September 2, 2014
After 16 years at the helm, Liberty High School football coach Steve Valach has seen his fair share of senior classes.
This year’s, though, the class that will graduate in 2015, is in the running for the best he has ever coached.
“I think we were 3-7 in their sophomore year, so they’ve seen some lean times and still kept competing,” Valach said. “There’s some talent, and then it’s bigger than ability, it’s who they are as guys.”
May 20, 2014
The Liberty High School boys soccer team’s season came to an abrupt end May 15.
The KingCo regular season champions lost to Mercer Island and Mount Si in the league tournament.
The Patriots fell to the Islanders, 4-2, in the conference championship, before losing to the Wildcats, 1-0, in a loser-out game.
Despite a tough league tournament, it was a relatively successful year for the Patriots. Liberty senior Colton Ronk was named the KingCo 2A/3A Most Valuable Player, while head coach Darren Tremblay earned Coach of the Year honors.
Patriots Tyler Jensen, Tyler Wray and Colton Ronk were named All-League First Team; Quinn Magendanz and Antonio Lago were All-League Second Team; and Michael Duvall, Ryan Graham, Leoul Hancock and Jacob Muttart received Honorable Mentions.
April 15, 2014
The last time the Liberty High School boys soccer team set foot on Mount Si’s home turf, they left as KingCo champions with a direct berth into the state tournament.
The Patriots returned April 9, and while the league title wasn’t directly on the line, the two were still battling to top the conference standings at the season’s midpoint.
Liberty was able to maintain its place atop the conference, after the teams, both considered among the best in the state, played to a scoreless draw.
February 18, 2014
As the winter sports season comes to a close, five Liberty High School wrestlers aren’t ready to hang up their singlets just yet.
They have a date at the Tacoma Dome, where they will compete at the state tournament Feb. 21-22.
Joanna Moreira, Kyle Armstrong, Conner Small, Romney Noel and Quinn Magendanz will all compete among the state’s best at the 26th edition of the Mat Classic.
December 17, 2013
Liberty wrestlers overwhelm Juanita, 58-4
The Maywood Middle School gymnasium may not technically be the Liberty High School wrestling team’s home site, but the Patriots sure looked comfortable there as they cruised to a dominant 58-4 win against Juanita on Dec. 12.
The Patriots won all but one of their matches, making a statement about the strength of this year’s team, led by first-year coach Wright Noel.