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Junior High closes out shining XC season

Junior High closes out shining XC season

By Mike Maltais The Liberty Bell Junior High School cross-country team closed its season at Omak on Oct. 7 the same way it started, with Mountain Lion runners among the top finishers in both the boys’ and girls’ races. As they have all season, Novie McCabe and Gretta Scholz finished one-two among girls, and Walker...
Nordic Team meets on Monday at high school

Nordic Team meets on Monday at high school

The Methow Valley Nordic Team will hold a registration and information meeting at 5 p.m. Monday (Oct. 20) in the Liberty Bell High School multipurpose room. Those already registered are welcome to attend. Registrants will pick up team jackets and discuss the plan for the upcoming season. Team director,. Leslie Hall,. will have a number of...
Sports briefs: October 15, 2014

Sports briefs: October 15, 2014

This week: Loup fundraiser this weekend, Rodeo queen tryouts on Oct. 25, Ski swap benefits Barn, Nordic team, and 10K run/walk supports fire victims
Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

Questionable deer opener provides early season answers

By Mike Maltais
Nobody knew quite what to expect when the general modern firearms deer season opened in Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Game Management Units last Saturday. On the heels of the state’s worst wildfire – much of it concentrated in the greater Methow Valley …
An eventful day

An eventful day

Nine riders from the Moccasin Lake Equestrian Team, coached by Annie and Tulie Budiselich, competed recently the Equestrians Institute’s One Day Event and Combined Trial at the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum. The sport of eventing is often referred to as a “triathlon” for horses, and  includes  three phases of competition: dressage, stadium...
Three XC teams capture three trophies at Can-Am

Three XC teams capture three trophies at Can-Am

By Mike Maltais “Three teams, three trophies,” was coach Craig Herlihy’s succinct summary of Liberty Bell Junior-Senior High School’s cross-country team performance at the Kettle Falls Can-Am Invitational last Saturday (Oct. 4). The Mountain Lions varsity boys, junior high boys and junior high girls each ran away with third-place trophies in competition among 19 schools...
Classic form

Classic form

Skiers and coaches of the Methow Valley Nordic Team — from left to right, coaches Leslie Hall and Laura McCabe, Taya Delong, Claire Waichler, Emerson Worrell, Eli Nielsen, Peter Aspholm, Novie McCabe and Walker Hall — were doing interval training on roller skis at Pearrygin Lake State Park last Wednesday. “We have an enthusiastic group participating in fall training...
Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

By Mike Maltais

A special season for coho salmon on the Methow River opened Saturday (Oct. 4) and will continue through Nov. 30 on that portion of the river from its mouth upstream to its confluence with the Chewuch River at Winthrop. A concurrent season for Chinook will also open on …

Hunters: Watch overhead and underfoot this deer season

Hunters: Watch overhead and underfoot this deer season

By Mike Maltais

Hunters who target the greater Methow Valley during the modern firearm mule and white-tailed deer season from Saturday (Oct. 11) through Oct. 19 are cautioned to keep a careful eye overhead and underfoot in areas where recent wildfire or flooding have occurred, lest the nimrods be in …

Loup benefit event adds a valley

Loup benefit event adds a valley

The Taste of Three Valleys Benefit Auction, which supports the operation of Loup Loup Ski Bowl, will be on Oct. 18 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex. The event was formerly known as the Taste of Two Valleys — Okanogan and Methow — but the Chelan Valley has been added this year. Included are numerous...