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Soccer team takes two of first three, plays three more this week

Soccer team takes two of first three, plays three more this week

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team started the season with wins at Bridgeport and Tonasket before falling to Brewster. The Mountain Lions traveled to Bridgeport on March 17 and came away with a 5-1 win. Goals were scored by Charlie Thornton-White (two), Jorge Lara, Willy Duguay, and Bram Wathen. Assists came from Lara...
Liberty Bell wears out base paths in four easy victories

Liberty Bell wears out base paths in four easy victories

The Liberty Bell High School baseball team has been running up football-like scores in the early season, averaging almost 20 runs a game in bolting to a 4-0 record. The Mountain Lions topped non-league opponents Waterville, 12-0, and Omak, 12-5, to open the season. Last weekend, Liberty Bell routed Oroville, 24-0 and 30-2, in a...
Baldwin’s pitching helps Lady Lions sweep double-header

Baldwin’s pitching helps Lady Lions sweep double-header

Senior pitcher Kelsey Baldwin won both halves of a double-header at Oroville on Saturday (March 21) to give the Liberty Bell High School softball team a 2-0 record in early-season league play. The Lady Lions beat Oroville 6-2 in the first game and followed with a 6-1 victory in the second game. Baldwin struck out...
Sports Briefs: March 25, 2015

Sports Briefs: March 25, 2015

Loup Loup team finishes season The Loup Loup Alpine Ski Team battled tough competition and severe weather at the recent Buddy Werner Championships held at Schweitzer Mountain in Idaho. In the Super G race, Ali Palm finished 31st while Cailin Chandler had a ski come off about halfway down the course. In the GS, held in...
Tennis teams net mixed results

Tennis teams net mixed results

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ tennis team started its season with two wins, while the girls’ team dropped both of its matches. At Pateros on March 17, the boys won, 3-2, while the girls fell by a score of 4-1. Josh Frey, playing first singles for the Mountain Lions, lost to Enrique Rojas. Playing...
Track team shows good early-season form

Track team shows good early-season form

The Liberty Bell High School track team showed some early-season strengths at meets in Bridgeport and Ephrata last week. At the Bridgeport Jamboree on March 17, where eight teams competed, junior Micah Klemmeck took first place in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 4 inches, that puts him seventh on the all-time...
Methow biathletes score at national championships

Methow biathletes score at national championships

This article is based on information provided by Wendy Sims. Several Methow Valley athletes competed in last weekend’s 2015 U.S. Winter Biathlon National Championships at Auburn Ski Club Training Center near Truckee, California. Continued unseasonably warm weather with frosty nights made for a challenging course on a combination of man-made and reworked snow. Friday’s race...
Greggs, Bjornsens compete in final World Cup races of the season

Greggs, Bjornsens compete in final World Cup races of the season

Four Nordic skiers with ties to the Methow Valley competed in the final World Cup races of the season in Oslo, Norway, last weekend. Methow Valley native Brian Gregg finished the men’s 50-kilometer course in 35th place, the top American finisher on Oslo’s Holmenkollen venue. Eric Bjornsen, another valley native, started but did not finish...
Smith at home recuperating from skiing accident in Canada

Smith at home recuperating from skiing accident in Canada

Methow Valley native Casey Smith, a member of the U.S. Biathlon Team, is back home near Winthrop recuperating from multiple injuries suffered in a skiing accident at the International Biathlon Cup races in Canmore, Alberta. In a blog posting last Friday (March 13), Smith said that “after 11 days I was released from the hospital...
Liberty Bell Knowledge Bowl team takes seventh at state

Liberty Bell Knowledge Bowl team takes seventh at state

Liberty Bell High School finished in seventh place in the state tournament at Arlington High School on Saturday (March 14). Team members Rowan Post (captain), Willy Duguay, Brennen Quigley and Sebastian Hogness defeated Northwest Christian/Spokane and Harrison Prep in the championship round to take the seventh-place finish. The Mountain Lions competed against 17 other teams in...