Today is Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

SPORTS
Classic form

Classic form

Skiers and coaches of the Methow Valley Nordic Team — from left to right, coaches Leslie Hall and Laura McCabe, Taya Delong, Claire Waichler, Emerson Worrell, Eli Nielsen, Peter Aspholm, Novie McCabe and Walker Hall — were doing interval training on roller skis at Pearrygin Lake State Park last Wednesday. “We have an enthusiastic group participating in fall training...
Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

By Mike Maltais

A special season for coho salmon on the Methow River opened Saturday (Oct. 4) and will continue through Nov. 30 on that portion of the river from its mouth upstream to its confluence with the Chewuch River at Winthrop. A concurrent season for Chinook will also open on …

Hunters: Watch overhead and underfoot this deer season

Hunters: Watch overhead and underfoot this deer season

By Mike Maltais

Hunters who target the greater Methow Valley during the modern firearm mule and white-tailed deer season from Saturday (Oct. 11) through Oct. 19 are cautioned to keep a careful eye overhead and underfoot in areas where recent wildfire or flooding have occurred, lest the nimrods be in …

Loup benefit event adds a valley

Loup benefit event adds a valley

The Taste of Three Valleys Benefit Auction, which supports the operation of Loup Loup Ski Bowl, will be on Oct. 18 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex. The event was formerly known as the Taste of Two Valleys — Okanogan and Methow — but the Chelan Valley has been added this year. Included are numerous...
Cupp takes third at Bellingham Bay run

Cupp takes third at Bellingham Bay run

Liberty Bell High School senior Delilah Cupp, of Twisp, placed third among 15- to-19-year-old females in the Bellingham Bay Half Marathon on Sept. 28. Her time of 1 hour, 41 minutes, 40 seconds put her 27th out of 999 females in the race, and 101st among all 1,492 entries. Cupp also competed in the Waterfront 15-kilometer...
Lady Lions roll up Entiat, Bridgeport, Omak

Lady Lions roll up Entiat, Bridgeport, Omak

By Mike Maltais The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ soccer team put together a winning week on the road and at home with wins over Entiat, 6-3, Bridgeport, 6-1, and Omak, 2-0, last week. Entiat stalls The Lady Lions battled inclement weather as well as the home field disadvantage at Entiat on Sept. 23,...
Varsity XC boys win Manson

Varsity XC boys win Manson

By Mike Maltais

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ varsity cross-country team left its nearest rival in the dust by a 22-point margin at the Trojan Invitational in Manson last Saturday (Sept. 27). Ben Klemmeck (first), Josiah …

Fillies stampede Lady Lions in 3-game comeback

Fillies stampede Lady Lions in 3-game comeback

By Mike Maltais
Following a three-game loss (25-13, 25-17, 25-22) to the Brewster Bears on Sept. 23, the Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ volleyball team let a strong start slip away against visiting Bridgeport Thursday (Sept. 25) and allowed the Fillies to…
Trojans beat back Mountain Lions, 46-35

Trojans beat back Mountain Lions, 46-35

By Mike Maltais The Liberty Bell High School varsity football team let a 20-20 halftime tie game get away from them at Manson on Friday (Sept. 26), as the host Trojans outlasted the Mountain Lions, 46-35, in the two teams’ first league meeting of the season. Liberty Bell found the end zone first with a...
Fire, floodwaters alter local hunting terrain and prospects

Fire, floodwaters alter local hunting terrain and prospects

By Mike Maltais

Wildfire and floodwaters have left their marks on local hunting areas in and around the Methow Valley, where hunters will begin their search for deer on Oct. 11, opening day of the modern firearm general deer season. According to information in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) …...