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2021-2022 Football Schedule
Fri, Aug 27 City HighNorth Liberty, Iowa0-41L
City HighNorth Liberty, Iowa
Fri, Sep 03 Linn-MarMarion, Iowa15-25L
Linn-MarMarion, Iowa
Fri, Sep 10 Western DubuqueNorth Liberty, Iowa10-21L
Western DubuqueNorth Liberty, Iowa
Fri, Sep 17 Clear Creek Amana North Liberty, Iowa30-31L
Clear Creek Amana North Liberty, Iowa
Fri, Sep 24 North ScottNorth Scott, Iowa0-21L
North ScottNorth Scott, Iowa
Fri, Oct 01 Mount PleasantNorth Liberty, Iowa56-0W
Mount PleasantNorth Liberty, Iowa
Fri, Oct 08 Fort MadisonFort Madison, Iowa24-16W
Fort MadisonFort Madison, Iowa
Fri, Oct 15 BurlingtonNorth Liberty, Iowa18-20L
BurlingtonNorth Liberty, Iowa
Fri, Oct 22 (7:00)ClintonClinton, Iowa
ClintonClinton, Iowa
Football vs Fort Madison Recap

Football vs Fort Madison Recap

Luke Bollier, Sports Editor October 13, 2021

Liberty Football kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the undefeated Fort Madison on the road on Friday, October 8. After starting the season 0-5, Liberty playoff hopes were dim. The football team...

Tye Hughes, junior, at the first football game of the season.

Football vs Mt. Pleasant Recap

Luke Bollier, Sports Editor October 6, 2021

Liberty football fans finally got something to cheer about last Friday night. The Bolts shutout Mt. Pleasant resulting in a final score of 56-0. The Bolts received their first win of the season, but more...

Liberty hires a new head football coach

Liberty hires a new head football coach

Zack Anderson, Social Media Chair April 19, 2021

Liberty High School will have a new face on the sidelines and around campus next school year. On Monday, March 29, Liberty Athletic Director, Mike Morrison, announced that James Harris would be the new...

Liberty Football Starts the Road to the Dome

Liberty Football Starts the Road to the Dome

Zack Anderson, Social Media Chair November 1, 2019

Jeff Gordon and the Liberty High Football Team have seen big improvements in their second season as a varsity team. They have shown that all those mornings in the weight room has really paid off. The...

Former Liberty student and member of the girls basketball team, Keiko Ono-Fullard, getting ready to play.

Gender Inequality in Sports

Kaelyn Rickels, Madelyn Johnson, and Tatum Stille November 24, 2021

Whether in or out of season, the majority of TV and media attention goes to men’s football, basketball, and baseball. 72% of all sports airtime is devoted to those three sports while women’s sports...

The Iowa Hawkeye football team playing at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

NCAA Rule Change

Sam Rozz, Reporter November 2, 2021

Athletes across the NCAA have not been paid or been able to make their own money for years, but the NCAA has finally changed this rule. According to the NCAA, athletes were not able to be paid before because...

Marina Santos, sophomore, poses outside her grandmas beach house in Balneário Camboriú, Brazil.

Moving to the US from Brazil

Leela Strand, Features Editor October 14, 2021

Marina Santos, sophomore, moved from São Paulo, Brazil to the US in August 2020 due to a new job her dad had gotten here in North Liberty. After 14 years in Brazil, Santos moved halfway around the world...

IN SHOC’s Light Up the Night Event

IN SHOC’s Light Up the Night Event

October 14, 2021

Where: Iowa City Liberty High School   What: Week long event to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society   When: October 18-22   Thursday, Oct. 21: Wear yellow...

The Liberty football team returns to the field with a full student section at their backs.

The Importance of Team Morale

Evan Chandler, Visual Manager October 13, 2021

If athletes were told one year ago that COVID would stop affecting sports and allow life to go back to normal, most wouldn’t believe it. In 2020, fans weren’t allowed at games, practices were changed...

The Bolts student section at the blackout football game this fall.

The Battery Behind the Game

Jack Funke, Reporter October 8, 2021

With a lot of ups and downs, limited fans in the crowds, and more importantly, no students in attendance, 2020 was a year to forget for student-athletes. Fast forward to 2021, fans are packed in the stadium,...

Liberty Varsity Football enters the field to take on City for the first home game.

Homecoming 2021

Chloe Oppelt, Managing Editor September 22, 2021

Sunday: Powder Buff at 3 in AUX gym. (to order shirts, see bulletin board outside of H042)                 Monday: Spirit week kicks...

Staff Profile
Carter Webb

Carter Webb


Carter is a junior at Liberty and participates in football and track and field. It is Carter's first year on newspaper staff and runs the social media for Bolts Journalism and Liberty Football. Carter enjoys listening to music, his favorites artist are Kanye West and Kid Cudi....

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