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Kids fish for prizes at Pearrygin on Saturday

Kids fish for prizes at Pearrygin on Saturday

Saturday (April 25) is opening day of fishing season, when the Methow Eagles holds its annual fishing derby at the East Campground boat launch at Pearrygin Lake State Park. “We’re looking forward to a great fishing season,” said Okanogan Highlands Area Manager Rick Lewis. Derby registration starts at 8 a.m. Prizes will be given in...
Sports briefs: April 22, 2015

Sports briefs: April 22, 2015

Deadline for special hunt permits Hunters have through May 20 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep and turkey seasons in Washington state. Permit winners will be selected through a random drawing conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in late June. The special...
Sports briefs: April 15, 2015

Sports briefs: April 15, 2015

Work party at the Loup Loup Loup Ski Bowl is looking for volunteers to take part in a work party on Saturday (April 18) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to clear brush and other encumbrances from the Flat Loop Nordic trail, in preparation for the Ragnar trail running races scheduled for September. The Loup will host...
What’s all the racquet?

What’s all the racquet?

When Dave Schulz first stepped onto a court as a high school tennis coach nearly 50 years ago, Lyndon Johnson was U.S. president and a nickel could buy a Hershey bar or first-class postage stamp. In Seattle, a McDonald’s Hamburgers …
Moccasin Lake riders reaching new heights …

Moccasin Lake riders reaching new heights …

Four riders from the Moccasin Lake Equestrian Team, coached by Annie Budiselich, attended a clinic this past weekend (March 27-29) in Kennewick taught by accomplished equestrian Eric Smiley. Smiley has represented Ireland in the sport of eventing at two European Championships, gaining team bronze medal on each occasion. Eventing is often referred to as a...
Pearrygin Lake State Park opens to another anticipated busy season

Pearrygin Lake State Park opens to another anticipated busy season

Pearrygin Lake State Park opened as scheduled on April 1, and experienced its first flood of visitors on Saturday (April 4) for the annual Easter egg hunt co-sponsored by Winthrop Kiwanis and the Twisp Valley Grange. Saturday was a “Discover Pass Free Day,” a date specifically requested by park rangers across the state so that users...
Bike trail work party

Bike trail work party

The Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will host its first 2015 Second Sunday Singletrack Session trail work party on Sunday (April 12) at the Sun Mountain trails with a work session focused on making further improvements (including new singletrack) to the Black Bear Trail. To take part, meet at the Chickadee trailhead...
Win at Tonasket keeps Mountain Lions’ record unblemished

Win at Tonasket keeps Mountain Lions’ record unblemished

The Liberty Bell High School baseball team went into spring break unbeaten, sporting a 6-0 record after topping Tonasket, 4-2, on Thursday (April 2). It was a relatively low-scoring game for the visiting Liberty Bell team, which has been putting up double-figure run totals early in the season. The score was knotted at zeroes going...
Lady Lions drop tough one to Chelan, bounce back with win over Tonasket on road

Lady Lions drop tough one to Chelan, bounce back with win over Tonasket on road

The Liberty Bell High School softball team split a couple of games last week, losing to Chelan at home but then beating Tonasket on the road. On March 31, the Lady Lions dropped the Chelan game by a score of 14-8 after jumping to an early lead. Liberty Bell scored eight runs in the first...
Okanogan edges past Liberty Bell boys’ soccer team, 3-2

Okanogan edges past Liberty Bell boys’ soccer team, 3-2

After their first home game of the season was cancelled, the Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team went on the road to Okanogan on Thursday (April 2), where they dropped a 3-2 decision. The Mountain Lions had been scheduled to play Manson on March 31 before that match-up was cancelled. Against Okanogan, Nate Hirsch...