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Pearrygin Lake State Park opens to another anticipated busy season

Pearrygin Lake State Park opens to another anticipated busy season

Pearrygin Lake State Park opened as scheduled on April 1, and experienced its first flood of visitors on Saturday (April 4) for the annual Easter egg hunt co-sponsored by Winthrop Kiwanis and the Twisp Valley Grange. Saturday was a “Discover Pass Free Day,” a date specifically requested by park rangers across the state so that users...
Bike trail work party

Bike trail work party

The Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will host its first 2015 Second Sunday Singletrack Session trail work party on Sunday (April 12) at the Sun Mountain trails with a work session focused on making further improvements (including new singletrack) to the Black Bear Trail. To take part, meet at the Chickadee trailhead...
Win at Tonasket keeps Mountain Lions’ record unblemished

Win at Tonasket keeps Mountain Lions’ record unblemished

The Liberty Bell High School baseball team went into spring break unbeaten, sporting a 6-0 record after topping Tonasket, 4-2, on Thursday (April 2). It was a relatively low-scoring game for the visiting Liberty Bell team, which has been putting up double-figure run totals early in the season. The score was knotted at zeroes going...
Lady Lions drop tough one to Chelan, bounce back with win over Tonasket on road

Lady Lions drop tough one to Chelan, bounce back with win over Tonasket on road

The Liberty Bell High School softball team split a couple of games last week, losing to Chelan at home but then beating Tonasket on the road. On March 31, the Lady Lions dropped the Chelan game by a score of 14-8 after jumping to an early lead. Liberty Bell scored eight runs in the first...
Okanogan edges past Liberty Bell boys’ soccer team, 3-2

Okanogan edges past Liberty Bell boys’ soccer team, 3-2

After their first home game of the season was cancelled, the Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team went on the road to Okanogan on Thursday (April 2), where they dropped a 3-2 decision. The Mountain Lions had been scheduled to play Manson on March 31 before that match-up was cancelled. Against Okanogan, Nate Hirsch...
Tennis boys win, girls lose, in match at Lake Roosevelt; Oroville next

Tennis boys win, girls lose, in match at Lake Roosevelt; Oroville next

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ tennis team returned to its winning ways with a 3-2 victory at Lake Roosevelt on March 31, while the Lady Lions lost to the home team by the same score. The boys now stand at 3-1 for the season, while the girls are at 1-3. Both will play at...
Record number of kids turn out for youth wrestling

Record number of kids turn out for youth wrestling

About 70 boys and girls from age 4 through sixth grade have been doing push-ups, watching demonstrations of strategies for take-downs, and pairing up to work on their wrestling moves for the past six weeks. Others — particularly …
Liberty Bell runners ring up personal bests at Cashmere

Liberty Bell runners ring up personal bests at Cashmere

Liberty Bell High School’s boys’ and girls’ track teams turned in some impressive individual and relay efforts at a five-way meet on Thursday (March 26) in Cashmere. The boys’ 4x400-meter relay team of Emmett Fink, Andrew Reggiatore, Jose …
Mountain Lion soccer team 3-0 for week

Mountain Lion soccer team 3-0 for week

The Liberty Bell High School soccer team won three games in three days last week, a promising set-up for their first home match on Tuesday (March 31) against Manson. On March 24, the Mountain Lions edged Oroville, 3-2, behind goals by Jorge Lara, Marty Larsen and the winning kick by Jed Butler, an eighth-grader. “We...
Sports briefs: April 1, 2015

Sports briefs: April 1, 2015

Steelhead fisheries closed Steelhead and whitefish fisheries on the upper Columbia River including the Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow, Okanogan, and Similkameen rivers are closed as of Tuesday (March 31), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced. The closure includes the Methow River from the mouth to the confluence of the Chewuch River in Winthrop....