Ranger Roundup

Wrestling competes in nationals, girls soccer wins tournament and more


Jackson Posey

During district play Jan. 8 at home, junior Tevijon Williams pulls down a rebound against South San before senior Cody Garcia make his move down the court. Williams led all scorers with 14 points.

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Boys basketball

Boys basketball beat South San Friday 50-47 after Tristan Ortiz made a go-ahead layup late in the fourth quarter. Tevijon Williams sealed the game with two free throws, and the Bobcats missed a three-pointer as time expired.

Tuesday’s game against Judson was canceled because of the Rockets’ coronavirus issues, so the Rangers will be out of action until Saturday, when they’ll take on East Central at 7 p.m.

Girls basketball

Girls basketball lost to the Judson Rockets Tuesday by 27 points 63-36. The team was led by Gabby Elliot, who is averaging 14 points a game, as well as Trinity Garrett. Next up is a trip to East Central this Friday.

Elliott was named San Antonio Express-News Player of the Week after she averaged 28 points per game against Clemens and South San. She dropped 22 points and 15 rebounds against the Buffaloes and 32 points, 16 rebounds and three steals against the Bobcats.

Girls soccer

Both junior varsity and varsity girls won first place in their Ranger Classic tournament.  The varsity girls pummeled MacArthur 10-0 to begin the tournament, followed by a difficult match against Clark. The Rangers were down 1-0 for the first half, then overcame adversity and walked back on the field with a new intensity. After the final 40, the game was tied 1-1, and junior captain Melyna Martinez saved all three of Clark’s penalty kick shots, winning the game for the Rangers.  For the final match on Saturday, the Rangers won the tournament with a 5-1 win over Churchill. 

JV defeated Alamo Heights 3-0, Davenport 3-1 and Rouse 4-0.

Boys soccer

The boys soccer team will host its Ranger Classic Thursday-Saturday. Junior varsity will compete against Hays, Tivy and S.A. Veterans Memorial, and varsity plays Lehman, MacArthur and Veterans Memorial.


Wrestling competed in the Houston Nationals tournament on Jan. 9, sending six competitors to the tournament. Both Ryan and Sage Benca won their brackets, along with three of the other four competitors sent by Smithson Valley. Nicholas Dudzikowski also placed second in his bracket.

Recruiting news

Junior Jaci Mesa committed to Troy University yesterday. Mesa played the libero position and should be a force on the court in her senior year.. She averaged 5.9 digs per game and 330 over the season.