LIBERTY ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
LIBERTY ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
11-9 - Girls 6th, Boys 9th @ State
Despite a team average almost 20sec. faster than 2012, the girls slipped 1 spot in 2013. With an injury to #2 Sarah Bliesner, the girls pulled together to record 5 season's best times and just miss the trophies by 11pts. Brigette Takeuchi's 4th place overall finish made her the 1st Liberty medalist ever @ State and earned her a trip to Portland to compete @ Borderclash in 2 weeks.
Aaron Bowe took 19th for the best Boys result ever with Collin Olson close behind in 27th.
10-31 - Girls win Dist 2 for the 4th straight time and the Boys take 4th to qualify for State for the 1st time as a team.
Brigette Takeuich took 3rd overall with sister Kelsey motoring to 7th helping the girls to a narrow win over Lakeside.
Aaron Bowe led early and settled for 2nd behind last years State champ with Collin Olson in 7th. The team race was extremely close as the boys nipped last weeks Kingco champs Interlake by 3pts for the last spot going to State.
10-24 - Girls win Kingco, Boys 2nd.
Led by overall winner Brigette Takeuchi, the girls won the Kingco crown for the 2nd year in a row. The boys came within 4pts of also taking the Kingco title with Aaron Bowe & Collin Olson going 2 ~ 3.
Liberty Girls remain at #3 in XC poll #8, Boys hit #10 after being unranked all year.
10-16 - Boys & Girls go undefeated in Kingco 3A/2A. Both teams beat Mercer Island & Mt. Si to take the dual meet crown. The girls took the 1st 4 spots and the boys 4 of the top 6.
10-12 - #1 Glacier Peak fell to the Girls who were 3rd overall @ Hole in the Wall Invite. The Boys were 9th.
10-5 - Girls 1st 3A @ Sunfair, Boys 3rd. Combined, the Patriots were 6th overall in team scoring, their highest ever.
10-2 - Boys & Girls stay undefeated @ home against Lake Wash. & Samm.
9-25 - Boys & Girls defeat Bellevue. The Girls ran a tough race to beat Bellevue by 1pt 27 ~ 28. Brigette won with Sarah 3rd to lead the team. The Boys had a much easier time, winning 21 ~ 34 led by a 1, 2 finish from Aaron & Collin.
9-21 - Girls 5th, Boys 11th @ Ft. Steilacoom.
In their best team time ever, the Girls were the 1st 3A team losing only to ranked 4A schools. Led again by Brigette Takeuchi, 5 of 7 of the Varsity team ran personal bests for 5K.
For the boys, Aaron Bowe led the team to the top 3A school finish with 4 personal bests recorded on the day.
9-18 - The Boys & Girls both won their season openers against Interlake & Jaunita to go 2-0. Brigette Takeuchi & Sarah Bliesner went 1 ~ 2 for the girls and Aaron Bowe and Collin Olson went 1 ~ 2 for the boys.
9-11-13 - Junior Sarah Bliesner & Frosh Brigette Takeuchi won their races @ Lake Samm. Top 3 finishers in each of the class races were Jake Knoblich, Frosh Boys, Carlyn Schmidgall Soph Girls, Andrew Cooper Soph Boys, Aaron Bowe Sr. Boys.
9-7-13 Liberty's #1 team of Collin Olson, Sarah Bliesner, Trevor Sytsma, Brigette Takeuchi & Aaron Bowe were 2nd overall @ the Tahoma Relays @ Lake Wilderness.
Mackenna Briggs - State Champ -
11-17 - Mackenna led the girls to a 5th place team finish, their highest ever, with her victory in the 100 Fly, 2nd in the 200IM and 2 relay medal swims.
Freshman Sydney Hartford participated in the 5th place 200free relay team with a season best split. Sophomore Lauryn Hepp took home 8th in the 100backstroke, breaking the 1:00 mark for the second year in a row. Sophomore Ellie Hohensinner took 10th in the 200free and 6th in the 500free with lifetime bests. Junior Cecilia Nelson broke the 1:00 mark in the 100fly and took 12th. She also swam on the 200 and 400free relays. And junior Mackenna Briggs was second in the 200IM with an All-American consideration time and was the state champion in the 100fly with an All-American Automatic time. Her 100fly time was also the 4th fastest in Washington State history!
The best part …… no one from the State team is graduating!
A big congratulations goes out to the girls swim and dive team for their performance at last weekend’s District championships. The team took home sixth place and will send a team of seven to State this coming weekend. Those include freshman Sydney Hartford, sophomores Ellie Hohensinner, Lauryn Hepp and Sierra Lesnik, and juniors Cecilia Nelson, Mackenna Briggs and Christina Sargent.
Hohensinner, Nelson and Sargent all placed in the top ten of their individual events and look good to do well in the State meet next weekend.
Of particular note was Mackenna Briggs’ performance in the 200IM. She placed second and set a new school record in that event. This means that she has broken every individual school swimming record that exists. This is a first in Liberty’s history! In addition, she was the District champion in the 100butterfly.
11- 2 - Congratulations to the Kingco Champs swimmers and divers! The team posted numerous best times and finished in the top ten in a 2A, 3A, and 4A combined Kingco Champs. Of particular note were the State qualifying times posted by junior Cecilia Nelson and sophomore Ellie Hohensinner. They swam side by side in the consol heat of the 200free on Saturday and pushed each other so well that they touched within 13 one hundredths of each other, both qualifying for State for the first time in that event. Congratulations also goes to junior Mackenna Briggs for winning the 200freestyle and the 500freestyles. Mackenna broke her seventh school record in the 200. She heads into Districts next week as one of the favorites in the 200IM and 100fly. Other athletes who earned points at Kingco Champs include juniors Christina Sargent and Haley Quam, sophomores Lauren Hepp and Sierra Lesnik and freshmen Sydney Hartford and Grace Morford.
10-24 - A big congratulations goes out to junior Cecilia Nelson for her second State qualifying time of the season. Cecilia qualified in the 100 fly at Thursday’s meet against Roosevelt. The swim and dive team finished up their regular season with 19 individuals qualified for the Kingco Champs, seven qualified for the Seaking District Champs and five qualified for the State Champs. Juniors Christina Sargent, Mackenna Briggs, and Cecilia Nelson; Sophomores Lauryn Hepp, Ellie Hohensinner and Sierra Lesnick, and freshmen Sydney Hartford look to be top post-season athletes for the team.
10-12 - Congratulations goes out to junior Christina Sargent who qualified for the state diving championships last Saturday at her dive qualifying meet. Christina scored 307 points to qualify, the highest point total she has ever had. Other stellar swims came from sophomore Sierra Lesnik, who did a life-time best in the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle, qualifying for Districts in both swims. Thus far, the Liberty team has five individuals and all three relays qualified for State. They hope to better their top 8 finish of last year
10 -6 - The girls swim and dive team took 6th place at the big Mukilteo Invitational. The 200 free relay team, sophomores Lauryn Hepp and Ellie Hohensinner, and senior Mackenna Briggs all posted new state qualifying times. All total, the team now has 20 athletes qualified for Kingco, seven athletes qualified for Districts, and four individuals qualified for State. The team will take on Mt. Si this Tuesday and Roosevelt on Friday.
10-1 -The girls swim team has had a strong start to the season in their first three meets. Individual winners include juniors Mackenna Briggs, Cecilia Nelson and Christina Sargent and sophomores Ellie Hohensinner and Lauryn Hepp. Nelson made her first state qualifying time at last Thursday’s meet against Mercer Island in the 500 freestyle, and Briggs is well on her way to qualifying for state in every individual event possible again this year with standards already posted in five of the eight events. Other athletes who will continue to contribute to the varsity team include junior Sierra Lesnick, freshman Sydney Hartford, and senior Alina Nguyen.
Liberty 34, Rainier Beach 8
The Patriots finished the season strong with an impressive 34-8 win over Rainier Beach. Russell Boston set the tone early, returning the opening kickoff 88 yards going nearly untouched on his way to the endzone. Kasper Lui Delange scored next on a short run, followed by a Lorrin Archibald TD catch from Nate Solly.
The highlight of the night came when Drew Hall had what could be a school record 96 yard touchdown run, out racing multiple Viking defenders. Joseph Cunningham rain 4 yards for the final Liberty score.
The defense held Rainier Beach in check all night. The team was led by great tackling from Romney Noel and an interception by freshman Torey Anderson!
Liberty finishes the season 5-5, just shy of the playoffs. Thanks to the senior class for making this a season to remember! Football's Back!!
11-1 - Mt Si 32, Lib 14
10-25 - Bell. 38, Lib 7
In front of a packed Homecoming crowd, the Patriots fought hard against a very good Bellevue team coming up short 38-7. An early Russell Boston interception and a defensive stand gave some excitement to the fans, but Bellevue’s nationally ranked attack was just too much for the Patriots to handle. Lorrin Archibald made an outstanding over the head catch on a Nate Solly pass to put the Patriots on the board late.
Liberty travels to Mt Si this Friday where a chance at the playoffs is on the line! Let’s pack the stands!!
10-18 - LIberty 35, MI 28
The Patriot football team continued their winning ways on the road with a 35-28 victory over Mercer Island. Down 28-13 late in the third quarter, Liberty scored three unanswered touchdowns to shock the playoff bound Islanders and complete a huge comeback win. Russell Boston scored the go ahead touchdown with a 67 yard run. Boston also scored on runs of 17 and 27 yards, and in total had 208 yards on the ground! Drew Hall and Romney Noel added the other two scores.
After giving up some early scores, the Liberty defense held strong in the end! “Chaz” Bailey Hansen had a key sack of Mercer Island’s QB and Kacy Thomas forced a fumble that led to the game tying score. Colin Larson stepped in and made a couple key tackles as well! And after a huge 4th Down stop on defense, Liberty was able to run the final 4:48 off the clock with excellent clock management by sophomore QB Nate Solly and some excellent runs by Preston Mitsui and Kasper Lui Delange!
It was an excellent team effort and showed that although young, the Patriots have a lot of resilience and FIGHT in them! Great win Patriots!
10-11 - The Patriots rushed for over 300 yards in a 33-20 win over Sammamish. Scoring TD's for the Patriots were - Preston Mitsui, Wyatt Johnson, Romney Noel, Russell Boston and Drew Hall. Defensively, Liberty was led by Kacy Thomas, who was all over the field and Josh Nelson, who intercepted a Totem pass.
10- 6 - Liberty lost a tough one to Lake Washington on Friday. The Patriots spread it around offensively with touchdowns by Kasper Lui Delange, Austin Sivret and Lorrin Archibald. Tim Johnson added a field goal. Liberty looks to rebound this week at Sammamish.
9-27 - In front of another outstanding home crowd, Juanita's powerful running game proved to be too tough as the Patriots lost 55-21. Russell Boston led the way for Liberty's offense, piling up 189 yards rushing on 12 carries and found the endzone three times. Boston also hauled in three Nate Solly passes for 60 yards. Drew Hall added 59 yards rushing. Defensively, Cole Bergano and Bailey Hansen each tallied a sack.
This week the Patriots will be rocking their new, silver alternate jerseys as they host Lake Washington to kick start Salmon Days weekend!
9-20 - Liberty 27, Interlake 0
The Patriot Football team posted a 27-0 victory over Interlake last Friday. It was a wet and windy night, but that didn’t stop the Liberty Super Fans from packing the visitors’ section and supporting their team! Drew Hall steamrolled his way to 2 touchdowns and 97 yards rushing, while the defense, led by a Sam Dodt interception and a blocked field goal by Kasper Lui Delange, held the Saints scoreless.
We’ve had a great week of practice and look forward to Friday’s match up with Juanita. Liberty Fans: you make Friday nights special and you are an inspiration! Bring the Liberty Love on Friday Night!!!
9-13 - Liberty 28, Hazen 7
Balanced scoring with TD's in every qtr led to 2013's 1st win.
9-6-13 - Eastside Caholic 62, Liberty 9.
11-16 - Liberty 3, Bishop Blanchet 0
The Bishop Blanchet Braves found themselves overmatched against a Liberty Patriots team riding a four game winning streak where they have outscored opponents 11-1. The 3-0 Patriots victory sends the team back to the state semifinals where they will face Seattle Prep next Saturday. Junior Sami Harrell led the team with two goals (with assists from Senior Ashlan Applegate and Junior Kelley Johnson) with Senior Jacquelyn Anderson adding another goal (assisted by Senior Kali Youngdahl and Junior Kelley Johnson). Senior Goalkeepers Katie McGuire and Amy Ellenberg earned the shutout.
11-13 - Liberty 2, Columbia River 0
The Lady Pats were ready for their showdown with the top ranked Chieftans of Columbia River. The Chieftans had not surrendered a goal all year and were undefeated. A competitive first half ended with a 0-0 tie. Senior Jacquelyn Anderson scored first off an assist by Junior Sami Harrell. With time running out on the Chieftains, Sami Harrell ensured the victory by scoring off an assist from Junior Kelley Johnson. Senior Goalkeepers Katie McGuire and Amy Ellenberg earned the shutout. Next up in the state quarterfinal round is Bishop Blanchet this Saturday.
11-9 - Girls soccer finished 2nd in the Kingco conference and earned their place in the WIAA state tournament by defeating West Seattle 4-0.
Liberty will face the defending state champions, Columbia River, on Wednesday in Vancouver at 5:30pm at Kiggins Stadium.
Kingco all-league selections include the following players; First Team: Jacquelyn Anderson and Jordan Hemmen; Second Team: Tara Johnson and Kali Youngdahl; Honorable Mention: Sydney Abel, Sami Harrell, Maddie Mak and Amanda Hemmen
11-9 - Liberty 4, W Sea 0
The Lady Pats guaranteed themselves at least one more post-season game and secured their 4th consecutive state birth by defeating the West Seattle Wildcats 4-0. The Patriots came out strong with with three first half goals. Seniors Ashlan Applegate and Kali Youngdahl along with Juniors Sami Harrell and Kelley Johnson each contributed a goal. Senior Goalkeepers Amy Ellenburg and Katie McGuire earned the shutout.
11-7 - Liberty 1, MI 0
The Patriots avenged last Thursday's loss to Mercer Island by riding Senior Jacquelyn Anderson goal to a 1-0 victory in a must win game. Anderson upped her scoring streak to four games.
11-5 - Lib 4, Interlake 1
Senior Jacquelyn Anderson scored twice and increased her scoring streak to three games. Senior Kali Youngdahl and Junior Jordan Hemem added insurance goals in Liberty's 4-1 victory. The Patriots face a familiar foe in Thursday nights loser out contest against Mercer Island
11-2 - MI 3, Liberty 2
It took a 80 minutes of regulation, 10 minutes of overtime, and kicks from the mark to determine the winner of Saturdays KingCo first round playoff game between the Lady Pats and the Mercer Island Islanders. The Islanders came away with the victory meaning the Pats now play Interlake this Tuesday in a loser out game. Senior Jacquelyn Anderson ran her scoring streak two games. Sophomore Sydney Abel also added a goal
10-29 - With a 2-1 win tonight over Mount Si, the Lady Patriots secured the #2 birth into the KingCo tournament and will host #3, Mercer Island this Sat. night @ 7pm @ Liberty. Gates open @ 6p, ticket prices: $7.00 – Adults, students without ASB
$5.00 – Seniors, Students with ASB, school age children
Free – Pre-K
10-24 - Bellevue 4, Lib 1
10-22 - Liberty 1, MI 1
10-17 - Liberty 7, Samm 0
10-15 - Liberty 1, LW 0
10-10 - Liberty 3, Jaunita 1
10-8 - In an anticipated rematch, the Lady Patriots unleashed their offensive arsenal and defeated the Interlake Saints 5-3. Five Patriots contributed goals: Seniors Ashlan Applegate, Kali Youngdahl, and Shaniah Adriano, Junior Sami Harrell, and Sophomore Amanda Hemmem. Seniors Jacquelyn Anderson, Ashlan Applegate, and Kali Youngdahl also contributed assists. The win maintains the Patriots hold on second place with 6 remaining conference games.
10-3- Liberty 2, Mt. Si 2
10-1 - Bellevue 3, Lib 0
In a mid season battle for first place, the Lady Patriots weren't able overcome the undefeated Bellevue Wolverines. The Lady Patriots battled hard but couldn't capitalize on their opportunities.
9-26 - Liberty 4, MI 0
Liberty moved into 2nd place in Kingco with the win and Mt. Si's loss to #1 Bellevue.
9-24 - Liberty 2, Samm 1
The Lady Patriots achieved their second league victory with a 2-1 win over the Sammamish Totems. Senior Jacquelyn Anderson scored Liberty's first goal in the first half with the final goal in the second half scored by Junior Kelley Johnson.
9-19 - Liberty 1, LW 1
The Lady Patriots fell behind early 0-1 to Lake Washington but battled back to tie the game at 1-1 midway through the second half on Junior Sami Harrel's unassisted goal. Both teams battled for the remainder of the game settling for the draw after two overtime periods.
9-17 - Liberty 6, Jaunita 0
The Lady Patriots secured their first conference victory of the season in a 6-0 victory over the Juanita Rebels. Senior Jacquelyn Anderson led the team with 2 goals along with contributions from Seniors Kali Youndahl (1 goal), Makenna Lindberg (1 goal, 1 assist), Ashlan Applegate (1 assist) and Goalkeepers Amy Ellenberg and Katie McGuire earning the shutout.
9-12 - The Liberty Patriots settled for a 1-1 tie in their league opener at Interlake
9-7-13 - The Liberty Patriots lost in Saturday's season opener at Bainbridge against the hosting Spartans, 4-2
The Spartans scored in the opening minutes and led 2-0 into the second half when Junior Sami Harrell and Sophomore Sydney Abel each scored to knot the score at 2-2. Unfortunately, although the Lady Patriots continued to battle, their efforts fell short
District and State - May 2014
10-11 - Congratulations KingCo players Doubles: Justice Canley/Matthew Cao (6th), Tyler Le/Aaron Burk, and Keaten Wynegar/Cody Hughes Singles: Marek Pierepiekarz (6th), Ethan Le, and Naoki Lucas.
10-3 - Liberty 6 Mt Si 1 With a convincing win over Mt. Si, Liberty finishes the season 4th in KingCo 3A.
9-26 - Bellevue 7, Liberty 0
9-24 - Liberty 4, Samm 3
In the final match, doubles team Tyler Le & Tim Bombeli came from behind to give LHS the decisive 4th win of the day
9-18 - Liberty 3, Mt. Si 4. Winners were Marek Pierepiekarz, Tyler Le & Aaron Burk, Ethan Le & Cody Hughes. JV Liberty 4 Mt Si 3. 9-17 - Liberty 0 Lake WA 7, JV results were Liberty 7, LW 0
9-12-13 - Liberty 5 Juanita 2
Boys Tennis evened its season record to 1-1 with an exciting win today over Juanita. Liberty winners were Marek Pierepiekarz, Justice Canley, Tim Bombeli, Cody Hughes, Ethan Le, Keaten Winegar and Naoki Lucas
9-10-13 - The 2013 LHS Boys Tennis Season began on Tuesday with the Season-opening match against Interlake HS. Although the final score was 0-7, the results don’t accurately speak for the effort put forward by the Patriot players. All matches played were competitive to the end – an indication of a healthy Team spirit – something the Team will build upon for the entire Season.
10-28 - Mt Si 3, Liberty 0
On Wednesday, 10/23 the Lady Patriots played Bellevue and lost a very close match 0-3 (GM1: 21-25, GM2: 26-28 & GM3: 24-26). All three games were very exciting to watch. Krista Merca had a very strong defensive performance with 17 digs, and both Emily Skinner and Malia Parilla contributed 14 assists. Shea O'Brien led the patriots with 11 kills on the night
On Monday, 10/21 the Lady Patriots played Mercer Island (currently first place in the KingCo League) and lost the match 0-3 (GM1: 21-25, GM2: 16-25 & GM3: 23-25). The games were close and Liberty fought extremely hard. There were key contributions by Kayla Wiscomb (8 kills) and Shea O'Brien (7 kills).
The LHS Volleyball team is coming off of a strong two weeks of volleyball.
Last week the Lady Patriots beat Lake Washington and Sammamish to move into 4th place in KingCo 3A with a record of 7 - 4.
The match against Lake Washington (10/14) was lead by strong performances by Kenna Hanses (16 kills and 5 aces), Shea O'Brien (15 kills), Malia Parilla (25 assists) and Emily Skinner (22 assists). The Patriots won the 1st, 3rd and 4th sets and took the match 3 -1. The patriots showed hard work and determination by fighting off Lake Washington at the end of the 4th set and winning 27 - 25.
The match against Sammamish (10/16) was lead by strong performances by Kayla Wiscomb (7 aces), Kirsta Merca (9 digs), Emily Skinner (11 assists) and Kenna Hanses (11 kills). The Patriots jumped out on top of all three sets and never looked back winning the match 3 - 0.
10-14 - Liberty 3, Lake Wash 1
10-9 - Liberty 3, Jaunita 0
10-7 - Liberty 3, Interlake 1
10-4 - Liberty 3, LW 2
10-2 - Mt. Si 3, Liberty 2
9-30 - Bellevue 3, Liberty 0
9-25 - Mercer Is. 3, Liberty 1
9-23 - Liberty 3, Samm 0
9-19 - Issaquah 3, Lib 0
9-11 - Interlake 3, Lib 1
9-9-13 - Liberty 3, Hazen 0
GM1: 25-20, GM2: 25-16, GM3: 25-20
10-22 - The Liberty Boys finished up their dual match season last week with a narrow loss to Mt Si and a victory over Lake Washington to finish 3-4 and in 5th place in the league, their best showing in many years.
In yesterday’s League Tournament Liberty was represented by Ben Graham, Dexter Simonds, Luke Hall, Alex Wilsey, Andy Wray and Chase Dawson. The tournament was won by Juanita’s Frank Garber who shot an outstanding 7 under par 65 and Interlake’s team with a 12 stroke victory over Bellevue and Mercer Island.
The bright spots for Liberty were Ben Graham and Luke Hall who shot 6 over par 78’s and qualified for the District Tournament next Monday which will again be played at Snohomish Golf Course.
10-11 - It was a tough week for the Patriots as they experienced being the “hunted” instead of the “hunters” for the first time. Coming into the week 2-0 got the attention of the top teams that we faced and we had chances to take 2 of those matches but didn’t quite rise to the occasions. We live and we learn though and we expect the players to rise up this week and take the 2 matches to finish with a winning record for the first time in many years. Consistency and playing up to their capabilities will be the key.
Liberty 207 Interlake 189
Liberty 191 Mercer Is. 189
Liberty 198 Bellevue 191
10-7 - The Liberty Golfers climbed to 2-0 with an 8 stroke victory over Sammamish at Maplewood Golf Course. The Patriots were led by Junior Dexter Simonds and his even par 36 along with Sophomore Alex Wilsey and Freshman Luke Hall with 2 over par 38’s. Next up is 3 time defending state champions Interlake on Monday at Tam O’shanter Golf Course
9-30 - The Liberty Patriot Golf Team has shown improvement in their 2 preseason matches. In their last match they placed 2nd in their 4 team match finishing right behind Mt Si while besting Sammamish and Bellevue. The Patriots were led by Freshman Ben Graham’s 4 over par 39. The dual match season begins Wednesday September 25th against Juanita and State Champion Frank Garber.