Tennis player Svetlik takes the court

By Dana Delgado Don’t let that freshman classification fool you. Liberty Hill High School varsity tennis player Alex Svetlik is for real.  She’s not a sleeper by any definition but a legitimate contender and quite athletic. LHHS Tennis Coach Robert Headrick says “Alex is very skilled for such a young player.” “I feel Alex can [...]

Mason Baty is LH baseball’s senior leader

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panther Baseball team’s senior Mason Baty may be easy-going and soft-spoken off the field and during practice, but he is a loud force at the plate and talented presence at first base for Coach Mike Kristan. In his second year on varsity, Baty is learning the work ethic and [...]

Big loser could be big powerlifting winner

By Dana Delgado Losing 20 pounds has not been an easy task for Jacob Sanders. Fact is, it has been darn tough for the 6’ 2 ½” hulking athlete who has thoughts of becoming an athletic “beast.” However, losing 20 pounds could mean the difference between possibly competing at the state powerlifting championships and staying [...]

Future Chef contest yields healthy sandwiches

By Dana Delgado Nutrition isn’t just a nine letter word being tossed around lightly these days. At least not in the minds and stomachs of students who participated in the Annual Future Chef Competition Feb. 13 at Bill Burden Elementary School in Liberty Hill. “Future Chef is a friendly competition that allows students to experience [...]

Color Guard welcomes new challenge of competition

By Dana Delgado The Liberty Hill High School Color Guard could well have called this first year venture into competition as a learning experience. The group is small in numbers and relatively inexperienced with no member having more than two years of experience. They are young by color guard standards and novices to competition. They [...]

Copeland’s coaching skills still the tools of his trade

By Dana Delgado Scott Copeland may have stepped down as an active high school coach five years ago, but he is finding himself coaching more now than ever as an Assistant Principal at the Liberty Hill Intermediate School. He is coaching so much more that  Principal Kathy Major refers to him as “our campus coach.” [...]

Runnin’ Panthers end basketball season with two heart-breaking losses

By TAYLOR GRAFFT GATESVILLE — The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers basketball team finished the season on Monday night after losing in the bi-district round to an athletic and well-coached Glenn Rose Tigers team in a heartbreaking loss in Gatesville, 47-46. The Panthers ran into trouble against Glenn Rose when they could not break the Tigers’ [...]

LHHS falls to Boerne in baseball season opener

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers Baseball team failed to take advantage after  scoring three runs in the first inning, and fell to Boerne, 6-3, in their 2014 season opener on Feb. 18. The Panthers have not been able to practice as much as they would have liked because of the bad weather that [...]

Lady Panthers basketball season ends to Kennedale

By Taylor Grafft LORENA — The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers’ fantastic season, which included a co-district championship and solid playoff run, came to a close on Tuesday night after the girls fell to Kennedale in the Regional Quarterfinals. The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers and Kennedale were tied at halftime 29-29, but the Wildcats put together [...]

Drought spurs water collection systems

By Dana Delgado In recent years, there has been much said, some vociferously, about the water situation and its diminishing supply. Many have reacted in disbelief, others with dismay and still others believe the rains will soon return to Central Texas. And then there are those, armed with research data, who profess this is only [...]