Liberty, Hazen athletes ready for big weekend at state

February 19, 2015

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 2015

Athletes from across the state will descend on the Tacoma Dome this weekend to compete in both the Mat Classic XXVII and the state gymnastics meet.

Liberty and Hazen will both be well-represented at the state wrestling tournament Feb. 20-21. The Highlanders will send five athletes, while the Patriots will send three.

For the Patriots, Conner Small (170), Romney Noel (182) and Joanna Moreira (135) each qualified for the Mat Classic.

The Highlanders will send Anthony Scott (106), Tyson Mowrey (113), Nik Vargas (132), Derek Nichols (138) and Raven Svenson (155) to the Dome. Read more

Brilliant Briggs

December 4, 2014

Senior leads Patriots to 2A state swim title

By Greg Farrar The trophy looks awesome up close for the Liberty High School swim team as they celebrate their school's first-ever state swim team championship Nov. 15 at the King County Aquatic Center, earned in style with a 2A-record 348 point total.

By Greg Farrar
The trophy looks awesome up close for the Liberty High School swim team as they celebrate their school’s first-ever state swim team championship Nov. 15 at the King County Aquatic Center, earned in style with a 2A-record 348 point total.

Just three days before the last state swim final of her career, Liberty High School star Mackenna Briggs was calm and determined. Read more

Hazen swimmers narrowly miss podium

March 5, 2014

Highlanders earn fifth, Liberty gets three medals at 3A state swim meet

A certain sense of uncertainty surrounded the Hazen High School boys swim team at the beginning of the season.

Without a coach until nearly the last minute, when current coach Jon Graybill agreed to step in, Hazen senior Malcolm Mitchell said he wasn’t sure what to expect of this year’s Highlanders.

By Greg Farrar Connor Biehl, Liberty High School senior, swims to fifth place with a time of 1 minute, 56.72 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley 3A state championship final.

By Greg Farrar
Connor Biehl, Liberty High School senior, swims to fifth place with a time of 1 minute, 56.72 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley 3A state championship final.

“It got off to a bumpy start, just because he was hired just a few days before the season,” Mitchell said. “He handled it well, though, and the season was successful.”

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