Kuhn heads to national championship

Justin Zuhn at track meet earlier this summer. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO At times, Justin Zuhn is a typical teenager on summer vacation. He enjoys hanging out with his family, hunting, fishing and golfing with his grandfather — all somewhat common activities during a student-athlete’s summer vacation. “I just like to relax with my family,” the soon-to-be sophomore at Liberty Hill High School said. […]

Sun Devils looking to bring home national softball title

From opening ceremonies in Houston, Liberty Hill’s Sun Devils are competing this week in the PONY World Series. Front Row from left are Ireland Sargent, Kaylyn Revere, Lauren Macias, Ashlyn Revere, Mack Goertz, Taylor Swieczkowski and Aubrey Kauper. In back are Olivia King, Abby Covington, Mia Hernandez, Sam Robison, Maddie Schutze and Brooke McKinney. (Courtesy Photo)

By Lauren Jette If the success of the Liberty Hill 14-and-under Sun Devils softball team is any indication, the future of Lady Panther softball looks promising. The team of all-stars is competing in the PONY World Series this weekend at Crosby Sports Complex in Houston. The team went undefeated on its way to the Central […]

Bauer set to coach both soccer teams

Darren Bauer will coach the boys and girls soccer teams this upcoming season. (FILE PHOTO)

In Liberty Hill’s first season of varsity soccer, Darren Bauer led the boys team to the Class 4A championship game. Now entering year two, Bauer will be aiming for both the boys and girls state tournaments in Georgetown. It was first reported and then later confirmed this week by The Independent that Bauer will be […]

Liberty Hill finishes third in Lone Star Cup standings

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Liberty Hill capped a banner year with a third-place finish in the UIL’s Lone Star Cup Standings. Teams compile points in the competition through athletic, academic, and musical achievement in UIL-sanctioned events. And after sending teams to state in football, volleyball, girls basketball, boys soccer and girls cross country — Liberty Hill […]

Quinn leaves LHHS soccer

Soccer Coach Kelsey Quinn has accepted a position at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock. (LHI File Photo)

By Taylor Grafft For the second time this month the Liberty Hill community is losing one of their star coaches. Girls soccer coach Kelsey Quinn announced her resignation June 17, and then accepted a job at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock. Quinn will serve as the girls soccer coach and junior varsity volleyball […]

Liberty Hill ends softball season in Region Final

Haylee Park hits a one run rbi single in game 2 of a series at the 2015 UIL 4A Softball Regional Finals between Liberty Hill  and Needville on May 30 in Mumford.  (PHILIP HAUSTEIN PHOTO)

By Taylor Grafft MUMFORD — The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers showed a lot of heart and fight last Friday night — characteristics they have carried with them all season. Unfortunately for Liberty Hill fans, that fight came just a little too late. The Needville Lady Jays completed the sweep and ended the Lady Panthers’ season […]

LHHS runners are Class 4A State Champions

The Liberty Hill 1,600-meter relay team poses with their medals and the baton from their state-championship winning run. From left are Rachel Gallander, Shaylin Vickers, Ana Rodriguez and Lily Miller. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO AUSTIN — In the most stressful, nerve-inducing race of the season, the Liberty Hill girls 1,600-meter relay team clinched a state championship Saturday by seven hundredths of a second. Liberty Hill entered the final exchange with a slight cushion, courtesy of three strong laps by Lily Miller, Ana Rodriguez and Shaylin Vickers. […]

Liberty Hill softball sweeps Columbus, set for regional tournament


By Taylor Grafft SAN MARCOS–Win each battle, and then you win the war. On offense it means thinking about one hit at a time. On defense it means working for every out. On Friday in San Marcos the Liberty Hill Lady Panther softball team used that mindset to sweep the Columbus Cardinals in a best-of-three […]

La Vernia’s explosive offense in doubleheader knocks off Liberty Hill

By Taylor Grafft Three different La Vernia players hit home runs in Saturday’s doubleheader, as the Bears outscored Liberty Hill 25-to-6 in the final two games of the bi-district championship series, and ended the Panthers’ season. After La Vernia managed to tie the series 1-1 following their impressive, 18-3, win in Game Two, the Bears […]

Kristan captures 200th baseball career win

LHHS Baseball Coach Mike Kristan won his 200th baseball game this week with a 1-0 win over Llano. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft April 28 wasn’t just a special night for the four seniors playing their final home game at Liberty Hill, it also turned out to be a career milestone for Panthers’ coach Mike Kristan, who achieved his 200th career win with a 1-0, extra inning win over Llano. “It just means I’ve been here […]