Panthers take first step, claw Cougars 51-22

The Fightin' Panthers are headed to Area round after defeating China Spring Friday. (File Photo by Kathy Canady)

By BOB VARMETTE COPPERAS COVE – Running never gets old for the Liberty Hill Panthers. But it must have been tiring for Jon Shannon. The Panthers junior fullback rushed 38 times for 263 yards and a career-high five touchdowns Friday night, leading the Panthers past the China Spring Cougars 51-22 in a Class 4A Division […]

Lady Panthers will play for Regional title Saturday

By Miguel A. Castro Special to the Independent SAN ANTONIO — Liberty Hill endured a wild rollercoaster ride of a match Friday to move one step closer to reaching the state tournament. The Panthers defeated familiar foe Fredericksburg 27-25, 21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-8 in the Region IV-4A semifinals at the Blossom Athletic Center. It was […]

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Panthers miss podium by one runner at State Meet

The Liberty Hill girls cross country team came in fourth place at State Meet. (Courtesy Photo)

By TAYLOR GRAFT ROUND ROCK — Liberty Hill missed the podium by the slimmest of margins at the UIL Class 4A state meet. Once the top five runners from each team were added up, Liberty Hill and Dalhart both finished with 128 points putting them in a tie for third place. In that situation, a […]

Ladies sweep Wimberley to break 20-year drought

Peyton Redmond (#5) and Jill Green (#2) watch Jaycie Pluenneke (#15) go for a block against Wimberley. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By Taylor Grafft AUSTIN — The Liberty Hill Panther volleyball team put forth a convincing, all-around team effort on Tuesday to get the job done and advance to Regionals in San Antonio this Friday. With the team’s 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-22) sweep over the Wimberley Texans in the Regional Quarterfinal round, they also broke a […]

LHHS, China Spring to take first playoff step Friday

Senior linebacker Christian Anderson (#23) picks off the Bandera quarterback late in the fourth quarter to help secure a 42-23 victory for the Liberty Hill Panthers. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE It seems simple enough. Win six games, win a state championship. The hard part of what seems simple is that a team has to win six games in a row against teams that are also trying to win six games in a row. The Liberty Hill Panthers and China Spring Cougars have […]

Liberty Hill completes district play undefeated against Bandera

BANDERA – It may be expected at Liberty Hill and It may have been forecast before the start of this season. But a second-straight 5-0 district season is still pretty cool. The Panthers capped their regular season, including another unblemished district campaign, with a 42-23 win against the Bandera Bulldogs Friday night in the District […]

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LH, Bandera have real reasons to play

Senior offensive lineman Matt McLeod (#60) watches senior halfback Logan Barnes (#8) score Liberty Hill’s opening touchdown in a 45-35 victory over the Fredericksburg Billies last Friday. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Bandera Bulldogs need some help to make the playoffs. But first they need to beat the Liberty Hill Panthers in the teams’ District 14-4A Division I finale at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bandera High School Stadium. If they can accomplish that, and the Taylor Ducks can beat the Fredericksburg Billies, the […]

Liberty Hill clinches district title with victory against Fredericksburg

Liberty Hill's Christian Anderson (#23), Lucas Rizzotto (#1), and Chance Runnels (#21) celebrate Jason Reeves' (#20) 40-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Fredericksburg Billies on Friday. Twenty-one seniors played their final home game at a Panther Stadium in the 45-35 win. The win also secured the Panthers a District 14-4A Div. I title. (Kathy Canady Photo)

By BOB VARMETTE The Liberty Hill Panthers are District 14-4A Division I champions. Beating back a second-half challenge, the Panthers held off the Fredericksburg Billies 45-35 Friday night on Senior Night at Panther Stadium, claiming their second straight district championship. Kyle Reeh, a junior backup and utility player for the Billies, started the game in […]