Liberty Bell High School student Eli Nielsen has been named to U.S. biathlon team for both the 2018 Youth and Junior World Championships from Feb. 26 – March 4 in Otepää, Estonia; and for the Male Junior IBU Cup #3 and Junior Open European Championships from Jan. 31 – Feb. 4 in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Nielsen […]
Shooting for the stars
Biathlon isn’t easy. The sport requires not only world-class Nordic skiing and sharpshooter marksman skills, but also a powerful determination to continue training and competing at an international level.
Liberty Bell High School graduate Kelsey Dickinson has combined those attributes so …
Methow Valley Biathlon Team traveled to Whistler, B.C., for two days of competition
The Methow Valley Biathlon team competed last weekend in Whistler, B.C., in two days of skiing and shooting. Coach Betsy Smith reported that Saturday’s competition was a sprint with two shooting stages and three ski loops. Sunday featured a mass start race with four shooting stages and five ski loops for older age groups, and […]
Nielsen wins spot on U.S. biathlon team
Liberty Bell High School junior Eli Nielsen has been named to the World Youth and Junior Championship men’s team to represent the United States in international biathlon competition next month.
Nielsen qualified for the team during a recent three-day competition in …
Biathlon team does well at West Kelowna competition
The Methow Valley Biathlon Team traveled to West Kelowna, B.C., to compete in two races this past weekend at the Telemark Ski Area. About 100 biathletes competed in a sprint race on Saturday and a pursuit on Sunday, both in cold, challenging conditions, coach Betsy Smith reported. Saturday sprint results: Juveniles 2.5K, Alex Tareski placed […]
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
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
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
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
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 […]