The Patriot Press

Twins take on tennis

Sylvie Cao, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

There’s not many people in the school who can tell senior twins Calvin and Colby Vuong apart, and that’s something they try to play to their advantage on the tennis court. “Our skills kind of complement each other, because my groundstrokes are stronger than Colby’s, but he has better net game....

New coaching brings fresh ideas to volleyball

Gabrielle Parrish, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It’s the week before tryouts and players are fearfully asking one question: do we have a coach yet? “I was terrified,” junior varsity coach Andrew Fickert said. The summer before school started was filled with chaos for Fickert and the other administrators tasked with hiring Liberty’s new volleyball...

Cheer squad takes on new team dynamic

Cheer squad takes on new team dynamic

Kelly Jinguji, Editor-in-chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Cheer, Sports

This year’s varsity and junior varsity cheer teams consist of young, first-time cheerleaders, which offers a different team dynamic than in past years. Though the team chemistry varies for this year, it allows for a great opportunity for growth. Senior varsity captain Allie Gross is one of three leading the team (alongside junior Madeleine Hsiao and sophomore Hannah Weng), and each captain—especially Gross—is excited to see how the cheer team will progress forward.

Football team finds its purpose

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

“Purpose is fighting for something bigger than yourself, knowing that whatever you do you’re not going to hold back because that purpose is always there,” senior Tom Todderud said. Seniors on this year’s football team have chosen the word that will represent their season: purpose. This tradition...

Cross country embraces a positive team spirit

Cross country embraces a positive team spirit

Brigitte Larkin, Social Media Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Coming off of four straight years of Liberty cross country trophying at state, the senior runners feel a positive team atmosphere is helping the strong group of returning varsity runners find suwccess in yet another season. Maintaining its strong team atmosphere is an impressive feat, considering this...

Swimmers commit to the pool

Swimmers commit to the pool

Mary Russell, Editor-in-chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

Commitment is a familiar word to most athletes, but it takes on a whole new level in the pool. Unlike the common land sport, swimming requires a distinct facility: the athlete cannot train anywhere but the pool. So, there is a high demand for time in the pools nearby, which causes some prominent issues...

Boys swim teams up with Mount Si

Matthew Rubenstein, Staff Writers

December 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

In the water at Boehm pool, the swimmers of the Liberty and Mount Si boys swim teams do 100m sets under the direction of Liberty swim coach Kris Daughters. For the third year in a row, the Mount Si swim team – this year composed of nine swimmers and divers – is practicing alongside the Liberty...

Experience gives boys basketball a strong start

Jake Hopkins, Co-Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Liberty boys basketball this season has been marked by a massive amount of experience stemming from several key athletes. Starting off the season 2-1 overall Liberty boys basketball’s experience stems from their many returning players. “This team is full of experience.  We have 7 seniors returning...

Assistant coaches light up team atmospheres

Brigitte Larkin, Social Director

December 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

For those of us that participate in sports, we all know that coaches can make or break our experience with the sport. Here at Liberty, athletes feel lucky to have assistant coaches that encourage a positive and fun team atmosphere. The Cross Country team has assistant coach Josiah Sherwood, who the...

Girls’ basketball bounces back for hopeful future

Taylor Mulqueeney, Photography Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The clock is ticking down, getting closer and closer to the final buzzer of the first game of the season on November 29. The game is close and both teams are battling to start their season off on a high note. The buzzer sounds; the score is Liberty 61, Cedarcrest 63. “The first game we were more...

Three girls participate in Liberty’s wrestling program

Caitlyn Croppi, Staff Writers

December 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

This year, three girls - one returner and two new - joined the wrestling team, a sport that has primarily been male-dominated. The wrestling team is a perfect example of true Patriot spirit, accepting and making the girls an equal part of the team. Madeleine Hsiao was on the team last year. This year,...

Former Liberty gymnasts become new coaches

Nikayla Copenhaver, Staff Writers

December 15, 2017


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports

Five years ago, Tia Riley and Hannah Bergam were the co-captains of the Liberty gymnastics team.  Now, they are the co-coaches, and their goal is to build a team strong enough to go to State. Riley and Bergam were both key parts of the gymnastics team when they were at Liberty, and they are hoping...

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