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

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 […]

Liberty Hill ends softball season in Region Final

By Taylor Grafft MUMFORD — The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers showed a lot of heart and fight last Friday night — characteristics they have carried with them all season. Unfortunately for Liberty Hill fans, that fight came just a little too late. The Needville Lady Jays completed the sweep and ended the Lady Panthers’ season […]

LHHS runners are Class 4A State Champions

By SEAN SHAPIRO AUSTIN — In the most stressful, nerve-inducing race of the season, the Liberty Hill girls 1,600-meter relay team clinched a state championship Saturday by seven hundredths of a second. Liberty Hill entered the final exchange with a slight cushion, courtesy of three strong laps by Lily Miller, Ana Rodriguez and Shaylin Vickers. […]

Liberty Hill softball sweeps Columbus, set for regional tournament

By Taylor Grafft SAN MARCOS–Win each battle, and then you win the war. On offense it means thinking about one hit at a time. On defense it means working for every out. On Friday in San Marcos the Liberty Hill Lady Panther softball team used that mindset to sweep the Columbus Cardinals in a best-of-three […]

La Vernia’s explosive offense in doubleheader knocks off Liberty Hill

By Taylor Grafft Three different La Vernia players hit home runs in Saturday’s doubleheader, as the Bears outscored Liberty Hill 25-to-6 in the final two games of the bi-district championship series, and ended the Panthers’ season. After La Vernia managed to tie the series 1-1 following their impressive, 18-3, win in Game Two, the Bears […]

Kristan captures 200th baseball career win

By Taylor Grafft April 28 wasn’t just a special night for the four seniors playing their final home game at Liberty Hill, it also turned out to be a career milestone for Panthers’ coach Mike Kristan, who achieved his 200th career win with a 1-0, extra inning win over Llano. “It just means I’ve been here […]

Philpott signs with Friends University for volleyball

By TAYLOR GRAFFT There was never a doubt in senior Sarah Philpott’s mind when she pondered whether to continue playing volleyball at the next level following her graduation in June. Deciding where to play was a different story, however. Philpott had several different schools in the state of Kansas and one from the state of […]

Liberty Hill’s first year ends short of State title for boys soccer

By Taylor Grafft GEORGETOWN–The San Elizario Eagles scored two second-half goals to crush Liberty Hill’s state title hopes and end the Panthers’ historic first season of varsity soccer. Liberty Hill’s senior midfielder Omar Perez was able to score a consolation goal in the 77th minute, but it was a little too late for the Panthers […]

Freshman wins district title in High Jump

By Taylor Grafft In her first year of high school track and field Liberty Hill freshman Rachel Gallendar secured a district title in the varsity girls high jump Wednesday morning in Panther Stadium. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering many of Liberty Hill’s upperclassmen in various other field events weren’t as fortunate to win a title […]