Panthers look to correct mistakes in Homecoming bout with Connally tonight

By LAUREN JETTE Coming off a loss at Brownwood last week, the Liberty Hill Panthers are looking to even out the season with a second win over Waco Connally at Panther Stadium Friday night. “Connally is really, really athletic,” head coach Jerry Vance said. “They’ve got three or four kids that can just simply fly.” […]

Second half mistakes cost Panthers

By Lauren Jette BROWNWOOD — Two second half fumbles and late penalties cost the Liberty Hill Panthers a one touchdown lead and the win at Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood Friday night, with the Lions coming back to win 38-28. Liberty Hill answered the Lions touchdown in the first quarter with a 3-yard run by […]

Freshman Ella Shipper makes the jump to varsity level for Liberty Hill volleyball team

By LAUREN JETTE The Lady Panther volleyball team started the season off fairly young, with three sophomores and a couple of juniors on the roster. The team got even younger with the recent addition of a freshman. Coach Gretchen Peterson is looking for Ella Shipper to strengthen a weak spot on the outside for the […]

Panther defense looks for repeat performance against Brownwood

By SEAN SHAPIRO The Liberty Hill defense showed up and shut down Brenham in Week 2. Brenham was held to 122 total yards and six first downs in Liberty Hill’s 41-14 victory last week. In addition, the Panthers recovered a fumble and sacked the quarterback five times, and the defense only allowed one touchdown. “I […]

Liberty Hill crushes Brenham 41-14

By Lauren Jette (Updated: Sept. 10, 2015) The Panthers rebounded from a season opening loss with a statement win over the visiting Brenham Cubs 41-14 last Friday at Panther Stadium. “I was really proud of the way our kids played, they did a great job both on offense and defense,” said head coach Jerry Vance. […]

Another gold for LH cross country

By LAUREN JETTE The Lady Panthers Cross Country team built on their first place finish in the first meet of the season with another top finish on Aug. 28 at the Belton invitational, while the Panthers took third place. “A lot of the runners had a better time this week,” said head coach Kim Holt. […]

Tennis team looking to senior leaders

By LAUREN JETTE While almost every sport offered at Liberty Hill High School has established a bar for success, the Panther Tennis program is still looking for its first big achievement. The fall team tennis season is still new at Liberty Hill, with the Panthers competing in this season for just the second time, but […]

Lady Dawgs top panthers in volleyball

By Lauren Jette The Lady Panthers dropped a home match against the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs on Tuesday night, 13-25, 15-25, 16-25. “They had a really strong middle attack and we just didn’t have an answer for that,” said head coach Gretchen Peterson. “I thought we actually did well when they swung from the outside, […]

Panthers find success up the middle

By SEAN SHAPIRO It’s hard to decipher Liberty Hill’s offense. For opponents used to preparing for quick-moving, pass-heavy offenses, the Slot-T offense is a throwback that can confuse and disorient defenders. Need proof? Take a look at the Panthers track record under Jerry Vance, where they’ve won seemingly more games than passes completed. So, if […]

Sophomores embracing varsity experience

By LAUREN JETTE Earning a spot on a varsity team can take years of putting in lots of hard work and sweat on the sub-varsity levels. Finally getting that opportunity to perform at the highest level in high school athletics can be daunting as the intensity and pace of play is much higher and faster […]