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Sprinting to the top

Sprinting to the top

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Eight athletes made their way to the University of Texas at Austin May 11-13 to compete in the UIL State Track Meet. Of the eight, three placed in their individual events, including sophomore Nissi Kabongo who placed second in the 800 meter run. “It was a really big accomplishment because I wor...

Featured Athlete: Sebastian Moreno

Featured Athlete: Sebastian Moreno

Catie Reeves, Staff Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Featured Athlete

Wingspan: How often do you practice for summer track? Moreno: “Every single day except for Friday and Sunday. I practice at Allen High School.” Wingspan: What events do you participate in? Moreno: “My favorite is the 200m because it’s not too long and it’s not too short. I like the ...

Girls tee off in chase of championship

Girls tee off in chase of championship

Jordan Klein, Staff Reporter
May 15, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The girls' varsity golf team is taking its best shot at the state tournament this week at the Wolfdancer Golf Club in Bastrop. With the goal of winning the state championship, the girls' varsity golf team has been sticking to their normal practice schedule. The state tournament takes place on Monday and Tuesday, with the ...

Title IX adds up for girls’ athletics

Title IX adds up for girls’ athletics

Kasey Harvey and Christi Lazutkin
May 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prevents discrimination based on gender in educational activities that receive federal financial assistance. This statue has helped pave the way for greater equality in education with one of the trickle down effects resulting in an increase in the number of gi...

Track and field athletes leave for state meet

Track and field athletes leave for state meet

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Eight track and field athletes seeking state championships headed to the University of Texas at Austin Thursday for the UIL Track and Field State Meet. “I’m really excited,” head girls track coach Amanda Byers said. “This is the most girls that I’ve brought to the state meet here at Liberty so I’m excited to see a...

Four guys, 1600 meters, one goal

Four guys, 1600 meters, one goal

Keegan Williams, Sports Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Perhaps the four fastest guys on campus, the varsity 4x400 relay team is hoping to come back next week as four of the fastest guys in the state. “We’ve been looking forward to it all year,” junior Christian Palmer said. “We were pretty confident that we were going to make it to state ...

Featured Athlete: Isaiah Palmer

Featured Athlete: Isaiah Palmer

Catie Reeves, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Athlete, Showcase

Years Played: 6 Pre-game meal: Subway Hype Song: DNA by Kendrick Lamar Future Job: Project Management Wingspan: How do you prepare for a race? Palmer: “I try to just focus on my breathing and try to get focused. If it’s a big meet, I think nervousness is normal, but I try to let it all go an...

Prepping for next season

Prepping for next season

Kasey Harvey, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Sports

The 2016-17 school year is coming to a close, but the school’s sports teams are already gearing up for 2017-18 as offseason workouts are the focus of athletic periods. “I'm not sure what else we would do if we weren't prepping for season,” volleyball player Jenna Wenaas said. “Since so many o...

All sports workouts

All sports workouts

Jordan Klein, WTV Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

First period girls athletics are mixing up their workout schedule. WTV’s Jordan Klein has the story. For the third year, all of first period girls athletics will be working out together rather than being divided by sport. Athletes will participate in a variety of stations including speed, ...

Freshman pursues passion for riding

Freshman pursues passion for riding

Kasey Harvey, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

More than 500 students participate in school based athletics playing football, golf, volleyball, basketball or one of more than a dozen sports offered on campus. Freshman Arden Haggard is one those as part of the tennis team; but her passion is equestrian in nature. “I started riding when I was three but I s...

Skill overcomes age when freshmen play varsity

Skill overcomes age when freshmen play varsity

Kasey Harvey and Catie Reeves
May 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

It’s not uncommon for freshmen to see significant playing time in college athletics as there are usually only two options: be eligible and compete as a freshman or take a redshirt year and be ineligible to play until one’s second year in college. On the high school level it’s a slightly different story as th...

Featured Athlete: Emma Hancock

Featured Athlete: Emma Hancock

Catie Reeves, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2017
Filed under Featured Athlete

Wingspan: How long have you been involved in dance, and what got you started? Hancock: “I danced when I was younger and I was on a company team for a few years and now I'm on drill team. We live really close to The Dance Movement, so I kind of just took it up in elementary school and stuck with it.” Wingspan: How often do you ...

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