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Wrestling with team mentality

Wrestling with team mentality

Madeline Parrish, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Wrestling is one of the many sports that requires hard work, dedication, and mental toughness in order to succeed. But are those the only qualities that define our team here at Liberty? Each player experiences individual struggles within the sport. Both junior Austin Fong and sophomore Jacob Soeprono...

The untold details of wrestling practice

The untold details of wrestling practice

Serena Sherwood and Amelia Nored

January 21, 2020

Dodgeball, cartwheels, and handstands. These are a few of the unexpected activities that are incorporated into wrestling practice. “One of the main games we play at practice is dodgeball. If we’re not playing dodgeball, we’re playing some weird interpretation of dodgeball,” sophomore Colby Van...

Weight, what? Liberty wrestlers obsess over weight classes

Gabrielle Parrish, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

In this day and age, where high school students are taught the value of health and positive self-image over weight-related social pressures, there is one place where body weight is a warranted obsession: wrestling. In a sport that is fixated on weight classes, Liberty wrestlers find themselves monitoring...

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,”...

Three girls participate in Liberty’s wrestling program

Caitlyn Croppi, Staff Writers

December 15, 2017

This year, three girls - one returner and two new - joined the wrestling team, a sport that has primarily been male-dominated. The wrestling team is a perfect example of true Patriot spirit, accepting and making the girls an equal part of the team. Madeleine Hsiao was on the team last year. This year,...

Wrestling team tackles post season competition

Carlyn Schmidgall, Senior Writer

February 25, 2016

Liberty’s wrestling team graduated three state placers— including a state champion— last June, leaving the team without the majority of its veteran members. Nonetheless, Liberty’s young wrestling team is optimistic as it enters post-season competition. The team’s roster is composed primarily...

Wrestling team perseveres despite lacking numbers

Shelby Lex, Editor-In-Chief

May 14, 2015

“All in, all match, all season.” We’ve all heard inspirational mottos like this before in sports movies like “Remember the Titans” and “Rudy”, where heart and drive equate to success in the ring or on the field. Yet this motto originates from Liberty’s own wrestling team, where the wrestlers...

Mixed news from Liberty Rugby team

Jacqueline Rayfield, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Following a successful season last year, the Liberty rugby team is poised for an even better season. However, while they have a good chance of achieving their goal of going to the state championships, the team will not be allowed to go to Nationals. Due to several team members from New Zealand, the...

Womens and mens wrestling teams fight towards state

Taylor Jackson and Nate Jarvis

February 26, 2014

As the mens wrestling team has expectations to make another appearance in the post-season competitions with returners, the new women’s team is ready to make an entrance as our new school team. The mens team is led by juniors Connor Small and Romney Noel, and the womens team is following in the foot...

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