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Lady Lions split 4 in first home games

Lady Lions split 4 in first home games

The first home game of the season produced the first win of the season for the Liberty Bell High School softball team, which split four games in three days of action last week. The Lady Lions started the week with a 12-11 loss at Pateros on March 28, giving up an 8-0 lead, coach Lee...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Devin Surface

Mountain Lion of the Week: Devin Surface

Congratulations, Devin Surface, for being this week’s Mountain Lion of the Week. Devin, a sophomore, is a standout pitcher on the Liberty Bell softball team. Devin’s resiliency and leadership are as apparent in the classrooms as they are on the playing diamond.  She is active in many facets throughout the community; she is a truly...
Projects to revamp parking, trailheads in Mazama may begin later this year

Projects to revamp parking, trailheads in Mazama may begin later this year

A series of recent developments has brought a plan – in the works for almost a decade – to reconfigure trailhead parking and provide more accommodations for businesses, residents and tourists in the Mazama core closer to reality.
Fitzmaurice sets school record at Cashmere track meet

Fitzmaurice sets school record at Cashmere track meet

The Liberty Bell High School track team showed signs of rounding into mid-season form in a four-school meet at Cashmere last Thursday (March 31), with a slew of personal bests and one school record. Junior Lauren Fitzmaurice became the first girl in…
Mountain Lion boys get first soccer win after shoot-out loss

Mountain Lion boys get first soccer win after shoot-out loss

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team got its first win of the season last week against Omak, sandwiched between a tough loss in a shoot-out at Oroville and a thumping at Brewster. The Mountain Lions ended regulation play in a 1-1 tie against Oroville on March 22, thanks to Leif-Portmann Bown’s goal, then...
LBHS holds its own against larger schools at Ephrata track meet

LBHS holds its own against larger schools at Ephrata track meet

Liberty Bell High School’s track team mixed it up with 36 other schools — many of them in much larger enrollment divisions — at the Ray Cross Invitational in Ephrata on Saturday. While it didn’t always show in the results, the Mountain Lions had a …
Mountain Lion of the Week: Sebastian Hogness

Mountain Lion of the Week: Sebastian Hogness

This week’s Mountain Lion of the Week is junior-class Knowledge Bowl MVP Sebastian Hogness. Sebastian was part of the Liberty Bell Knowledge Bowl team that recently place second at the state competition. Two people nominated Sebastian. Here is what they said: “He is the MVP of our knowledge bowl team. Polite, kind, respectful and helpful...
Sports briefs: March 30, 2016

Sports briefs: March 30, 2016

Coach kids’ baseball Coaches are still needed for the 2016 Methow Youth Baseball program, which runs from April until early June. Teams are being formed in minors (ages 7-10) and majors (ages 11-12) categories. To volunteer or for more information, call Rebecca Walker (minors) at (509) 386-3783 or John Crandall (majors) at 996-3359, or visit...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Ben Klemmeck

Mountain Lion of the Week: Ben Klemmeck

This week’s Mountain Lion of the Week is senior track, basketball and cross-country athlete Ben Klemmeck. Ben is a standout distance runner who has accomplished many feats in his time at Liberty Bell. Ben’s quiet leadership and composure during trying times are trademarks of his accomplishments. Ben approaches racing and training with discipline, balance and...
Sports briefs: March 23, 2016

Sports briefs: March 23, 2016

Loup Team at Mission Ridge The Loup Loup Alpine Ski Team sent three eligible racers to the U12 champs at Mission Ridge ski area last weekend. The three-day competition drew about 70 girls and 70 boys. In the Saturday Grand Slalom, Olivia Glenn placed 29th, Carter Sheley was 28th and  Graham Sheley was 36th. In...