Liberty tennis team sweeps Sammamish

October 26, 2015

NEW — 4:38 p.m. Oct. 26, 2015

Patriots send six to districts

The Liberty High School boys tennis team is entering uncharted territory, but as head coach Mike Salokas put it, he couldn’t be happier.

For the first time in school history, the team will send six players to the district tournament after the Patriots swept Sammamish in a Class 2A KingCo Conference playoff match Oct. 20.

By Mark Pierepiekarz Liberty High School senior Marek Pierepiekarz, the Patriots’ No. 1 singles player, keeps his eye on the ball in an Oct. 20 win over Sammamish

By Mark Pierepiekarz
Liberty High School senior Marek Pierepiekarz, the Patriots’ No. 1 singles player, keeps his eye on the ball in an Oct. 20 win over Sammamish

“This is so brand-new to me and Liberty High School,” a smiling Salokas said. “We were deep this year. From one to 10, maybe even one to 12, we were deep, we had talent.” 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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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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State tennis roundup — Patriots tennis duo medals at state

June 3, 2015

Marek Pierepiekarz and Matthew Cao needed a little time to get warmed up, but once they did, opponents were on alert.

By Greg Farrar Matthew Cao (right), Liberty High School senior, and Marek Pierepiekarz, junior, win their first-round 2A state championship doubles tennis match May 29.

By Greg Farrar
Matthew Cao (right), Liberty High School senior, and Marek Pierepiekarz, junior, win their first-round 2A state championship doubles tennis match May 29.

The Liberty High School doubles team took second place at the Class 2A state boys tournament, held May 29-30 at the University of Washington, picking up where they left off in the fall when they became the first tennis players in school history to win a district championship.

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Liberty baseball team makes state’s final four and other notes

May 26, 2015

NEW — 3:40 p.m. May 26, 2015

Something special is brewing on the Liberty baseball diamond.

The Patriots are in the state’s final four, after a weekend in which they eliminated Tumwater and then North Kitsap at Centralia’s Wheeler Field May 23.

Nate Steffens threw a complete game shutout, while Torey Anderson collected three hits to propel the Patriots to a 3-0 win over Tumwater. The Thunderbirds came into the contest with a 16-6 record and consistently found themselves in the top 10 of state rankings.

Liberty continued to stun spectators with a 4-3 come-from-behind win over North Kitsap. Read more

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Skyline doubles team qualifies for 4A state tennis tourney

May 20, 2015

Julia Lioubarski and Jasmine Ye are going back to the place they wanted to be all season.

The Skyline High School doubles team qualified for the Class 4A state girls tennis tournament, placing second at the KingCo Conference tournament held May 11-15 at Skyline.

It’s the second straight year Lioubarski and Ye have reached state, and they’ll be aiming to improve upon their eighth-place finish of last season. The state tourney will be held May 29-30 in Richland.

By Greg Farrar Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline High School senior, and teammate Julia Lioubarski, junior, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah High School junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin on May 14 during the KingCo Conference 4A tennis tournament.

By Greg Farrar
Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline High School senior, and teammate Julia Lioubarski, junior, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah High School junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin on May 14 during the KingCo Conference 4A tennis tournament.

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Skyline outlasts Issaquah in girls KingCo tennis

May 12, 2015

Fans of the Skyline and Issaquah high school girls tennis teams couldn’t have asked for a much better match than what they witnessed when the rival schools got together in the Class 4A KingCo Conference regular-season finale.

Issaquah came out on top in a couple marathon singles matches, but visiting Skyline earned a 4-3 win May 6 by sweeping the three doubles matches.

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