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LBHS sending six wrestlers to regionals

LBHS sending six wrestlers to regionals

Liberty Bell High School will send six wrestlers to the regional meet at Northwest Christian on Saturday (Feb. 14), after the Mountain Lions took third place in District 5 – 6 competition last weekend in Oroville. Leading the Liberty Bell contingent to the regional meet are defending state champions Meritt Fink, Emmett Fink and Trent Skelton, who...
Mountain Lions fall hard at home, come back strong on road

Mountain Lions fall hard at home, come back strong on road

By Don Nelson

After absorbing a pummeling at the hands of league-leading Brewster last week, the Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team bounced back on the road against Bridgeport. The Bears overwhelmed the …

Lady Lions fall to Brewster, overtake Bridgeport for fourth league victory

Lady Lions fall to Brewster, overtake Bridgeport for fourth league victory

By Don Nelson

Matching their counterparts on the boys’ side, the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team dropped a home game to Brewster but put on a scoring show to beat Bridgeport on the road. The Lady Lions lost to…

Nordic team skis through slushy conditions at Utah qualifier

Nordic team skis through slushy conditions at Utah qualifier

Seven members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) traveled to Soldier Hollow, Utah, last weekend for a Super Junior National Qualifier to compete against skiers from all over the West. More than 700 skiers aged 7 – 19 competed on the thin snow at the 2002 Olympic venue, according to a report from team director Leslie...
Ski Derby on Saturday

Ski Derby on Saturday

The Winthrop Ski Derby, featuring 15-kilometer and 30K classic technique races, will start at 9 a.m. at the Chickadee Trailhead near Sun Mountain on Saturday (Feb. 7). Entry fees are $45-$55, and include timing, aid stations and an awards party at Carlos 1800 restaurant in Winthrop. For information, call (509) 341-4717.
Snowmobilers raise funds

Snowmobilers raise funds

Members of the Okanogan County Snowmobile Club completed their annual benefit ride to raise funds for snowmobilers who are facing costs from medical hardships on Saturday (Jan. 31). Club member Betty Wagoner said the riders started at the north summit Loup Loup Sno-Park and made a round trip to Conconully. Donations are contributed by participants...
LBHS wrestlers head into district meet with eye on Mat Classic

LBHS wrestlers head into district meet with eye on Mat Classic

The Liberty Bell High School wrestling team will travel to Oroville Friday and Saturday (Feb. 6-7) for the District 5-6 meet that will determine who moves on to the regional meet at Northwest Christian on Feb. 14. Liberty Bell is the two-time defending state champion in the 1B/2B classification. Meritt Fink, Emmett Fink and Trent...
Loup Loup Alpine Team competes at Mission Ridge, hosts Wolf Chase

Loup Loup Alpine Team competes at Mission Ridge, hosts Wolf Chase

The Loup Loup Alpine Ski Team competed in its first race of the season last weekend, mostly on man-made snow at Mission Ridge Ski Resort near Wenatchee. Eleven racers from the Methow and Okanogan valleys made a strong showing. Among the girls, results were (for Saturday and Sunday): McCalla Chesledon (Saturday only, 17th); Avery Catlin...
Knowledge Bowl teams claim two wins

Knowledge Bowl teams claim two wins

Liberty Bell High School teams came away with two first-place finishes in recent Knowledge Bowl competition. Team 2 took first place in Wenatchee on Jan. 26. The team, which scored 53 points, was captained by Sebastian Hogness and included Danny Rodriguez, Isaac Cordes and Noah Batson. Team 2 won all three of its matches and...
Local skiers take 9 of top 25 spots in Methow Pursuit

Local skiers take 9 of top 25 spots in Methow Pursuit

Out-of-towners claimed the first four places in the overall results for last weekend’s Methow Valley Pursuit races, but locals Chris “Flash” Clark and Laura McCabe skied well enough to take fifth and seventh places respectively. Edic David of Whitefish, Montana, was the winner with a combined time of 3 hours, 6 minutes and 11 seconds...