Today is Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016

SPORTS
Lowland lakes open for fishing April 23

Lowland lakes open for fishing April 23

Trout fishing in Washington hits full speed April 23, when several hundred lowland lakes — stocked with millions of fish — open for a six-month season. That date also marks the start of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) first lowland lake fishing derby, which runs through Sept. 6. To participate on opening weekend, Washington anglers must...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Keeley Brooks

Mountain Lion of the Week: Keeley Brooks

This week we are honoring seventh-grade track and field athlete Keeley Brooks as the Mountain Lion of the Week. Keeley is a standout student with a standout attitude. She brings energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and open-mindedness to her teams and classes. Keeley has been nominated multiple times throughout the school year. Here is what the people...
The longest ride

The longest ride

Vern Herrst’s planned 2,200-mile horse ride across the West and Midwest is part personal challenge, part fundraiser and part homecoming. Herrst, of Winthrop, intends to ride his saddle horse Nikki, with a pack horse trailing along, to his hometown of Howell, Michigan, for his 50th high school class reunion in late August.
Liberty Bell baseball team runs away in winning three games

Liberty Bell baseball team runs away in winning three games

It was an all-or-nothing week for the Liberty Bell High School baseball team, which won three games with football-like scores but took a loss when the Mountain Lions could muster only two runs. On March 29, Liberty Bell won its first home game of the year over Waterville, 17-7. Sam Thomsen pitched 3-1/3 innings for...
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 …