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Fundraisers set to help Twisp man injured in car accident

Fundraisers set to help Twisp man injured in car accident

Twisp resident and Liberty Bell High School coach Micah Knox, 31, was injured last week in a single-car rollover accident on Balky Hill Road. Knox was listed in serious condition on Tuesday (April 28) at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. Okanogan County sheriff’s dispatch received a call at 6:15 a.m. on April 23 from a...
Liberty Bell tennis teams fall to White Swan on road, split against Tonasket at home

Liberty Bell tennis teams fall to White Swan on road, split against Tonasket at home

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both lost on the road to a powerful White Swan squad on April 21, then returned home for a match Thursday (April 23) against Tonasket which saw the boys win convincingly while the girls were defeated. At White Swan, the Lady Lions were swept, 5-0,...
Mountain Lions baseball team routs Manson, splits with Lake Roosevelt

Mountain Lions baseball team routs Manson, splits with Lake Roosevelt

The Liberty Bell High School baseball team overwhelmed Manson, 12-0, before splitting a hard-fought double-header with Lake Roosevelt in home games last week. The Mountain Lions jumped to an 11-0 lead in the first two inning against Manson on April 21, which allowed coach Don Calvert to get some playing time for younger players. Pitcher...
Sports briefs: April 29, 2015

Sports briefs: April 29, 2015

Sign up for Babe Ruth ball Sign up by Friday (May 1) to be part of the Methow Valley Babe Ruth Baseball team, for ages 13–15. Cost is $40. Contact Rob Crandall at (509) 341-4060 or email methownatives@methownet.com. The season is in May and June. Bowen Mountain hill climb Cascades Outdoor Store will host the...
Lady Lions go 3-0 for the week, put up lots of runs in double-header sweep

Lady Lions go 3-0 for the week, put up lots of runs in double-header sweep

  The Liberty Bell High School softball team threw up big numbers — and allowed a total of only two runs — in three wins last week on its home field. On April 21, the Lady Lions needed just three innings to put away Manson, 15-0, under the 15-run lead rule. Pitcher Kelsey Baldwin struck out four and walked...
Liberty Bell home stand nets three wins, lots of Lara goals

Liberty Bell home stand nets three wins, lots of Lara goals

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team took three out of four matches in a busy week that saw Jorge Lara continue his relentless season-long assault on opponents’ nets. The Mountain Lions started the week with a home game against Brewster, losing 1-0. Brewster is undefeated in league play. “We had just returned from...
Mountain Lions suffer first baseball loss of season against Brewster but add two wins

Mountain Lions suffer first baseball loss of season against Brewster but add two wins

The Liberty Bell High School baseball team came back after spring break with a win, a loss (its first of the season), another win and an undecided outcome. At their home opener on April 14, the Mountain Lions beat Tonasket, 8-5. Liberty Bell had topped Tonasket on the road, 4-2, in its last game before...
Softball team wraps three wins around one loss

Softball team wraps three wins around one loss

The Liberty Bell High School softball team took three out of four games in a busy week of competition after coming back from spring break. On April 14, the Lady Lions overwhelmed Tonasket at home, 14-2 in a five-inning game. Kelsey Baldwin pitched 4 1/2 innings and Devin Surface pitched half an inning, finishing out...
Individual slots still left in Sunflower Marathon and Relay

Individual slots still left in Sunflower Marathon and Relay

The 35th annual Sunflower Marathon and Relay, traversing the upper Methow Valley from Mazama to Twisp, will be staged on May 9. The marathon is run on both private and public lands, through forests, hillsides, ranchlands, and backroads. The route is lined with colorful arrowleaf balsamroot in bloom. Participants have the option of running the...
Mountain Lions do well in 16-team K Valley Rally track meet

Mountain Lions do well in 16-team K Valley Rally track meet

Ben Klemmeck took first place in the 3,200-meter run, and Lauren Fitzmaurice and Natalie Treise blazed to a one-two finish in the 100-meter hurdles, as the Liberty Bell High School track teams returned to post-spring break action at the K Valley Rally in Kittitas on Friday (April 17). The boys’ team scored 58.33 points to...