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Boys basketball gets support from the sidelines

Boys basketball gets support from the sidelines

Allison Stucky, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

You’ve seen the games and celebrated the victories. But what you haven’t seen are boys basketball’s blueprints for success. From inspiring messages to focused practices, the team has found new ways to be victorious. One of this year’s initiatives, high audience attendance, stands out as a unique...

Squidward leads girls basketball to success

Squidward leads girls basketball to success

Gabrielle Parrish, Sports Editor

March 21, 2020

Liberty’s girls basketball team has made several positive changes to their program this season—one of them being the use of SpongeBob characters to heighten team morale. Senior Cassidy Griffith has improved the team both on and off the court, though she is a new addition this year. Each home game,...

Bonding leads to baskets: girls basketball

Amelia Nored, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

The final score of a game might be the only thing you see, but there are many factors that lead to the result. One of the strongest factors is how well a team works together, and the Liberty Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team is using team bonding to form an unbreakable connection with each other. One...

Boys basketball: bouncing back

Boys basketball: bouncing back

Serena Sherwood, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

“It’s a rush,” captain Josh Chung said, when asked about the feeling of playing with the rest of his team. Boys basketball has just started its current season, and they’re starting out strong. After many seniors graduated last year, Liberty’s team is bouncing back with the addition of many...

Boys basketball seniors leave their mark on the team

Brianna Nelson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

As each class passes through Liberty, they leave an impact on future students. This year, the four seniors on the boys varsity basketball team have lead the team in a way that will influence the program for years after they graduate. After losing seven seniors to graduate, the team has had to develop...

Girls basketball bounces back despite struggles

Girls basketball bounces back despite struggles

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Stick with it: Heaven Bruce (12) wrestles the ball away from opposing players in Liberty’s home game against Interlake. The team went on to beat the Interlake Saints with a score of 51-41. “This year we’ve really been working as a team, we’re passing the ball more and really looking for whoever’s open rather that looking for our shot personally,” Bruce said.

Girls basketball graced with new leadership

Girls basketball graced  with new leadership

Alex Diamond, Senior Writer

December 20, 2018

We’ve all heard the cliché of a great leader pulling the home team through adversity to win the championship, but what happens when that fearless leader isn’t there? This is the struggle girls basketball faced when sophomore captain Devynn Warns tore her ACL, thus making her ineligible for the...

Boys basketball faces new challenges

Boys basketball faces  new challenges

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

December 19, 2018

“There is never a time where I want to give up. In my mind, I constantly ask what I can do to help my team? I can go get a rebound, go dive on the floor for a loose ball, go pick my teammate up, or go and throw a pass,” senior Jake Elfstrom said. The Liberty boys basketball team is a close-knit...

Experience gives boys basketball a strong start

Jake Hopkins, Co-Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2017

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...

Girls’ basketball bounces back for hopeful future

Taylor Mulqueeney, Photography Editor

December 15, 2017

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...

Boys’ basketball rises to the top, post-season

Soraya Marashi, Senior Writer

May 9, 2017

A team of best friends. A passionate coach. And, best of all, a 15-6 record. After a series of tough seasons, the Liberty Varsity Boys Basketball team is finally on the rise to the top of the leaderboards, in possession of a third place KingCo title and hopes of a future State title. “We’re all...

Patriot Profile: sophomore Jessie Tappan plays Special Olympics basketball

Siri Christopherson, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

On March 5 and 6, sophomore Jessie Tappan competed with a team in Washington’s basketball Special Olympics. She played with nine other kids between ages eight and fifteen from middle and high schools in the Issaquah School District. “[I was] kind of nervous to go out and play,” Jessie Tappan said....

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