Knight will protect Panthers’ net at regional tourney

Goalie Caleb Knight will protect the Panther net in state tournament this week. (Sean Shapiro Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO In many ways, Caleb Knight is nothing like Roy Hobbs, the fictional outfielder in Bernard Malumad’s 1952 novel, “The Natural.” Knight hasn’t had a freak accident that derailed a promising baseball career. And he certainly hasn’t had to deal with the swarming off-field circus that the fictional Hobbs juggles in the novel. […]

Softball team suffers rare loss in district play

Sam Junkin reaches first base and looks for the umpire’s signal in a loss to Burnet on Tuesday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFT BURNET — The bus ride back to Liberty Hill probably felt a little strange for the Liberty Hill Panther softball team on Tuesday. That’s because their players and coaches aren’t accustom to losing, especially in district games. The Panthers haven’t lost a district game in softball since the 2011-2012 season. When Liberty […]

LH girls soccer blast Taylor, 8-1

By BOB VARMETTE GEORGETOWN – Tayler Walter scored five goals for the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Thursday night – the first time the senior has ever accomplished the feat, not counting a match against a junior varsity squad. It turned out only two of those goals were actually needed. The other three just made the […]

Liberty Hill defeats Salado in soccer shootout

Slade Cummns brings a loose ball under control and heads toward the Salado goal. The Panthers beat the Eagles 8-7. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By Taylor Grafft Despite being a first-year program, the Liberty Hill Panthers have proven to be a force in soccer and are looking to make some noise in the post season. Last Friday, the Panthers traveled to Salado to take on the Eagles in their final district game of the season and won in a […]

Panthers enter District 25-4A as favorites

By TAYLOR GRAFT Fun in the sun is over for the Lady Panthers who are cutting their spring break a few days short this week to play softball. Liberty Hill will be back in action on Friday at home against the Llano Yellowjackets to open district play at 6:30 p.m. The matchup should be pretty […]

Lady Panthers’ historic season ends in state semifinals

The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers with their third place medals and trophy after a tough loss to Abilene Wylie in the state tournament last Friday. Standing from left are Athletic Director Jerry Vance, Lucy Miller, Andrea House, Sarah Buck, Madeline Cheney, Bridgett House, Amanda Woodbury, Amanda Boliek, Matt Kirschner, Allee Nix, Chelsea Cole, Abbi Shelton, Ashlee Walker, Jamie Junkin, Megan Huppee, Kim Holt and Tyler Kirschner. Kneeling from left are Mikayla Stiles, Autumn Lange, Kandyn Faurie, Kaylie Potts, Shelby Whitten, Bella Turek and Baylie Bevers. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft SAN ANTONIO — If Liberty Hill was going to win its state semifinal round matchup against Abilene Wylie they needed to stick to the two keys that got them to their first final four appearance since 2012—shooting well from three, and limiting their opponents’ best player. Last Friday in the Alamodome, the […]

LH girls rout Gateway, 11-0

By BOB VARMETTE It’s rare in a soccer match for a player to record a hat trick. Liberty Hill’s Alex Svetlik did that. It’s even rarer to see a player score four goals. Liberty Hill’s Payton Swieczkowski did that. The two Lady Panthers sophomores combined for seven goals Friday night to lead Liberty Hill to […]

Liberty Hill’s historic season ends in state semifinals

Ashlee Walker scores against Wylie in the Alamodome Friday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft SAN ANTONIO — If Liberty Hill was going to win their state semifinal round matchup against Abilene Wylie they needed to stick to the two keys that got them to their first final four appearance since 2012—shooting well from three, and limiting their opponent’s best player. On Friday, the Lady Panthers couldn’t […]

Born looks back on successful team and season

By BOB VARMETTE For the Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers, the season came to a premature end in Columbus with a 62-56 area-round loss to the Brazosport Exporters. They turned in their equipment Monday and it will be eight months before the returning players take the floor to start their 2015-2016 campaign. While the Liberty Hill […]

Larkin signs with Concordia

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Senior Skylar Larkin has been dedicated to the game of soccer since she was four years old. She’s traveled all across the state of Texas and around the country with her various teams, improving her skills through hard work and determination in hopes of one day fulfilling her dreams. So when the […]