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Comeback puts Lady Lions in state softball tournament

Comeback puts Lady Lions in state softball tournament

The Liberty Bell High School Lady Lions won the game they absolutely had to win on Saturday (May 23), and now are headed for the state 2B softball tournament in Yakima this weekend. Liberty Bell began Saturday’s District 6 regional action in Ephrata with a tough, 13-11 loss to Okanogan. But in the win-or-go-home second...
Mountain Lions send eight to state track and field meet

Mountain Lions send eight to state track and field meet

Liberty Bell High School will send eight athletes — six boys and two girls — to the state track and field meet that begins Thursday (May 28) at Eastern Washington University in Cheney and continues through Saturday. All advanced by placing fourth or higher in events at the 1B/2B District 5/6 championships at Ephrata last Friday (May 22). As...
Boys’ soccer records best-ever season

Boys’ soccer records best-ever season

Capping the best season in the 14-year history of the program, the Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ soccer team leveraged a third-place finish in the District 6 2B/1A soccer tournament into its first-ever state playoff appearance. The Mountain Lions hit the pitch against the Scotties of Highland High School at Cowiche on May 19...
Successful LBHS baseball season ends with first-round loss at state

Successful LBHS baseball season ends with first-round loss at state

Liberty Bell High School’s appearance in the state 2B baseball tournament ended with a first-round loss to Napavine on Saturday (May 23), but coach Don Calvert praised his players for a successful season that promises more of the same in the future. In Anacortes on Saturday, the Mountain Lions faced one of the state’s top...
Sports briefs: May 27, 2015

Sports briefs: May 27, 2015

Trail work party for climbing area A trail-building party to improve access to the Matrix Climbing Wall near Mazama will take place Saturday (May 30) at the Goat Creek Sno-Park beginning at 9 a.m. Workers will help construct a half-mile trail to the increasingly popular climbing site. Visit www.nff.wildapricot.org/event-1944164 to register or call 996-4057. Twisp River...
Judge Jason Newman knows the score for Memorial Day Rodeo competitors

Judge Jason Newman knows the score for Memorial Day Rodeo competitors

When the chute gates swing open at the 44th annual Methow Valley Memorial Day Rodeo Saturday and Sunday (May 23-24), the fate of a rough stock competitor will revolve around two dynamics: his …
Rodeo royalty sparkles on horseback at this weekend’s event

Rodeo royalty sparkles on horseback at this weekend’s event

Two young horse lovers are Methow Valley Rodeo’s royalty for 2015: Queen Makhala Fox and Princess Mihayla Phillips. Queen Makhala and Princess Mihayla look forward to riding in the grand entry …
Lining up for pickleball

Lining up for pickleball

John Fleming, a Twisp Town Council member and a new fan of the sport, wants to start a Methow Valley pickleball club and invites interested residents to a meeting at the new court at 1 p.m. on Saturday (May 23).
Three Liberty Bell tennis players extend their seasons

Three Liberty Bell tennis players extend their seasons

Three Liberty Bell High School tennis players kept their seasons alive in the District 1B/2B tournament last week, and traveled to Cashmere on Tuesday (May 19) for a regional meet against A-league teams in hopes of moving on to the state championships. Josh Frey, who coach Dave Schulz said is peaking at the right time,...
Win keeps Lady Lions’ softball hopes alive for return to state

Win keeps Lady Lions’ softball hopes alive for return to state

The Liberty Bell High School softball team saw its season on the brink last weekend before rallying for a win at district playoffs that will send the Lady Lions back to the tournament on Saturday (May 23). In the first game at Ephrata last Saturday (May 16), Liberty Bell was shut out by Warden, 4-0,...