Back In the Groove

Here is the outlook for the boys and girls varsity Eagles this upcoming basketball season

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As this season gets closer Kent Lawson(11), Andy Jorris(12), and Jarrin McKeithen(11) are getting ready for the varsity team as the season begins on November 21st at Timberland.

As this season gets closer Kent Lawson(11), Andy Jorris(12), and Jarrin McKeithen(11) are getting ready for the varsity team as the season begins on November 21st at Timberland.

Eric Mason

As this season gets closer Kent Lawson(11), Andy Jorris(12), and Jarrin McKeithen(11) are getting ready for the varsity team as the season begins on November 21st at Timberland.

Eric Mason

Eric Mason

As this season gets closer Kent Lawson(11), Andy Jorris(12), and Jarrin McKeithen(11) are getting ready for the varsity team as the season begins on November 21st at Timberland.

Nick Howard, Reporter

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Coach Sodemann is excited about the new upcoming season getting all of his players ready to go.

This upcoming season both boys and girls basketball have a different look to their team from last year. However, their goal of winning it all stays the same.

Even though the team won districts last season, boys basketball looks to aim higher and be one of the best teams in the state. Coach Sodemann led the team to their best season yet last year and has high hopes for the upcoming season.

“I’m excited for this season because everyone is working hard and motivated on the main goal this season,” Sodemann said.

After a great season last year, going 20-7, Liberty is known as one of the high school teams in Missouri to watch for. Going undefeated in conference play last season they’ve got a big reputation in the Gateway Athletic Conference Central.

“After winning districts, people are out to get us which will motivate the players to stay on top and play their hardest,” Sodemann said.

Newcomers Kale and Jayce Catchings are new to the Eagles roster this year coming from CBC High School. Every other Liberty basketball player player attended Liberty or Frontier Middle School. The team won’t look the same as it did last season, but their mindset hasn’t changed since then.

“We still have to get better each day and play our best basketball to improve as a team,” Sodemann said.

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Coach Walterbach talks about strategy to his team during a timeout. Walterbach and his varsity Eagles are preparing to open up their season going against Timberland.

The Liberty girls basketball team had some good wins last season and with 11 victories, it was the most wins by a Liberty girls team in four years.

Coach Walterbach and the team know what they have to do to become better.

“The girls still know the expectations on what they have to do to be successful this season,” Walterbach said.

With four seniors graduating, the Eagles varsity girls team will most likely have the youngest team in the GAC Central.

“The team mostly will consist of freshmen and sophomores so there will be many young players on the team,” Walterbach said.

Even though they are a very young varsity team, Coach Walterbach knows there’s more than age to improve on going into the season. Walterbach has a defense first mindset when it comes to playing good on the court.

“We don’t have much height on the court so we need to focus on our defense for sure this season,” Walterbach said.

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