Runnin’ Panthers drop game to Shoemaker

By Lauren Jette The Panthers basketball team dropped its first game of the season to Killeen Shoemaker 71-52 at home Tuesday night. “We got beat by a better team tonight. It’s just how it is,” said head coach Barry Boren. “They’re very good, they won their district last year. They got them all back but […]

After mid-season vow, JV finishes as co-district champs

By Mike Schoeffel Junior varsity teams don’t get much love. That’s just the nature of the high school football beast. The varsity team grabs headlines and adulation, while JV players go about their business without much recognition, biding their time until the day arrives to shine in front of pulsing crowds on Friday nights. The […]

Panthers rush to area championship

By Lauren Jette Spurred by four touchdowns in the first quarter, the Panthers ran all over the Gonzales Apaches to win the Area championship 51-3 Friday night at Canyon Lake. “I thought our kids played pretty well,” said head coach Jerry Vance. “It’s always real nice to have that breathing room.” Jon Shannon took off […]

Athletes compete at Special Olympics Bowling event

By Dana Delgado For Liberty Hill Special Olympics, it was another milestone last weekend as a large delegation of athletes competed in their first ever bowling competition in Georgetown. “It was such a successful bowling competition,” said Coach Christopher Klepper who has been piloting the development of the Liberty Hill program now in its second […]

Panthers look to replicate 2014 area game against familiar opponent

By Lauren Jette The road to the state championship is the same as it was last year, but two rounds into the playoffs, Liberty Hill’s opponents are all too familiar. After dispatching rival Burnet in the bi-district round last week, the Panthers will have another area rematch against Gonzales, the team they beat last year […]

Former receiver Joiner leading way on Panther defense

By Lauren Jette When junior cornerback Dylan Joiner moved to Liberty Hill from Leander before his sophomore year, he thought he was going to contribute to the Panthers as a wide receiver. After seeing the number of running backs and lack of receivers on the team, Joiner realized he was going to have to find […]

Hoopoe ready to continue softball at next level

By Lauren Jette Years of hard work and dedication paid off in a big way for Liberty Hill senior Megan Huppee when she signed a letter of intent to play softball for Tennessee State University on Nov. 13. “I know this has been my dream,” Huppee said. “People would ask me ‘oh, what do you […]

New coach set to lead Lady Panther basketball

By Lauren Jette It’s a new season, a new team and a new coach for the Lady Panthers basketball team, which will tipoff at Georgetown East View Tuesday. Head Coach Chris Lange takes over for Matt Kirschner, who left to coach at Melissa ISD after last season’s run to the state semifinals, where Liberty Hill […]

Runnin’ Panthers ready to storm the court

By Lauren Jette After graduating only one senior after last year’s 32-1 season, the Runnin’ Panther basketball team looks to go deeper in the playoffs this season. Liberty Hill shocked many after hitting a 31-game win streak to claim the District 25-4A championship before falling early in the playoffs, losing to Brazosport 62-56 in the […]

Panthers beat down Bulldogs to advance to area playoff

By Lauren Jette CEDAR PARK — The Panthers came up big when they needed to and defeated rival Burnet 47-28 Friday night at John Gupton Stadium to advance to the area round of playoffs. “It’s wonderful,” Coach Jerry Vance said of getting the win over the Bulldogs. “You look at their record and if it was […]