Liberty takes fourth at state baseball tourney

June 3, 2015

Whether the Liberty High School baseball team liked it or not, the label “underdog” was slapped on the Patriots from the moment they qualified for the Class 2A state tournament.

It stemmed from a cursory peek at their record — it was below .500 — and continued with a look at their regular-season standings, as they finished seventh out of eight teams in the 3A/2A KingCo Conference.

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Liberty wins district soccer championship

May 20, 2015

The Liberty High School soccer team was a bit shorthanded for its May 16 district championship game.

By Greg Farrar Nate Steenis (left), Liberty High School senior forward, is congratulated by teammates Leoul Hancock (10) and Noah Anderson (9) immediately after his goal May 14 against Fife.

By Greg Farrar
Nate Steenis (left), Liberty High School senior forward, is congratulated by teammates Leoul Hancock (10) and Noah Anderson (9) immediately after his goal May 14 against Fife.

That’s because a handful of players traded their kits for tuxes, as the school celebrated its senior prom that night.

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Near perfection — Nate Steffens’ no-hitter propels Liberty into a state regional berth

May 12, 2015

Despite a regular season record below .500, and a seventh-place finish in the eight-team KingCo 3A/2A Conference, the Liberty High School baseball team is headed to state.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Liberty High School pitcher Nate Steffens winds up to pitch in the Patriots’ 10-0 win over Foster. Steffens threw a no-hitter and came just an error away from a perfect game.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Liberty High School pitcher Nate Steffens winds up to pitch in the Patriots’ 10-0 win over Foster. Steffens threw a no-hitter and came just an error away from a perfect game.

After a two-win day in the District 2/3 2A baseball tournament May 9, the Patriots are guaranteed a state regionals berth. They’ll continue district play next week to determine which seed they’ll get.

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Patriot pounding

April 1, 2014

Liberty blows out rival Hazen, 10-0

By Greg Farrar Lorin Archibald, Liberty High School senior pitcher, retires three Hazen batters in a row during the third inning of their March 25 baseball game.

By Greg Farrar
Lorin Archibald, Liberty High School senior pitcher, retires three Hazen batters in a row during the third inning of their March 25 baseball game.

It doesn’t have the same energy as the football or basketball rivalries, but anytime Liberty and Hazen high schools meet on the diamond, it’s always a battle between familiar foes.

Just three miles separate the two schools, and despite the fact they reside in different school districts, many of the students grew up together playing in youth leagues.

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