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LBHS wrestlers honored at team banquet

LBHS wrestlers honored at team banquet

State champion Meritt Fink was named Wrestler of the Year at the Liberty Bell High School wrestling team’s banquet recently. Fink was also named Most Dedicated wrestler. Most Improved was Brady Moriarty, Pressure Performer was Kaleb Martin, Rookie of the Year was Alex Garcia-Lopez, and the winner of the Best Takedowns award was Jacob McMillan....
Fink wins second state wrestling title at Mat Classic XXVIII

Fink wins second state wrestling title at Mat Classic XXVIII

McMillan takes fifth; Mountain Lions finish 14th in state meet By Don Nelson After a one-year absence from the medals podium, Liberty Bell High School senior Meritt Fink took first place in the 1B/2B 145-pound division last weekend at Mat Classic XXVIII, the state championship wrestling meet in Tacoma. Liberty Bell’s only other scorer was...
Three Mountain Lion wrestlers headed to Mat Classic XXVIII

Three Mountain Lion wrestlers headed to Mat Classic XXVIII

Fink, McMillan look to improve on last year By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School will send three wrestlers to compete in this weekend’s Mat Classic XXVIII state championships in Tacoma. Representing the Mountain Lions in the 1B/2B classification are senior Meritt Fink at 145 pounds, junior Kaleb Martin at 152 pounds and senior Jacob...
Mountain Lions send 8 to regional competition

Mountain Lions send 8 to regional competition

Liberty Bell High School will send eight varsity wrestlers to the sub-regional competition in Kittitas on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 12–13). Coach Gunnar Doggett summarized the Mountain Lions’ performances at last weekend’s district meet in Tonasket: Meritt Fink beat Riley Prescott of Okanogan in the 145-pound finals for first place. Jacob McMillan beat Zach Lofthus...
Sports briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Sports briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

LBHS football future discussed Liberty Bell High School will host a community discussion on Friday (Feb. 5) about whether the varsity football team should continue playing eight-man ball, or consider going back to 11-man competition. The Mountain Lions played a non-league schedule of eight-man football last season and had an 8-1 record. The switch to...
LBHS wrestlers face challenges at Apple Pie invite

LBHS wrestlers face challenges at Apple Pie invite

Wrestling alumni put on entertaining evening in home gym With less than a month to go before the district tournament, the Liberty Bell High School wrestling team continued to build toward the post-season at the Apple Pie Invitational tournament in Tonasket on Saturday (Jan. 16). Coach Gunnar Doggett reported that Tanner White lost two matches....
Mountain Lion wrestlers take on tough opponents at Tri-State

Mountain Lion wrestlers take on tough opponents at Tri-State

Three Liberty Bell High School wrestlers traveled to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, last weekend with coach Gunnar Doggett for the Tri-State Tourney on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 18-19). The annual meet brings together wrestlers from around the region, many of them from larger schools. Mountain Lions Jacob McMillan (170 pounds), Meritt Fink (145 pounds) and...
Liberty Bell’s new wrestling coach, Gunnar Doggett, is in familiar territory

Liberty Bell’s new wrestling coach, Gunnar Doggett, is in familiar territory

By Don Nelson Gunnar Doggett, the new Liberty Bell High School wrestling coach, didn’t need many introductions when he started the team’s workouts a couple of weeks ago. Doggett isn’t that far removed from the Mountain Lions’ wrestling program himself. He’s a 2012 Liberty Bell graduate — and a two-time state champion. “It’s like going to practice...
Sports briefs: November 18, 2015

Sports briefs: November 18, 2015

Doggett is new wrestling coach Gunnar Doggett, a 2012 graduate of Liberty Bell High School and two-time state wrestling champion, will coach the Mountain Lions wrestling team this season. He replaces Paul Schmekel. Doggett has been a volunteer coach in the Liberty Bell youth wrestling program for eight years, and spent the 2013-2014 season as...
Mountain Lions tie for third at state wrestling meet

Mountain Lions tie for third at state wrestling meet

Warden muscles its way to top of 1B/2B heap By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School’s reign atop the state’s class 1B/2B wrestling world came to an end at Mat Classic XXVII in Tacoma last weekend, as the two-time defending champions finished in a tie for third place with Tonasket behind Warden and Reardan. But...