April 29, 2014
As the Liberty High School track and field teams’ seniors gathered for a picture in what was the last home meet of their careers April 24, Patriots coach Mike Smith couldn’t believe how small the group was.
“It was kind of like, ‘Wow, that’s all we’ve got?’” he said. “But that’s pretty typical.”
The Patriots are indeed young this year, Smith said, but their youth didn’t hinder them as the boys and girls defeated Interlake April 24.
April 22, 2014
Liberty High School senior Collin Olson, of Newcastle, announced April 11 that he will run cross-country and track and field at Seattle University next year.
He was a member of coach Mike Smith’s historic cross-country team this year. The Liberty boys team made its first state appearance in school history last fall.
April 1, 2014
March 4, 2014
There might not be a better situation for Dorie Dalzell to land in at the collegiate level, even though the school she chose wasn’t the one she thought she would.
Dalzell’s father and grandfather are University of Kansas alumni, and her boyfriend is currently attending the Division I athletics powerhouse in Lawrence, Kan. It was those factors that had her heavily leaning toward Washington, Arizona and Columbia for her running career at the next level, simply because she wanted a change of scenery.
Kansas was the last school Dalzell visited, and a motivational video she watched with the coaches cinched her decision.
September 24, 2013
May 28, 2013
Immediately after Liberty High School track stars Alex Olobia and Hiron Redman competed in the last race of their high school careers, the seniors embraced as they shook off the disappointment of a second-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay at the state track and field championship.
“Bellevue had just that much more, just a little bit more,” Redman said. “He just got me by a 30th of a second. That’s it.”
May 28, 2013
The 13th annual Issaquah Triathlon, Duathlon, 10K, 5K and Kids’ Triathlon, sponsored by Arbor Schools, is June 1.
The Sprint Distance Triathlon begins at 7 a.m. The Spring Duathlon runs concurrently with the triathlon. The Issaquah 5K and 10K Run/Walk begins at 7 a.m. The Kids Triathlon begins at 9:30 a.m. and is recommended for children ages 6-12.
Expect traffic delays in and around Lake Sammamish State Park the morning of June 1.
May 21, 2013
Teachers can tell stories about twins who equaled double trouble, but the Campbell twins, Sean and Matt, seniors at Liberty High School, stand out for their double positive contributions: double the effort in two sports and double the boost of a serious academic climate.
The twins find themselves at home on the basketball court, at track and field events, and in the classroom.
The twins come from an athletic family. Their father William and their mother Arleen are both swimmers; their sister Rebecca plays basketball as a high school junior, as does the younger sister Alissa as a freshman.
May 7, 2013
The weather has not always been ideal during this spring sports season, but it was nearly perfect as the Issaquah High School track team closed out its regular season with a win against Newport on May 2.
Issaquah was a double winner, with the boys securing a 76-69 victory, while the girls continued their strong season with an 87-63 win against the Knights.
Personal records were falling all over the place, as many Issaquah athletes put together their best performances of the season.
April 23, 2013
When in the midst of a rebuilding year, coaches like Liberty High School’s Michael Smith are resigned to appreciate the little victories.
Take, for example, the Patriots’ home track meet April 18 against Mount Si. In the steady rain, Smith was able to find the silver lining in the girls’ narrow 2-point win and the boys’ 30-point loss.