Defense comes up big in 21-17 win against Taylor

TAYLOR – The Liberty Hill Panthers are still undefeated in District 14-4A Division I. But just. It took another game-saving play from the defense to keep the Panthers’ perfect district mark intact, turning away the Taylor Ducks at the goal line to preserve a 21-17 lead Friday night at The Duck Pond. With the Ducks […]

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Younger runners push toward success for cross country teams

Liberty Hill cross country freshman Courtney Peterson (back) helps push fellow teammate and senior Chelsea Cole (front) at the Battlin’ Badger Cross Country Invitational in Lampasas last Wednesday. Liberty Hill will return to Lampasas on Wednesday, Oct. 22, for the District Meet.
(Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT In four years, senior Chelsea Cole has never been far from the podium for the Liberty Hill cross country team. And that is a rarity for some senior girls. In a sport dominated by younger athletes, consistency from year to year can be the most difficult thing for female runners for a […]

48 minutes for the rest of your life

Senior tailback Hunter Lindsay (#4) sprints down the sideline on his way to a 66-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The touchdown proved to be the difference in the game as Liberty Hill defeated Canyon Lake at Panther Stadium 19-14 last Friday to notch their first district win of the season. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE When you’re a senior high school football player, every game you play is one game closer to the last time you step on the field. For the senior members of the Taylor Ducks (0-6, 0-1 District 14-4A Div. I) football team, the time is now. With Friday night’s home game against the […]

Notes: Pink game a huge success, raises funds for breast cancer research

The first pink game for Liberty Hill football was a huge success for students, parents, and, most importantly, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research. Liberty Hill High School’s Project Graduation raised about $2,500 selling pink T-shirts for the District 14-4A Division I game between the Panthers and the Hawks. The effort, first organized […]

Liberty Hill makes statement at McNeil invite

The Liberty Hill boys cross country team charges at the starting line of the McNeil Invitational at Old Settlers Park led by Garret Cummins, left, and Ryan Ray, right. The boys team finished 14th in the standings with 391 points. 
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By TAYLOR GRAFT There was a sense of relief for the Liberty Hill girls cross country team as they proved to be the top Class 4A team at the McNeil Invitational, which was held Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The competition at the meet featured some of the top runners and teams […]

Elliott sets school record with 64

Blake Elliot watches a shot during his school-record round of 64 at Blackhawk Country Club. (Courtesy Photo)

By SEAN SHAPIRO Blake Elliott was feeling “it” at the Manor Tournament last week at Blackhawk Country Club. Now, he couldn’t describe exactly what “it” was, but after he rolled in a long putt on the first hole, he knew he was in for a good day. “I probably shouldn’t have made that putt,” Elliott […]

Liberty Hill defense holds strong against Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake senior quarterback Sklyer Tschoepe (#12) is stopped in the backfield by junior Liberty Hill linebacker Colton Cunningham (#34). The Panthers’ defense gave up only 14 points to the Hawks, the fewest points they’ve allowed this season in a 19-14 District 14-4A Division I victory Friday at Panther Stadium. (Kathy Canady photo)

By BOB VARMETTE Liberty Hill coach Jerry Vance wasn’t wrong earlier this week when he said his team wouldn’t take the Canyon Lake lightly. The Hawks, in fact, are a very good football team. It took the Panthers defense to preserve a 19-14 win Friday night at Panther Stadium in the District 14-4A Division, Division […]

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Now it’s time – District play starts today

Junior linebacker Chance Runnels (#21) and the Panther defense swarm the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage. (Kathy Canady File Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE There really is a difference. Non-district games count in the final season standings, but they have no bearing on whether a team makes the playoffs or not. For the Liberty Hill Panthers, these next five games – five district games – are the most important games they will ever play. Now it’s […]