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Liberty lacrosse club starts new season

Liberty lacrosse club  starts new season

Gabrielle Parrish, Staff Writer

April 7, 2019

Soccer. Basketball. Swim. Liberty offers a wide range of sports for high school athletes, but lacrosse isn’t one of them. Liberty lacrosse uses Liberty’s name. It is made up of primarily Liberty students, and it suffers with the loss of seniors just like every other high school sport—but it’s...

Liberty rugby club expands student horizons

Liberty rugby club expands student horizons

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

April 7, 2019

Here at Liberty, the school boasts an abundance of sports, and from gymnastics to golf it seems to have it all. But when viewing the lineup of sports the school provides, there does seem to be some sports missing—or so it may appear. What most people fail to initially realize is that this missing...

Feeling inclined to hike? Look no further!

March 1, 2019

- Franklin Falls (2 miles) - Snoqualmie Pass - Mt. Catherine (3) - Snoqualmie Pass - Lake 22 (5.4) - Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest - Denny Creek (6) - Snoqualmie Pass - Snow Lake (7) - Snoqualmie Pass - Granite Mountain (8) - Snoqualmie Pass - Bandera Mountain (8) - Snoqualmie Pass - Kendall...

Orienteering fever spreads to Liberty

Orienteering fever spreads to Liberty

Tatum Lindquist, Editor in Chief

December 23, 2018

“I heard about it, and I was like, hey, going out and getting lost in the woods sounds like fun. I’ve gotten lost in the woods before, and I haven’t been lost for years,” senior Gus Trimble said. The last Saturday of November, Trimble tried out orienteering—a sport growing more popular at...

Rowing pushes upstream at Liberty

Karinn Sytsma, Editor in Chief

December 22, 2018

“On a really nice day, the water is like crystal. When the blades feather across the water, it’s the best sound in the world. I love it,” freshman Lucy Hegenderfer said. Many Patriots, like Hegenderfer, find themselves swept up in the new craze of women’s rowing. “I started rowing February...

Patriot Profile: Taylor Kryzcki turns family tradition of drag racing into a reality

Sam Kelderman, Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

The smell of racing fuel on a warm summer night, the thrill of going 100 mph on a short track, and the pride in carrying on a long time family tradition: these moments are what senior Taylor Krzycki experiences in drag racing—a sport where drivers race their cars on a straight quarter mile track. The...

Liberty students take on challenges of rowing

Lillian Moore, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

Most athletes would never even entertain the idea of playing two back-to-back varsity basketball games without a break. Yet, rowers continuously exert that amount of energy in only eight minutes during practice and competition. Liberty seniors Anna Benson and Megan Kirshner both row for Sammamish rowing...

Patriot Profile: Aiden Holmes is a competitive fencer at a national level

Sam Kelderman, Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

“I was about 10 years old, and I wanted to be a sword fighter when I grew up, so my mom put me in fencing.” Freshman Aiden Holmes is fulfilling his childhood dreams by fencing—a competition in which two people fight with swords to score points—and this sport has allowed him to meet new people...

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....

Patriot Profile: Anna Benson rows to confidence

Ally Smith, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

“You’re out there and you are giving it your all and once you hit the finish line knowing you’ve given everything you’ve got it’s the best feeling in the world,” junior Anna Benson said. Although Benson has only been rowing for seven months it has already begun to leave a lifelong impact...

Rhythmic gymnast leaves it all on the mat

Sara Flash, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015

If you mentioned rhythmic gymnastics to most people on the street, chances are they wouldn’t quite know what to think. Brief visions of ribbons, hoops, and music might flash through their minds, or maybe they’d think of the graceful people they’d seen once on TV during the last summer Olympics. But...

Equestrians take care of their 2000 lb. teammates

Skylar Kylstra, Senior Writer

May 18, 2015

When you think of your teammates on a sports team, a 2,000 pound animal doesn’t usually come to mind. But for equestrians Belle Sturm (12), Kelley Johnson (12), and Lena Diaz (9) that’s exactly what their sport entails. Equestrianism, also known as horseback riding, is a very diverse sport dating...

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