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Girls tennis hopes to shine this season

Alex Hartford, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Imagine waiting all winter long for spring sports. Your friends are talking all about it, you dream about the success and victory awaiting you, and you start to look forward to all the hard work that you’ll go through to achieve that success. Imagine now, three weeks into the season, pouring rain...

Liberty rugby: a big happy family

Macee Vadney, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Do you know what a scrum is? How about a try? Maybe a knock? These athletic terms belong to rugby, a sport supported by a smaller, enthusiastic community at Liberty. “It’s honestly one of the best sports out there. I know that a lot of people will argue that there are a lot of other sports that...

Liberty swim teams: the secret behind their success

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

May 11, 2017


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Swim coach Kris Daughters is often referred to as the most successful coach at Liberty—the boys team just finished their season with a solid seventh place at state, and the girls team has been the reigning state champion since 2014. The girls team especially was strong even in 3A, and since Liberty’s...

Fastpitch girls build new family

Emily Basset, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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While many people may think that having only enough players for a varsity team is a bad sign for the rest of the season because of the lack of playing time each girl will get, this year’s girls’ varsity softball team disagree. “We can focus all of our time on the one team rather than what we did...

Boys Baseball: swingin’ in the rain

Emily Basset, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Despite the gloomy days of rainfall and laborious days of practice in the gym, the boys’ baseball team has thrived in the rain, and has been practicing outside every day. Assistant Coach Cameron Talley is excited to have a strong group of seniors leading the team this year, and believes that when...

Patriot Profile: Derek Bui is head over heels for tricking

Alex Hartford, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Sophomore Derek Bui is flipping out. Not in the conventional sense, but physically. Bui practices the act of “tricking,” which could be explained as a combination of martial arts and gymnastics, with a little parkour and breakdancing sprinkled in for some flair. When performing, he completes a mesmerizing...

The art of being a multi-sport athlete

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

Imagine getting done with your school day at 2:16, heading straight to the track and field meet, sweating it out in the heat through the evening, hightailing it to your club soccer practice at 8:00, toughing it out strenuously until 9:30, and then going home to do your all your homework that’s due...

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

Sam Kelderman, Sports Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Outside Sports, Sports

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...

Distance runners race in UW indoor meet

Mehul Krishna, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

You’re standing on the starting line. Your nerves are wrecked. You’ve trained all winter, through rain and snow, for this moment. You look at your competitors; they looks intense. You are standing in a university arena racing against the best high school runners of Washington. The gun goes off. It’s...

Gymnastics team excels in positive environment

Taylor Mulqueeny, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

Most people underestimate the time it takes for Liberty gymnasts to be able to prepare for their routines and be ready for each meet. Every day the gymnastics team meets for practice in the gym where they run, stretch, and develop their routines for the upcoming meets. Starting with set up at 3 in the...

Girls’ basketball: a positive perspective

Aria Soeprono, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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A history of injuries kept senior Sam Petersen from playing on the girls’ basketball team for a significant portion of her middle school and high school career. But she didn’t let this obstacle deter her from her love of the game, and she returned to play for Liberty this year, compelled by the uplifting...

Wrestlers take on new mindset for season

Taylor Mulqueeny, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

The wrestling team is sending four athletes to state. These athletes are Jacob Holm, Juan Flores, Brendan Nguyen, and Jakob DaSilva. Each of these athletes place in the top five of their weight class at districts. Those four athletes know that practicing is a big part of how this year’s team planned...

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