The Patriot Press

Boys’ basketball rises to the top, post-season

Soraya Marashi, Senior Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A team of best friends. A passionate coach. And, best of all, a 15-6 record. After a series of tough seasons, the Liberty Varsity Boys Basketball team is finally on the rise to the top of the leaderboards, in possession of a third place KingCo title and hopes of a future State title. “We’re all...

Finding balance: sleep, school, and sports

Felicia Yan, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

Imagine getting home from school after your club meeting at 4:15, then getting ready to leave for practice by 4:30 to get to practice on time by 5:00. You have practice until 8:15, but don’t get home until 8:45. Then you need to organize and prepare for a volunteer event you have that weekend for 30...

From 8th to 3rd place: Boys XC defies preseason ranking

Kelly Jinguji, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After losing five seniors from last year’s varsity cross country team, the presumption surrounding this year’s team was set: the young team would not perform as successfully as it had within the past years. However, the boys team proved everyone wrong. Following a second place finish at state the...

Girls cross country takes second at State

Katherine Sergeeva, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After a successful season last year, the girls cross country team returned to the state championships and took second place. Despite losing two of the senior state runners from last year, the Patriots ran a 5,000 meter race with an average time of 19 minutes and 48 seconds, on the Sun Willows Golf Course...

Liberty students take on challenges of rowing

Lillian Moore, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Outside Sports, Sports

Most athletes would never even entertain the idea of playing two back-to-back varsity basketball games without a break. Yet, rowers continuously exert that amount of energy in only eight minutes during practice and competition. Liberty seniors Anna Benson and Megan Kirshner both row for Sammamish rowing...

Team unity brings girls swim to third consecutive State championship

Team unity brings girls swim to third consecutive State championship

Kenadi Browne, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

On November 12, the Liberty girls swim team won the 2A State championship for the third year in a row, and as if that wasn’t enough, the team also surpassed expectations with a relay team win as well as two individual wins. Senior Belle Wong brought home a championship medal and set a new 2A state...

Patriot Profile: Aiden Holmes is a competitive fencer at a national level

Sam Kelderman, Sports Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Outside Sports, Sports

“I was about 10 years old, and I wanted to be a sword fighter when I grew up, so my mom put me in fencing.” Freshman Aiden Holmes is fulfilling his childhood dreams by fencing—a competition in which two people fight with swords to score points—and this sport has allowed him to meet new people...

Girls soccer snags second in state

Girls soccer snags second in state

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Rewarding. That’s one way to describe the how the girls soccer team felt about its advance through the ranks to the 2A finals. Left with only five returners from last year’s varsity team, the odds were stacked against the Patriots, but the girls were able to unify as a team and work towards success...

Perpetuate that stick-with-it-ness for senior year

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Opinion

When you hear about a senior quitting a sport they’ve practiced for years, it’s easy to say that it’s their choice, that they shouldn’t do it if they won’t enjoy it—YOLO, right? Maybe. Perhaps, if you’re exceptionally tied up with school or other duties and simply can’t spare any time...

The transition to District One brings new changes for sports

Sam Kelderman, Sports Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

Two years ago, Liberty moved down from the 3A division to the 2A division. By taking a glance at all of the state and District sports banners hanging in the main gym, one can argue that Liberty has been dominating its new competition over the past couple years. Did District Three, the previous district...

Experience and team chemistry lead football to 8-0 record

Angela Greggs, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Greater experience, new game strategies, and better team cohesion has led the varsity football team to better results than last year. Their record is 8-0, averaging 43 points per game. The team is ranked leaders of District One. “The main difference between this year and last is experience,” head...

Volleyball perseveres to make up for lost seniors

Gabie Owens, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After losing seven powerful seniors last year, the girls’ varsity volleyball team has had to readjust. A team comprised of mostly juniors, one sophomore and one freshman, they are intrigued to see the improvement in their performance. Junior and team captain, Alena Rozewski, believes that this year...

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