They run this town…literally

Members of the cross country team are Tyler Odell, Ryan Ray, Sam Ramirez, Nathan Kindle, David Larkin, Clayton Oherlein, Ethan Barre, Nick Roth, Andrew Frerichs, Clayton Nance, Jacob Ingram, Wyatt Spangler, Parker Nance, Walker Gilbert, Cade Cole, Bryce Stratton, Leo Rodriguez, Jarod Dixon, Jorge Leija, Christian Montelongo, Nick Bramhall, Jordan Smith, Amanda Marvin, Jacqueline Holliday, Safira Molina, Courtney Peterson, Mckynzie King, Emma Hofmann, Abbi Shelton, Emhely Guzman, Shannon Warren, Mayben Alexander, Holly Haskell, Kaitlyn Schutze, Ellie Rimann, Danielle Rimann, Hannah Brown, Molly Cowart, Lauren Brooks, Cassidey Weems, Sarah Bitters, Kaitlyn Peterson, Ellana Luna, Avery Heider, Mikayla Stiles, Tabitha Bowles, Maddie Strickland, Clarissa Lloyd, Kennedy Coleman. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By LAUREN JETTE A herd of pounding feet kick up clouds of dust, while heavy breathing and words of encouragement break through the early morning quiet. Another season of cross country has begun for the Liberty Hill Panthers. After a disappointing finish for the girls team at the state meet last year, where the Lady […]

Junior High football ready for success

The junior high football coaches are looking forward to another season. From left are Tommy Foster, Josh Curtis, Danny Knowles, John Mason and Andy Passwater. (1st Photo Texas)

By LAUREN JETTE While the Liberty Hill Panthers have been hard at work preparing for their upcoming football season, junior high players will soon take to the field to start laying the foundation for the future of Panther football. Junior high players will learn the same offense and defense the high school runs, said junior […]

2015 Panther volleyball team replacing nine seniors

Varsity Panther Volleyball 2015
Following a trip to the Class 4A state semifinals, the Liberty Hill volleyball team is looking for a return trip to Garland. 
In back from left are Andi Graves, Carson Yarbrough, Hailey Barrows, Allee Nix, Kingsley Erps, Tori Graves. In front are Brooklyn Jones, Betheny McLeod, Savannah Stanley, Carley Moples, Peyton Phifer. Not pictured is Allie Child. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO When coach Gretchen Peterson passed out uniforms it was a bit of a free-for-all. Players had their pick of almost any jersey available, except for numbers 1, 6 and 16. That’s because those were reserved for Allee Nix, Peyton Pfifer, and Tori Graves — the three returning members of the varsity team. […]

Panthers’ new quarterback was born to run the Slot-T

Garrett Wright is quarterback for the 2015 LHHS Fightin' Panthers. (Photo Illustration Sean Shapiro)

By SEAN SHAPIRO For five years Garrett Wright has practiced, and mastered, the art of the Slot-T. And the Slot-T isn’t a paint-by-number charade. It’s a behemoth of a system for a quarterback. One that breaks the rules of today’s contemporary offense — what spread? — and forces the quarterback to blend different elements at […]

Offensive and defensive lines set to lead charge for Liberty Hill


By LAUREN JETTE In football, the players who rack up the most yards, make an outstanding defensive play or score touchdowns get the most attention. But, before a running back can break away for a long run or a defensive back can make a drive-stopping interception, a block had to be made or a hold […]

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 […]