The Patriot Press

The journey to success

Lorrin Johnson and Amanda Roberts

June 2, 2015


Filed under Feature

Numbers do not define you The clock has just struck 2 a.m. You approach your computer excitedly, yet hesitantly. You have been waiting all night—no, your entire life— for this moment. Your true worth is about to be displayed on a computer screen; your future will soon be determined by an exhibit...

Late release Wednesdays: an extreme burden on student athletes

Sam Kelderman, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

You wake up and it’s 8:30 in the morning on a Wednesday. You feel satisfied and relaxed that you were able to have at least one day out of the week to sleep in and get the needed rest that you deserve. But then, a horrible thought crosses your mind: you have three exams today, and not only that, but...

Athletic funding is unbalanced, but is it really unfair?

Taylor Jackson, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

Liberty High School has eighteen school-sanctioned sports (not including lacrosse or rugby, as they’re ‘clubs’ and not directly affiliated with the school), ranging from football to golf to swim. No matter what you’re into, whether it’s a high intensity game or something a little more laid...

Slashing? Cross-checking? We give you a survival guide to the ins and outs of lacrosse

Kelley Johnson, Senior Writer

June 2, 2015


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Around the world lacrosse is commonly known as the fastest game on two feet. But with its speed often comes confusion, at least for the bystanders that is. As the Liberty Lacrosse program grows in size and strength, more and more people have been attending games, including Liberty athletic trainer Morten...

Softball’s pitching leads to early season success

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The sun is shining, bottom of the seventh, bases loaded, two outs with a 3-2 count. The womens softball team relies on senior starting pitcher Sydney Hopper to deliver the final strike to end the game and leave the Patriots victorious. On average, roughly 70 percent of Hopper’s pitches are deemed...

New season brings new glory for baseball

Sam Kelderman, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

All good teams go through low points. With its unfortunate circumstances last year, mens baseball had reached one of them. Fast forward to this season, however, and the tables seemed to have turned for a team that has very high hopes for the 2015 season. Team dynamics and execution in practices have...

Rhythmic gymnast leaves it all on the mat

Sara Flash, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


Filed under Outside Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

If you mentioned rhythmic gymnastics to most people on the street, chances are they wouldn’t quite know what to think. Brief visions of ribbons, hoops, and music might flash through their minds, or maybe they’d think of the graceful people they’d seen once on TV during the last summer Olympics. But...

Rugby gives players an “international brotherhood”

Signe Stroming, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

“There’s nothing like being a rugby player,” senior and Varsity rugby player Connor Sorensen said. “It’s just an international brotherhood.” And playing for the Liberty Rugby Club is certainly something to be proud of. The mens U19 team is ranked first in Washington and fifth in the nation....

Mens track makes strives towards postseason

Kelley Johnson, Senior Writer

June 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track & Field

Five meets to improve. Just under one month to prepare. All this leads to the one meet that decides everything: the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) State Track Meet. From its first competitive meet in March, Liberty mens track has had top State contenders, which have included...

Cohesion fosters success for womens golf team

Sara Flash, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

Eighteen girls, eighteen holes, one potential-filled season. With the largest team in school history, the womens golf team looks ahead at the upcoming postseason with excitement. In years past, only one athlete has qualified for any State match, but the team is confident it can fill Liberty’s six...

Womens track and field prepares for postseason

Taylor Jackson, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track & Field

For the most part, the Liberty track is seen as the dreaded red oval that students have to run the mile on whenever fitness day rolls around in P.E. But on afternoons after the final bell rings, whether rain or shine, the track has a different purpose: It’s the home of Liberty womens track and field. So...

Womens tennis laughs its way to success

Gabby Messina, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Tennis

“The Thief” smashes a serve over the net. “C-sizzle” meets an opponent’s challenge as she hits the ball right back at them. “Messed up D” hits a drop shot just over the net. While unfamiliar to most of the student body, to a member of the womens tennis team, these nicknames represent how...

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