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MVNT skiers take on sketchy weather, tough competition at Junior Nationals

MVNT skiers take on sketchy weather, tough competition at Junior Nationals

This report comes from information provided by Leslie Hall, director of the Methow Valley Nordic Team. The Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) sent six athletes to Truckee, California, last week as part of the Pacific Northwest Team for Junior Nationals. Nearly 400 athletes aged 14-19 competed in their age categories in four different events. The weather...
Sports briefs: March 18, 2015

Sports briefs: March 18, 2015

Register for youth baseball Registration is open for Methow Valley Youth Baseball until Friday (March 20). Boys and girls age 5-12 are eligible. Approximate season dates are April 21-June 13. To register, go to methowvalleyyouthbaseball.baberuthonline.com. Registration is $40 for the first child; and $20 for each additional child. Lewis Butte hill-climb series Cascades Outdoor Store...
Young Lions, old Lions face off in basketball benefit

Young Lions, old Lions face off in basketball benefit

Former Liberty Bell High School basketball players will take on the Mountain Lions’ 2014-15 varsity basketball teams in a benefit event on Saturday (March 14) at the high school gym. The Liberty Bell Alumni Classic will feature the varsity girls’ team vs. the alumni women at 7 p.m., followed by the boys’ varsity taking on the...
Sports briefs: March 11, 2015

Sports briefs: March 11, 2015

Another bronze for Caitlin Gregg Methow Valley native Brian Gregg and his wife, Caitlin, were the first American finishers at the 42-kilometer Engidine Ski Marathon in Switzerland last weekend, with Caitlin finishing third among women competitors. Brian finished 24th overall in the men’s competition. Other family members Chad Gregg and Jan Gregg also completed the...
LBHS varsities will take on alums in benefit basketball games

LBHS varsities will take on alums in benefit basketball games

Liberty Bell High School graduates who think they still have some “hops” are invited to play in a pair of benefit games against the Mountain Lions’ 2014-15 varsity basketball teams on March 14 at the high school gym. The Liberty Bell Alumni Classic — which could become an annual event — will feature the varsity girls’ team vs. the...
Gregg part of historic World Cup finish for U.S. women

Gregg part of historic World Cup finish for U.S. women

In a historic finish for American skiers, U.S. team members Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg finished second and third, respectively, in the 10-kilometer freestyle event at the recent 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden. Gregg is the wife of Methow Valley native Brian Gregg, who was a member of the U.S. Olympic...
Large MVNT contingent scorches the trails in B.C. event

Large MVNT contingent scorches the trails in B.C. event

Editor’s note: this report about the Methow Valley Nordic Team is based on information provided by coach Leslie Hall. The Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) took 30 skiers to the BC Championships at Telemark Nordic Center in West Kelowna, B.C., last weekend for a three-day event that included classic mass start races on Friday, skate...
Mountain Lions tie for third at state wrestling meet

Mountain Lions tie for third at state wrestling meet

Warden muscles its way to top of 1B/2B heap By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School’s reign atop the state’s class 1B/2B wrestling world came to an end at Mat Classic XXVII in Tacoma last weekend, as the two-time defending champions finished in a tie for third place with Tonasket behind Warden and Reardan. But...
LBHS Knowledge Bowl team headed back to state meet

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team headed back to state meet

After an impressive second-place finish at regional competition in Wenatchee on Monday (Feb. 23), the Liberty Bell High School Knowledge Bowl team is once again headed to the state meet at Arlington High School on March 14. Team captain Rowan Post, Willy Duguay, Sebastian Hogness and Brennan Quigley will make the trip to Arlington, where...
League honors for Liberty Bell basketball players

League honors for Liberty Bell basketball players

Liberty Bell High School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both earned recognition in all-league honors announced last week. Junior Connor Cooley was named to the first team in the boys’ North Central Washington 2B North league, while junior Micah Klemmeck was named to the second team. Senior Willy Duguay earned an honorable mention. Ed Smith...