Attn. Athletes: Physicals due by Nov. 30 start of winter sports

All athletes must have an up-to-date physical before participating in the anticipated winter sports season, which is scheduled to start on Nov. 30.

At Liberty, we urge you to schedule an appointment with your family doctor. If you need assistance with obtaining a physical, please contact your school building’s nurse before Nov. 2.

If you were able to get a physical examination within the last year, please send the proper documentation to your building nurse.

At the High School

Mrs. Shortall
845-292-5400 ext. 2016

At the Middle School

Ms. Kavleski
845-292-5400 ext. 2316

PE Department’s Block L mask sale raises funds for senior scholarships | Order before Nov. 2

Help the Liberty Physical Education Department raise money for senior scholarships! Our students and staff all received Liberty masks, and now the whole community can show their Liberty pride, too.
All Block L masks are black with red lettering and double layer 100 percent  cotton, and you can personalize with a sport, activity, name or number.
Prices start at $8 each; $10-$15 with personalization.
Click link below to order. Email ealvord@libertyk12.org or call 845-292-5400 x2028 with questions. Sale ends Nov. 2.

Our campus is open | Community welcome to use athletic fields when school day is over

Liberty’s athletic fields, including the track and tennis courts, have been re-opened and members of the public are welcome to use the facilities when the school day is over.

All athletic fields and facilities are closed to the public weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. while school is in session, unless Liberty athletes are practicing or competing.

While using the athletic facilities, please adhere to all health and safety protocols, including masks and social distancing.

The campus closes at dusk each day.

Section IX delays fall sports, winter sport begin November 30

Section IX has made the decision to start practices for winter sports on November 30.

Sports normally contested in the fall will now take place during the months of March and April.

The spring season will be taking place in May and June.

Section IX will continue to monitor any developments and make changes if necessary.

Off season workouts may begin on September 21 at the discretion of the coaches. There are strict guidelines in place to protect all those involved in these workouts. Contact the coach for your sport to find out when workouts will occur.

NYSPHSAA Delays Fall Sports Start Date

Schools in New York State just received word that the beginning of the fall sports season will be delayed until at least September 21. This decision was made by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and all schools must abode by this decision. More changes may occur and you can stay updated through this website or the Facebook page.

Part of the NYSPHSAA announcement read as follows:

The Officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), voted to delay the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season, cancel the Fall 2020 Regional and State Championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19.  This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force when they convened as a working group for the third time this morning.

“As the state considers reopening, it is unrealistic to believe athletic seasons can start on August 24thas originally scheduled,” said Paul Harrica, NYSPHSAA President. “The priority will continue to be on the educational process and a return to learning in the safest way possible.”

The NYSPHSAA Officers’ decision includes:

• Delay Fall sports start date until Monday, September 21st (NYSPHSAA PAUSE)

• Cancel Fall Regional and State Championship events

• Waive seven-day practice rule

• Maintain current practice requirements

• Encourage geographic scheduling for games & contests

• Schools would have the option, if permitted by state officials, to offer off-season conditioning workouts.

Click the link to find out more about the fall sports delay.

Summer Sports Workouts

This page will provide workouts for different teams throughout the summer months. Currently, New York State has not provided any information concerning how interscholastic sports will be conducted for the fall season. Check this post for more information as it becomes available.


Boys Soccer

-For all boys entering grades 7 through 12 this fall.

-The Boys’ Soccer coaching staff remains hopeful that we will play fall soccer, though it may have a different look than in previous years.  We continue to get updates from the New York State Athletic Association though at this time we continue to be ‘on hold’ for summer conditioning, practices, and play.

-Though we are not permitted to get together to train or use the school facilities in groups yet, we encourage you to train on your own to prepare for fall.

-RUN! – do sprints, quick directional changes, run backwards, run for distance.  Remember during a soccer game you can run miles, so start to get in shape now.

-Do plyometric workouts- wall jumps, quick feet, lunges (forward and back), squat jumps, and inline skating side to side jumps.  Do sit-ups and pushups- use a ball to challenge your pushups.

-Use a soccer ball to dribble with your right and left foot, do fast footwork and direction changes, and run for speed with control.  If you have space, do some shooting.

-Be creative.  Use whatever space and equipment you may have.  If you don’t have a soccer ball, use a playground ball or a small ball!

We will update you with any new information we receive and let you know how we will proceed as restrictions for school sports are lifted.  Please continue to be safe and remain healthy using social distancing and masks.  Be smart!

Coach Simpson- dsimpson@libertyk12.org

Coach Hamlin- shamlin@libertyk12.org

Coach Bowers- ebo_29_85@yahoo.com

Coach Chewens- jchewens@libertyk12.org


 

Liberty Athletics presented Award of Excellence by NYSPHSAA

The Liberty Athletics program has been presented with the Award of Excellence which is given to schools that have completed the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Promotion Survey. The award indicates that Liberty has developed proactive approaches in keeping sportsmanship at the forefront with its students, coaches, spectators, and community.

The Sportsmanship Committee is now in the process of selecting plaque award winners. From those selections, NYSPHSAA will evaluate the survey and the supplemental materials to determine the Sportsmanship Promotion Banner Winner. Deserving schools will be recognized by the NYSPHSAA and honored at the NYSPHSAA Central Committee Meeting.

Liberty athletes garner winter sports awards

The 2019-2020 winter sports seasons did not end as the athletes or coaches had hoped. Still, Liberty athletes earned post-season honors based on their performances during the season.

Basketball

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced their Section 9 Boys Basketball All-star selections. In Class B, Kymanni Dennis and Chris Bayer were the two Indians named to the team. Liberty as a team also won the Sportsmanship Award.

The Sullivan County Democrat released their Boys Basketball All-stars. Stars. The team included Liberty Seniors Chris Bayer and Kymanni Dennis.

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced their Section 9 Girls Basketball All-star selections. In Class B, Ally Roth was the only Lady Indian named to the team.

The Sullivan County Democrat released their Girls Basketball All-stars. Stars. The team included Liberty Senior Kassidy DeGroat and Junior Aly Roth.

Indoor Track

The Sullivan County Democrat released its county Indoor Track and Field All-Stars which included several Indians.

Boys

300m dash – 2. Troy Willis
Weight throw – 1. Rich Jandik

Sprint and Hurdles – Honorable Mention – John Nolan, Wayne Kratz, Troy Willis, Gabe Desrochers
Mid Distance – Honorable Mention – Wilber Gomez, Gabe Desrochers
Relays – Honorable Mention – Liberty

Girls

55m hurdles – 2. Brooke Roth
1500m Race Walk – 1. Sydney Fleishman
4x200m relay – 2. Liberty
4x800m relay – 2. Liberty
Long jump – 2. Brooke Roth
Triple Jump – 1. Brooke Roth 2. Brianna Roth
High Jump – 2. Chezzy Hanover
Pole vault – 1. Brianna Roth

Sprint and Hurdles – Honorable Mention – Katrina Blais, Kylie Bachman, Ysabel Manzi
Mid Distance – Honorable Mention – Katrina Bais, Kylie Bachman
1500 Race Walk – Honorable Mention – Emma Dworetsky
Throws – Honorable Mention – Sydney Fleishman
Horizontal Jumps – Honorable Mention – Emma Dworetsky

Wrestling

Qunitin Herzog was the only Liberty wrestler named to the Sullivan County Democrat All-county team.

Senior Athletes

The Democrat also highlighted Seniors Brianna and Brooke Roth as 2020 Senior Athletes.

 

Sports Roundup (Week of February 23, 2020)

Monday, February 24

Boys Basketball

MONTICELLO 91, LIBERTY 65

Monticell led 45-33 at halftime and outscored Liberty 29-13 in third quarter.

Liberty: Kymanni Dennis 20 points; Rayshawn Reynolds 20 points

Tuesday, February 25

Girls Basketball

NEWBURGH 51, LIBERTY 39

Liberty: Kassidy DeGroat 17 points; Ally Roth 14 points

Boys Basketball

MINISINK VALLEY 86, LIBERTY 51

Liberty: Chris Bayer 13 points; Kymanni Dennis 12 points; Nasir Gibbs 10 points

Sports Roundup (Week of February 16, 2020)

Wednesday, February 19

Girls Basketball

LIBERTY 73  FALLSBURG 23

Liberty: Yazaira Santiago 16 points; Ally Roth 14 points; Kassidy DeGroat 14 points; Gabby Magie 10 points

Thursday, February 20

Girls Basketball

LIBERTY 55 SEWARD 73

Liberty……..11…..15…..9…..20
Seward…….17…..16…23…..17

Ally Roth: 6-2pt  4-3pt for 24 pts
Kassidy DeGroat: 5-2pt 1/2 FT for 11 pts

Boys Basketball

LIBERTY 55, LIVINGSTON MANOR 33

Liberty (12-5, 2-3 OCIAA): Kymanni Dennis 19 pts; Joe Robinson 10 pts; Josh Abreu 10 pts

Saturday, February 22

Boys Basketball

LIBERTY 41 CHESTER 74

Liberty……..12…..10…..7….12
Chester…….27…..21…13…..13

Kymanni Dennis: 8-2pt  2-3pt 1/4 FT for 24 pts

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