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LBHS biathlete carries Methow, U.S. banners to European competition

LBHS biathlete carries Methow, U.S. banners to European competition

On Thursday (Feb. 4), Liberty Bell High School senior Claire Waichler returned from Romania, where she was part of the U.S. Team competing in the World Junior Biathlon Championships. On Sunday morning, she was at Mazama practicing with the Methow Valley Nordic Team, for which she competes as a skier — without her .22-caliber biathlon rifle.
Methow Valley biathletes headed for international competition

Methow Valley biathletes headed for international competition

Waichler, Nielsen qualify for U.S. teams Two Methow Valley biathletes — both students at Liberty Bell High School — qualified for international competition at last week’s Junior and Youth World Trials in Anchorage, Alaska. Senior Claire Waichler was selected for the World Youth and Junior Championship team, and her travel and expenses for the event in Chelei Grandestei, Romania,...
Sports briefs: Dec. 24, 2015

Sports briefs: Dec. 24, 2015

Ice rink update Change of plans at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR): because refrigeration equipment for the new rink surface hasn’t arrived yet, rink operators will resort to the old-fashioned way — covering the surface with water and waiting for it to freeze. Jill Calvert, president of the WISR board, said that may happen later...
Methow Valley biathletes fare well against tough field at Canmore competition

Methow Valley biathletes fare well against tough field at Canmore competition

Six Methow Valley biathletes competed in the NorAm Calforex Cup in Canmore, Alberta, on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 12 – 13). The event drew 242 racers, making it one of the largest biathlon events in North America. On Saturday, all athletes competed in a sprint — the shortest biathlon race, with two bouts of shooting (one prone, one standing,...
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...
Smith at home recuperating from skiing accident in Canada

Smith at home recuperating from skiing accident in Canada

Methow Valley native Casey Smith, a member of the U.S. Biathlon Team, is back home near Winthrop recuperating from multiple injuries suffered in a skiing accident at the International Biathlon Cup races in Canmore, Alberta. In a blog posting last Friday (March 13), Smith said that “after 11 days I was released from the hospital...

Dickinson wins Junior National Biathlon Championship

By Mike Maltais
Winthrop’s Kelsey Dickinson, a Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) alumnus, finished first in all three of her races at the U.S. Biathlon National Championships at Jericho, Maine, March 14 – 16 to clinch the national title in the Junior Women’s category. Dickinson, now competing for …
In uniform

In uniform

Liberty Bell High School junior Elise Putnam navigates the course at the National Guard Biathlon Championships held last Friday at Jericho, Vt. Putnam, who recently enlisted in the National Guard, qualified for the championships after winning two events while competing on the National Guard Biathlon Team at the Western Region Championships last month in Alaska....
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...
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...