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 […]

Panthers post senior night shutout

Joey Kipfer (#20) watches as teammate Kale Sudderth (#6) wins a header during Liberty Hill’s 5-0 win against Lampasas Tuesday night. (Shannon Hofmann Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFFT Lucas Rizzotto might not have planned it, but the senior saved one of his best games for last, scoring three goals in his final home game for Liberty Hill. Those goals helped lift the Liberty Hill soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Lampasas, as the Panthers improved their district record to […]

Lady Panthers State bound

The Lady Panthers celebrate winning the Region IV finals, and booking their tickets to San Antonio for the state tournament in the Alamodome by cutting down the net in Kingsville. From left are Baylie Bevers, Chelsea Cole, Kaylie Potts, Shelby Whitten (cutting the net), Amanda Woodbury (#20). Ashlee Walker and Kandyn Faurie are on the right. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft KINGSVILLE — If we’ve learned one thing about the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers basketball team this season, it’s never to count them out. It didn’t look good for the Lady Panthers who were down 10 points with 5:29 left in the third quarter last Saturday. But there’s just something about this team […]

Lady Panthers cut down the net and are state bound after defeating Brazosport

By TAYLOR GRAFFT KINGSVILLE–If we’ve learned one thing about the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers basketball team this season, it’s never to count them out. It didn’t look good for the Lady Panthers who were down 10 points with 5:29 left in the third quarter. But there’s just something about this team that’s special. They make […]

Lady Panthers get past Boerne to advance to Region IV finals

By TAYLOR GRAFFT KINGSVILLE — Survive and advance. At this point in the playoffs that’s all that matters to the Liberty Hill Lady Panther basketball team. A win doesn’t always have to be pretty (and at times on Friday it wasn’t), but the Lady Panthers aren’t concerned with winning margins or individual point totals. All […]

Brazosport stuns No. 4 Liberty Hill, 62-56

By BOB VARMETTE COLUMBUS – This time, the run never came. The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers were no strangers to slow starts. But they had always been able to survive their foibles and use a timely run to re-establish their dominance. But Class 4A No. 4 Liberty Hill picked a bad night to play one […]

Lady Panthers torch Bay City to advance to regional tournament

Senior Chelsea Cole (#10) sinks a contested shot from the left block against Bay City in the Lady Panthers’ 81-58 win over the Ladycats in the Region IV quarterfinals.
(Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft LA GRANGE — Going into the playoffs one of the keys for this team to succeed and go far was how consistently they could shoot the ball. When the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers basketball team hits a few three-pointers in a row, it becomes contagious and impossible to stop. On Tuesday, the […]