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LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes first place

LBHS Knowledge Bowl team takes first place

Liberty Bell High School’s No. 2 team took first place Monday (Jan. 9) in a five-team Knowledge Bowl meet on the Mountain Lions’ home turf. Team members were Corinne Dietz, Danielle Mott, Noah Batson and Liliana Hart-Beck. Liberty Bell team No. 1 (Nate Hirsch, Sebastian Hogness, Colin Waichler, Bram Wathen) took fourth place, and team...
Nielsen wins spot on U.S. biathlon team

Nielsen wins spot on U.S. biathlon team

Liberty Bell High School junior Eli Nielsen has been named to the World Youth and Junior Championship men’s team to represent the United States in international biathlon competition next month. Nielsen qualified for the team during a recent three-day competition in …
Lady Lions just miss championship win at Cascade Holiday Tourney in Leavenworth

Lady Lions just miss championship win at Cascade Holiday Tourney in Leavenworth

Playing some of their best basketball of the season, the Liberty Bell High School girls’ varsity team nearly came away with the first-place trophy at the Cascade Holiday Tourney in Leavenworth last week. The Lady Lions started the two-day event with …
Mountain Lions drop two games at holiday tourney

Mountain Lions drop two games at holiday tourney

The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team journeyed to Leavenworth’s Cascade Holiday Tourney in search of its first victory, but ran into a couple of tough opponents at last week’s Christmas break event. The Mountain Lions lost to the home team, Cascade, 66 – 28, on the …
Local competitors take many top spots in Ski Rodeo

Local competitors take many top spots in Ski Rodeo

Brilliant skies and moderate winter temperatures — and just enough snow — greeted the friendly competitors at the annual Methow Valley Ski Rodeo in Winthrop on Dec. 28. The event, hosted by the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation, drew a predominantly local crowd but also included racers from around the region, with more than 130 competing. Racers started...
Pearrygin Lake Sno-Park map now available online and at trailheads

Pearrygin Lake Sno-Park map now available online and at trailheads

Maps of the trail system are available at the trailheads and online at www.methowcyclesport.com/trails-fatbike-map-plsp. All trails are open to fat bikes and snowshoers; a selection of trails are open to cross-country skiers and winter walkers. There are options at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. A Sno-Park pass is required to park in the lots.  ...

First-time victories top the year’s sports stories

One state championship team, and a couple of individual state champions, highlighted the 2016 year in sports for Liberty Bell High School. The girls’ cross-county team cruised to first place at the state 1B/2B meet, led by individual champion Novie McCabe, a freshman. It was the first state title …
Mountain Lions lose to Omak at home, head to Cascade Holiday Tourney

Mountain Lions lose to Omak at home, head to Cascade Holiday Tourney

The Caribou Trail League’s Omak Pioneers, a division 1A team, used its quickness and height to beat the Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball squad, 74-28, on the Mountain Lions’ home court last Tuesday (Dec. 20). Omak had already beaten two pretty good Central Washington 2B teams, Tonasket and Manson, earlier in the season.
Lady Lions drop home contest to Omak, 78-46

Lady Lions drop home contest to Omak, 78-46

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team couldn’t keep the visiting Omak Pioneers in check as the Lady Lions lost, 78-46, on their home court on Dec. 20. Liberty Bell coach Ed Smith cited what he called subpar efforts on both ends of the court in the first half. He said the Lady Lions’ offense...
Lady Lions add two home-court wins to stay in league race

Lady Lions add two home-court wins to stay in league race

Two home-court wins — one a dramatic come-from-behind victory against Oroville, the other by 21 points over Soap Lake — put the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team near the top of the Central Washington 2B league standings. At 4-1 in league play (4-2 on the season), the Lady Lions were in ...