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Walsh, Bourn headline AAU basketball camp

Walsh, Bourn headline AAU basketball camp

By Mike Maltais
Liberty Bell High School basketball alumni Korrie Bourn and Connor Walsh are hosting a four-day Amateur Athletic …
LBHS class of 2014: more athlete profiles

LBHS class of 2014: more athlete profiles

By Mike Maltais
Last week the News profiled the athletic accomplishments of several Liberty Bell High School graduating seniors. Here are …
Now is prime time for floating the Methow’s whitewater 

Now is prime time for floating the Methow’s whitewater 

By Laurelle Walsh

Methow River Raft & Kayak, the valley’s only locally based river outfitter, is off to a good start in its fourth season running the …

First Winthrop Traverse debuts a success

First Winthrop Traverse debuts a success

By Mike Maltais
The first annual Winthrop Traverse, a five-event, multi-sport competition celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon …
Highway 20 part of national bike route system

Highway 20 part of national bike route system

More than 400 miles of state Highway 20, including the North Cascades Scenic Highway portion, have been designated as Washington’s first interstate bike route that will be part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved official recognition, which will be included in future updates of the...
Mountain bike festival this weekend in Winthrop

Mountain bike festival this weekend in Winthrop

The Methow Singletrack Solstice mountain biking festival begins Friday (June 20) and will continue through Sunday at various locations in the valley. The event will be headquartered at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink. The bike festival will offer challenging rides (including a couple of transportation-supported, point-to-point options), socializing, and other events. Cost for those...
LBHS class of 2014 leaves a legacy of athletic milestones

LBHS class of 2014 leaves a legacy of athletic milestones

By Mike Maltais
This year’s crop of Liberty Bell High School graduates leaves behind a string of notable athletic achievements and records …
Sports briefs: June 11, 2014

Sports briefs: June 11, 2014

This week: Bike Rodeo at Pearrygin Lake and Free fishing for kids at Winthrop hatchery
Traverse to cover many trail, water and road miles

Traverse to cover many trail, water and road miles

Runners, bikers and paddlers — and some people doing all three — will compete at and around Pearrygin Lake State Park on Saturday (June 14) in the multi-sport Sun Mountain Lodge Winthrop Traverse, a new event in the valley that finishes at the Winthrop Barn. Solo, tandem and relay teams will compete in the five-stage, 46.2-mile event. The competition...
Big trout planted in area lakes in honor of Father’s Day

Big trout planted in area lakes in honor of Father’s Day

Alta Lake and Conconully Reservoir will be two fisheries to pay particular attention to this Father’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday (June 14 – 15), thanks to a special stocking effort of large trout at those two Okanogan County lakes. Alta and Conconully are two of 20 lakes around the state where fish hatchery crews from the...