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Great Time to be a BlueJay

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Paige Hodges

October 9, 2020

   The Liberty football team has defeated every team that comes their way this season. And with a current record of 6-0 it’s hard for people not to take notice.    During the first few weeks of the high school football season, the chiefs announced the Missouri and Kansas ‘coach of the we...

One Team, One Dream

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Anthony Savastino and Derek Katzer

April 8, 2020

One team formed last year to take a shot at the State title. One team faced and overcame many challenges along the way. One team came out on top: the Lady Jays soccer team. Today, this same team faces a new opponent: COVID-19. They were looking to be even better this year and planned to go fo...

Eat. Sleep. Swim. Repeat.

Junior Ellie Hartwig does the butterfly stroke while swimming during practice. The Lady Jays swim and dive team has had a successful season so far and is currently preparing for state. Photo by Ashley Ritter.

Anthony Savastino

February 25, 2020

Swimmers leap off the block, divers dive into the pool, everyone’s eyes are on the chance to win. Every swimmer knows they can’t win the entire meet individually, they are going to need their teammates alongside them. The Lady Jays swim and dive team recognizes just how much they ...

Rise to the Top

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Anthony Savastino

February 11, 2020

Shoes squeak, balls dribble and nets swoosh while the crowd cheers with an overpowering roar; this is BlueJays Basketball. Both basketball teams have an influential part in the role of the school’s sports program and the school’s overall image. Both girls and boys basketball teams are go...

Success Never Sleeps

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Anthony Savastino and Jenna Henderson

December 20, 2019

What makes a good team? Is it the hours put into the sport? The effort? The teamwork? The leadership? This year, all of those pieces are coming together for the LHS wrestling team. “We have a lot more wrestlers that are going to step up and be leaders, both by example and with their voice. We had th...

Sentiments in Soccer

“We all grew up playing together on the same teams,” senior Austin Nelson said. “I think it’s a lot of fun playing together as seniors,”. Photo by Makenna Smock.

Derek Katzer and Jade Garbani

November 7, 2019

The last rays of sunlight weave themselves through the colored trees, falling upon blue and white jerseys. Colored leaves and the shorter days signal the closing of the men’s soccer season. The seniors hold onto the last rays, hoping for an unfading sunset. Being a team sport, the 18 socce...

Having a Ball

Photo by Hattie Ludwig

Sarah Blankenship

November 4, 2019

There’s one thing you need to know about this team: they are family. The idea of being family isn’t just this one team, it’s the whole rugby community in Missouri. “Everyone is such a close-knit family,” senior Maddie Marwitz said. “It doesn’t just stop at just our team, teams...

Practice Makes Perfect

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Anthony Savastino

October 8, 2019

The wind hits the flags at a rapid pace. Grunts of pain and yells of inspiration crowd the field. This is the Liberty Football team hard at work on a regular weekday practice. Sweat drips down the players’ faces with little break, but still, they don’t slow down their efforts to improve. Coming...

Serving up Friendship

Photo by Charlene Nguyen

Sarah Blankenship and Jennavieve Carmony

October 4, 2019

Whether they’re at a practice or a match, the girl's varsity tennis team is encouraging its members and having a good time while doing it. “They’re a small group, so you get to really know the girls, and it’s special to where you can grow bonds with everybody because you spend so much time ...

Adiós Athletes

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Paige Hodges and Taylor Jacobs

May 30, 2019

Owen Mulcahy - Tennis The team was losing 0-3, and the first team to five points won. Owen Mulcahy and his tennis team had never beaten Rockhurst High School, but he knew all the constant improvement and work put in would help the team win. Their coach, Andy Schneider, rallied them to get their...

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