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Academic goals, not just field goals

Gabrielle Parrish, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

It’s late Monday night, you’ve just returned home after a grueling practice, and you have a chemistry worksheet due the next day. But you would much rather spend your precious free time playing Madden 20. Sometimes, it’s difficult for athletes to juggle so many activities and stay on top of their...

Football: ALL IN

Football: ALL IN

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

September 24, 2019

Every year, the senior football players decide on a word or phrase for the team to follow that season. This season, that phrase is All In. “Being All In is being willing to sacrifice for one common goal: to win the state championship,” senior captain Briar Cameron-Stachowiak said. “It means you...

Finding “purpose” as girls in football

November 30, 2018

Q & A: Heaven Manning (12) Q: When did you start playing? A: I decided at the end of last year at my brother’s football banquet. I told Coach Valach that I was going to play football. He didn’t believe me until I came to spring workouts and he was like “Oh, this is for real.” Q: What ins...

Football team finds its purpose

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018

“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...

Turf Turds: rubber demons from hell

Nikayla Copenhaver, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

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,...

Football team managers with down syndrome

Margaret Baumgartner, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

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 Patriot Football Return to “the Dome”

Millen Khangura, Staff Writers

December 6, 2017

Liberty Football is likely to return to the state championship. So far the Patriots are playing as well as ever with a 7-1 overall record and a 5-1 record in conference. Coach Andy Hall strongly believes that the team can get to the state championship this year. “To make it into the state title...

Experience and team chemistry lead football to 8-0 record

Angela Greggs, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

Greater experience, new game strategies, and better team cohesion has led the varsity football team to better results than last year. Their record is 8-0, averaging 43 points per game. The team is ranked leaders of District One. “The main difference between this year and last is experience,” head...

Varsity football finishes off a strong season

Siri Christopherson, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

After a season evenly balanced with five wins and six losses, football met tough competition in their last playoff game of the year, placing them 16th in state. The Patriots had their first game of the state playoff round of 16 near Battleground last Saturday against the Hockinson Hawks. Even after...

Team motto provides inspiration on Friday nights

Kasey Winter, Assistant Photography Editor

October 19, 2015

The Liberty football team is focusing on one word this year: Grit. “Grit is strength of character and perseverance through adversity. It means to get through anything, even if it’s tough,” senior player Chris Hasenheyer said. The dictionary defines grit as, “clench (the teeth), especially in...

K-Dog: the man who bleeds blue and green

K-Dog: the man who bleeds blue and green

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor

November 26, 2014

Have you ever noticed the one guy always pumping up the players and fans on the sideline at football games? The guy who’s at every game whether it is home or away? If you don’t know who this is, news flash, it’s Kevin McCarthy, also known as K-Dog. K-Dog has Down syndrome, but it has in no way...

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