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
845-292-5400 ext. 2016
At the Middle School
845-292-5400 ext. 2316
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 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.
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.
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.
-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!
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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.
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.
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.
The Sullivan County Democrat released its county Indoor Track and Field All-Stars which included several Indians.
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
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
Qunitin Herzog was the only Liberty wrestler named to the Sullivan County Democrat All-county team.
The Democrat also highlighted Seniors Brianna and Brooke Roth as 2020 Senior Athletes.
Monday, February 24
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
NEWBURGH 51, LIBERTY 39
Liberty: Kassidy DeGroat 17 points; Ally Roth 14 points
MINISINK VALLEY 86, LIBERTY 51
Liberty: Chris Bayer 13 points; Kymanni Dennis 12 points; Nasir Gibbs 10 points
Wednesday, February 19
LIBERTY 73 FALLSBURG 23
Liberty: Yazaira Santiago 16 points; Ally Roth 14 points; Kassidy DeGroat 14 points; Gabby Magie 10 points
Thursday, February 20
LIBERTY 55 SEWARD 73
Ally Roth: 6-2pt 4-3pt for 24 pts
Kassidy DeGroat: 5-2pt 1/2 FT for 11 pts
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
LIBERTY 41 CHESTER 74
Kymanni Dennis: 8-2pt 2-3pt 1/4 FT for 24 pts