Freshman wins district title in High Jump

Freshman Rachel Gallendar clears the bar on Wednesday. She won a district title in the varsity girls high jump with a best height of 5 feet. She advances to the Area Meet April 23 at Canyon Lake High School. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft In her first year of high school track and field Liberty Hill freshman Rachel Gallendar secured a district title in the varsity girls high jump Wednesday morning in Panther Stadium. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering many of Liberty Hill’s upperclassmen in various other field events weren’t as fortunate to win a title […]

Residents object to Highland Terrace’s high density zone change

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By SHELLY WILKISON Residents whose property backs up to the proposed Highland Terrace subdivision protested the City’s consideration of a zoning change Tuesday that if finally approved by the City Council would allow the developer to build up to 10 single family homes per acre without a buffer between the two neighborhoods. Despite the objections, […]

Zausch scores extra time goal to give Panthers shot at State Title

The Panthers celebrate the winning goal Wednesday by #19 Zachari Zausch that sent Liberty Hill to the State championship game at 2:30pm April 17. The Panthers play San Elizario for the title. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By Taylor Grafft GEORGETOWN — Liberty Hill senior Zachari Zausch sent the Liberty Hill Panther soccer team to the state finals with a last-grasp goal in extra time, and secured a 2-1 win over Center High School on Wednesday evening. The Panthers will play the San Elizario Eagles at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in […]

Panthers turn things around after loss

Lynsey Mitchell dives to tag out a runner during Liberty Hill’s win against Taylor on Tuesday. Mitchell and the Panthers have turned around their play after losing the prior week. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT A lot has changed for the Lady Panthers since last week’s 2-1 road loss to Burnet in extra innings. Liberty Hill is learning how to deal with adversity as the team looks to finish out their district schedule with nothing short of a title. The good news for Liberty Hill fans is […]

Major’s Burger Company coming to Liberty Hill

Fred Hinze, owner of the new Major's Burger Company on SH 29 in Liberty Hill. (Christine Bolanos Photo)

By Christine Bolaños Something major is coming to Liberty Hill and it’s not at a baseball diamond. Major’s Burger Company, a family-friendly restaurant with an outside play area, indoor and outdoor seating, spacious parking and a drive-thru window, is slated to open around May 1. Owner Fred Hinze said the restaurant will be much more […]

Lack of signage delays enforcement of hands-free ordinance

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An ordinance prohibiting use of mobile communication devices while driving in Liberty Hill will not be enforced until the appropriate signage is posted. The Liberty Hill City Council adopted the hands-free ordinance in February setting an effective date of April 1. However, the correct signage was not purchased by the City in time for the […]

Letter of intent signed, Elliott headed to regional

Blake Elliott recently signed his letter of intent to play golf at Paris Junior College. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Blake Elliott sprouted between his sophomore and junior years of high school. His golf game grew with him. After being a self-described “good, but not great” golfer as a 5-foot-2 sophomore, Elliott grew into his now 5-foot-9 frame that will be competing at the Class 4A, Region IV tournament next week and […]

Liberty Hill outlasts Boerne in penalty-kick filled area round match

Kale Sudderth and Jack Brewer celebrate the game-tying goal in the second period of overtime against Boerne. The Panthers later won in penalty kicks. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFT DRIPPING SPRINGS — The Liberty Hill Panthers defeated the Boerne Greyhounds in a penalty shootout last Thursday night in Dripping Springs 2-2 (4-2 penalties). Twice in the match the Panthers founds themselves trailing and needing a goal to keep their season alive. Boerne was awarded a penalty with 23 minutes remaining in […]

Panthers defeat Giddings in extra time

Seniors Omar Perez (#10) and Lucas Rizzotto (#13) challenge for a 50-50 ball at midfield against Boerne’s Eric Ibarra (#10). The Panthers defeated Boerne in a penalty shootout 2-2 (4-2 PKs) last Thursday to win the Area Championship. Then on Tuesday, Liberty Hill defeated Giddings 2-1 in extra time of the Regional Quarterfinals to advance to the Regional Tournament. Liberty Hill plays Grulla at McAllen ISD at 6 p.m. Friday. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By Taylor Grafft ELGIN — The Liberty Hill Panthers soccer team is headed to the Regional Tournament following their 2-1 victory over Giddings in extra time on Tuesday at Elgin High School. With time winding down in the second half of extra time, the Panthers looked like they were headed to their second straight match […]

Knight will protect Panthers’ net at regional tourney

Goalie Caleb Knight will protect the Panther net in state tournament this week. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO In many ways, Caleb Knight is nothing like Roy Hobbs, the fictional outfielder in Bernard Malumad’s 1952 novel, “The Natural.” Knight hasn’t had a freak accident that derailed a promising baseball career. And he certainly hasn’t had to deal with the swarming off-field circus that the fictional Hobbs juggles in the novel. […]