Van ‘The Man’ Shamblin: I’m ready!

By Dana Delgado Van “The Man” Shamblin joins a contingent of confident Liberty Hill High School powerlifters traveling to the regional meet Saturday, March 8, in Whitney. “I’m definitely nervous,” said the first time qualifier.  “It’s a big stepping stone.  I’ve got a lot of work to do, but I think I’m ready.   ” […]

Junkin living out childhood dream as Lady Panther pitcher

By Taylor Grafft For Liberty Hill junior softball pitcher Sam Junkin the dream of being the starting pitcher for the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers softball team started at a young age. Her journey to the top started when Junkin watched her mother, Jamie Junkin, coach in a State tournament as a kid. Junkin remembered seeing […]

Panthers win first place at Bulldog Relays

By Taylor Grafft BURNET — Liberty Hill traveled to Burnet on Feb. 28 to compete in the 2014 Wells Fargo Burnet Bulldog Relays and came back with amazing results. Both the boys and girls teams finished in first place in the team standings and continued their efforts to build better form and conditioning with each […]

Covington, Bachman head to Powerlifting Regionals

By Dana Delgado Aubrey Covington and Rachel Bachman faced many challenges in their first year as powerlifters. They met them all. This week, the two junior athletes are feeling pretty accomplished representing Liberty Hill High School at the Regional Powerlifting Meet March 1 at Gatesville High School,  which gets underway at 9 a.m. “We had […]

Liberty Hill Softball gaining momentum

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Softball team will travel to Georgetown to play in a tournament today through Saturday and the team has been building confidence over the last week as they rack up wins. Against Caldwell on Tuesday night, the Lady Panthers won a tight game, 7-6. They relied on clutch […]

Runnin’ Panthers basketball players receive District Honors

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers basketball team had several players finish with District Honors after their stellar season, which included a co-district championship and 25 wins. Despite being one of the youngest teams in District 8-3A, the Panthers were still arguably the best team and will return a majority of their players […]

Tennis player Svetlik takes the court

By Dana Delgado Don’t let that freshman classification fool you. Liberty Hill High School varsity tennis player Alex Svetlik is for real.  She’s not a sleeper by any definition but a legitimate contender and quite athletic. LHHS Tennis Coach Robert Headrick says “Alex is very skilled for such a young player.” “I feel Alex can […]

Mason Baty is LH baseball’s senior leader

By Taylor Grafft The Liberty Hill Panther Baseball team’s senior Mason Baty may be easy-going and soft-spoken off the field and during practice, but he is a loud force at the plate and talented presence at first base for Coach Mike Kristan. In his second year on varsity, Baty is learning the work ethic and […]

Big loser could be big powerlifting winner

By Dana Delgado Losing 20 pounds has not been an easy task for Jacob Sanders. Fact is, it has been darn tough for the 6’ 2 ½” hulking athlete who has thoughts of becoming an athletic “beast.” However, losing 20 pounds could mean the difference between possibly competing at the state powerlifting championships and staying […]

Runnin’ Panthers end basketball season with two heart-breaking losses

By TAYLOR GRAFFT GATESVILLE — The Liberty Hill Runnin’ Panthers basketball team finished the season on Monday night after losing in the bi-district round to an athletic and well-coached Glenn Rose Tigers team in a heartbreaking loss in Gatesville, 47-46. The Panthers ran into trouble against Glenn Rose when they could not break the Tigers’ […]