The Patriot Press

Loss of seniors leads to growing year for girls cross country

Krista Kroiss, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After the loss of Sam Kelderman and Kelsey and Brigette Takeuchi to graduation, the girls cross country team had its work cut out for it. “They were our top four runners from last year, so we’ve lost a lot of speed on our team,” Captain Siri Christopherson said. “This is definitely a building...

Early Loss gives girls soccer a reality check

Mia Oliver, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Dripping with sweat and frustration, the girls make their way to the sideline after the final whistle confirms their loss. One question lingers among them: How could this have happened? September 12th, girls’ soccer suffered an unexpected 3-0 loss to Mercer Island in its first conference game of...

Will Patriot Football Return to “the Dome”

Millen Khangura, Staff Writers

December 6, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

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...

Tennis’s second shot at Districts proves successful

Tennis’s second shot at Districts proves successful

Bridget Ury, Photography Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis

Despite initially facing some problems, boy’s tennis played well in the postseason with four players moving onto State in the spring. On the first try at Districts, the tournament players rode the bus all the way to Bellingham before being turned around due to rain and court conditions. A few days...

Boys gold sends six to distracts next spring

Jake Hopkins, Co-Assistant Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Golf

This season Liberty boys golf will be sending six athletes to the district tournament next spring. This comes in spite of losing four important seniors this year. The team has continued to do well finishing fifth in the district. “We lost a lot of key seniors from last year, and so we needed kids...

Boys tennis and boys golf swing into State after five month gap

Alex Hartford

June 2, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports, Tennis

Sports schedules are usually pretty obvious. Preseason matches come first, followed by the regular season, and capped off with the championship right at the end. For boy’s golf and tennis, however, While other teams go off to their state matches in the fall, these two sports go back to the drawing...

Junior to compete in World Orienteering Championships

Christina Tuttle, Editor-In-Chief

June 2, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

She leaps over a log, splashes through a creek, and weaves through a grove of trees. Compass grasped in her palm, she sprints through the forest. A flash of orange catches her attention, and she scrambles over to the flag peeking out from behind a bush. After quickly scanning the electronic stick on...

How Liberty students cope with long-term injuries

Karinn Sytsma, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Of all the dreaded things that an athlete can imagine, an injury is certainly one of the worst. But while getting hurt for the short term may be terrible, nothing affects an athlete like a long term injury. Senior Kendall Aramaki is experienced in being injured. Aramaki has torn her ACL three times...

Browne sisters open up about dancing

Macee Vadney, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Fourteen years ago, at the age of three, senior Kenadi Browne leapt into the world of dance and began her passion and devotion towards the art. Not long after, she had a ‘little Kenadi’ following in her footsteps. Little sister, freshman Madison Browne embarked on her dance career as well. “Kenadi...

Girls golf anticipates high performing season

Felicia Yan, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

After placing third at state last year, girls golf is entering the new season with high spirits and even higher goals. “We’ve been practicing before the season started, and girls are hitting in the 40s or lower, which is really good,” senior captain Khanh Nguyen said. “The goal is to get as...

The importance of a positive team dynamic

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

If you’ve ever played a team sport or know someone who has, you likely know a thing or two about how much collaboration matters in the context of overall performance. Sure, that means team members need to show up to practice and participate together in order to get better. But collaboration on a team...

With renewed drive and commitment, Track and Field pushes for continued success

Will Wick, Managing Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Coming off an impressive season last year which featured two school records and 16 athletes going to state, Liberty track and field hopes to build on their success through renewed commitment and teamwork. “Once we finally got there and realized just how bad we wanted to win, it drove us a lot more...

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