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Prospects good in Methow Valley, Okanogan County as deer hunting season opens on Saturday

Prospects good in Methow Valley, Okanogan County as deer hunting season opens on Saturday

Hunters with modern firearms will take to the field for deer hunting beginning Saturday (Oct. 15), and the outlook is good in north central Washington. “Deer hunting opportunities should be good in many parts of the state,” said Jerry Nelson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) deer and elk manager in a press release....
LBHS girls best bigger schools at Leavenworth XC meet

LBHS girls best bigger schools at Leavenworth XC meet

If other cross-country runners around the state haven’t figured it out yet, Liberty Bell High School’s unbeaten freshman, Novie McCabe, is a frontrunner — which means hanging back and hoping to overtake her once she claims the lead is likely a losing proposition.
Mountain Lion of the Week: Ava Mott

Mountain Lion of the Week: Ava Mott

This week’s Mountain Lion of the Week is sophomore cross-country runner Ava Mott. Not only is Ava a fearless competitor on the cross-country course, but she is also a determined student and caring friend throughout Liberty Bell. The student who nominated Ava wrote: “Ava is a hard-working girl, in and out of the classroom, and...
Mountain Lions break out for 41-0 football win over Bridgeport

Mountain Lions break out for 41-0 football win over Bridgeport

The Liberty Bell High School football team turned the corner — thanks to its running backs turning the corners on several long runs — to come away with its first win of the season on Friday (Sept. 30), a 41-0 shutout of Bridgeport on the Mountain Lions’ home field. Seth Stevie found the end zone three times as…
LBHS soccer girls build on streak with two more wins

LBHS soccer girls build on streak with two more wins

The Lady Lions soccer team headed into a big showdown with undefeated Brewster this week riding the momentum of a five-game winning streak, after dispatching Manson and Oroville in last week’s matches. On Sept. 27, Liberty Bell traveled to Manson and came away with a 4-2 victory. Haley Post scored …
LBHS volleyball team stays close but edged by Soap Lake

LBHS volleyball team stays close but edged by Soap Lake

The Liberty Bell High School volleyball team kept it close against visiting Soap Lake but couldn’t finish out the crucial fourth game, losing the match 3-1 on Sept. 27. The Lady Lions started out well, with a 26-24 win in the first game. The second was just as hard-fought, with the Eagles edging Liberty Bell,...
WDFW previews the 2016 hunting season in Okanogan region

WDFW previews the 2016 hunting season in Okanogan region

Fall means hunting, and the prospects are good in the Okanogan region, according to the state Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Here’s an overview offered by WDFW. • Quail and partridge: Three-and-a-half months of hunting began Oct. 1 for quail and chukar and gray or Hungarian partridge. “In the Okanogan district, quail production...
Liberty Bell XC teams rise to challenge at Nike Invitational

Liberty Bell XC teams rise to challenge at Nike Invitational

Liberty Bell High School cross-country coach Craig Herlihy had predicted that, against more than 70 other schools at the Nike Twilight Invitational meet in Marysville last weekend, the Mountain Lion boys’ and girls’ varsity teams would hold their own. That they did. With freshman Novie McCabe chewing …
Ragnar trail run sold out in first year at the Loup

Ragnar trail run sold out in first year at the Loup

Grueling relay race took place over two days By Don Nelson The Ragnar Trail Run series finally made it to the Loup Loup Ski Bowl, and the two-day relay race was a huge success, Loup Loup General Manager C.P. Grosenick said this week. Ragnar is an organization that stages running races on roads and trails...
LBHS girls dominate at Trojan Invitational

LBHS girls dominate at Trojan Invitational

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ cross-country team, led by freshman Novie McCabe’s runaway win, took six of the first seven places at the Trojan Invitational in Manson last weekend. The Lady Lions were the only school with a complete team so scored a perfect 15 points in dominating the field in the 5,000-meter race.