Sophomores embracing varsity experience

By LAUREN JETTE Earning a spot on a varsity team can take years of putting in lots of hard work and sweat on the sub-varsity levels. Finally getting that opportunity to perform at the highest level in high school athletics can be daunting as the intensity and pace of play is much higher and faster […]

Cross country teams sweep varsity and JV races at Temple

The Liberty Hill boys cross country team starts the race in Temple. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE Liberty Hill cross country kicked the season off in dominating fashion, sweeping the team finishes at the Temple Invitational Meet on Aug. 21. “All four teams did an awesome job at the first meet,” said head coach Kim Holt. “The kids competed hard. It is a great feeling to see all four […]

Lady Panthers claim 5-set thriller

Liberty Hill Volleyball Coach Gretchen Peterson (center) rallies her team before the fifth and deciding set of a match against Round Rock McNeil Tuesday night. The Lady Panthers won the set, 17-15. (Alex Rubio Photo)

By Lauren Jette The Lady Panthers volleyball team was given its first major test of the season Tuesday night against the visiting Round Rock McNeil Lady Mavericks, but were able to pull out the five-set win, 25-18, 25-22, 19-25, 19-25 and 17-15. “It was exciting. I’m so proud of them,” said head coach Gretchen Peterson. […]

LHASBC – Supporting all Panther teams

The Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club raises money throughout the year to support the Liberty Hill ISD Athletic Department. Funds raised are used to purchase equipment for student athletes in all sports, and provide scholarships for graduating seniors. The club is run by parent volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors. Above are members of the 2015 Board of Directors. Front row from left are Michele Stratton, Concessions Co-Chair; Stacy Oncken, Treasurer; Elaine Macias, Co-Merchandise; James Macias, President; and Bart Turek, Executive Vice President. In back are Christy Grant, Secretary; Kevin Vickers, Concessions Co-Chair; Julie Covington, Co-Merchandise; Tim Roberts, Executive Vice President 2. Not pictured is Christine Huppee, Membership. (Lauren Jette Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Like any of the fall sports teams at Liberty Hill High School, the Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club has goals for the 2015-16 school year. But instead of tracking down wins, the booster club is searching for new members. As of Tuesday, the club had 40 family memberships, while there were […]

Erps embracing varsity role

Lady Panther Kingsley Erps bumps the ball over the net during a match at Marble Falls on Tuesday night. (Lauren Jette Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO AUSTIN — Kingsley Erps is well aware that she “has big shoes to fill” in her first season of varsity volleyball. Like her teammates, she’s well aware of the expectations at Liberty Hill — the team reached the UIL State Tournament last season — and even with nearly wholesale changes, the Panthers […]

Lady Panthers defeat Marble Falls in early season match

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By Lauren Jette MARBLE FALLS — The Lady Panther volleyball team was tested late in the match, but pulled out a straight-set win over the Marble Falls Lady Mustangs Tuesday night, 25-10, 25-16 and 25-22. “It was a good night for us all,” said head coach Gretchen Peterson. “We struggled to finish in set three, […]

Defense passes test against pass-heavy offense

The Liberty Hill defense worked on containing Stephenville’s passing attack in the scrimmage. (Alex Rubio Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE The Liberty Hill defense is used to lining up against offensive teammates and defending against the Slot-T style. After two weeks of practice, the Panthers finally went up against unfamiliar faces in a pass offense during a scrimmage against Stephenville on Saturday at Panther Stadium. “I thought we really played well on […]

Panthers impress in scrimmage with Stephenville

Stephenville and Liberty Hill clashed in a scrimmage this past Saturday at Liberty Hill’s Panther Stadium. (Alex Rubio Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE Panther fans got their first glimpse of the 2015 version of Liberty Hill football, while players got their first taste of game action during a scrimmage against Stephenville last Saturday at Panther Stadium. Although a score wasn’t kept and the game clock wasn’t on, both teams got the experience of running plays […]

Cheering on the Panthers

Liberty Hill High School Varsity Cheerleaders are, back row from left, Bree Watson, Captain Camila Montelongo, Captain Makenzie Moreno, Ashlee Perkkio, Kelby Jones and Sophia Garcia. Front row from left are Brooke Buescher, Shay Weathers, Amanda Marvin, Victoria Yarbrough, Courtney Smith, Shanese Stephens and Payton Swieczkowski. Mascot is Erin Goodson. (1st Photo Texas)

By LAUREN JETTE This is going to be a year of firsts for Liberty Hill High School Cheerleaders with a new coach, a class period built into the bell schedule, and a UIL competition to look forward to later this year. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams have already started working on the upcoming […]

New coach leads tennis charge

The Liberty Hill Panther Tennis team is ready to start its second fall tennis season under first-year head coach Jacob Jones and assistant coach Monica Miller. Jones expects to have a strong varsity team and solid junior varsity team compete this season. (Lauren Jette Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE The start of a new fall tennis season brings new faces, both on the court and on the sideline. This year, first year head coach Jacob Jones takes the reins of the Liberty Hill High School tennis team, along with assistant coach Monica Miller. “I’m very, very excited,” Jones said. “It looks […]