Ranger roundup

Swim moves on to state, wrestling to compete in Austin and more

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Elizabeth Flores

Sage Benca wrestles an opponent during this past weekend's wrestling meet. Benca will compete in this weekend's meet in Austin.

Boys basketball took down East Central on Tuesday, 70-63, behind big games from Zayden High (16 points), Austin Kenwisher (15 points) and Owen Woodard (15 points). The team improved to 19-9 (8-2) and is in sole possession of 2nd place in district 26-6A, behind only Friday’s opponent, Converse Judson (22-9, 10-0). The squads will square off in the main gym.

Girls basketball stomped district foe East Central on Tuesday,  64-27, to improve to 26-5 (10-2). Anika McGarity (14 points, two rebounds, three assists) was perfect from the field and Tanyse Moehrig (11 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists) added a double-double in the win. The team is slated to play Converse Judson (26-8, 11-1) on Friday and Cibolo Steele (24-8, 10-2) Tuesday in games ripe with playoff implications. Sweeping those final two games could result in a #1 seed; losing out would drop the squad to third.

Boys soccer took home victories from Converse Judson, with varsity winning 4-0 and JV winning 4-1. Varsity goals were scored by Ryan Harley, Colton Adkins and Zarek Urritia, who scored twice.Their district record is currently 2-1-1, and they’ll face Cibolo Steele at home on Friday, Feb. 7. 

The girls soccer team has kept a clean district record after defeating the East Central Hornets 3-0. The Rangers put immediate pressure on the Hornets, with junior Kendall Spillman scoring a quick goal. Though the Rangers spent the majority of the game in their attacking half, they were unable to put the ball in the back of the net. As the game neared completion, Jewel Mann, currently tied for goals with freshman Sabrina Taber, used her blazing speed and scored her tenth goal of the season. In the final minutes, Taber scored the last goal of the game. Both the varsity and JV girls defeated Judson 9-0 on Tuesday night.

Aquatics will compete in state competition on Feb. 13 and 14, and will attempt to replicate last year’s top-5 finish. Relays will be their lifeblood, as the team returns three-quarters of last year’s state record-setting 200 medley team. Both the 200 free and 200 medley won gold in regionals last week.

Wrestling will compete in their district tournament this weekend in Austin, at the AISD Delco Center. The top four finishers will advance to regionals. The girls team will look to bring home their third trophy in four years. looks to bring back a trophy, as it has done twice in the last three years.