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Team unity brings girls swim to third consecutive State championship

Team unity brings girls swim to third consecutive State championship

Kenadi Browne, Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2017
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

On November 12, the Liberty girls swim team won the 2A State championship for the third year in a row, and as if that wasn’t enough, the team also surpassed expectations with a relay team win as well as two individual wins. Senior Belle Wong brought home a championship medal and set a new 2A state...

Swim creates strong team bond to fuel postseason

Swim creates strong team bond to fuel postseason

Taylor Malqueeny, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The girls’ swim and dive team has come home state champs the past two years and now has hopes to repeat that victory for round three. The team has several tricks up their sleeves that they plan to utilize to get that three-peat. The first is they try to spend time together outside the pool. “Since...

Boys’ swim and dive takes on the post season

Valerie Adams, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

At the end of a long swim meet, the boys on the Liberty swim and dive team patiently await the announcement of who has won the Spud trophy. As the captains announce the name, a two and half foot tall trophy that has a Mr. Potato Head on the top along with Polly Pockets, fake money and various colors...

Girls Swin and Dive claims second state title

Adam Flash, Staff Writer
December 1, 2015
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

“This is my fortieth season coaching high school swimming and I don’t think I’ve ever been to a more exciting meet,” coach Kris Daughters said. On November 14 the girls swim and dive team swam at the 2A State Championships and was victorious for the second year in a row. “The reason it was...

Girls swim and dive hopes to recapture state title

Adam Flash, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The girls swim and dive team is on their way to defend their 2A Division Districts and State title. The team is looking to win it all again and has a good shot, with 18 returning and new swimmers already qualified to race in the post season, and many more expected to qualify by the time the KingCo meet...

Mens swim and dive splashes toward state

Allie Bowe, Staff Writer
May 14, 2015
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The days of tanning on the pool deck in the summer are long gone. Mens swim and dive is charting unknown territory: an outdoor pool in the winter. The team is hoping to finish top five at Districts and top ten at State, with senior captains Nick Klatt, Joel Tinseth and Jacob Winter leading the way. “Two...

Womens swim seizes victory

Womens swim seizes victory

Rachel Hay, Senior Writer
November 26, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

Last year, the womens swim and dive team placed fifth at the 3A State Championships. This year, they stole the State title. But they walked away from the meet as more than winners: they’re record-breakers as well. If setting the KingCo record for the 400 relay, winning the District 3 2A meet,...

Swim team looks forward to post-season success

Swim team looks forward to post-season success

Lucas Maier, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The womens swim and dive team is causing waves this year with a powerful team and a dream to bring back a State trophy. “This is the strongest team I’ve ever had,” swim coach Kris Daughters said. “We’ve got a really excellent team this year.” Daughters has been coaching the team for...

Mens swim and dive takes strong strokes towards state

Galen Posch, Online Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The men’s swim and dive team appears to be set up for a solid season and shows promise for success in future seasons with a large turnout  of freshmen and sophomores. The team, which has only 30 athletes total, has 10 new swimmers this year. "I can definitely see the newer swimmers getting more comfortabl...

A swimmer’s story to success

Joel Tinseth
November 1, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

Three times a day, twenty hours a week, one thousand and forty hours a year. This is the time required to change someone from a normal person into a star athlete. Sometimes you have to learn to run before you can walk. In the case of junior Mackenna Briggs, she learned to swim before anything else. When...

Aquatic lady patriots dive towards State

Joel Tinseth
November 1, 2013
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

A large turnout for women’s swim and dive promises what the coaches feel like will be a strong  competitive team and a strong post-season performance for this year’s aquatic lady patriots. The team is seeing a mix of new talent and returning veterans that the coaches feel will be a dynamic mix of athle...

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