Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

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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.

Sixth annual Slope Style coming March 15

The Loup Loup Freestyle Club will hold the sixth Loup Loup Slope Style competition at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl March 15 beginning at 9 a.m. Spokesman Leaf Seaburg said the event will once again feature DJ Noah Constrictor, live music and prizes. The Loup Loup Slope Style is open to skiers and snowboarders of...

Loup Loup team has good day at Stevens

By Mike Maltais
The Loup Loup Alpine Ski Team took eight girls and five boys to compete in the Wild Katz ski races at Stevens Pass Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 21 and Feb. 22). The events included a giant slalom on Saturday followed by Sunday’s slalom. “The course was …

Five Nordic Team members qualify to compete at Junior Nationals

By Mike Maltais
Five members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) have qualified for the Pacific Northwest Ski Association’s Junior Nationals Team and will travel to Stowe, Vt., to compete in the 2014 United States Ski Association Cross Country Junior Championships March 1-8.
Lady Lions end season against No. 1 Oroville

Lady Lions end season against No. 1 Oroville

By Mike Maltais
The Liberty Bell High School varsity girls’ basketball team closed its season with a spirited 58-30 loss to the league-leading Oroville Hornets during…
Top sprinters

Top sprinters

Methow Valley Nordic Team skiers Peter Aspholm, second from right, and Emerson Worrell, second from left, celebrate their respective first- and third-place finishes in the Midget Sprint finals at the British Columbia Midget Championships held at Salmon Arm, B.C., earlier this month. Photo courtesy of Leslie Hall
Ekblad qualifies for Nordic Junior Nationals

Ekblad qualifies for Nordic Junior Nationals

Methow Valley Nordic Team skier Olivia Ekblad pushes through the sprint classic course en route to a second-place finish among U18/20 women at Soldier Hollow, Utah, earlier this month. Ekblad went on to place fourth in the finals and is among four MVNT racers who have qualified for the Nordic Junior Nationals that will be...
Snow slide

Snow slide

Winthrop’s annual snowshoe softball tournament, sponsored by Three Fingered Jack’s and the chamber of commerce, once again drew teams from around the region last weekend. New snow made running and sliding less traumatic. Photos by Don Nelson

Sign up for youth soccer by Feb. 28

Youngsters interested in playing soccer this year have until Feb. 28 to register for Methow Valley Youth Soccer. The program is open to players in U10 (8-9 years old), U12 (10-11 years old) and U15 (12-14 years old) based on ages as of Aug. 1, 2013. The season begins on April 8 and runs through...