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LBHS runners step up in early competition

LBHS runners step up in early competition

In its first “official” weekend of scored competition, the Liberty Bell High School cross-country team showed its competitive potential against many much-larger schools at the Ellensburg Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 10). The girls’ varsity team, with just five eligible runners, took third place behind Zillah and Ellensburg in the 2.2-mile race. Freshman Gretta Scholz led...
Mountain Lions clawed by Bears in football season opener

Mountain Lions clawed by Bears in football season opener

Welcome back to 11-man football. After a year of eight-man ball, Liberty Bell High School returned to playing with a full-size squad at its home-field season opener on Friday (Sept. 2) against Brewster. The Bears weren’t particularly hospitable, …
Liberty Bell girls’ soccer, volleyball teams start league play this week

Liberty Bell girls’ soccer, volleyball teams start league play this week

League play began this week for the Liberty Bell High School volleyball and girls’ soccer teams, after warm-ups at multiple-team jamborees for both squads. The soccer team played at Okanogan on Tuesday (Sept. 6), while the Lady Lions volleyball team hosted Manson on Tuesday. Soccer will host Mount Vernon Christian on Friday at 4 p.m.,...
Labor Day Rodeo back in the arena after one-year absence

Labor Day Rodeo back in the arena after one-year absence

The only cancellation in the 45-year history of the Methow Valley Rodeo occurred a year ago, when the Labor Day event was called off because of poor air quality conditions in the valley resulting from wildland fires. This year’s Memorial Day Rodeo went off as planned, and now the …
Mountain Lions have the numbers for return to 11-man play

Mountain Lions have the numbers for return to 11-man play

Year of 8-man football was transitional for LBHS, coach says By Don Nelson You don’t need to double-check your math. Liberty Bell High School’s football team will field 11 players on a side when the Mountain Lions open their season by hosting the Brewster Bears at 7 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 2). Liberty Bell is...
Liberty Bell cross-country teams ready to run

Liberty Bell cross-country teams ready to run

Big turnout, returning runners point to promising season By Don Nelson The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams enter the 2016 season with high hopes of repeating or improving on their performances at the 2015 state meet. Four of the five scoring runners are returning from the boys’ team that placed sixth...
Running wild

Running wild

Bill Sycalik has devised a unique way to see the nation’s most scenic landscapes — at a run in 26.2-mile segments. Sycalik plans to run personal marathons in each of the nation’s 59 national parks. His odyssey brought him to the Methow Valley last week to run…
Labor Day Rodeo returns Sept. 3 and 4

Labor Day Rodeo returns Sept. 3 and 4

The Methow Valley Labor Day weekend rodeo is back, with two days of broncs, bulls, barrel racing and other events on Sept. 3 and 4. Competition begins at 1 p.m. each day. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 7-12, and free for kids 6 and younger. The annual Labor Day rodeo was canceled...
RCO grants will support expanded mountain bike trails

RCO grants will support expanded mountain bike trails

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Methow chapter has been awarded two grants by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) that will be used to support planning and permitting of an expanded summer non-motorized multi-use trail system at Sun Mountain, and a new summer non-motorized multi-use trail system in and adjacent to the Loup...
Brewster edges past Killer Whales

Brewster edges past Killer Whales

The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team’s long string of victories in the county championship meet came to an end last Saturday (Aug. 30) as the Brewster Bearacudas managed just four more points than the Whales to take first place in the Omak pool. In a four-team meet with 112 events, the margin of victory was...