Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

SPORTS

LBHS wrestlers take third place at Coyote Classic

With only four wrestlers competing, Liberty Bell High School still managed to take third place last weekend at the Coyote Classic in Kittitas. Coach Gunnar Doggett reported that the Mountain Lions’ Meritt Fink captured first place in the 145-pound division with a victory over Reggie Jones of Colfax. Kaleb Martin won at 152 pounds, and...
MV Nordic excels in Race of the Methow

MV Nordic excels in Race of the Methow

The Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) was in town for a rare home meet last weekend when it hosted the Race of the Methow on the McCabe Trail at Liberty Bell High School. More than 150 skiers from throughout the Northwest converged in the snow to compete, with the 14-19 year olds vying for spots...
Lady Lions edged by Lake Roosevelt, Manson, in hard losses

Lady Lions edged by Lake Roosevelt, Manson, in hard losses

By Don Nelson So close. The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ basketball team lost two games by a total of three points last week, barely missing a chance to double their victories total for the season. The Lady Lions had a healthy lead at Manson on Jan. 13 before falling, 36-34. At home on...
LBHS wrestlers face challenges at Apple Pie invite

LBHS wrestlers face challenges at Apple Pie invite

Wrestling alumni put on entertaining evening in home gym With less than a month to go before the district tournament, the Liberty Bell High School wrestling team continued to build toward the post-season at the Apple Pie Invitational tournament in Tonasket on Saturday (Jan. 16). Coach Gunnar Doggett reported that Tanner White lost two matches....
Sports briefs: Jan. 20, 2016

Sports briefs: Jan. 20, 2016

Tune up for the Wolf Chase The annual Wolf Chase race will be on Feb. 6 and 7 at Loup Loup Ski Bowl, hosted by the Loup Loup Alpine Race Team. The event is expected to draws hundreds of out-of-town racers and their families for the weekend. The giant slalom race will be on Saturday and...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Lauren Ochoa

Mountain Lion of the Week: Lauren Ochoa

After being nominated by many classmates, teammates and teachers, our Mountain Lion of the Week is sophomore basketball player Lauren Ochoa. Lauren is the exemplification of Mountain Lion spirit. She is bravely outspoken, giving and respectful to those around her, and a leader on the court and in the classroom. Here is what those who...
Liberty Bell boys get past Manson, fall to Lake Roosevelt in league play last week

Liberty Bell boys get past Manson, fall to Lake Roosevelt in league play last week

By Don Nelson In a battle for second place in the Central Washington 2B North league, Lake Roosevelt prevailed over the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team, 69-52, on the Mountain Lions’ home court last Thursday (Jan. 14). Playing without their second-leading scorer Micah Klemmeck, who was out sick, the Mountain Lions jumped...
Local Nordic skiers get new orientation guiding blind skiers

Local Nordic skiers get new orientation guiding blind skiers

Many people would imagine that the most challenging aspect of skiing with a blindfold on is that you can’t see trees or hills. But the most common effect turns out to be vertigo and a disorienting lack of balance. For half-a-dozen local skiers, skiing with the blindfolds was just one aspect of learning to guide a...
Ice rink shuts down as wait for refrigeration equipment continues

Ice rink shuts down as wait for refrigeration equipment continues

Expectations for a full season of skating at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) have turned to frustration after repeated delays in delivery of the refrigeration equipment that will complete the facility’s renovation. After repeated assurances — dating back to mid-December  — from the company that is supplying the ice-making equipment that delivery was imminent, WISR board president...
Nordic team travels to Canada, tunes up for Race of the Methow

Nordic team travels to Canada, tunes up for Race of the Methow

Many members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team ventured to Sovereign Lake Nordic Center in Vernon, B.C., last weekend for a BC Cup race. Competition included events for skiers aged 6–60. Saturday was a classic sprint, with the youngest skiers sprinting 100 meters and the older competitors racing up to 1.2 kilometers. The racers ran...