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Healthy life, healthy food

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Yoga Fun! Downward facing dog: keeping your legs straight, lean down and touch the ground with your hands, creating a triangle with your body and the ground. Slowly walk your feet back to move into a plank pose. Chaturangas: bring yourself down about an inch or two above ground with your elbow...

Throwing the perfect spiral: my journey to become Tom Brady

Bridget Ury, Photography Editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Monday- I started off the week on a poor note. I woke up at six and “immediately” drank 20 oz of water. Instead of drinking a fruit smoothie then working out, I went back to sleep. For breakfast I ate toast, which is against the rules (no refined flour). For lunch I had leftover pizza and an apple,...

Finding “purpose” as girls in football

November 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

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...

Boys Golf advances to Districts

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

With only two freshmen, four sophomores, and eight juniors on the team this year, Liberty boys golf team is fighting its way to districts. “We are a pretty young team this year, so we have struggled a bit,” coach John Kinsley said. Despite having such a young group, the team will progress onto...

Looking back on running forward

Lillianne Harris, Staff Writer

November 23, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

It’s cold and rainy. Your calves are sore. Your foot is cramping, and there’s another runner on your tail that’s pushing you to ramp up your pace, even though you feel like you can’t possibly go faster. Even worse, there’s still two miles left in the run, and you’re behind your personal record...

Liberty’s lone diver Eleanor Brecht dives to state podium

Brooke Ury, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The word “team” usually refers to a group, but Liberty’s dive team only refers to a single person: junior Eleanor Brecht. Despite the lack of other divers, Brecht remains confident and optimistic. “Going down to just me is hard, but I practice with the Skyline and Issaquah divers, so it’s...

Girls soccer is kicking it despite younger team

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Sometimes the success of others can be daunting. All of a sudden, the level you’re expected to reach is unbearably, insurmountably, high. But it’s a level you’re expected to reach nonetheless. And following their state championship win last year, the Liberty girls soccer team definitely feels...

Twins take on tennis

Sylvie Cao, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

There’s not many people in the school who can tell senior twins Calvin and Colby Vuong apart, and that’s something they try to play to their advantage on the tennis court. “Our skills kind of complement each other, because my groundstrokes are stronger than Colby’s, but he has better net game....

New coaching brings fresh ideas to volleyball

Gabrielle Parrish, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It’s the week before tryouts and players are fearfully asking one question: do we have a coach yet? “I was terrified,” junior varsity coach Andrew Fickert said. The summer before school started was filled with chaos for Fickert and the other administrators tasked with hiring Liberty’s new volleyball...

Cheer squad takes on new team dynamic

Cheer squad takes on new team dynamic

Kelly Jinguji, Editor-in-chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Cheer, Sports

This year’s varsity and junior varsity cheer teams consist of young, first-time cheerleaders, which offers a different team dynamic than in past years. Though the team chemistry varies for this year, it allows for a great opportunity for growth. Senior varsity captain Allie Gross is one of three leading the team (alongside junior Madeleine Hsiao and sophomore Hannah Weng), and each captain—especially Gross—is excited to see how the cheer team will progress forward.

Football team finds its purpose

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

“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...

Cross country embraces a positive team spirit

Cross country embraces a positive team spirit

Brigitte Larkin, Social Media Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Coming off of four straight years of Liberty cross country trophying at state, the senior runners feel a positive team atmosphere is helping the strong group of returning varsity runners find suwccess in yet another season. Maintaining its strong team atmosphere is an impressive feat, considering this...

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