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Mountain Lions drop two games at holiday tourney

Mountain Lions drop two games at holiday tourney

The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team journeyed to Leavenworth’s Cascade Holiday Tourney in search of its first victory, but ran into a couple of tough opponents at last week’s Christmas break event. The Mountain Lions lost to the home team, Cascade, 66 – 28, on the …
Local competitors take many top spots in Ski Rodeo

Local competitors take many top spots in Ski Rodeo

Brilliant skies and moderate winter temperatures — and just enough snow — greeted the friendly competitors at the annual Methow Valley Ski Rodeo in Winthrop on Dec. 28. The event, hosted by the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation, drew a predominantly local crowd but also included racers from around the region, with more than 130 competing. Racers started...
Pearrygin Lake Sno-Park map now available online and at trailheads

Pearrygin Lake Sno-Park map now available online and at trailheads

Maps of the trail system are available at the trailheads and online at www.methowcyclesport.com/trails-fatbike-map-plsp. All trails are open to fat bikes and snowshoers; a selection of trails are open to cross-country skiers and winter walkers. There are options at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. A Sno-Park pass is required to park in the lots.  ...

First-time victories top the year’s sports stories

One state championship team, and a couple of individual state champions, highlighted the 2016 year in sports for Liberty Bell High School. The girls’ cross-county team cruised to first place at the state 1B/2B meet, led by individual champion Novie McCabe, a freshman. It was the first state title …
Mountain Lions lose to Omak at home, head to Cascade Holiday Tourney

Mountain Lions lose to Omak at home, head to Cascade Holiday Tourney

The Caribou Trail League’s Omak Pioneers, a division 1A team, used its quickness and height to beat the Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball squad, 74-28, on the Mountain Lions’ home court last Tuesday (Dec. 20). Omak had already beaten two pretty good Central Washington 2B teams, Tonasket and Manson, earlier in the season.
Lady Lions drop home contest to Omak, 78-46

Lady Lions drop home contest to Omak, 78-46

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team couldn’t keep the visiting Omak Pioneers in check as the Lady Lions lost, 78-46, on their home court on Dec. 20. Liberty Bell coach Ed Smith cited what he called subpar efforts on both ends of the court in the first half. He said the Lady Lions’ offense...
Lady Lions add two home-court wins to stay in league race

Lady Lions add two home-court wins to stay in league race

Two home-court wins — one a dramatic come-from-behind victory against Oroville, the other by 21 points over Soap Lake — put the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team near the top of the Central Washington 2B league standings. At 4-1 in league play (4-2 on the season), the Lady Lions were in ...
Mountain Lions keep it close against Soap Lake, fall to Oroville

Mountain Lions keep it close against Soap Lake, fall to Oroville

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team employed a stingy defense that made Soap Lake work hard for most of its points, but the Eagles kept just enough distance to register a 45-34 win on the Mountain Lions’ home court on Friday (Dec. 16). Coupled with a 60-23 loss to Oroville earlier …
Ski Rodeo set for Dec. 28 in Winthrop; obstacle course and relay are new

Ski Rodeo set for Dec. 28 in Winthrop; obstacle course and relay are new

The Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation will host its annual ski rodeo — featuring Nordic events for all ages at several distances — next Wednesday (Dec. 28) at the Winthrop Town Trailhead. Races will be offered at 1, 2.5, 5 and 10 kilometers. New this year is a three-by-1K relay race, and an obstacle course with challenging bumps...
Nordic team takes on cold temps, demanding course

Nordic team takes on cold temps, demanding course

Ten members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) headed to Rossland, B.C., last weekend for a three-day mini tour at the Black Jack ski area – where it was even colder than in the Methow Valley. “Thankfully the weather stayed just warm enough and the skiers were able to compete as planned all three...