Panthers oust Hornets, improve to 2-2 on court

Alex Svetlik returns a serve against Caldwell. The Panthers won 16-3 to improve to 2-2. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill may be peaking at just the right time of the team tennis season. Sweeping the boys doubles and dropping just official matches, the Panthers crushed Caldwell 16-3 Tuesday night in a District 24-4A dual match at the LHHS courts. It’s the second win in a row for the Panthers (2-2) […]

Panthers dominate Badgers in pink game

Seniors Jill Green (#2), Kelly McKinzey (#10), and Kaley Nelson (#17) watch junior Allee Nix (#16) pick up a crucial kill against Lampasas in a 3-0 victory on Tuesday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill fans, parents, coaches, and players were all wearing pink Tuesday night as Panthers hosted their 4th annual Pink Game versus Lampasas. The players helped raise money by selling t-shirts before the game, with all proceeds going to cancer research. According to the coaches, the Pink game creates a unique […]

McKinzey guiding Panthers’ offense

Senior setter Kelly McKinzey sets the ball during a Panthers sweep on Friday. Liberty Hill is 4-0 in District 25-4A play. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE Played well, volleyball is about speed – speed in transitioning from defense to offense, speed in setting and speed in attacking. It takes hitters to finish off the point and back-row players to start it. Between them is the setter, who needs to have eyes in the back of her head and […]

Kick starter

The Liberty Hill Youth Soccer Association has been growing in recent years. The organization has 29 total teams across eight age groups and two divisions. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Liberty Hill Youth Soccer Association is growing rapidly. The increase in the number of players might be easily dismissed by the rapid growth of Liberty Hill itself. And, yes, there are more children, which means more potential soccer players for the association. But it’s also the people in LHYSA, Larry Price […]

LHHS opens volleyball district play with sweeps over Taylor, Llano

Senior Jaycie Pluenneke (#15) spikes the ball to get a crucial point versus Taylor in a home district game Tuesday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft Liberty Hill’s bench players got a taste of District 25-4A action Tuesday night in a 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-8) win against Taylor. With the match in hand, Coach Gretchen Peterson put in some of the bench players that normally don’t get to play as much in the third game. She says that […]

Salon training opens door to career opportunities

Shane (right) and Tuesday (left) Wilson opened their palatial, state-f-the-art salon training facility, The salon Professional Academy, in September. (Dana Delgado Photo)

By Dana Delgado It is the kind of professional quality that Shane and Tuesday Wilson had in mind when in September they opened their palatial, state-of-the-art training facility, The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA). “When you walk into our innovative academy, from the layout and the fixtures to the styling stations and pedicure units, you know […]

Runners ready for the toughest test of the season in Round Rock

The Liberty Hill Varsity girls finished first overall in the team standings with another perfect score of 17. Top row from left are  Chelsea Cole, Emma Hofmann, McKynzie King, Emhely Guzman and Danielle Rimann. Front row from left are Abbie Shelton, Courtney Peterson, Mikayla Stiles, Tabitha Bowles and Hannah Manning. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFT The Liberty Hill Cross Country team will experience its toughest test this season when it travels to Old Settlers Park Saturday for the McNeil Invitational. Coach Kim Holt said it will give her an idea of how Liberty Hill measures up with the competition moving forward into district, regional and state meets. […]

Footballs don’t fly in Liberty Hill

Junior tackle Lance Champion (#70) blocks for junior tailback Caleb Guerin (#7) downfield against Abilene Wylie. The Panthers fell to the Bulldogs 27-19 on Sept. 26. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO It’s become a fact of life. Footballs don’t fly in Liberty Hill. Instead of embracing the pass-happy, spread-offense that has dominated the football landscape, Liberty Hill has bucked the trend. At Liberty Hill, the ball stays on the ground, misdirection is a way of life, and quarterbacks are expected to make the […]

Bikers raise funds for Lions’ charities

Cyclists from across Central Texas met in Liberty Hill Saturday for the annual Rip Roar’n Ride bike race for charity.  (Kathy Canady Photo)

The Liberty Hill Lions Club annual Rip Roar’n Ride had another strong turnout this past weekend as the organization raised money for multiple causes. Greg Garnett said 236 riders biked the course that started and ended at Liberty Hill Elementary School. The course wound its way through Liberty Hill, into Bertram, then into Burnett before […]

Bonnet on front line of city water challenges

As the City of Liberty Hill Public Works Director, Wayne Bonnet is among those helping to acquire more water for a growing community.  (Kathy Canady Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO The rain the past two weeks has helped, but managing Liberty Hill’s water supply is not an easy task for Wayne Bonnet, the City’s new Director of Public Works. Bonnet was hired by the City two months ago, coming from the City of Florence where he held the same position. Bonnet said […]