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Large MVNT contingent scorches the trails in B.C. event

Large MVNT contingent scorches the trails in B.C. event

Editor’s note: this report about the Methow Valley Nordic Team is based on information provided by coach Leslie Hall. The Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) took 30 skiers to the BC Championships at Telemark Nordic Center in West Kelowna, B.C., last weekend for a three-day event that included classic mass start races on Friday, skate...
Mountain Lions tie for third at state wrestling meet

Mountain Lions tie for third at state wrestling meet

Warden muscles its way to top of 1B/2B heap By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School’s reign atop the state’s class 1B/2B wrestling world came to an end at Mat Classic XXVII in Tacoma last weekend, as the two-time defending champions finished in a tie for third place with Tonasket behind Warden and Reardan. But...
LBHS Knowledge Bowl team headed back to state meet

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team headed back to state meet

After an impressive second-place finish at regional competition in Wenatchee on Monday (Feb. 23), the Liberty Bell High School Knowledge Bowl team is once again headed to the state meet at Arlington High School on March 14. Team captain Rowan Post, Willy Duguay, Sebastian Hogness and Brennan Quigley will make the trip to Arlington, where...
League honors for Liberty Bell basketball players

League honors for Liberty Bell basketball players

Liberty Bell High School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both earned recognition in all-league honors announced last week. Junior Connor Cooley was named to the first team in the boys’ North Central Washington 2B North league, while junior Micah Klemmeck was named to the second team. Senior Willy Duguay earned an honorable mention. Ed Smith...
Liberty Bell takes strong wrestling team to state

Liberty Bell takes strong wrestling team to state

Mountain Lions face challenge from schools dropping down a class By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School’s defending state champion wrestling team will head to Mat Classic XXVII in Tacoma this weekend with five wrestlers and one alternate, facing a tough battle to retain their title in a realigned competitive class. The Mountain Lions took...
Fitzmaurice named Athlete of the Week

Fitzmaurice named Athlete of the Week

Liberty Bell High School’s Lauren Fitzmaurice, a sophomore on the Lady Lions basketball team, has been named an Athlete of the Week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Fitzmaurice scored 21…
Mountain Lions’ season ends with losses to Mabton and Waterville in district play

Mountain Lions’ season ends with losses to Mabton and Waterville in district play

Two tough losses in district playoffs ended the Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball season last weekend in East Wenatchee. The Mountain Lions were edged by the North Central Washington 2B South division leaders, Mabton, 67-64, on Wednesday (Feb. 11). On Saturday …
MVNT finishes qualifiers putting six on Junior National Team

MVNT finishes qualifiers putting six on Junior National Team

The Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) traveled to Spokane last weekend for the final PNSA qualifier of the season and the U14 Championships. Conditions were touch-and-go leading up to the event with all the warm weather and rain, but Mt. Spokane had enough snow to put on a decent event.
Mountain Lions head into districts with momentum

Mountain Lions head into districts with momentum

By Don Nelson

After staying even with one of the state’s top-ranked teams through three-and-a-half quarters, the Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team fell to Okanogan, 52-36, last week before finishing the regular season with two straight wins heading into district playoffs.

Sports briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

Sports briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

WDFW biologist at flyfishers’ meeting The Methow Valley Flyfishers will meet on Tuesday (Feb. 17) at Liberty Bell High School, where the speaker will be Charlie Snow. He is a biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, working within the Methow River basin monitoring hatchery programs and conducting hatchery/wild interaction investigations with spring...