Ranger Roundup

Girls basketball upsets Judson; boys soccer beats South San


Riley Marti

Maddox Green and Carson Blair stand on the blocks before their 50 meter freestyle on Feb 7.

Sports staff

Swimming took fifth overall at the regional championships on Feb 7 and 8, with the girls team taking third and the boys team placing sixth. Vanessa Weatherford qualified for the state championships in the 50 and 100 freestyle, with a second place finish in both events. Laney Skrobanek also took first in the 100 backstroke, and the girls 200 medley relay got third place. 

Boys basketball lost to Judson on Tuesday, 81-79, after nearly battling back from a 17-point deficit. Zayden High (33 points), Gabe Ceballos (18 points) and Tevijon Williams (18 points) led the way in the loss. Still in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot, the Rangers will hit the road to play East Central on Friday.

Girls basketball upset Judson on Senior Night, 48-45, in a season finale for the ages. Gabby Elliott (12 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks) put up a double-double in her final high school game. It could be the Rangers’ final game as a Class 6A program, as they prepare to drop to Class 5A next season.

Girls soccer defeated South San 10-0 on Monday and beat Judson 4-0 at home on Tuesday. Last night’s goals were scored by Malia Thalman (2), Arianna Monnin and Jasmin Dominguez. The Rangers will play East Central at home this Friday and at Steele next Tuesday, Feb. 15. 

Boys soccer beat South San on Saturday 3-0, and head coach Eric Nichols received his 300th victory. The boy’s traveled to Judson last night and defeated the Rockets 5-0, and they will play at East Central this Friday.