December 31, 2014
It was another successful year for Issaquah community sports.
Athletes at the three district high schools took home conference titles, state championships and, in Liberty’s case, made history in 2014.
Here is a recap of the year’s top sports stories, in no particular order:
December 9, 2014
KingCo 2A/3A Conference coaches recently announced their all-conference selections for sports during the 2014 fall season.
Listed below are some of the selections from Liberty High School. Read more
November 26, 2014
November 26, 2014
After finishing her high-school swimming career on the highest of notes, Liberty High School senior Mackenna Briggs was named a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week.
Briggs swept the 50 free in 23.78 seconds and the 100 fly in a meet record 55.65 to lead the Patriots to their first 2A state team title with a record 348 points Nov. 15.
November 18, 2014
Skyline’s Kathy Lin/relays medal and Issaquah’s Jenifer Matsuda picks up two
Just three days before the last state swim final of her career, Liberty High School star Mackenna Briggs was calm and determined.
Briggs signed her name to papers Nov. 12 solidifying her commitment to swim for the University of San Diego.
November 15, 2014
NEW — 11:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 2014
The Liberty High School swim team picked up the program’s first state title after a dominating performance at the 2A state championship finals Nov. 15. 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
October 7, 2014
Liberty swim team defeats Issaquah in historic win
There is something special brewing in the waters of the Julius Boehm Pool, where the Liberty High School girls swim team practices and competes.
The 2A school is turning heads across the league, defeating schools much larger, on the way to an undefeated meet record more than halfway through the season.
Liberty defeated 4A schools Newport and Skyline; and on Oct. 2, the Patriots made history, defeating Issaquah for the first time ever.
“We’re a 2A team this year and we beat 4A teams,” Liberty senior captain Mackenna Briggs said. “It’s something that we couldn’t have envisioned and now that we’re doing it, we’re all really, really proud.”
November 19, 2013
Skyline takes fourth in state, Liberty’s Mackenna Briggs wins 100 butterfly
After finishing fifth at the 2012 state championships, the Skyline High School girls swimming and diving team didn’t want to go home again without some hardware.