Philpott signs with Friends University for volleyball

Sarah Philpott signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Friends University. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT There was never a doubt in senior Sarah Philpott’s mind when she pondered whether to continue playing volleyball at the next level following her graduation in June. Deciding where to play was a different story, however. Philpott had several different schools in the state of Kansas and one from the state of […]

Liberty Hill’s first year ends short of State title for boys soccer

Senior Joey Kipfer (#20) uses a deft touch to bring the ball down in midfield. liberty Hill fell to San Elizario 4-2 in the boys 4A State Championship match on Friday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft GEORGETOWN–The San Elizario Eagles scored two second-half goals to crush Liberty Hill’s state title hopes and end the Panthers’ historic first season of varsity soccer. Liberty Hill’s senior midfielder Omar Perez was able to score a consolation goal in the 77th minute, but it was a little too late for the Panthers […]

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 […]

Baseball drops pair of games to Taylor, Leander

By TAYLOR GRAFFT The Liberty Hill baseball team dropped their district game to the Taylor Ducks on Tuesday in a 4-3 loss at home. The Panthers had a 2-0 lead in the third inning before the Ducks cut the deficit to one run in the fourth. Liberty Hill then extended their lead to 3-1 in […]

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 […]

EXTRA POINTS: Panthers have one of best stories at state tournament

By SEAN SHAPIRO GEORGETOWN — Of all the success stories entering the 2015 UIL State Soccer Tournament – and there are quite a few – nothing stands up to what the Liberty Hill boys soccer team did this season. Yes, of the 24 teams at the state tournament, 14 were making their inaugural appearance. And […]

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 […]