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Judge Jason Newman knows the score for Memorial Day Rodeo competitors

Judge Jason Newman knows the score for Memorial Day Rodeo competitors

When the chute gates swing open at the 44th annual Methow Valley Memorial Day Rodeo Saturday and Sunday (May 23-24), the fate of a rough stock competitor will revolve around two dynamics: his …
Rodeo royalty sparkles on horseback at this weekend’s event

Rodeo royalty sparkles on horseback at this weekend’s event

Two young horse lovers are Methow Valley Rodeo’s royalty for 2015: Queen Makhala Fox and Princess Mihayla Phillips. Queen Makhala and Princess Mihayla look forward to riding in the grand entry …
Lining up for pickleball

Lining up for pickleball

John Fleming, a Twisp Town Council member and a new fan of the sport, wants to start a Methow Valley pickleball club and invites interested residents to a meeting at the new court at 1 p.m. on Saturday (May 23).
Three Liberty Bell tennis players extend their seasons

Three Liberty Bell tennis players extend their seasons

Three Liberty Bell High School tennis players kept their seasons alive in the District 1B/2B tournament last week, and traveled to Cashmere on Tuesday (May 19) for a regional meet against A-league teams in hopes of moving on to the state championships. Josh Frey, who coach Dave Schulz said is peaking at the right time,...
Win keeps Lady Lions’ softball hopes alive for return to state

Win keeps Lady Lions’ softball hopes alive for return to state

The Liberty Bell High School softball team saw its season on the brink last weekend before rallying for a win at district playoffs that will send the Lady Lions back to the tournament on Saturday (May 23). In the first game at Ephrata last Saturday (May 16), Liberty Bell was shut out by Warden, 4-0,...
Lions doing quadruple duty at district track meet on Friday

Lions doing quadruple duty at district track meet on Friday

For the Liberty Bell High School track team, four-by-four has a special meaning at Friday’s (May 22) district meet in Ephrata: four Mountain Lions each qualified for four district events with their performances at last week’s sub-district meet. The Liberty Bell boys finished third with 96 points among an eight-team field at the sub-district competition...
Methow Valley Rodeo comes out of the chute this weekend

Methow Valley Rodeo comes out of the chute this weekend

The Methow Valley Rodeo will feature broncs, bulls, barrels and more at its 44th edition this Saturday and Sunday (May 23 and 24) at the rodeo grounds on Twin Lakes Road between Twisp and Winthrop. Events begin at 1 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10 for adults, or $5 for ages 7-12. The rodeo is...
Soccer boys start state  tournament play this week

Soccer boys start state tournament play this week

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team made its first-ever foray into the state meet this week with a first-round match on Tuesday (May 19) against Highland High School in Cowiche. The Mountain Lions earned their way to state with a 2-1 win over Manson on Saturday (May 16), after dropping a 3-1 decision...
It all adds up to another Math is Cool state championship

It all adds up to another Math is Cool state championship

The Methow Valley Elementary School Math is Cool Team claimed its second consecutive state championship in Division II with a victory on Saturday (May 16) at Moses Lake. Sixth-grader Travis Grialou led the way by taking first place in the division. Also finishing well for the Methow Valley team were sixth-graders Ian DeLong in sixth...
LBHS boys’ soccer opens post-season play with a victory

LBHS boys’ soccer opens post-season play with a victory

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team made history this year with the Mountain Lions’ first appearance in post-season play, celebrating with a 2-1 overtime win against Cashmere on Saturday (May 9) in the first round of district playoffs. Regulation play ended in a 1-1 tie, with Liberty Bell’s goal scored by Willy Duguay...