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SPORTS
Ski Derby on Saturday

Ski Derby on Saturday

The Winthrop Ski Derby, featuring 15-kilometer and 30K classic technique races, will start at 9 a.m. at the Chickadee Trailhead near Sun Mountain on Saturday (Feb. 7). Entry fees are $45-$55, and include timing, aid stations and an awards party at Carlos 1800 restaurant in Winthrop. For information, call (509) 341-4717.
Snowmobilers raise funds

Snowmobilers raise funds

Members of the Okanogan County Snowmobile Club completed their annual benefit ride to raise funds for snowmobilers who are facing costs from medical hardships on Saturday (Jan. 31). Club member Betty Wagoner said the riders started at the north summit Loup Loup Sno-Park and made a round trip to Conconully. Donations are contributed by participants...
LBHS wrestlers head into district meet with eye on Mat Classic

LBHS wrestlers head into district meet with eye on Mat Classic

The Liberty Bell High School wrestling team will travel to Oroville Friday and Saturday (Feb. 6-7) for the District 5-6 meet that will determine who moves on to the regional meet at Northwest Christian on Feb. 14. Liberty Bell is the two-time defending state champion in the 1B/2B classification. Meritt Fink, Emmett Fink and Trent...
Loup Loup Alpine Team competes at Mission Ridge, hosts Wolf Chase

Loup Loup Alpine Team competes at Mission Ridge, hosts Wolf Chase

The Loup Loup Alpine Ski Team competed in its first race of the season last weekend, mostly on man-made snow at Mission Ridge Ski Resort near Wenatchee. Eleven racers from the Methow and Okanogan valleys made a strong showing. Among the girls, results were (for Saturday and Sunday): McCalla Chesledon (Saturday only, 17th); Avery Catlin...
Knowledge Bowl teams claim two wins

Knowledge Bowl teams claim two wins

Liberty Bell High School teams came away with two first-place finishes in recent Knowledge Bowl competition. Team 2 took first place in Wenatchee on Jan. 26. The team, which scored 53 points, was captained by Sebastian Hogness and included Danny Rodriguez, Isaac Cordes and Noah Batson. Team 2 won all three of its matches and...
Local skiers take 9 of top 25 spots in Methow Pursuit

Local skiers take 9 of top 25 spots in Methow Pursuit

Out-of-towners claimed the first four places in the overall results for last weekend’s Methow Valley Pursuit races, but locals Chris “Flash” Clark and Laura McCabe skied well enough to take fifth and seventh places respectively. Edic David of Whitefish, Montana, was the winner with a combined time of 3 hours, 6 minutes and 11 seconds...
Liberty Bell wins a couple of nail-biters, can’t close at Oroville

Liberty Bell wins a couple of nail-biters, can’t close at Oroville

By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team endured three tense games in four days last week, coming away with two wins that moved them up in the North Central Washington 2B North league standings. The Mountain Lions …
Lady Lions hang tough for home win, then lose next two games

Lady Lions hang tough for home win, then lose next two games

By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team protected a narrow victory on its home court against Tonasket last week, but dropped games to Lake Roosevelt in the Lady Lions’ gym and then to Oroville on the road.
Sports briefs: Jan. 28, 2015

Sports briefs: Jan. 28, 2015

‘Big Adventure’ at LBHS on Feb. 8 “The Big Adventure” — a day of low-key Nordic skiing competition — will be staged Feb. 8 at Liberty Bell High School beginning at 1 p.m. The free event, which will feature members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team, is “for all children under 100 years of age,” according to organizer Hanz...
LBHS wrestlers rack up wins at Coyote Classic meet in Kittitas

LBHS wrestlers rack up wins at Coyote Classic meet in Kittitas

The Liberty Bell High School wrestling team continued its march back to the state finals with impressive performances at last weekend’s Coyote Classic meet in Kittitas. Defending state champions Meritt Fink, Emmett Fink and Trent Skelton each took first place in their weight classes for the Mountain Lions, who have won the state 1B/2B team...