The Patriot Press

Rowing pushes upstream at Liberty

Karinn Sytsma, Editor in Chief

December 22, 2018

“On a really nice day, the water is like crystal. When the blades feather across the water, it’s the best sound in the world. I love it,” freshman Lucy Hegenderfer said. Many Patriots, like Hegenderfer, find themselves swept up in the new craze of women’s rowing. “I started rowing February...

Boys wrestling digs in deep

Sylvie Cao, Sports Editor

December 22, 2018

With a new coach and whole season ahead to grow and develop, the boy’s wrestling team has set its sights on postseason to motivate them through grueling weekend practices and conditioning. “My goal this year is to be dedicated to this sport and take it seriously, because it’s my last year,”...

Girls basketball graced with new leadership

Girls basketball graced  with new leadership

Alex Diamond, Senior Writer

December 20, 2018

We’ve all heard the cliché of a great leader pulling the home team through adversity to win the championship, but what happens when that fearless leader isn’t there? This is the struggle girls basketball faced when sophomore captain Devynn Warns tore her ACL, thus making her ineligible for the...

Boys basketball faces new challenges

Boys basketball faces  new challenges

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

December 19, 2018

“There is never a time where I want to give up. In my mind, I constantly ask what I can do to help my team? I can go get a rebound, go dive on the floor for a loose ball, go pick my teammate up, or go and throw a pass,” senior Jake Elfstrom said. The Liberty boys basketball team is a close-knit...

Healthy life, healthy food

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018

Yoga Fun! Downward facing dog: keeping your legs straight, lean down and touch the ground with your hands, creating a triangle with your body and the ground. Slowly walk your feet back to move into a plank pose. Chaturangas: bring yourself down about an inch or two above ground with your elbow...

Throwing the perfect spiral: my journey to become Tom Brady

Bridget Ury, Photography Editor

December 2, 2018

Monday- I started off the week on a poor note. I woke up at six and “immediately” drank 20 oz of water. Instead of drinking a fruit smoothie then working out, I went back to sleep. For breakfast I ate toast, which is against the rules (no refined flour). For lunch I had leftover pizza and an apple,...

Finding “purpose” as girls in football

November 30, 2018

Q & A: Heaven Manning (12) Q: When did you start playing? A: I decided at the end of last year at my brother’s football banquet. I told Coach Valach that I was going to play football. He didn’t believe me until I came to spring workouts and he was like “Oh, this is for real.” Q: What ins...

Boys Golf advances to Districts

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

With only two freshmen, four sophomores, and eight juniors on the team this year, Liberty boys golf team is fighting its way to districts. “We are a pretty young team this year, so we have struggled a bit,” coach John Kinsley said. Despite having such a young group, the team will progress onto...

Looking back on running forward

Lillianne Harris, Staff Writer

November 23, 2018

It’s cold and rainy. Your calves are sore. Your foot is cramping, and there’s another runner on your tail that’s pushing you to ramp up your pace, even though you feel like you can’t possibly go faster. Even worse, there’s still two miles left in the run, and you’re behind your personal record...

Liberty’s lone diver Eleanor Brecht dives to state podium

Brooke Ury, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

The word “team” usually refers to a group, but Liberty’s dive team only refers to a single person: junior Eleanor Brecht. Despite the lack of other divers, Brecht remains confident and optimistic. “Going down to just me is hard, but I practice with the Skyline and Issaquah divers, so it’s...

Girls soccer is kicking it despite younger team

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

Sometimes the success of others can be daunting. All of a sudden, the level you’re expected to reach is unbearably, insurmountably, high. But it’s a level you’re expected to reach nonetheless. And following their state championship win last year, the Liberty girls soccer team definitely feels...

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