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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...

Turf Turds: rubber demons from hell

Nikayla Copenhaver, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Lacrosse, Outside Sports, Soccer, Sports, Track & Field

Turf, turf turds, rubber, black bits--whatever you call them, you probably see them everywhere.  For us athletes, we know especially how annoying these pesky little things can be, and just how far into our lives they invade. There have been reports of people finding them in their beds, cars, clothes,...

Stanley organizes, Yuen coaches unified sports team

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Students with and without disabilities are playing on a basketball team together for the first time in Liberty’s history through a program called Unified Sports. Unified Sports is a branch of Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, and...

Varsity volleyball rallies for state

Stella Roberts, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Last year, Liberty’s varsity volleyball team suffered a defeat during Districts that ruined their chances of making it to State. But this year, the Lady Patriots took some key steps to make last year’s loss into this year’s victory. “We definitely stepped up our game with conditioning,”...

Football team managers with down syndrome

Margaret Baumgartner, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

When it comes to high school football you imagine the coaches being the ones bossing the players around, guiding them. But for the Liberty football players it is nearly the complete opposite of that. Kevin McCarthy (K-Dog), Blake Horvath, and Brian Galbraith are these people. “They’re the crazy...

Will it be a four-peat for Girls Swim and Dive?

Brian Kim, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

  This year Liberty Girls Swim and Dive is taking on State with renewed vigor. The reason? This could be their chance to take home four state wins in a row. The team began its run of state championships when Liberty moved to the 2A WIAA classification in 2014. That first year, the team won...

Loss of seniors leads to growing year for girls cross country

Krista Kroiss, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After the loss of Sam Kelderman and Kelsey and Brigette Takeuchi to graduation, the girls cross country team had its work cut out for it. “They were our top four runners from last year, so we’ve lost a lot of speed on our team,” Captain Siri Christopherson said. “This is definitely a building...

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