Today is Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015

SPORTS
Liberty Bell home stand nets three wins, lots of Lara goals

Liberty Bell home stand nets three wins, lots of Lara goals

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team took three out of four matches in a busy week that saw Jorge Lara continue his relentless season-long assault on opponents’ nets. The Mountain Lions started the week with a home game against Brewster, losing 1-0. Brewster is undefeated in league play. “We had just returned from...
Mountain Lions suffer first baseball loss of season against Brewster but add two wins

Mountain Lions suffer first baseball loss of season against Brewster but add two wins

The Liberty Bell High School baseball team came back after spring break with a win, a loss (its first of the season), another win and an undecided outcome. At their home opener on April 14, the Mountain Lions beat Tonasket, 8-5. Liberty Bell had topped Tonasket on the road, 4-2, in its last game before...
Softball team wraps three wins around one loss

Softball team wraps three wins around one loss

The Liberty Bell High School softball team took three out of four games in a busy week of competition after coming back from spring break. On April 14, the Lady Lions overwhelmed Tonasket at home, 14-2 in a five-inning game. Kelsey Baldwin pitched 4 1/2 innings and Devin Surface pitched half an inning, finishing out...
Individual slots still left in Sunflower Marathon and Relay

Individual slots still left in Sunflower Marathon and Relay

The 35th annual Sunflower Marathon and Relay, traversing the upper Methow Valley from Mazama to Twisp, will be staged on May 9. The marathon is run on both private and public lands, through forests, hillsides, ranchlands, and backroads. The route is lined with colorful arrowleaf balsamroot in bloom. Participants have the option of running the...
Mountain Lions do well in 16-team K Valley Rally track meet

Mountain Lions do well in 16-team K Valley Rally track meet

Ben Klemmeck took first place in the 3,200-meter run, and Lauren Fitzmaurice and Natalie Treise blazed to a one-two finish in the 100-meter hurdles, as the Liberty Bell High School track teams returned to post-spring break action at the K Valley Rally in Kittitas on Friday (April 17). The boys’ team scored 58.33 points to...
Kids fish for prizes at Pearrygin on Saturday

Kids fish for prizes at Pearrygin on Saturday

Saturday (April 25) is opening day of fishing season, when the Methow Eagles holds its annual fishing derby at the East Campground boat launch at Pearrygin Lake State Park. “We’re looking forward to a great fishing season,” said Okanogan Highlands Area Manager Rick Lewis. Derby registration starts at 8 a.m. Prizes will be given in...
Sports briefs: April 22, 2015

Sports briefs: April 22, 2015

Deadline for special hunt permits Hunters have through May 20 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and turkey seasons in Washington state. Permit winners will be selected through a random drawing conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in late June. The special...
Sports briefs: April 15, 2015

Sports briefs: April 15, 2015

Work party at the Loup Loup Loup Ski Bowl is looking for volunteers to take part in a work party on Saturday (April 18) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to clear brush and other encumbrances from the Flat Loop Nordic trail, in preparation for the Ragnar trail running races scheduled for September. The Loup will host...
What’s all the racquet?

What’s all the racquet?

When Dave Schulz first stepped onto a court as a high school tennis coach nearly 50 years ago, Lyndon Johnson was U.S. president and a nickel could buy a Hershey bar or first-class postage stamp. In Seattle, a McDonald’s Hamburgers …
Moccasin Lake riders reaching new heights …

Moccasin Lake riders reaching new heights …

Four riders from the Moccasin Lake Equestrian Team, coached by Annie Budiselich, attended a clinic this past weekend (March 27-29) in Kennewick taught by accomplished equestrian Eric Smiley. Smiley has represented Ireland in the sport of eventing at two European Championships, gaining team bronze medal on each occasion. Eventing is often referred to as a...