All-League first team, and two more were named to the second team. First-team honorees were junior goalie Lauren Ochoa, junior defender Haley Post, junior defender Anna Post, senior midfielder Danielle Mott, senior midfielder Lauren Fitzmaurice and...