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Lady Lions move on to softball regionals; state tournament slot is within reach

Lady Lions move on to softball regionals; state tournament slot is within reach

The Liberty Bell High School softball team’s nine-game winning streak was brought to a halt by — who else? — Brewster in last Saturday’s district championship game, as the Lady Bears prevailed 12-2. However, the Lady Lions still advanced to the District 5/6 regional playoffs as the No. 2 seed from the district, and will play...
Liberty Bell tennis players advance

Liberty Bell tennis players advance

Two singles players from the girls’ team and a boys’ doubles team will represent Liberty Bell High School in tennis this week at the district tournament in Omak — hoping to advance to the state tournament in Yakima. For the girls, Logan Butler and Ruthann Matteson will keep their season going at Omak on Wednesday...
Chase Rost resigns as sports, activities director for MVSD

Chase Rost resigns as sports, activities director for MVSD

Chase Rost, sports and activities director for the Methow Valley School District the past three years, has resigned to pursue other professional goals, Superintendent Tom Venable announced last week. “Chase leaves the district’s athletics and activities department in good shape with a stable budget, numerous upgrades to the facilities, and strong coaching staff,” Venable said...
Local youth mountain bike team debuts

Local youth mountain bike team debuts

The recently formed nucleus of the Methow Valley Mountain Bike Team, seventh-graders Graham Sheley, Carter Sheley and Stella Scholz, participated in their first event of the season as part of the Washington Student Cycling League, which conducts races for middle school and high school age kids from around the state. About 600 cyclists attended the...
Girls win sub-district track meet, boys third

Girls win sub-district track meet, boys third

The Liberty Bell High School girls won the 2B District 6 sub-district track meet last week for the second consecutive year, and the boys claimed a strong third-place finish, in preparation for the District 5/6 finals at Kittitas this Friday (May 18) that will determine who advances to the state meet.
Mountain Lions split at baseball districts, continue play this weekend

Mountain Lions split at baseball districts, continue play this weekend

The Liberty Bell High School baseball team split its first two games of post-season play last Saturday (May 5), beating Kittitas in dramatic fashion, 7-6, then falling 10-0 to Tri-Cities Prep in the district tournament’s first round at Moses Lake. The one win was enough to …
Seattle runner takes top spot in Sunflower marathon

Seattle runner takes top spot in Sunflower marathon

Alex Taylor of Seattle was the overall winner of the Sunflower Marathon last weekend as nearly 500 runners competed in the full-distance race, half-marathon and relay along the length of the Methow Valley. Taylor’s time of 3:19:35 was 14 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Alexei Desmarais of Bellingham. The first local finisher was Leo Brett...
Liberty Bell tennis teams head into tournament play on Friday at Omak Athletic Club

Liberty Bell tennis teams head into tournament play on Friday at Omak Athletic Club

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ and boys’ tennis teams nearly closed out their regular-season play last week with matching 3-2 losses to Okanogan on the Mountain Lions’ home courts last Thursday (May 3). The boys were to play at Pateros on Tuesday (May 9), but not the girls. The teams are now looking forward...
Liberty Bell looking sharp heading into track sub-districts

Liberty Bell looking sharp heading into track sub-districts

It was a beautiful day for competition on Liberty Bell High School’s home track last Friday (May 4) as the Lions hosted 10 other teams in the last meet before sub-districts. Liberty Bell’s athletes used the home meet — the Liberty Bell Invitational — and one earlier in the week at Bridgeport …

Lady Lions keep winning streak alive, advance in league softball tourney

By Don Nelson The Liberty Bell High School softball team advanced in league tournament play with a 13-3 home field win over Soap Lake on Saturday (May 5). The Lady Lions played at Lake Roosevelt on Tuesday (May 8) in their quest to reach the district playoffs. Liberty Bell had won eight consecutive games going...