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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....

Boys Basketball sets out to scorch their opponents

Boston Munro, Senior Writer

February 25, 2016

The boys basketball team seeks to harness their mid-season triumph in Arizona and convert it into a successful playoff run. Coach Omar Parker has been the man orchestrating this mix of youth and seasoned veterans this season. “Our seniors Josh, Noble and David have all contributed in their own ways....

Girls basketball adapts to new players

Bella Francavilla, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

With five experienced players graduating last year and new freshmen trying out, the girls basketball team’s number of unfamiliar players provides new challenges. “We take it game by game, practice by practice. We learn about each other every day,” senior Alissa Campbell said. Although the season...

Mens basketball advances to post-season play

Ian Page, Senior Writer

May 14, 2015

Despite fighting against several tough opponents, the mens Varsity basketball team is headed to the post-season with eleven wins and nine losses. This is the team’s first winning record in seven years. One goal of this season was to be the toughest and most cohesive team on the court. The team also...

Womens basketball reaches new heights in 2A

James Ricks, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015

The squeal of shoes on freshly waxed hardwood, the shouts of anxious teammates, the buzzer-beating shot that ignites the entire crowd in shouts and screams—girls on the Liberty basketball team live in two different worlds: that of the garish, over-lit classrooms, and the electric euphoria of the basketball...

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