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Mountain Lion of the Week: Sebastian Hogness

Mountain Lion of the Week: Sebastian Hogness

This week’s Mountain Lion of the Week is junior-class Knowledge Bowl MVP Sebastian Hogness. Sebastian was part of the Liberty Bell Knowledge Bowl team that recently place second at the state competition. Two people nominated Sebastian. Here is what they said: “He is the MVP of our knowledge bowl team. Polite, kind, respectful and helpful...
Sports briefs: March 30, 2016

Sports briefs: March 30, 2016

Coach kids’ baseball Coaches are still needed for the 2016 Methow Youth Baseball program, which runs from April until early June. Teams are being formed in minors (ages 7-10) and majors (ages 11-12) categories. To volunteer or for more information, call Rebecca Walker (minors) at (509) 386-3783 or John Crandall (majors) at 996-3359, or visit...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Ben Klemmeck

Mountain Lion of the Week: Ben Klemmeck

This week’s Mountain Lion of the Week is senior track, basketball and cross-country athlete Ben Klemmeck. Ben is a standout distance runner who has accomplished many feats in his time at Liberty Bell. Ben’s quiet leadership and composure during trying times are trademarks of his accomplishments. Ben approaches racing and training with discipline, balance and...
Sports briefs: March 23, 2016

Sports briefs: March 23, 2016

Loup Team at Mission Ridge The Loup Loup Alpine Ski Team sent three eligible racers to the U12 champs at Mission Ridge ski area last weekend. The three-day competition drew about 70 girls and 70 boys. In the Saturday Grand Slalom, Olivia Glenn placed 29th, Carter Sheley was 28th and  Graham Sheley was 36th. In...
Soccer team drops its first two games

Soccer team drops its first two games

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team went on the road for its first two games of the season last week, suffering tough losses at Bridgeport and Tonasket. At Bridgeport, the Mountain Lions fought to a 1-1 tie in regulation time, after a Charlie Thornton-White goal put Liberty Bell ahead for much of the...
Liberty Bell tennis team mixes it up in three matches over five days

Liberty Bell tennis team mixes it up in three matches over five days

After spending nearly all its pre-season practice time indoors, the Liberty Bell High School tennis team got plenty of court time in three matches last week. “I’m pleased overall considering we still have snow on our courts,” coach Dave Schulz Sr. said this week. “We made good progress.”
Track team stretches its legs in two meets

Track team stretches its legs in two meets

The Liberty Bell High School track team has had limited opportunities to run, jump or toss things this season, but nonetheless showed promise in its first two meets. “For not having been on a track until the two meets we did …
Knowledge Bowl team soars to second place at state championships

Knowledge Bowl team soars to second place at state championships

The Liberty Bell High School Knowledge Bowl team claimed second place at the state championship tournament in Arlington on Saturday (March 19) — the school’s highest finish in 10 appearances at the state finals. The Liberty Bell team — captain Rowan Post, Cory Diamond, Sebastian Hogness, Skyler Fitzmautice, Danny Rodriguez, and Nate Hirsch — competed against 17 other 2B teams. The...
Methow Valley Nordic Team battles tough weather conditions at Junior Nationals

Methow Valley Nordic Team battles tough weather conditions at Junior Nationals

Seven members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) traveled to Cable, Wisconsin, for the Junior National Championships March 7–12. The skiers competed in their respective age classes against the best skiers from the 10 divisions across the United States, representing the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA). “With nearly 400 skiers participating, competition was fierce,”...
LBHS soccer team launches season at Chelan jamboree

LBHS soccer team launches season at Chelan jamboree

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team saw its first action on Saturday (March 12) in a jamboree at Chelan High School. Also playing were Bridgeport and Manson. Each team played three shortened matches. “Our team showed a lot of potential and improvement over the course of the day,” coach Lincoln Post said. “Having...