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Mountain Lion boys finish demanding week with two wins, one loss

Mountain Lion boys finish demanding week with two wins, one loss

By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team finished a busy week on three different floors to come away with two wins and a loss. The Mountain Lions beat Manson, 51-42, in a home game on …
Lady Lions get a win at home over Manson, drop two on road to Lake Roosevelt, Soap Lake

Lady Lions get a win at home over Manson, drop two on road to Lake Roosevelt, Soap Lake

By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team matched the boys’ team with a home win over Manson, 51-38, on Jan. 13, but dropped two road games later in the week. Despite a strong effort, the Lady Lions lost at Lake Roosevelt, …
Liberty Bell team claims top spot in Knowledge Bowl tournament

Liberty Bell team claims top spot in Knowledge Bowl tournament

Liberty Bell High School’s Team 3 tied for first place with Tonasket in Knowledge Bowl competition on Jan. 12. The tournament matched five schools at Okanogan High School. The Mountain Lions’ Team 3 – captained by sophomore Sebastian Hogness and including junior Claire Waichler and freshman Noah Bastion – scored 80 points to claim the...
Sports briefs: January 21, 2015

Sports briefs: January 21, 2015

Ski club formed for ‘boomers’ Loup Loup Ski Bowl is coordinating activities with a newly formed senior ski club, the Loup Loup Boomers, open to anyone over 50 or turning 50 this year. The club hopes to attract skiers not only from the Methow but also from other communities in the region. The Boomers will...
MVNT skiers show strength in qualifiers at Liberty Bell

MVNT skiers show strength in qualifiers at Liberty Bell

Excellent weather greeted local competitors, visiting skiers and spectators alike last weekend when the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) hosted junior qualifier races on the McCabe Trails at Liberty Bell High School. Classic sprint races kept the course busy on Saturday for all competitors in the 8- to 20-year-old  divisions. “This meant a sprint qualifier...
Mountain Lion boys win two at home, lose on the road

Mountain Lion boys win two at home, lose on the road

By Don Nelson
Liberty Bell High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team played about every type of game imaginable last week — winning a squeaker, losing by 25, then winning in a rout. On Jan. 6, the Mountain Lions edged Bridgeport, 67-65, at home. At Okanogan on Friday, Liberty Bell absorbed …
Lady Lions play tough but drop three

Lady Lions play tough but drop three

By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team showed flashes of scoring power in three games last week, but not quite enough to pull off a victory. On Jan. 6, the Lady Lions stayed close to Bridgeport throughout the game after a slow start, but fell 37-31. At Okanogan on Friday...
Gut Check winners

Gut Check winners

Liberty Bell wrestlers Meritt Fink, left, Trent Skelton and Emmett Fink came home with medals — and Skelton with the winner’s belt in his weight class — at the prestigious Gut Check Challenge wrestling tournament at the Evergreen State College in Olympia last weekend. Each of the Fink brothers took fifth place in their weight divisions. The Mountain Lions...
Cupp does well in college cyclocross championships

Cupp does well in college cyclocross championships

Cody Cupp, a 2012 Liberty Bell High School graduate, competed in the USA Cycling Collegiate National Cyclocross Championships last weekend in Austin, Texas. Riding for Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Cupp came in seventh out of 90 Division 1 men, and second among his teammates. Cupp helped Fort Lewis College to a second-place finish...
Mountain Lions XC coach Herlihy honored

Mountain Lions XC coach Herlihy honored

Craig Herlihy, coach of the Liberty Bell High School cross-country team, has been named a Coach of the Year for 2014 by the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association. Herlihy will be honored at the 2015 Washington State Track and Field/XC convention on Saturday (Jan. 17). The Liberty Bell boys’ cross-country team took fourth place...