Liberty girls go 2-1 in tournament

January 7, 2011

By Staff

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The Liberty High School girls basketball team won two of three games last week in the KingCo/WesCo Challenge Tournament at Juanita High School.

Liberty, 7-3 on the season, defeated Glacier Peak, 56-53, Dec. 28. Aspen Winegar tallied 17 points to lead the Patriots. Liberty fell behind by seven points in the first quarter, but fought back to tie Glacier Peak 24-24 at halftime. The Patriots went ahead in the third quarter and held a 43-40 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Danni Sjolander contributed 12 points and Halie Ericksen 11 points for Liberty.

Liberty rallied from a first-quarter six-point deficit Dec. 29 to defeat Shorewood, 43-33. The Patriots trailed 13-7 after the first quarter and were down by four points at halftime. However, the Patriots outscored Shorewood 16-8 in the third quarter to surge into the lead. Liberty put away Shorewood with 14 points in the final quarter. Sjolander topped the Patriots with 11 points. Winegar added 10 points and Sierra Carlson had eight points.

The Patriots lost to Lynnwood, 65-60, Dec. 30. The teams were deadlocked at 27 at halftime. However, Lynnwood outscored Liberty 17-9 in the third quarter to break open the game. Carlson topped Liberty with 16 points. Sjolander contributed 15 points and Winegar had 13 points.

Liberty, 3-1 in 3A/2A KingCo Conference play, resumes league action at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Lake Washington.

Liberty boys fall to Cascade, 70-57

The Liberty High School boys team fell behind by seven points in the first quarter and could never overcome the deficit as the Patriots lost to Cascade, 70-57, Dec. 30 in a nonleague game.

Kylan Marlow topped Liberty with 19 points and Tynan Gilmore had 15 points.

Liberty wrestler takes second place

Hamilton Noel, of Liberty High School, placed second in the 152-pound division at the Pacific Coast Wrestling Championships Dec. 30 in Vancouver, Wash.,

Noel lost a heartbreaker in the final, getting edged by Travis Schutzler, of West Linn, Ore., 1-0. Noel opened with a 14-4 major decision against Zeke Gaeta, of Olympic, and then defeated Matt Rice, of Union, 10-5, in the second round. He pinned Stephen Doman, of Timberline, in the quarterfinals and edged Kris Fenton, of South Kitsap, 4-3, in the semifinals.

Jay Chakravarty, of Liberty, finished fifth in the 160-pound division. He defeated Anthony Thomas, of Evergreen, 7-2, in the match for fifth place. Chakravarty avenged a loss after losing to Thomas on a pin in the quarterfinals. Prior to the quarterfinal match, Chakravarty had pins against Vicente Hubert, of Camas, and Joel Trujillo, of Burlington-Edison.

Liberty finished 24th in the 34-team tournament, which had squads from Washington and Oregon.

Power Squadron offers boating classes

The Bellevue Sail and Power Squadron will start boating classes early this month. The state now requires all boaters ages 21-35 to have boater’s education and a state boater’s card.

The Bellevue Sail and Power Squadron is the only squadron that offers classes to boaters in Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, Kirkland and rural King County. Certified instructors, also experienced boaters, teach classes and seminars.

The Bellevue Squadron begins a five-week class from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Newport Yacht Club. Topics include boat terms and types, rules, aids to navigation, boat handling, tides and currents, and government regulations. Everyone passing the course can attain the state boater’s card.

There are junior navigation, engine maintenance, advanced piloting, sailing, and many other courses offered in January and February.

Go to or call 206-236-5441.

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