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Singletrack Solstice beckons mountain bikers to the valley

Singletrack Solstice beckons mountain bikers to the valley

The 2015 Methow Singletrack Solstice — a weekend of challenging mountain bike riding, lots of socializing and fun prizes — will take place in and around Winthrop on June 26 –28. All proceeds from the event support the Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, whose mission is to improve mountain biking and trails in the Methow Valley. The...
Lady Lions’ last rally falls short at state softball tournament

Lady Lions’ last rally falls short at state softball tournament

The Liberty Bell High School Lady Lions extended their stay at the 2B state softball tournament in Yakima last weekend with an epic win over league rival Okanogan, but a second loss sent them home to end a thrill-packed season that saw them battle back time and again. In their first tournament game on Friday...
Mountain Lions soccer players rack up awards

Mountain Lions soccer players rack up awards

Two Liberty Bell High School soccer players from the Mountain Lions’ first boys’ team to play in the state tournament have been named to the Central Washington 2B all-league team. Adrian Casillas was named to the defensive first team, while Jorge Lara was named to the offensive first team. Charlie Thornton-White was named to the...
LBHS boys finish 16th at state track meet

LBHS boys finish 16th at state track meet

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ track team parlayed some personal and team bests into a 16th-place finish among 34 teams last weekend at the state 2B meet in Cheney. The Mountain Lions scored 13 points to tie with Pe Ell and Lind-Ritzville; the meet was won by Raymond with 89.5 points. On the girls’...
Sports briefs: June 3, 2015

Sports briefs: June 3, 2015

Bike Rodeo at Pearrygin Lake The annual Bike Rodeo at Pearrygin Lake State Park will be on June 13 from 10 a.m.–noon. Registration for the free event begins at 9:45 a.m. in the east boat launch parking lot. The rodeo is for kids ages 5–12, and will focus on maneuvering skills, new skills in effective...
Strong play at regionals, but season ends for LBHS tennis team

Strong play at regionals, but season ends for LBHS tennis team

The three Liberty Bell High School tennis players who competed at last week’s regional meet in Cashmere all played well, but ultimately were not able to advance to the state tournament. Junior Josh Frey advanced the farthest in the singles bracket. After losing to Chelan on May 19, 3-6, 4-6, he returned on Saturday (May...
Comeback puts Lady Lions in state softball tournament

Comeback puts Lady Lions in state softball tournament

The Liberty Bell High School Lady Lions won the game they absolutely had to win on Saturday (May 23), and now are headed for the state 2B softball tournament in Yakima this weekend. Liberty Bell began Saturday’s District 6 regional action in Ephrata with a tough, 13-11 loss to Okanogan. But in the win-or-go-home second...
Mountain Lions send eight to state track and field meet

Mountain Lions send eight to state track and field meet

Liberty Bell High School will send eight athletes — six boys and two girls — to the state track and field meet that begins Thursday (May 28) at Eastern Washington University in Cheney and continues through Saturday. All advanced by placing fourth or higher in events at the 1B/2B District 5/6 championships at Ephrata last Friday (May 22). As...
Boys’ soccer records best-ever season

Boys’ soccer records best-ever season

Capping the best season in the 14-year history of the program, the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ soccer team leveraged a third-place finish in the District 6 2B/1A soccer tournament into its first-ever state playoff appearance. The Mountain Lions hit the pitch against the Scotties of Highland High School at Cowiche on May 19...
Successful LBHS baseball season ends with first-round loss at state

Successful LBHS baseball season ends with first-round loss at state

Liberty Bell High School’s appearance in the state 2B baseball tournament ended with a first-round loss to Napavine on Saturday (May 23), but coach Don Calvert praised his players for a successful season that promises more of the same in the future. In Anacortes on Saturday, the Mountain Lions faced one of the state’s top...