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How Liberty students cope with long-term injuries

Karinn Systma, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Of all the dreaded things that an athlete can imagine, an injury is certainly one of the worst. But while getting hurt for the short term may be terrible, nothing affects an athlete like a long term injury. Senior Kendall Aramaki is experienced in being injured. Aramaki has torn her ACL three times...

Browne sisters open up about dancing

Macee Vadney, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Fourteen years ago, at the age of three, senior Kenadi Browne leapt into the world of dance and began her passion and devotion towards the art. Not long after, she had a ‘little Kenadi’ following in her footsteps. Little sister, freshman Madison Browne embarked on her dance career as well. “Kenadi...

Girls golf anticipates high performing season

Felicia Yan, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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After placing third at state last year, girls golf is entering the new season with high spirits and even higher goals. “We’ve been practicing before the season started, and girls are hitting in the 40s or lower, which is really good,” senior captain Khanh Nguyen said. “The goal is to get as...

The importance of a positive team dynamic

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

May 11, 2017


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If you’ve ever played a team sport or know someone who has, you likely know a thing or two about how much collaboration matters in the context of overall performance. Sure, that means team members need to show up to practice and participate together in order to get better. But collaboration on a team...

With renewed drive and commitment, Track and Field pushes for continued success

Will Wick, Managing Editor

May 11, 2017


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Coming off an impressive season last year which featured two school records and 16 athletes going to state, Liberty track and field hopes to build on their success through renewed commitment and teamwork. “Once we finally got there and realized just how bad we wanted to win, it drove us a lot more...

Girls tennis hopes to shine this season

Alex Hartford, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Imagine waiting all winter long for spring sports. Your friends are talking all about it, you dream about the success and victory awaiting you, and you start to look forward to all the hard work that you’ll go through to achieve that success. Imagine now, three weeks into the season, pouring rain...

Liberty rugby: a big happy family

Macee Vadney, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Do you know what a scrum is? How about a try? Maybe a knock? These athletic terms belong to rugby, a sport supported by a smaller, enthusiastic community at Liberty. “It’s honestly one of the best sports out there. I know that a lot of people will argue that there are a lot of other sports that...

Liberty swim teams: the secret behind their success

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

May 11, 2017


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Swim coach Kris Daughters is often referred to as the most successful coach at Liberty—the boys team just finished their season with a solid seventh place at state, and the girls team has been the reigning state champion since 2014. The girls team especially was strong even in 3A, and since Liberty’s...

Fastpitch girls build new family

Emily Basset, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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While many people may think that having only enough players for a varsity team is a bad sign for the rest of the season because of the lack of playing time each girl will get, this year’s girls’ varsity softball team disagree. “We can focus all of our time on the one team rather than what we did...

Boys Baseball: swingin’ in the rain

Emily Basset, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Despite the gloomy days of rainfall and laborious days of practice in the gym, the boys’ baseball team has thrived in the rain, and has been practicing outside every day. Assistant Coach Cameron Talley is excited to have a strong group of seniors leading the team this year, and believes that when...

Patriot Profile: Derek Bui is head over heels for tricking

Alex Hartford, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Sophomore Derek Bui is flipping out. Not in the conventional sense, but physically. Bui practices the act of “tricking,” which could be explained as a combination of martial arts and gymnastics, with a little parkour and breakdancing sprinkled in for some flair. When performing, he completes a mesmerizing...

The art of being a multi-sport athlete

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

Imagine getting done with your school day at 2:16, heading straight to the track and field meet, sweating it out in the heat through the evening, hightailing it to your club soccer practice at 8:00, toughing it out strenuously until 9:30, and then going home to do your all your homework that’s due...

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