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Brewster Bears blow away Liberty Bell boys’ win streak

Brewster Bears blow away Liberty Bell boys’ win streak

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team came into Friday’s (Dec. 18) home game undefeated, as did visiting Brewster, but it was the powerful Bears who kept their record spotless with a convincing 73-30 victory. As big as the margin was, the Mountain Lions didn’t fare much worse than any of the Bears’ other opponents...
Lady Lions can’t quite catch up with Brewster despite strong finish

Lady Lions can’t quite catch up with Brewster despite strong finish

Tote up the scores from quarters one, two and four of the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball game against Brewster on Friday (Dec. 18), and the Lady Lions come away with their first victory of the season. But the games go for four quarters, and a flat third quarter sunk the Lady Lions’ chance...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Finlay Holston

Mountain Lion of the Week: Finlay Holston

This week we are recognizing Liberty Bell High School wrestler Finlay Holston as the Mountain Lion of the Week. Finlay is an outstanding athlete and an exemplary Mountain Lion. His dedication to excellence and respect for his teachers and peers makes the hallways of Liberty Bell a better place. The person who nominated Finlay said,...
Sports briefs: Dec. 24, 2015

Sports briefs: Dec. 24, 2015

Ice rink update Change of plans at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR): because refrigeration equipment for the new rink surface hasn’t arrived yet, rink operators will resort to the old-fashioned way — covering the surface with water and waiting for it to freeze. Jill Calvert, president of the WISR board, said that may happen later...
Mountain Lion wrestlers take on tough opponents at Tri-State

Mountain Lion wrestlers take on tough opponents at Tri-State

Three Liberty Bell High School wrestlers traveled to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, last weekend with coach Gunnar Doggett for the Tri-State Tourney on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 18-19). The annual meet brings together wrestlers from around the region, many of them from larger schools. Mountain Lions Jacob McMillan (170 pounds), Meritt Fink (145 pounds) and...
Mountain Lions cruise to basketball victories over Omak, Tonasket

Mountain Lions cruise to basketball victories over Omak, Tonasket

The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team reeled off two more relatively easy victories last week on the strength of balanced scoring, productive passing and consistent defense. The Mountain Lions traveled to Omak on Dec. 9 and put the game out …
Liberty Bell girls lose two; Oroville and Brewster next up on basketball schedule

Liberty Bell girls lose two; Oroville and Brewster next up on basketball schedule

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ varsity basketball team continued to close the gap, but not nearly enough as the Lady Lions dropped two games last week. Liberty Bell dropped a 50-25 decision at Omak on Dec. 9, and fell to Tonasket, 43-31, in the
Methow Valley biathletes fare well against tough field at Canmore competition

Methow Valley biathletes fare well against tough field at Canmore competition

Six Methow Valley biathletes competed in the NorAm Calforex Cup in Canmore, Alberta, on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 12 – 13). The event drew 242 racers, making it one of the largest biathlon events in North America. On Saturday, all athletes competed in a sprint — the shortest biathlon race, with two bouts of shooting (one prone, one standing,...
Nordic team makes impressive showing in season’s first outing

Nordic team makes impressive showing in season’s first outing

The Methow Valley Nordic Team kicked off the race season with a NorAm event at Sovereign Lake Nordic Center near Vernon, B.C., on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 12 – 13). Saturday’s competition was a skate sprint. Several skiers advanced in the heats while facing heavy competition. Ella Hall made it to the B finals in the U20 age...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Lauren Fitzmaurice

Mountain Lion of the Week: Lauren Fitzmaurice

Junior Lauren Fitzmaurice, the leading scorer on the Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ basketball team, has been named Mountain Lion of the Week. Fitzmaurice was nominated by a teammate who said, “During basketball she is really supportive and has been helping us all improve.” Mountain Lion of the Week nominees are chosen by students...