October 12, 2015
NEW — 2 p.m. Oct. 12, 2015
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
October 5, 2015
NEW — 3:55 p.m. Oct. 5, 2015
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
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.
Sophomore Abby Russell led the Patriots with two individual wins in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyles. Read more
September 21, 2015
NEW — 6:06 p.m. Sept. 21, 2015
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
September 14, 2015
NEW — 12:54 p.m. Sept. 14, 2015
The Liberty High School girls soccer team didn’t lose a match in the season’s first week.
After a season-opening 1-1 draw against Issaquah on Sept. 7, the Patriots went on to defeat rival Hazen, 1-0, on Sept. 8 and Marysville-Pilchuck, 4-1, on Sept. 10.
Senior Jordan Hemmen was the team’s leading goal-scorer with three goals in three matches. She picked up the lone goal against Issaquah before tacking on two more against Marysville-Pilchuck.
Sophomore Makena Carr scored twice against Marysville-Pilchuck, while sophomore Kalyn Gill picked up the winning score against Hazen. Read more
November 11, 2014
NEW — 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 2014
As the 2014 fall high-school postseason continues, most Liberty sports teams are finding that everything is just a little bit different this year.
The Patriots are now playing at the 2A level for at least the next two years. Liberty previously played at 3A, opting up a classification, despite the school’s size.
Liberty’s regular season remained unchanged. They still played a competitive schedule in the tough KingCo 3A/2A Conference.
But now that the school is in 2A, the road through the playoffs has a slightly different look to it. Read more
January 14, 2014
Liberty High School sports teams will compete in the 2A classification for a two-year period beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released enrollment numbers showing that Liberty, at 891.8, is the size of a 2A school. Schools with less than 990.8 students, but more than 472, are considered 2A.
In the recent past, the Patriots have opted up to the 3A level, despite its stature as one of the state’s smallest 3A schools, but this time around administrators have decided to test the 2A waters.
November 12, 2013
Brigette Takeuchi places fourth overall
It says something about the strength of a program when its athletes and coaches are disappointed, even after a weekend in which the team posted its best performance ever at the state competition.
That’s what it means to be a Liberty High School cross-country participant, where the expectations are high, but certainly attainable, Patriots coach Mike Smith said.
The Liberty girls cross-country team was determined to finish in the top four at the 2013 state competition in Pasco Nov. 9. The Patriots had a good chance, too, given they were ranked third in the state coming into the meet.
October 22, 2013
On the back of the Liberty cross-country team’s blue sweatshirts is an outline of Washington state. Superimposed across it are the words “We run this place.”
The 2013 Patriots are well on the way to living up to the phrase, having just completed an undefeated KingCo 3A/2A regular season.
November 6, 2012
To call the Liberty High School girls cross-country season a success would be an understatement.
The team, led by coach Mike Smith, brought home plenty of hardware this year, winning the KingCo 3A title for the first time in school history and capturing its third consecutive Sea-King District title.
Heading into the state championships, the team was ranked fourth in the state, its highest ranking ever.
At the Nov. 3 championships in Pasco, the Patriots placed fifth in what was the team’s best state finish ever.
But it was a bittersweet moment for the close-knit team, after star runner Megan Chucka suffered an asthma reaction during the race, preventing her from finishing in the individual top 10, as she had hoped, Smith said.
Still, the resilient Chucka, a senior, finished the race and even ran her best time at state with a time of 19 minutes, 56 seconds.
“You know, things can happen, you can get the flu, you can have an asthma attack and you can’t predict that,” Smith said. “Still, this is the very beginning of what I think is going to be a very long career for Megan.”