Liberty hires new hoops coach

April 20, 2010

By Staff

Liberty High School has hired Joe Fithian as head coach of the boys varsity basketball team for the 2010-11 season.

Fithian served as interim junior varsity coach for the Patriots last season. He has more than 20 years of experience as a basketball coach, working at the high school and collegiate levels.

Prior to joining Liberty last season, Fithian was officiating high school games in the state.

“It was clear to the hiring committee that Joe possesses the skill set to lead the Liberty Patriots basketball program forward,” Liberty Principal Mike Deletis said in a press release. “We are excited to bring on a coach with strong values, coaching history, and a work ethic that will develop our student athletes and our basketball program.”

Spartans take soccer lead

The Skyline High School boys soccer team won twice last week to move into first place in the 4A KingCo Conference standings.

Skyline, 5-1-0, knocked out Roosevelt from the top spot April 13 with a 2-0 victory. Travis Strawn scored both goals.

The Spartans topped Inglemoor 2-0 April 16. James Molyeaux-Elliot and Strawn scored for Skyline.

Issaquah topped Ballard 3-2 April 13, but lost to Eastlake 2-1 April 16. In the game against Ballard, Michael Axelson, assisted by Michael Roberts, scored the winning goal at the 79th minute.

Liberty lacrosse gets first win

The first-year Liberty High School boys lacrosse club got its first victory April 14 by defeating host Mount Si 7-6 in a Washington State League Division II game.

Forrest Hurley scored three goals to lead the Patriots.

Patriots wallop Mercer Island

The Liberty High School fastpitch team scored eight runs in the first inning and went on to wallop visiting Mercer Island 20-0 April 12 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference contest.

Alexis Court had three hits, one a home run, for the Patriots. Savannah Herrera had three hits and drove in three runs, and pitcher Joshilynn Wolff had three hits.

Wolff struck out 11 batters and didn’t allow a hit in the five-inning contest.

Eagles edge Eastlake

Issaquah topped Eastlake 1-0 April 12.

Issaquah pitcher Mikenzie Voves held Eastlake to two hits and had eight strikeouts. Amanda Marques drove in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

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