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The Liberty drill family

The Liberty drill family

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

Districts? State? Nationals? Drill has got them all, and more. On March 9, the drill team competed at Districts and won first in kick and third in military. On March 22, drill went to State and got second in kick and first in military. And on March 17, drill competed at Nationals and got third in champion...

Burns coaching duo firing-up the track team

Burns coaching duo firing-up the track team

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

It’s a well-known fact that the mother-son relationship is a special one. But though the mother-son dynamic is often quite strong, track coaches KaeBee Burns and his mother Carolyn Burns are continuing to develop their bond into adulthood by working together, a unique occurrence this day in age. Coach...

Tennis moves to a small team with big victories

Tennis moves to a small team with big victories

Kelly Jinguji, Editor-in-chief

April 9, 2019

Change and transition are two words to describe Liberty girls tennis this year. With a team half the size of last year’s counterpart, a new coach, and key new players, the entirety of the tennis program has been flipped on its head—but ultimately, for the better. The roster dropped from last year’s...

Girls golf strengthens relationships

Mary Russell, Editor-in-chief

April 8, 2019

“If I didn’t play with Kenzie, I would feel out of place. She knows what I need and I know what she needs,” senior Vy Nguyen said. Many people consider golf an individual sport, but as remarked by Nguyen, the teammates are crucial to the game. Matches are also much more united than one would think. Golf,...

Liberty softball bonds over diverse experiences

Liberty softball bonds over diverse experiences

Gabrielle Parrish, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

“To come out here, join a varsity softball team, go up against 55 to 60 mile per hour pitches, and to have never swung a bat before,” softball head coach LeEtta Specht said. “Those are the girls I want on my team.” This season, that is exactly what she’s gotten. The girls fastpitch team has...

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...

Strong leadership leads baseball to early success

Sylvie Cao, Sports Editor

April 6, 2019

Liberty boys baseball has renewed their drive to get to state after their extremely strong start with a 5-2 record. Last year, with an 11-8 record, the boys only made it to the quarterfinals. But this year, with a talented roster and strong senior leadership, the boys want to bring home a State championship,...

Rossi rocks out on the dance floor

Karinn Sytsma, Editor-in-chief

April 6, 2019

At three years old, most kids are still working on walking and running. However, for sophomore Raquel Rossi, three was the perfect age to start dance, and dance has been a huge part of her life ever since. She now dances competitively at Allegro Performing Arts Academy as part of the pre-professional...

Boys soccer succeeds with new drive to work hard

Sylvie Cao, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

Boys soccer had a record turnout of 70 boys for their tryouts, and as a result, they have an extremely selective team of 54 talented players.The cuts mostly affected the JV and C-team rosters, as varsity had many returners, but the program has become more competitive overall. “Liberty’s competitive...

Flexibility: the most important trait of a dynamic athlete

Flexibility: the most important trait of a dynamic athlete

Elise Sickinger, Managing Editor

April 5, 2019

They’re age-old complaints: Why do we have to warm up? Stretching is a waste of time! The list goes on and on. While football, soccer, and other sports players may discredit the importance of flexibility, some athletes—such as gymnasts and dancers—are required to stretch daily. It’s no surprise,...

Hard-CORE ab workout

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Beginner: 1 set Intermediate: 2 sets Hard: 3 sets Make sure to take a water break between sets! 50 russian twists 25 bicycle sit-ups 25 tuck-ups 30 second plank 10 military push-ups

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