For the love of running

By DANA DELGADO For distance runners, the race can be grueling, physically punishing and a brutal mind game. But for most, it is the challenge of a mountain to climb and to conquer. At Liberty Hill High School, it is no different except LHHS has established a tradition of successful distance runners. “It really stems [...]

Walker’s passion for the game shows on the field

By Taylor Grafft Few can argue that there is a more natural leader at Liberty Hill than junior Payton Walker when she steps on the field to compete. The Liberty Hill Lady Panther Softball catcher pours her heart and soul into every game and every play. Perhaps the best example of that passion came on [...]

Elliot leading charge for Liberty Hill Golf

By Taylor Grafft Junior Blake Elliot has achieved great success this season by finishing at the top of the leaderboard in every tournament he has played. His best round and lowest score came in at Brownwood Country Club, where he shot a 71 for second place. He has also had major success and won two [...]

Lady Panthers start district with perfect record

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Softball team and Coach Charice Hankins are starting off their district schedule right where they left off last season. Perfect. Now the Lady Panthers are focusing their attention on the Burnet Lady Bulldogs as they host their rivals on Friday, March 21 in their third district game. [...]

LHHS track finishes strong in Lampasas

By Taylor Grafft LAMPASAS — The Liberty Hill Track and Field team competed in the Lampasas High School Badger Relays March 7, and each of the varsity and junior varsity teams finished at the top of the team standings. All four of Fredericksburg’s teams (varsity boys and girls, and junior varsity boys and girls) finished [...]

Cox, Burns look to savor success again in discus and shot put

By Dana Delgado Although only a sophomore and junior respectively at Liberty Hill High School, Kristin Cox and Brianna Burns are on track to becoming standout throwers in the discus and shot put events. “Both Kristen and Brianna have tons of potential, and are improving each and every day,” said girls track Coach Gretchen Peterson. [...]

Van ‘The Man’ Shamblin: I’m ready!

By Dana Delgado Van “The Man” Shamblin joins a contingent of confident Liberty Hill High School powerlifters traveling to the regional meet Saturday, March 8, in Whitney. “I’m definitely nervous,” said the first time qualifier.  “It’s a big stepping stone.  I’ve got a lot of work to do, but I think I’m ready.   ” [...]

Junkin living out childhood dream as Lady Panther pitcher

By Taylor Grafft For Liberty Hill junior softball pitcher Sam Junkin the dream of being the starting pitcher for the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers softball team started at a young age. Her journey to the top started when Junkin watched her mother, Jamie Junkin, coach in a State tournament as a kid. Junkin remembered seeing [...]

Panthers win first place at Bulldog Relays

By Taylor Grafft BURNET — Liberty Hill traveled to Burnet on Feb. 28 to compete in the 2014 Wells Fargo Burnet Bulldog Relays and came back with amazing results. Both the boys and girls teams finished in first place in the team standings and continued their efforts to build better form and conditioning with each [...]

Covington, Bachman head to Powerlifting Regionals

By Dana Delgado Aubrey Covington and Rachel Bachman faced many challenges in their first year as powerlifters. They met them all. This week, the two junior athletes are feeling pretty accomplished representing Liberty Hill High School at the Regional Powerlifting Meet March 1 at Gatesville High School,  which gets underway at 9 a.m. “We had [...]