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

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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 […]

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 […]