October 5, 2010
It’s been a while since the Liberty High School girls soccer team was one of the most dominant teams in the KingCo Conference and ranked among the best in the state.
However, the Patriots, under new coach Malia Arrant, have returned to their winning ways this season. Liberty won its sixth straight 3A/2A KingCo Conference game Sept. 30 by edging Mercer Island 3-2. Cassidy Nangle had a big night for the Patriots. She scored two goals and assisted on a goal by Kimi Fry.
The victory boosted Liberty’s league-leading record to 6-0.
Liberty also defeated host Juanita 2-0 Sept. 28. The Patriots scored both goals in the second half. Whitney Cain, assisted by Kailiana Johnson, broke a scoreless tie with a goal at the 60th minute. Nangle, assisted by Fry, scored eight minutes later.
Goalkeepers Macaire Ament and Jennifer Rucker recorded the shutout.
October 1, 2010
NEW — 11:40 a.m. Oct. 1, 2010
Katie Kinnear won two events and swam on a winning relay Thursday as she led the Skyline High School girls swim team to a dramatic 95-91 nonleague victory against host Mercer Island at Mary Wayte Pool.
The meet pitted Skyline, the defending 4A state champions, against Mercer Island, the defending 3A state champions.
Skyline, which hasn’t lost a dual meet since 2008, got victories from Kinnear, Meghan O’Keefe, Maria Volodkevich and Stephanie Munoz.
Kinnear won the 100 freestyle in 52:02 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 57:39. She was the leadoff swimmer on Skyline’s winning 200 medley relay, which posted a time of 1:51.47. Jessie Dart, Nina Zook and Volodkevich were other members of the relay.
September 30, 2010
NEW — 12:15 p.m. Sept. 30, 2010
The Liberty High School football team, ranked No. 2 in The Seattle Times’ Class 3A poll, gets its toughest KingCo Conference test of the season Friday when the Patriots play at 7 p.m. at Juanita.
The host Rebels, ranked eighth, are 4-0 on the season and have one of the biggest offensive and defensive lines in the league. Running behind the offensive line is standout back Jeremiah Laufasa, who is averaging 115.8 yards a game. The Rebels are coming off a 58-0 rout of Sammamish. Juanita is coached by former Liberty assistant Shaun Tarantola.
Liberty enters the contest with a 3-1 record. The Patriots defeated Mount Si 38-22 Sept. 24. Jake Bainton, who had missed the previous two games because of an injury, caught two touchdown passes for the Patriots.
September 22, 2010
NEW — 10 a.m. Sept. 22, 2010
The Liberty High School girls soccer team won its third straight 3A/2A KingCo Conference game Tuesday when the Patriots walloped visiting Sammamish 5-0.
Sara Duvall and Cassidy Nangle each scored two goals for the Patriots, who took over sole ownership of first place.
Liberty led 2-0 at halftime. Duvall scored an unassisted goal at the 17th minute and a minute later Cassidy, assisted by Mollie Cooke, scored.
Goalkeepers Macaire Ament and Jennifer Rucker shared the shutout.
In other action, Mercer Island knocked Interlake out of a first place tie with Liberty by beating the Saints 1-0; it was Juanita 3, Bellevue 0; and Lake Washington 1, Mount Si 0.
September 14, 2010
If anyone rooting for the Skyline High School girls swimming team was worried that it might not be as deep or thoroughly dominating in 2010 as last year’s 4A state championship squad, coach Susan Simpkins seemed confident the Spartans will remain strong.
Although state champ and all-around powerhouse Andie Taylor graduated, Skyline brings back possibly more experienced young swimmers than it knows what to do with. And while the 2009 team was 78 strong, the 2010 squad has 92 swimmers, six of whom are divers, Simpkins said. Read more
September 8, 2010
NEW — 1 p.m. Sept. 8, 2010
Maria Volodkevich won two events and swam on two relays that posted state-qualifying times to help lead the Skyline High School girls swimming team to a season-opening 95-72 victory Tuesday against Issaquah at Julius Boehm Pool.
Skyline, the defending 4A state champions, won the 200-yard medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay with state-qualifying times. The 200 medley relay posted a time of 1:53.33 and the 400 freestyle relay won in 3:47.36. Volodkevich, Katie Kinnear, Meghan O’Keefe and Nina Zook composed both relays. O’Keefe, Zook and Volodkevich were members of last year’s Skyline state championship 400 freestyle relay.