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Raup hired as Snow Sports School director at Loup Loup Ski Bowl

Raup hired as Snow Sports School director at Loup Loup Ski Bowl

Amanda Raup has been hired as the Snow Sports School director at Loup Loup Ski Bowl, the Loup’s General Manager Dave Betts announced last week. She replaces Chad Rosenstine, who retired after the 2017-18 season.  Raup’s career in the snow sports industry began eight years ago in parallel with her career in the corporate world...
Input sought on 8-man football at Liberty Bell

Input sought on 8-man football at Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell High School Activities Director Michael Wilbur is soliciting community input on a proposal to return to 8-man play in varsity football next season. Comments can be emailed to him at mwilbur@methow.org or mailed to the high school, by Friday (Dec. 7). Wilbur said earlier that Mountain Lions head coach Bob Bucsko had approached...
Liberty Bell boys fall just short in opening-season loss to Pateros

Liberty Bell boys fall just short in opening-season loss to Pateros

So close. The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team, seeking to end a winning drought that spans two-plus seasons, opened its season with a home game against 1B Pateros on Nov. 29 and kept pace with the Billygoats to the very end before falling, 53-47. On Saturday (Dec. 1), the Mountain Lions hosted 1A Omak, and...
Bondi takes over management of Winthrop Rink

Bondi takes over management of Winthrop Rink

Steve Bondi, former co-owner of the North Cascades Basecamp, is the new general manager at the Winthrop Rink. Bondi, who started the rink job about a month ago, replaces Connor Walsh, who took a new position in Spokane. While Bondi said he doesn’t have a background in skating or hockey, he brings managerial skills and experience gained...
Lady Lions split home games to launch 2018-19 basketball season

Lady Lions split home games to launch 2018-19 basketball season

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team easily handled 1B Pateros and played nearly well enough to beat 1A Omak in opening-season games last week, so it will be interesting to see how the Lady Lions compete against 2B opponents when league play begins Tuesday (Dec. 4) at Waterville-Mansfield. Liberty Bell opened the season on...
Liberty Bell High considers return to 8-man varsity football

Liberty Bell High considers return to 8-man varsity football

Liberty Bell High School is considering a return to 8-man varsity football, after another losing season in class 2B 11-man competition. This time, the Mountain Lions may be able to join a league and participate in post-season play, Liberty Bell Activities Director Michael Wilbur said this week. Wilbur, head football coach Bob Bucsko and assistant coach Jeff...
Liberty Bell’s winter sports seasons start

Liberty Bell’s winter sports seasons start

Winter sports seasons will be getting underway soon for the Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, and for the wrestling team.
Lady Lions take fourth place at state 1B/2B soccer finals

Lady Lions take fourth place at state 1B/2B soccer finals

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ soccer team’s quest for a perfect season and a state championship fell short at the final four tournament in Sumner last weekend, but the Lady Lions still came away with a fourth-place finish in the 1B/2B division. In the first semifinal game last Friday (Nov. 16), Liberty Bell fell again...
Liberty Bell athletes pick up honors

Liberty Bell athletes pick up honors

McCabe is state Athlete of the Week Liberty Bell junior Novie McCabe has been named a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3. McCabe was honored for winning her third consecutive individual state 1B/2B girls’ cross-country championship, while leading the Lady Lions to their third straight team...
Winthrop Rink opens for the 2018-19 season

Winthrop Rink opens for the 2018-19 season

The Winthrop Rink opened for the season last Friday (Nov. 9), and will host its first hockey tournament this weekend. The tournament, set for Friday through Sunday (Nov. 16-18), features four teams made up of adults ages 60 and older. Spectators can watch for free. The rink offers a variety of programs in addition to...