Ranger roundup

Swimmers set records, soccer starts district play and more wins for girls basketball


Jackson Posey

Senior guard Armel Talla attempts a layup against New Braunfels. Talla scored eight points in the 61-54 loss.

After falling to San Marcos on Friday, 61-54, boys basketball got back on track with a 63-55 triumph over Schertz Clemens. Zayden High paced the team with 14 points in a game that saw just 12 total points scored in the third quarter. The team stands at 17-9 (6-2 in district) heading into a Comal ISD showdown with New Braunfels Canyon on Friday.

Girls basketball extended their winning streak to three following victories over New Braunfels and Schertz Clemens by a combined 36 points. In the latter, Trinity Garrett dropped 19 points to raise her season average to a teetering-on-double-digits 9.9. The squad now sits at 24-5 (8-2), but a grueling final two weeks await. Three of the final four games – at New Braunfels Canyon (19-11, 5-5), at Converse Judson (24-8, 9-1) and vs Cibolo Steele (24-8, 8-2) – are potential marquee matchups. Run the table, and top-seeded playoff run awaits. Lose out, and a #3 seed presents a much larger challenge.

The boys soccer team fell to Clemens on Friday in their first district game of the season. Clemens scored their two goals in the final minutes of the second half, similar to how LEE scored their goals the previous week. The team came back with a powerful first half against Canyon in last nights game, though the Cougars came back to tie the Rangers 2-2. They will face East Central this Friday, Feb. 1st.

Varsity girls soccer started district off strong, defeating Clemens 2-0. On Tuesday, they tied Canyon 1-1, with senior Esther Hicks scoring the team’s lone goal on an absolute banger of a shot. Both girls teams will travel to East Central to battle the Hornets on Friday.

Aquatics had a strong showing at district competition, advancing 23 swimmers to region. Carter Hill, Ejike Nwaeze, Joe Hunt and Amechi Nwaeze set a Bill Walker pool record in the boys 200 free relay, and Laney Skrobanek set a district record in the 100 back. For more information, read Parker Maroney’s meet recap.

Wrestling cleaned house at the Black and Blue tournament this past week, with Killian Hagerty and Noel Collazo placing 2nd in their weight classes, and Sam Sifuentes-Shaffer and Joseph Fanucchi placing 3rd. Freshman Keaton Graham placed 2nd, and fellow freshmen Tommy Elliot, Bryan Dunn, and Christopher Hammock each placed third.

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