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Turf Turds: rubber demons from hell

Nikayla Copenhaver, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Lacrosse, Outside Sports, Soccer, Sports, Track & Field

Turf, turf turds, rubber, black bits--whatever you call them, you probably see them everywhere.  For us athletes, we know especially how annoying these pesky little things can be, and just how far into our lives they invade. There have been reports of people finding them in their beds, cars, clothes,...

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...

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...

Varsity soccer scores with a younger team

Macee Vadney, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

In the past two months, the Liberty girls’ varsity soccer team’s success has skyrocketed. This season’s young group of girls - which includes three freshmen - has created a strong team this season with a record of 8-3-4 (wins ties, losses). Some feel the younger girls have been the transition...

Boys soccer falls short in state cup

Sydney Willoughby, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The boys soccer team finished its season with an overall record of 5-9-4, ranking 6th in the KingCo League. As the season continued to progress, the team was able to support and push each other to get the results they had worked for. “Davis Noblat and Michael Daly were well-deserving of their 1st  team...

Boys soccer looks to build off of recent success

Sean Bates, Senior Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Liberty boys soccer is striving to match last season’s success despite losing twelve seniors as yet another senior led roster enters their time to play on the varsity field. Despite a rocky start, returning senior and varsity captain Tyler Wray has led this team to another competitive season against...

Varsity soccer has big goals to achieve State Championships

Varsity soccer has big goals to achieve State Championships

Mandy Latham, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The varsity team has traveled a long ways since last year. Winning ten, tying two and losing three, they are just steps away from the playoffs.  They feel they have the talent to go farther than last year and make it into the final four. Liberty won four to one against Burlington-Edison and now is...

Liberty Soccer girls kick it into college

Abby Russell, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Liberty Soccer girls are committing and considering many prestigious colleges. Their club and high school teams have provided these girls with experience and skill that these colleges are looking for. Many players on Liberty’s team, not just seniors, are being looked at by colleges such as UW,...

New mens soccer formation brings success

Lucas Maier, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Whereas most school teams use the more standard 4-4-2 formation of play, Liberty’s Varsity soccer team could be said to be a bit of an outlier, using a less common 4-3-2-1 formation. This structure centers around midfield and defense, has distinct advantages over the standard formation, and has proved to...

Mens soccer prepares to bring the house down

Kelley Johnson, Senior Writer

May 18, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

As the snowless winter leaves us and the springtime sun and drizzly rain comes, more than just flowers are returning to the Liberty landscape: Liberty mens soccer is back and ready to make a name for itself in 2A. For some, this is the beginning of a Patriot soccer career. For others, it’s a continuation....

Mens soccer prepares to bring the house down

Kelley Johnson, Senior Writer

May 14, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

As the snowless winter leaves us and the springtime sun and drizzly rain comes, more than just flowers are returning to the Liberty landscape: Liberty mens soccer is back and ready to make a name for itself in 2A. For some, this is the beginning of a Patriot soccer career. For others, it’s a continuation....

Womens soccer reflects on strong season

Paige Hopkins, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

On November 15, the Lady Patriots lost their semi-final State soccer game against Shorecrest with a score of 3-4. It was a hard-fought match, with both teams battling for the lead until Shorecrest managed to pull ahead at the end of the game. For the women, last year’s 3A State champions, falling just...

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