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SPORTS
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...
Sports briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

Sports briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

Wrestlers in action The Liberty Bell High School wrestling team was scheduled to be in action on Wednesday (Dec. 16) at the Orovile Mixer, with competition beginning at 7 p.m. Selected team members will also be at the Tri-State Tourney in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 18 – 19), while other team members...
Four decades of ski maps reveal rich valley history

Four decades of ski maps reveal rich valley history

In an era when many people rely on point-to-point directions generated online or the atomized voice of a GPS system, old-fashioned paper maps still contain abundant information that just doesn’t come through in newer technology.
Liberty Bell boys throttle Pateros, 67 – 26, in season opener

Liberty Bell boys throttle Pateros, 67 – 26, in season opener

The Liberty Bell High School varsity boys’ basketball team clamped down hard on the Pateros Billygoats in the first quarter of Monday’s (Dec. 7) season-opening game, setting the defensive tone for a 67-26 win. The Mountain Lions also had four scorers in double figures — Connor Cooley (14), Micah Klemmeck (17), Andrew Reggiatore (10) and Josh Frey …...
Lady Lions open basketball season with 51 – 23 loss at Pateros

Lady Lions open basketball season with 51 – 23 loss at Pateros

Defense was the downfall of the Lady Lions as the Liberty Bell High School varsity girl’s basketball team dropped its season-opening game at Pateros on Monday (Dec. 7). Liberty Bell managed to stay close in the first quarter, trailing 13-8, but the Nannies steadily pulled away after that for a 51-23 win.
Mountain Lion of the Week: Eden Davis

Mountain Lion of the Week: Eden Davis

This week the Methow Valley News is teaming with the Methow Valley School District to introduce the Mountain Lion of the Week program, which will recognize not only athleticism but, more importantly, outstanding personal traits that permeate our school and community. One current student-athlete, between grades seven through 12, will be recognized each week. The...
MV biathlon team launches season at B.C. race

MV biathlon team launches season at B.C. race

The Methow Valley Biathlon Team was in action over the Thanksgiving holidays at Sovereign Lakes, B.C., for a season warm-up race. An individual regional race was staged on Nov. 28 with 40 athletes entered. The individual is the longest distance race in biathlon, and for every missed shot extra time is added to the competitor’s...
Knowledge Bowl teams off to impressive start

Knowledge Bowl teams off to impressive start

Liberty Bell High School Knowledge Bowl teams swept to first- and second-place finishes on Monday (Dec. 7) in a season opening, five-team tournament hosted by the Mountain Lions. “It was the most dominating performance by the Liberty Bell program I have ever seen in my 10 years as coach,” said coach Leverett Hubbard. Liberty Bell...
All-league honors for XC team

All-league honors for XC team

Several Liberty Bell High School cross-country team members were named to the North Central Washington 2B all-league team. Named to the boys’ first team were senior Ben Klemmeck and sophomore Eli Nielsen. Freshman Athena Milani and senior Ella Hall were named to the girls’ first team. Named to the boys’ second team were sophomore Cade...