Awards for XC teams
Senior Ben Klemmeck was the winner of the Bryce Court Inspirational Award at the Liberty Bell High School cross-country teams’ recent post-season banquet.
Klemmeck finished fourth at the state 1B/2B championship meet in November. The Mountain Lion boys finished sixth at the meet; the girls’ team finished fifth.
Eli Nielsen and Sage Borgias were named Best Teammates. Lazo Gitchos and Icel Sukovaty were named most improved. The Most Potential award went to Emerson Worrell and Ava Mott. Liberty Bell also won the league’s Sportsmanship Award.
Soccer awards announced
Post-season awards were announced at the Liberty Bell High School girls’ soccer team banquet this week. Aden Jones was voted Most Valuable Player by her teammates, and goalkeeper Lauren Ochoa was voted Most Inspirational Player. Most Improved Players and Coaches’ Choice award winners were Tomi Ochoa and Maya Sheely. Jones won the Golden Boot award for the most goals scored. First-time varsity letters went to Tomi Ochoa, Sheely, Madeline Bosco and Erika Komatsu.
Liberty Bell teams in action
Winter sports action got underway this week for Liberty Bell High School varsity squads.
The wrestling team was on the road for the Okanogan Jamboree on Wednesday (Dec. 2). The first official competition of the season is at the Omak Tournament on Saturday (Dec. 5). The first match is at 10 a.m.
The boys and girls varsity basketball teams were at the Okanogan Jamboree on Tuesday (Dec. 1). Regular season competition begins with boys and girls games at Pateros on Monday (Dec. 7). The first home games on are Dec. 11 against Tonasket.
Bjornsen off to good World Cup start
Winthrop native Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. women’s team at the Ruka Triple three-day mini-tour to open the World Cup Season in Finland. She finished 14th, a career-best for her, according to a report on the U.S. Ski Team website.
“I am really stoked to finish with my best tour result ever,” Bjornsen said on the team website. “I am really satisfied for the weekend, and I know there is more to come, and more ‘less-challenging conditions’ to come as well! I am looking forward to a few days of recovery before some more great racing next weekend. I am really confident in the shape of the woman’s team right now.”
“Today, I tried not to look around at the people I was skiing with, but instead I focused on doing the best I could with what I had,” Bjornsen added.