Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

SPORTS
Canedo home run highlights Tonasket, Bridgeport wins

Canedo home run highlights Tonasket, Bridgeport wins

By Mike Maltais

Junior Baylee Canedo’s over-the-fence home run and strong pitching by junior Kelsey Baldwin highlighted an offensive and defensive juggernaut that overran Tonasket, 19-6, and Bridgeport, 16-1 and 19-4, in softball action at Liberty Bell High School last week.

Soccer squad wins two after first league loss

Soccer squad wins two after first league loss

By Mike Maltais

An always-tough Bridgeport team handed the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ soccer squad its first league loss, 3-1, on April 8 in the team’s first game after spring break. But the Mountain Lions bounced back to defeat Omak, 5-2, and the Chelan junior varsity, 4-0, in later non-league...

Up and over

Up and over

Moccasin Lake Ranch Eventing Team coach Annie Budiselich clears a jump aboard Paddy, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse, during a clinic taught by Olympic rider and coach Jimmy Woffard at Tulipsprings Eventing in Kennewick last weekend.
Boys finish strong third at Cashmere track meet

Boys finish strong third at Cashmere track meet

By Mike Maltais

Behind a string of season-best performances, the Liberty Bell High School boys’ track and field team placed an impressive third among a roster heavy with 1A and 2A teams at the Cashmere Invitational last Saturday (April 12).

The Mountain Lions boys tallied 50.25 points to finish …

Higbee hurls near no-hitter in Lions sweep

Higbee hurls near no-hitter in Lions sweep

By Mike Maltais

A single fielding error was all that stood between Mountain Lions pitcher Shane Higbee and a no-hitter as the Liberty Bell High School varsity baseball team defeated Lake Roosevelt, 7-1, as part of …

Boys’ tennis team wins 3, girls go 1-2 in recent matches

Boys’ tennis team wins 3, girls go 1-2 in recent matches

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ tennis team went three-for-three in matches last week against Wilson Creek, 3-0, Okanogan, 4-1, and Lake Roosevelt, 5-0. The girls’ team edged Wilson Creek, 2-1, but lost to the Bulldogs, 5-0, and the Raiders, 3-2.
Fly fishing club to meet

Fly fishing club to meet

The Methow Valley Fly Fishing Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (April 22) in the Liberty Bell High School library. The meeting is open to the public. Jeff Korth, regional fisheries manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, will discuss rules and regulations governing lakes and rivers in Region 2, which...
Where are they now? Founding girls launch soccer legacy

Where are they now? Founding girls launch soccer legacy

By Mike Maltais
Prominently displayed in the trophy case inside the entrance of Liberty Bell High School is a commemorative cup forever immortalizing the names of those girls who were the first on the field as the school’s inaugural Lady Lions’ varsity soccer team 12 years ago.

It reads: The Founder’s Cup, Liberty...
Sports briefs: April 9, 2014

Sports briefs: April 9, 2014

This week: Hit the trail, avoid the rattlers during the Rattler Trail Runs and Join a trail work party Sunday, April 13.
Mountain Lions lose last-inning rally to Okanogan

Mountain Lions lose last-inning rally to Okanogan

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity baseball boys found the wet diamond conditions unplayable at Pateros last Friday (March 28), but they had already enjoyed their share of excitement three days earlier when they almost mounted a…