THROWBACK THURSDAY: Former student shares memories of school days

By JAMES WEAR I’d just completed my last column when I mentioned to my wife one of the stories Billy Ray Guerin told me about students climbing out of windows for a ride down the fire escape. “Oh, yeah,” she said, “Those windows were open a lot, and sometimes the milkman, after making a delivery […]

Smith returns to Panther O-line

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill senior offensive lineman Tyler Smith got to play two snaps in the Panthers’ 45-25 win last week at Waco Connally. It was just two plays for the 2013 all-district selection, who had been sidelined by a concussion suffered during Liberty Hill’s first scrimmage with Stephenville. But it was great. “I […]

Walker, Pluenneke commit to Paris Junior College

By TAYLOR GRAFT Liberty Hill seniors Payton Walker and Jaycie Pluenneke can breathe a sigh of relief after committtting to Paris Junior College this week. With their post-Liberty Hill futures secured, they can now fully focus on the volleyball season, the SATs, and their senior years. Walker’s recruitment started this summer at a softball tournament […]

Trading film is easy with new technology

By SEAN SHAPIRO Trading game film used to be a hands-on process, literally. After a Friday night football game, coaches would have to wait for the film to process, usually on location of the game, while the bus would start to head home. Then, with the processed film in hand, coaches would drive and meet […]

Mother, daughter take fortuitous journey to LHISD

By Dana Delgado Well-credentialed and highly respected in their native Colorado, Mary Lou Lively and her daughter Emily Lively joined Liberty Hill’s teaching finest this school year, but only by a very fortuitous turn of events. Emily Lively accepted a fourth grade position teaching reading, writing and social studies at Bill Burden Elementary School while […]

Liberty Hill runs to third straight win over Waco Connally, 45-25

By Taylor Grafft WACO — The Liberty Hill Panthers defeated Waco Connally 45-25 on Friday night at Cadet Stadium. Junior fullback Jon Shannon carried the Panthers’ rushing attack for the third straight week, running for 225 yards. Shannon also rushed for four touchdowns, leaning heavily on the Panthers’ offensive line, which had another strong performance. “I thought […]

Panthers on the prowl

By TAYLOR GRAFT With cooler fall weather approaching, Liberty Hill cross country runners can start to expect better workouts and times. “The cooler weather does help with workouts in the morning,” Liberty Hill Coach Kim Holt said. “The kids seem to have better workouts when the weather gets cooler. We have yet to run in […]

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Hernandez leads the way against Lions

By BOB VARMETTE Nick Hernandez was the difference in the third quarter of Liberty Hill’s 43-36 victory against Brownwood last Friday. The senior quarterback was the catalyst in that pivotal quarter and rushed for a pair of touchdowns, which turned a 22-21 Liberty Hill deficit into a 36-22 advantage heading into the final 12 minutes. […]

It all starts up front for the Panthers

By BOB VARMETTE The game, of course, will be won on the line. They always are. It’s just even more of a point to make when a team is facing the Liberty Hill Panthers. Waco Connally Coach Mike Rabe talks about the discipline his defense will need when it goes up against the misdirection of […]