LIBERTY ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
LIBERTY ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
SPRING SPORTS - Baseball, Fastpitch, G. Golf, B. Soccer, G. Tennis, and Track & Field STARTED MARCH 3rd.
2/23/2014 - Liberty was represented well at the State meet on Friday and Saturday. Below are some stats.
Senior captains Connor Biehl and TJ Johnson, and juniors Nick Klatt, Russell Fitzgerald and Jacob Winter competed in last night’s state finals. Additionally, junior Jordan Carlson made his first state appearance in 1 meter diving on Friday, and sophomore Andy DeVogel was a relay alternate on Friday.
Connor: 5th 200IM, 7th 100back
Nick: 6th 500free, 11th 200free
200Free Relay Team of TJ, Jacob, Russell and Nick was 15th
400Free Relay Team of Connor, Jacob, TJ and Nick was 12th
2/10/2014 - Congratulations to the boys swim and dive team for their fine performance at last weekend’s Kingco Championship meet. Some highlights included top 8 performances by junior Nick Klatt and Connor Biehl in their individual events as well as the 400 free relay team made up of Klatt, Biehl, junior Jacob Winter and senior TJ Johnson. Other individuals with personal records included Andy Devogel, Brian Duffner, Russell Fitzgerald, Max Greenwald, Jacob Johnston, Marty Klatt, Kyle Larson, Matthew Maleug, Andy Nguyen, and Marek Piepiekarz. A special congratulations goes to freshman swimmer Andy Nguyen and to divers Quincey Loreen and Jordan Carlson for making their first District qualifying standards.
Fifteen members of the team will move on to Districts this weekend.
1/26/2014 - Liberty had a close meet against Garfield last Tuesday but came out victorious 101-84. Top swimmers included junior Nick Klatt who qualified for the state championships in the 500freestyle and Connor Biehl who won the 100fly and 100back.
The swim and dive team tied Skyline 93-93 at last Tuesday’s dual meet with numerous individuals qualifying for the Kingco and District champs. Among those were junior Jacob Winter, sophomore Matthew Malueg, and junior Ellis Fischer.
2/10/2014 - On Tuesday, Liberty Basketball celebrated it second win this season against a top ten ranked opponent. Beating Lake Washington at home, on senior night, secured a three seed in the Kingco Tournament and our first ever home game for a Kingco Playoff game! This year alone, Liberty has faced top ten ranked teams in just under half of our games (10). (Twice against MI, Bellevue, Sammamish, Lake Washington, and once against Hazen and University Prep) Facing elimination from post season on Saturday, Liberty faced Interlake and won decisively, scoring 70 plus points for the second time this season.72-56.
Kellen Birdsall was voted a unanimous first team all-league selection, and Mike Walters and Austin Mackey both had career high scoringgames with 22 and 20 pts. respectively. This week we play MI on Tuesday in a rematch of last years Kingco semi-final. Win or lose we play Thursday and will advance to the District Championships for the second straight year and only the second time in 7 seasons.
Liberty plays Mercer Island, Tues the 11th, 4:45p @ Bellevue College
2-8 - Liberty 72, Interlake 56
2-5 - Liberty 46, Lake Wa 37
1-31 - Bellevue 57, Liberty 50
1-28 - Mercer Is 63, Liberty 32
1-25 - Liberty 57, Mt. Si 51
1-24 - Mt. Si 57, Liberty 52
1-21 - Interlake 57, Liberty 51
1-17 - Liberty 49, Sammamish 44
1-15 - Jaunita 69, Liberty 45
1/9/2014 - The Boys basketball program had a tremendous winter break. The C and JV teams participated in the Eastside Catholic Holiday Tournament. The C-team advanced to the Championship game and the JV team won the consolations game. JV and C-team players that did not go with the varsity team hit the gym to do skill work and keep sharp over the break.
The day after Christmas our Varsity team headed to San Diego for the nationally recognized Surf and Slam Tournament and returned on New Year's Eve. Winning big over Yosemite, California the Team battled against four and five A schools from Utah and Northern California but came up short.
Visiting the University of San Diego arena and locker room, spending the day in old town, practicing in the park, and taco shops and beach volleyball at Mission beach followed by dinner in the Gas lamp district at the Hardrock Café were a few of the fun moments kids will always remember and will helped build our improving team chemistry as we prepare for a January run.
The most impactful was a personal visit form one of the Greatest Players of All-Time. Bill Walton. He sat with our team and coaches in a small banquet room for TWO HOURS!! He spoke about playing for each other, the game of basketball as a metaphor and told endless stories about his High School Days, through John Wooden to his final days as a Champion with the Boston Celtics. At bed check that night, it was clear that the impact he had on our kids was tremendous each one of them grabbing hold of parts of his message.
Since our return we have played two games against tough opponents. This week we play Lake Washington before going through Sammamish, Interlake and Juanita who are must wins for us to achieve a goal of a home game in Kingco and our second consecutive district tournament birth.
Finally, Kellen Birdsall was offered a place on the Cal Lutheran University Basketball team. Having gone through two years of injury he dedicated himself in the off season to a designed development program. His ball handling and footwork have made him the conference's leading scorer. He announced it to the team yesterday and thanked his team mates, our players and staff whole heartedly celebrated and shared in this achievement.Game commentary from Coach Parker
12-6 - @ Liberty 57, Jaunita 44
On Friday we traveled to Juanita. Outlasting the Rebels we took a 37-37 game at the start of the fourth quarter and won by nine. A difficult game offensively, we experienced foul trouble from our senior leaderships but further cemented a program identity proving defense can be counted on to win games.
12-3 - @ Liberty 66, Hazen 68
After travelling to Mercer Island and defeating Skyline in the first of our two quarters, we lost a very competitive game on Tuesday against Hazen. Great student and fan support made for a great high school basketball environment. Two players saw their first ever start and three others saw their first varsity action. Kellen Birdsall demonstrated what off-season preparation can do exploding for 30 points in the two point loss.
2/22/2014 - STATE WRESTLING RESULTS:
This past weekend, 10 Wrestlers Qualified for the upcoming Regional Championships:
Results of Sub-Regionals:
4th Place Team Finish
113—Joseph Jarman, 3rd
120—Kyle Armstrong 2nd
152—Nate Sjholm 4th
152—Jimmy Andrus 5th
160—Conner Small 1st
170—Romney Noel 1st
182—Quinn Magendaz 2nd
195—Will Nyguen 4th
220—Zach Arthur 6th (Alternate)
Joanna Moreira won her Sub-Regionals this weekend.
Congratulations to Coach Noel, elected 3A/2A Coach of the Year.
1/9/2014 - Won Nathan Hale. Finalists: Kyle Armstrong, Nathan S., Jimmy A., Conner S. Romney N., William W, Zach A. Highlighted folks won.
Joanna won the Sedro Girls tournament in the process defeated a returning state champ, and a state placer.
Conner won the Everett Challenge, Romney took second.
2/24/2014 - The Lady Patriots wrapped up KingCo play by taking 3rd place in the KingCo tournament. The 3rd place finish set-up a Sea-King District playoff loser-out game vs Seattle Prep which the Lady Pats won on the road 47-34. The win vs Prep set-up a showdown with #1 ranked and defending 3A Champion Cleveland. After a competitive first quarter the Lady Pats lost momentum and eventually fell to the Eagles in what ended up being a landslide.
With their hopes of making it to the regional round of 16 slipping away, the Lady Patriots faced two loser-out games to extend their season. First up was a young West Seattle team. After a back and forth first half in which Liberty led by 1 point at halftime, the Lady Pats controlled the 2nd half with a great defensive effort in which they only allowed 9 points in the second half and went on to win 43-30. Next up the Lady Pats faced a very good Holy Names team in a loser-out winner to Regionals game. After a close first quarter, Liberty tightened up defensively and took an 8 point lead to halftime. The second half would prove to be very entertaining. With a back and forth 3rd and 4th quarter Liberty held a 8 point lead with about 2:30 left in the game. After some big 3 pointers by Holy Names and miscues by Liberty, the game headed to OT. With both teams having an opportunity to win the game at the end of OT, the score remained time and the game headed to double OT. After an off balance jump shot by Sierra Carlson to kick off the scoring, the Lady Pats meticulously put the game away making numerous FT's down the stretch to secure a 61-57 win in 2OT.
The win vs Holy Names secured the Lady Patriots the Sea-King Districts 5th seed to Regionals and also set-up a rematch vs #1 Cleveland on Saturday, March 1st at 8pm at Bellevue College. Make sure to be in attendance and support the Lady Pats as they look to avenge their earlier loss to the Eagles and look to punch their ticket to the Tacoma Dome and the Hardwood Classic next week.
Go Pats! We Believe!
2/10/2014 - The Lady Patriots closed out the regular season with a win on Senior Night vs Lake Washington. The Pats were led by seniors Ashlan Applegate who put up 15pts and 8rebs and Alicia Abraham who put up 8pts, 4rebs, 3stls and 3asts. With the win vs LW and a MI loss, the Lady Pats secured the 2nd seed in the KingCo league tournament.
Next the Lady Pats will take on MI Tuesday afternoon at 3pm at Bellevue College in the KingCo semifinals.
Liberty has secured 2nd place going into the KingCo championships. Girls' next game will be Tue. 2-11 @ 3pm at Bellevue College.
2-5 - Liberty 62, Lake Wa 30
1-31 - Bellevue 55, Liberty 36
1-29 - Mercer Island 53, Liberty 45
1/26 - The Lady Patriots went 3-0 last week with two wins on the road, at Interlake and Mount Si, and one at home vs Mount Si in the AHA Blackout quad-night. The 3 wins improved their record to 14-3 overall. The Lady Pats are now in a tie with Juanita for first place in KingCo, with both teams boasting a 10-1 record. It is now a 3 game race that will decide the KingCo Championship.
The remaining regular season schedule consists of 2 home games and one on the road. The Lady Pats will host Mercer Island on Jan. 29th, then travel to Bellevue on Jan. 31st in what is sure to be a heated quad-night. The regular season will conclude on Feb. 5th with Liberty hosting Lake Washington on Senior Night.
Make sure to come out and support the Lady Patriots in their quest to conquer the KingCo!
1-26 - Liberty 69, Mt. Si 39
1-25 - Liberty 31, Mt. Si 26
1-21 - Liberty 51, Interlake 39
1-17 - Liberty 54, Sammamish 28
1-15-14 - #2 Juanita loses @ Liberty, 61-54. Article in Seattle Times:
1/9/2014 - At the halfway point of the season the Lady Patriots are enjoying a successful season thus far. After 11 games the Lady Pats are 8-3 overall and 4-1 in KingCo play and currently tied for 2nd in the league standings. Of their 3 defeats, two are to 4A teams, Newport and Monroe, and their other lone defeat was in a heartbreaking OT loss at league leader Juanita in the third game of the season. Leading the way for the well-rounded Lady Pats thus far has been seniors Ashlan Applegate and Sierra Carlson, along with valuable contributions from multiple others.
With 9 games to go in the regular season, the Lady Patriots are positioning themselves for an exciting finish with hopes of laying claim to the KingCo championship.
12-6 - @ Juanita 68, Liberty 64
12-4 - Newport 48 @ Liberty 46
12-2 - @ Liberty 57, Tahoma 33
Our Liberty gymnasts performed well this weekend at the KingCo Championships.Congratulations to Emily Culbertson and Candace Baltazar who qualified to Districts, both will be competing on Vault.
Districts will be held Sat, the 15th at Mount Si HS.
The Issaquah Press had this article in last weeks edition.
1/25 - The gymnastics team continues to improve every week, they are self motivated and strive to hit their weekly goals. This week 3 girls completed for the first time on vault and 1 girl compete in her first meet all year on Beam, all 4 did awesome! We had 4 girls place in the top 10 in all around and 3 to 4 girls place in the top 10 on each event as well. We look forward to our final home meet Thursday Jan 29th and achieving our goals. Go PATS!!!
1-23 - Liberty Gymnastics went up against Mt. Si on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Bellevue High School in our 6th meet. There were several girls who competed for the first time in some events and we had quite a few best scores.
We finished the evening with 4 girls in the top 10 for Vault; 6 in the top 10 for Bars; 5 in the top 10 for Beam; and 4 in the top 10 for Floor. At the end of the evening, 4 of the girls placed in the top 10 in All- Around: Emily Culbertson, Candace Baltazar, Lauren Coate, and Michelle Pan.
We have one more meets in the regular season: Jan. 30 at Liberty.
1-16 - Liberty Gymnastics had their 2nd home meet on Thursday, Jan. 16 at against Bellevue. This was a quad meet, so the Lady Patriots also hosted Sammamish vs. Mt. Si.
We had 5 in the top 10 for Vault; 4 in the top 10 for Bars; 4 in the top 10 for Beam; and 5 in the top 10 for Floor. At the end of the evening, 5 of the girls placed in the top 10 in All- Around: Emily Culbertson, Candace Baltazar, Lauren Coate, Gillian Archibald, and Brianna Fisher. This was our best meet of the season so far.
We have two more meets in the regular season: Jan. 23 at Bellevue and Jan. 30 at Liberty.
Liberty Gymnastics had their 4th meet against Interlake on Thursday, Jan. 9 at Interlake. Of the 22 girls on the team, 16 of them competed at this meet. We had 5 in the top 10 for Vault; 4 in the top 10 for Bars; 4 in the top 10 for Beam; and 3 in the top 10 for Floor. At the end of the evening, 4 of the girls placed in the top 10 in All- Around: Emily Culbertson, Candace Baltazar, Lauren Coate, and Brianna Fisher. This was our best meet of the season so far.
Our next meet is at home in the Liberty main gym at 7:00pm on Thursday, Jan. 16. Come on out to cheer on the Lady Patriots!