The Patriot Press

Men’s cross country exceeds expectations

Jacob Johnston

November 1, 2013

The 2013 men’s cross country team hopes to be the first in Patriot history to make state, and a strong group of returning veterans make that goal a distinct possibility. "We need to make it to state this year, it is going to be really hard for us, since the number of positions available for teams hav...

A race to gold

Jacob Johnston

November 1, 2013

Freshman Brigette Takeuchi dreams of making it to the Olympics in long distance running. Ranked number one on the women’s team and citing her personal best as 18 minutes and 40 seconds in the 5 kilometer race. Takeuchi "is the fastest early season runner the team has ever had," cross country Coach Mik...

A swimmer’s story to success

Joel Tinseth

November 1, 2013

Three times a day, twenty hours a week, one thousand and forty hours a year. This is the time required to change someone from a normal person into a star athlete. Sometimes you have to learn to run before you can walk. In the case of junior Mackenna Briggs, she learned to swim before anything else. When...

Aquatic lady patriots dive towards State

Joel Tinseth

November 1, 2013

A large turnout for women’s swim and dive promises what the coaches feel like will be a strong  competitive team and a strong post-season performance for this year’s aquatic lady patriots. The team is seeing a mix of new talent and returning veterans that the coaches feel will be a dynamic mix of athle...

A new cheer

Ellie Hohensinner

November 1, 2013

This upcoming year in cheer there will be a new coach along with a new role for cheerleaders: being leaders of the school. "Cheer will be promoting positive spirit throughout the school and adding some fun cheers and spirit activities to the games," said new coach Crystal Hays. Instead of cheer simply r...

Final ball drops on successful season

Nate Jarvis

November 1, 2013

During a KingCo match freshman Ethan Le winds up to return a ball from Bellevue’s number two.   The men’s tennis team went on to lose against Bellevue which left the team hungry to defeat Mt. Si in their season finale. "The coaches and captains really kept us going. Without them we wouldn’t be as ...

Playing a through-ball to state

Jordan Carlson

November 1, 2013

The Lady Patriots are starting off their 2013 season with ten returning seniors and over 20 freshmen, one of which has made varsity. They also face a new tactic in how they are going to tackle KingCo and state competition this year. "I actually like [the new KingCo playoff system] this year because it doe...

Dean, Wright lead nationally ranked rugby team

Tyler Ackerson

March 18, 2013

Currently ranked fifteenth in the nation by RugbyMag.com presented by Selective Services, the Liberty rugby team is in the midst of their schedule led by current Patriot seniors Ian Wright and Scott Dean. They have started the season with a 3-3-1 combined record which includes the U-15 (0-1), U-17 (2-1), ...

Horseback riding: the true definition of equestrian

Tyler Ackerson

November 26, 2012

Equestrian is not the name of a sport but an adjective for the sport of horseback riding or a synonym for horseback rider. Equestrian horseback riding focuses on the ability of riding, driving, and vaulting horses. Many may not realize the expert equestrian horseback riders we have at this school: Jo...

What ever happened to being “one”?

Dalton O'Brien

October 18, 2012

Flashback: three whole years ago, every Friday the school was abuzz. Each minute seemed to tick by extra slowly, as eager eyes wandered toward clocks in anticipation of the nights event’s. Speed up to current time: Fridays wander by just as any other day. Students are more excited for the weekend a...

Scott Dean impresses on national rugby team

Dalton O'Brien

October 18, 2012

When most students were spending their summer weekends sleeping in the mornings, Scott Dean was slaving away in Las Vegas with two-a-day rugby practices in preparation for the USA U-17 team’s appearance in the International Cup. One of two non-seniors on the squad, Dean saw large amounts of minut...

Girls soccer overcomes injuries to finish season strong

Kalie Murphy

October 18, 2012

Despite losses earlier in the season due to injuries, the Liberty girls’ soccer team has come back strong and hopes to be ranked first at the end of the season. The team struggled in a game against Mt. Si because key player Kailianna Johnson was out during the match. Other team members have also experi...

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