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.
October 15, 2013
Liberty High School soccer coach Tami Nguyen must have said something rather poignant during her halftime speech to the team in an Oct. 8 match against Interlake.
The Patriots ended the first half down 1-0. The second half was a different story, however, as Liberty erupted for five goals, clinching a 5-3 victory against the Saints.
Nguyen’s halftime pep talk to the team was short and simple, according to Liberty defender Shaniah Adriano.
“’Horrible start,’ that’s the first thing coach said,” Adriano said.
December 25, 2012
The Issaquah School District high school sports teams have a strong tradition of excellence, and 2012 was no different.
December 4, 2012
Athletes’ triumphs create community pride
Skyline High School’s football and soccer teams just keep bringing home honors to the Issaquah School District. The Issaquah and Liberty high school teams have also added many awards to the virtual district trophy case.
Skyline girls soccer took first in state for the fourth time in five years. And the Dec. 1 state playoff football game gave Skyline the gridiron title again for the fifth time in eight years. Skyline’s 200-medley relay team won the state swim title last month.
Issaquah is a known winner among 4A KingCo teams. The Eagles came in second, to Skyline, for the state girls soccer championship. This year’s football team reached the playoffs. The school’s wrestlers won the district title in 2011 and sent six wrestlers to state.
November 20, 2012
A Liberty High School girls soccer squad that breezed through the regular season to win the KingCo 3A with a 12-0-1 mark, and automatically punch its ticket to the state tournament as the conference winner, could not have met with worse fortune in the semifinal round of the state tournament.
In the semifinals held at Puyallup High School’s Sparks Field on Nov. 16, against Columbia River, Liberty was cruising along and it seemed as though it had secured a surefire 1-0 victory, courtesy of a Tara Johnson goal scored in the first half off a Katie Noonan assist.
Suddenly in the contest’s 69th minute, the Chieftains took one of their two kick-and-a-prayer shots on goal they strung together during the entire game. It somehow got past one of the leading net minders in the state to knot the tally at one all.
The Chieftains shored up their defense to keep Liberty at bay the rest of the way in regulation, and after a pair of five-minute overtime periods yielded no winner, the semis shifted into a shootout scenario, from which Columbia River emerged as the game’s winner.