Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

SPORTS
Thornton-White leads Lady Lions 2-1 over Bears

Thornton-White leads Lady Lions 2-1 over Bears

By Mike Maltais
Sometimes you only have one game to play, but sometimes one is enough. The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team saw a two-game week get whittled down to one when Manson cancelled a scheduled game on Oct. 9, but settled for a 2-1 victory over visiting Brewster on Oct....
Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

By Mike Maltais
Anglers can sometimes be folks of few words when the talk turns to fishing holes, lure types and catch sizes, so they have to make those words count. “They’re just having a blast,” is how Lance Rider of The Outdoorsman sporting goods store in Winthrop describes the current success fishermen...
Mountain Lions host Mustangs at Homecoming

Mountain Lions host Mustangs at Homecoming

By Mike Maltais
It has been a tough couple of weeks for the Liberty Bell High School varsity football team as it battled through injuries, ineligibility and player losses to get ready for Friday’s (Oct. 17) Homecoming game against Bridgeport. Along the way the Mountain Lions had to back away from a game...
XC runners tour Chelan, Leavenworth

XC runners tour Chelan, Leavenworth

By Mike Maltais
It was a small meet with big results for the Liberty Bell High School varsity cross-country team at Chelan on Oct. 7, as the Mountain Lions ran away with first place among a small-school roster that included Cashmere, Entiat and host Chelan. Junior Ben Klemmeck led the Mountain Lions to...
Oroville loss makes Manson match a ‘must-win’

Oroville loss makes Manson match a ‘must-win’

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ volleyball team pulled three wins out of four games over a seven-day stretch that included three road opponents last week, but the Lady Lions’ single loss was one that mattered. Following a 3-0 shutout at Lake Roosevelt on Oct. 7, a 3-1 win...
Nordic Team meets on Monday at high school

Nordic Team meets on Monday at high school

The Methow Valley Nordic Team will hold a registration and information meeting at 5 p.m. Monday (Oct. 20) in the Liberty Bell High School multipurpose room. Those already registered are welcome to attend. Registrants will pick up team jackets and discuss the plan for the upcoming season. Team director,. Leslie Hall,. will have a number of...
Sports briefs: October 15, 2014

Sports briefs: October 15, 2014

This week: Loup fundraiser this weekend, Rodeo queen tryouts on Oct. 25, Ski swap benefits Barn, Nordic team, and 10K run/walk supports fire victims
Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

By Mike Maltais
Nobody knew quite what to expect when the general modern firearms deer season opened in Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Game Management Units last Saturday. On the heels of the state’s worst wildfire – much of it concentrated in the greater Methow Valley …
An eventful day

An eventful day

Nine riders from the Moccasin Lake Equestrian Team, coached by Annie and Tulie Budiselich, competed recently the Equestrians Institute’s One Day Event and Combined Trial at the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum. The sport of eventing is often referred to as a “triathlon” for horses, and  includes  three phases of competition: dressage, stadium...
Three XC teams capture three trophies at Can-Am

Three XC teams capture three trophies at Can-Am

By Mike Maltais “Three teams, three trophies,” was coach Craig Herlihy’s succinct summary of Liberty Bell Junior-Senior High School’s cross-country team performance at the Kettle Falls Can-Am Invitational last Saturday (Oct. 4). The Mountain Lions varsity boys, junior high boys and junior high girls each ran away with third-place trophies in competition among 19 schools...