Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

SPORTS
Private Putnam competes at National Guard Biathlon Championships

Private Putnam competes at National Guard Biathlon Championships

Liberty Bell High School junior Elise Putnam, who will be competing in the National Guard Biathlon Championships in Jericho, Vt., later this week, recently enlisted in the Washington National Guard. Following enlistment, Private Putnam joined the Washington National Guard Biathlon Team in Alaska for the Western Region Finals, where she placed first in both the...
Five from MVNT compete at Junior National XC Championships

Five from MVNT compete at Junior National XC Championships

By Mike Maltais
Competition is underway at the United States Ski Association Junior National Cross country Ski Championships in Stowe, Vt. Five members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) who qualified to …
Three Mountain Lions make All-League First Team

Three Mountain Lions make All-League First Team

Liberty Bell High School seniors Jaymis Hanson, Logan Szafas and Austin Watson have been voted to the Central Washington 2B League North All-League Basketball First Team, coach Kyle Acord said this week. All three were starters and leading scorers for the league champion Mountain Lions team that finished the season with a 9 – 2 league record...
Snowboarders race this weekend at Loup Loup

Snowboarders race this weekend at Loup Loup

The Loup Loup Ski Bowl and the Loup Snowboard Team will host their fourth annual snowboard race Saturday and Sunday (March 8 – 9) beginning at 10 a.m. each day at the Loup. The race is open to all boarders as well as those who want to test their skills racing down a fun course. The cost...
Sign up for youth baseball by March 21

Sign up for youth baseball by March 21

Spring is just around the corner and so is another season of youth baseball. Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 have until March 21 to sign up for the April – May playing season. The cost is $40 per child and $20 for each additional child in the same family, and scholarships are...
Maine performer

Maine performer

Winthrop’s Kelsey Dickinson shot a clean round and placed 22nd among 47 racers in the 7.5-kilometer sprint last Saturday during competition in the Biathlon World Junior Championships held at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, Maine. Dickinson, now attending the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., finished the course in 23 minutes, 22.5...
Young XC skiers win a dozen firsts at BC Championships

Young XC skiers win a dozen firsts at BC Championships

By Mike Maltais
The Methow Valley Nordic Team took 29 talented young cross country racers ranging from age 6 to 14 to three days of
Liberty Bell rings up another one

Liberty Bell rings up another one

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity wrestling team won the 1B/2B state wrestling championship for the second consecutive year at Mat Classic XXVI in the Tacoma Dome last Friday and Saturday (Feb. 21-22), and in the process …
Looking back at Sochi: Bjornsens, Smith fulfill Olympic dreams

Looking back at Sochi: Bjornsens, Smith fulfill Olympic dreams

By Mike Maltais
Sadie and Erik Bjornsen of Mazama and former Winthop resident Brian Gregg squeezed the final drops from their first Olympic experiences during the closing ceremonies of the XXII Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday. Along the way all three found opportunities to …
Mountain Lions end season with district losses

Mountain Lions end season with district losses

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team hit a dead end on the road to the regional playoffs following losses to Kittitas and Lake Roosevelt in the bi-district playoffs at Wenatchee last week.