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LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes third at Omak

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes third at Omak

Liberty Bell High School’s Team 1 took third place in Knowledge Bowl competition last week as the Mountain Lions visited Omak, where teams from Chelan, Okanogan, Manson and Tonasket also were on hand. Okanogan Team 1 took first place with 59 points in three rounds of questions, followed by Tonasket Team 1 with 53 points....
Liberty Bell boys fall to Soap Lake, Manson

Liberty Bell boys fall to Soap Lake, Manson

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team encountered a tough Manson squad that is positioning itself for post-season seeding last Thursday (Jan. 26), and the Trojans improved their odds with a 50-20 win over the Mountain Lions on Liberty Bell’s home court. Earlier in …
Methow Valley Biathlon Team traveled to Whistler, B.C., for two days of competition

Methow Valley Biathlon Team traveled to Whistler, B.C., for two days of competition

The Methow Valley Biathlon team competed last weekend in Whistler, B.C., in two days of skiing and shooting. Coach Betsy Smith reported that Saturday’s competition was a sprint with two shooting stages and three ski loops. Sunday featured a mass start race with four shooting stages and five ski loops for older age groups, and...
Alpine team competed at Mission Ridge

Alpine team competed at Mission Ridge

The Loup Loup Alpine Ski Team traveled to Mission Ridge last weekend for the Apple Cup Race. Ten local racers competed against a large field that included 115 boys and 105 girls for two days of Giant Slalom competition, team coach Bret Alumbaugh reported. “Conditions were perfect for racing, with a firm surface and blue...
Ski for Women at Mazama this weekend

Ski for Women at Mazama this weekend

The fourth annual Ski for Women, a fundraiser for Room One, will be on Sunday (Feb. 5) on the Mazama ski trails. Registration for the Nordic event, for women of all ages and abilities, begins at 9 a.m. at the Mazama Community Club. Participation is by donation. Racing starts at 10:30 a.m. Participants can take...
Rarified atmosphere

Rarified atmosphere

Ice climbing is an exotic experience under any circumstances. In the dark, on a route that is so seldom climbed that its handful of ascents can be individually recited, it can become something other-worldly. On an early January morning before sunrise, climbing partners Seth Keena and Mark Allen were …
Mountain Lion of the Week: Jed McMillan

Mountain Lion of the Week: Jed McMillan

This week’s Mountain Lion of the Week is ninth-grade wrestler Jed McMillan. Jed consistently shows leadership, integrity and dedication to his academic and sports commitments. He never misses a practice or a day of school. He looks out for others and encourages others to do their best. He sets high standards and goals for himself...
Lady Lions overwhelm Waterville

Lady Lions overwhelm Waterville

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team put together one of its best games of the season for a convincing 73-48 home-court win over Waterville-Mansfield last Friday (Jan. 13). “We finally put together a complete game,” Liberty Bell coach Ed White said. “We had fewer turnovers and the girls ...
Liberty Bell closes the gap, but can’t catch Waterville-Mansfield

Liberty Bell closes the gap, but can’t catch Waterville-Mansfield

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team played even-up with Waterville-Mansfield for half of Friday’s (Jan. 13) home game, but the Shockers prevailed in the other two quarters for a 56-40 win. “The guys are still working hard as they have all year,” Liberty Bell coach Kyle Acord said. “It was …
Hit the ski trails for this weekend’s Methow Valley Nordic Festival

Hit the ski trails for this weekend’s Methow Valley Nordic Festival

Methow Trails will celebrate its 40th birthday with a weekend of competitive skiing events, free skiing on its trail system and a party co-hosted by the Methow Conservancy (see related story), all part of the Methow Valley Nordic Festival. On Saturday (Jan. 21), skiing will be free on the Methow Trails system. New this year...