November 10, 2015
The Liberty girls cross country team won its sixth straight district title, enduring soggy, windy conditions at the Westside Classic Oct. 31.
Liberty took the Class 2A West Central District 3 title in dominant fashion with 30 points. The Patriots’ seven runners all finished in the top 11, with junior Brigette Takeuchi leading the pack in fourth place with a time of 20 minutes, 34.5 seconds.
Senior Carlyn Schmidgall (fifth, 20:38.5), senior Tyra Christopherson (sixth, 21:01), sophomore Sophia Lindstrom (seventh, 21:03.1), junior Kelsey Takeuchi (eighth, 21:05.2), junior Sophia Morgan (10th, 21:24.2) and junior Samantha Kelderman (11th, 21:26) rounded out the pack. Read more
November 10, 2015
After a 2012 campaign that yielded zero wins, Alex Wilsey, then a Liberty High School freshman, didn’t see much hope in the Patriots’ boys golf team’s future.
“We never really succeeded at all,” said Wilsey, now a senior. “We didn’t go into matches believing that we would win. We were simply outmatched and outperformed every time.”
Liberty’s fortunes started changing his sophomore year as the Patriots picked up a handful of wins. Nothing too dramatic, he said, but it gave the team confidence they could win for the first time. Read more
November 7, 2015
NEW — 1:40 p.m. Nov. 7, 2015
The Liberty High School girls cross-country team won the 2015 Class 2A state title today in Pasco.
The Patriots’ top finisher was junior Brigette Takeuchi, who finished 11th overall in 19 minutes, 19.8 seconds. The team’s average time was 19:41.7.
Sophomore Sophia Lindstrom (15th, 19:34.3), senior Tyra Christopherson (17th, 19:36.4), senior Carlyn Schmidgall (22nd, 19:45.9), junior Samantha Kelderman (36th, 20:12.1), junior Kelsey Takeuchi (41st, 20:19.5) and junior Sophia Morgan (62nd, 20:45.8) rounded out the pack.
We’ll have more from head coach Mike Smith later this week. View the full Class 2A girls results here.
Class 2A Boys
The Liberty boys team took second overall at the Class 2A state meet.
Andrew Cooper put a cap on a stellar high-school career with a fourth place finish in his final state meet.
Sean Szymanski (13, 16:13.5), Jake Knoblich (16, 16:15.2), Nicholas Siegfried (35, 16:38.7), Luke Knoblich (77, 17:12.4), Michael Daly (91, 17:27.4) and Hunter Good (105, 17:39.4) were the other Liberty finishers.
View the full Class 2A boys results here.
October 21, 2015
NEW — 12:50 p.m. Oct. 21, 2015
The Hazen High School girls cross-country team won the 2015 Seamount League title. It’s the girls’ first since 2004.
Senior Kate Lilly was the Highlanders’ top finisher, placing second overall with a time of 20 minutes, 15 seconds. Teammate Shannon Gifford finished just behind her, earning third overall in 20:15.10.
Keara Daley, Daniela Reyna, Sarah Hart, Rachel Dennis and Cassandra Slaugh rounded out the rest of the Hazen finishers.
October 16, 2015
October 14, 2015
NEW — 1:22 p.m. Oct. 14, 2015
There has always been a special sense of admiration between the Evergreen and Hazen girls soccer programs.
It started a couple of years ago, as the Highlanders waited to play at Renton Memorial Stadium. Evergreen, playing the game before theirs, was getting blown out, 12-0.
“Our girls saw firsthand what that does to a team,” Hazen coach Ken Matthews said in a news release. “After the game our players asked me if they could talk to Evergreen and cheer them up. Ever since then, we’ve kind of been big supporters of their program.” Read more
October 9, 2015
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September 30, 2015
NEW — 2:27 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
An overtime loss is the only blemish on the Liberty High School football team’s near-perfect record so far.
The Patriots are 3-1 to start the year, with five regular-season games still to be played, including matchups against Bellevue and Mount Si.
Liberty began the season with a 14-6 win over Lakewood in a game that will be remembered as the debut of junior defensive end Mikey Walter. Prior to Sept. 4, Walter never played a down of high-school football. Read more
September 30, 2015
NEW — 2:24 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
As the season approaches the halfway point, not much is going right for the Hazen High School football team.
The Highlanders are just 1-3 on the year, and two of those losses were double-digit blowouts.
Hazen kicked off the season with a 35-7 nonleague loss at Lake Washington on Sept. 4. It was a game the Kangaroos dominated from the start. Read more