The Liberator

Sculpting the Future: Statue of Althea Gibson Revealed

Grace Woodruff, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Althea Gibson was the first African-American to win a Grand Slam in 1956 and paved the way for African-American female athletes today like Serena Williams and Coco Gauff. In light of her contributions to the sport and equality,...

LBJ Tennis Aces New Season with Completed Courts and Confidence

Wrenny Collamer, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

LBJ's tennis team is looking forward to an exciting new year, according to head coach Ryman Barnes. Over the summer, construction was completed on LBJ's new tennis courts, giving the team access to renovated playing and practice...

Jaguars Football Lined Up for 2019

Anna Thomas, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

As the new season starts and the district's decision games approach, LBJ varsity football players get ready to take on a new season. This year, the Jaguars aim to win district 12-5A D1. LASA sophomore and offensive lineman Jack...

Swim Team Doubles

Diya D'Souza, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Due to their recent success in competitions, the LBJ Swim and Dive team will expand the team with the addition of a new junior varsity (JV) team. In the past, LBJ swimming has only been able to accommodate 55 swimmers. The addition...

Construction Begins for Austin FC Stadium

Charles Taylor, Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

On Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, a few shovels struck the dirt somewhere in a 24-acre plot of land off of McKalla Place in North Austin. While the amount of material displaced was insignificant, the event marked a momentous project which...

Womxn break for league of their own

Catie Graves, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

The Austin Torch, Austin’s first semi-professional women’s ultimate frisbee team, is leading the charge for equality in women’s sports, according to Colleen Kepner, the team’s general manager. For last year’s season,...

One last dinger for seniors

Helena Lara, Photo Editor

May 16, 2019

Though the LBJ Jaguars baseball team lost twice to rival McCallum High School, players are still hopeful for playoff games. According to senior Jacob Greendyk, the Jaguar’s win against Dripping Springs indicates a strong showing...

Do Astros sweep? Or do Rangers surprise?

Trevor Anderson, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

It’s been almost a month since the 2019 MLB Opening Day, and even now, less than a month into the season, fans of the Texas Rangers or the Houston Astros have a lot to be excited about. Before either of them has a chance to...

Virgina busts brackets and Duke disappoints

Max Domel, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

From March 19 to April 8, 68 men’s college basketball teams competed in the famous and beloved national March Madness tournament. This year, the University of Virginia’s Cavaliers came out as champions. The tournament is well...

Camp in Motion provides sports opportunity

Charles Taylor, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Organizations in the Austin area like YMCA’s Camp in Motion, TOPSoccer and Austin Adaptive Sports offer people of any ability level an opportunity to participate in organized sports. According to Director Vali Martin, Camp...

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