Patriots win Class 2A cross country title

November 10, 2015

NEW — 3:06 p.m. Nov. 10, 2015

The Liberty High School team bus was nearly empty when it returned home from the state cross country meet in Pasco.

Most of the Patriots runners just weren’t ready to say goodbye after an historic championship performance Nov. 7.

By Michael Smith The Liberty High School cross country girls team holds its Class 2A state team championship trophy Nov. 7 in Pasco after three finished in the top 20 and all seven running in the final finished 62nd or higher in a field of 140.

By Michael Smith
The Liberty High School cross country girls team holds its Class 2A state team championship trophy Nov. 7 in Pasco after three finished in the top 20 and all seven running in the final finished 62nd or higher in a field of 140.

“They all stayed,” coach Mike Smith said. “They all wanted to stay together in Pasco.” Read more

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Issaquah girls get fourth at state

November 10, 2015

NEW — 3:04 p.m. Nov. 10, 2015

For the first time in almost 20 years, the Issaquah boys and girls cross-country teams both qualified for the state meet in Pasco.

By Lawrie Robertson Sami Corman (left), Issaquah High School sophomore, overtakes sophomore teammate Kenna Clawson in the homestretch at the Class 4A girls cross country championship Nov. 7 in Pasco.

By Lawrie Robertson
Sami Corman (left), Issaquah High School sophomore, overtakes sophomore teammate Kenna Clawson in the homestretch at the Class 4A girls cross country championship Nov. 7 in Pasco.

The girls returned home with a fourth-place trophy, while the boys team, considered the best in school history, fell just short of the podium. Read more

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Roundup: Issaquah cross country squads advance to state

November 2, 2015

NEW – 4:05 p.m., Nov. 2, 2015

Fresh off their conference-championship win a week earlier, the Issaquah High School boys cross country team kept its momentum going with a victory at the District 1/2 championships, held Oct. 31 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Read more

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Issaquah boys capture KingCo cross country crown

October 25, 2015

NEW – 12:10 p.m., Oct. 25, 2015

Senior Kennan Schrag’s third-place time of 15 minutes, 49.2 seconds led the Issaquah High School boys to the team title Oct. 24 at the Class 4A KingCo Conference cross country championships at Lake Sammamish State Park. Read more

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Liberty sports roundup — Oct. 12-16

October 21, 2015

NEW — 5:18 p.m. Oct. 21, 2015

Girls soccer

The Patriots had just one match last week and they handled it with ease.

Liberty shutout Juanita, 5-0, Oct. 13. Katelyn Godfrey scored twice, while Kierra Costello, Kelli Anderson and Jordan Hemmen each had one goal. Goalkeepers Sydney Argosino and Jasmine Curl combined for the shutout. Read more

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Liberty sports roundup — Oct. 5-9

October 12, 2015

NEW — 2 p.m. Oct. 12, 2015

Girls soccer

The Liberty High School soccer team outscored opponents 8-1 last week, going 2-0 to improve its season record to 7-1-2.

Cameron Nelson scored twice in the Patriots 4-1 win over Sammamish Oct. 6. Makenna Carr and Sydney Abel each had one goal, while Jordan Hemmen picked up three assists and Sydney Willoughby had one.

Two days later, Kimee Chavez, Kalyn Gill, Maddy Mak and Hemmen scored in the Patriots’ 4-0 win over Lake Washington. Kelli Anderson, Abel and Willoughby each had one assist.

As of press time, Liberty was in second place in the Class 2A/3A KingCo Conference standings with 16 points. Mercer Island was in first with 18 points, while Bellevue was just behind Liberty with 15 points. Read more

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Skyline runners make charge toward postseason races

October 8, 2015

NEW — 1:50 p.m., Oct. 8, 2015

League dual meets aren’t the best way to measure a cross country team’s abilities, especially because many teams rest their top runners so they’re fresh for large-scale invitational races. Read more

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Liberty sports roundup — Sept. 28-Oct. 2

October 5, 2015

NEW — 3:55 p.m. Oct. 5, 2015

Girls soccer

The Liberty High School girls soccer team dropped its first match of the season Oct. 1, falling to an undefeated Mercer Island squad, 1-0.

Earlier in the week, the Patriots defeated Bellevue, 2-0. Freshman Cameron Nelson scored in the 23rd minute, assisted by Maddy Mak. Sophomore Makenna Carr added an unassisted goal in the 59th minute. Goalkeepers Sydney Argosino and Jasmine Curl combined for the shutout.

As of press time, Liberty’s 3-1-1 Class 3A/2A KingCo Conference record, good for 10 points, had the Patriots in third place behind league-leading Mercer Island and Bellevue. Read more

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Liberty sports roundup — Sept. 21-25

September 28, 2015

NEW — 2:10 p.m. Sept. 28, 2015

Girls swimming and diving

The Liberty High School girls swimming and diving team won 11 of 12 events at its meet against rival Hazen on Sept. 22.

By Greg Farrar Taylor Clay, Liberty High School freshman, swims to fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle race at Julius Boehm Pool during the Patriots’ Sept. 24 meet against Newport.

By Greg Farrar
Taylor Clay, Liberty High School freshman, swims to fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle race at Julius Boehm Pool during the Patriots’ Sept. 24 meet against Newport.

Sophomore Abby Russell led the Patriots with two individual wins in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyles. Read more

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Liberty sports roundup — Sept. 14-18

September 21, 2015

NEW — 6:06 p.m. Sept. 21, 2015

Football

The Liberty football team improved to 3-0 on the season with its 38-27 come-from-behind win over Interlake Sept. 18.

After heading into halftime down 20-10, the Patriots outscored Interlake 18-7 in the second half to clinch their first league win of the year.

Liberty next hosts Lake Washington 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Read more

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