Player safety is top priority on field

By SEAN SHAPIRO Keeping student-athletes healthy can be the biggest difference between a winning and a losing season on the football field. And for a good team, staying healthy can be the difference between an early playoff exit and a trip to the state championship. “For us, in our league (Class 4A), injuries are brutal,” […]

Panthers taking the right steps leading to opener

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers Football team is inching closer and took another step forward in preparing for their season opener against LaGrange on August 29. The Panthers traveled to Stephenville August 15 for a preseason scrimmage to test some of the instructions and skills they had learned during practice. Stephenville provided a […]

Acevedo is latest addition to Liberty Hill coaching staff

By Taylor Grafft Liberty Hill Panther Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Jerry Vance didn’t have to look very far to find the perfect fit for his recently vacant assistant coaching position left by Coach Heath Hohmann. Coach Rudy Acevedo, formerly a line coach at Leander High School, has joined the Liberty Hill football staff […]

Volleyball camp building future Lady Panthers

By Taylor Grafft Coach Gretchen Peterson hosted the 2014 Lady Panther Volleyball Camp this week and had a great turnout of girls eager to learn and improve. Coach Peterson was joined by her assistant coaches, the junior high volleyball coaches, and some of the current and former players on her varsity teams. The camp was […]

Vance’s summer camp sparks excitement for Panther Football

By Taylor Grafft Fall football practice is almost here, Panther fans. While we continue to countdown one of the most important times of the year, the Liberty Hill coaches and some of their younger Panthers took a quick three-day break from their summer vacations to participate in the 2014 Panther State Championship Football Camp. The […]

Junkin earns TGCA Softball All-State honors

By Taylor Grafft The Texas Girls Coaches Association selected the All-State teams for softball in conferences 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A on Tuesday morning. Liberty Hill’s junior pitcher Sam Junkin was named to the 3A All-State list after she helped lead the Lady Panthers to a Regional Quarterfinal Championship with a 16-6 record. Last […]

Sharp commits to Texas State Track

By Taylor Grafft Senior Madi Sharp’s love for competition and hard work this season paid off last week as the track star signed her letter of intent for Texas State University. Sharp signed in the Liberty Hill High School Library on the last day of school Thursday in front of her friends, family and coaches. […]

Coaches offer variety of summer camps to build strength, skills

Editor’s Note: All camp registration forms can be found online at By Taylor Grafft The Independent Sports It is an exciting time for young Liberty Hill Panthers as school ends and the new focus becomes summer fun and activities. The Liberty Hill High School coaches will be hosting several athletic camps this summer for […]

LHHS Panthers in all sports gave memorable performances in 2013-2014

By Taylor Grafft The Independent Sports As the school year and athletic seasons for the Liberty Hill Panthers come to a close, The Independent  is reviewing all that the Panther teams accomplished this year and some of the key performers who helped them achieve success. Many of the returning athletes will contribute to an exciting […]

Baseball season ends at Regional Semifinals

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panthers baseball season ended last Saturday after a heartbreaking loss to Lubbock Cooper in the Regional Semifinal round. The matchup, which took place at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, was originally scheduled as a best-of-three series, but Friday’s game was cancelled due to inclement weather. The matchup then turned into […]