The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

Hudson Woods throws his arms out after a play before getting into position
Hudson Woods climbs to new heights after standout sophomore season
Jonathan Jones, Sports Writer • May 18, 2024
Joshua Velasquez committed to serving his country in the U.S. Army.
Beyond basic
Margaret Edmonson, Adviser • May 17, 2024
Sydney Rakowitz will study education and training and music at the University of Incarnate Word.
Seniors sign to continue athletic, non-athletic careers
Valley Ventana, Staff • May 16, 2024
Boy Scouts of America announced on May 7 the organizations name will change to Scouting America on the organizations 115th birthday Feb. 8, 2025. Photo by JV via
Boy Scouts changing name after 115 years
Grayson Cook, Staff writer • May 15, 2024
The top 15 students in the senior class receive special recognition at graduation on May 22 due to their hard work throughout high school. 
Graphic by Alex Whelchel via Canva
Profile: Top 15 seniors
Alex Whelchel, Managing Editor • May 13, 2024

Ranger Roundup



The Rangers won against Brownsville Veterans memorial 49-21 on Dec. 8 to claim their spot in the 5A division one state finals. This is the first time the rangers have been to the state finals in 20 years. 

During the game the Rangers offense had a total of 348 yards. They had 100 passing yards and 248 rushing yards. The Rangers dominated the run accumulating a total of 6 rushing touchdowns. The players that ran it into the endzone rushing wise were junior RB Brad
Sowersby, Senior WR/DB Cole Freund who had two TD, junior RB Daniel De Hoyos who also had two touchdowns, and freshman RB Cole Spiegler. The singular passing touchdown was from a 75 yard jet sweep from Freund.


Defensively the Rangers held Veterans Memorial to a total of 168 yards. Veterans Memorial struggled with passing, only having a total of 30 passing yards and an interception picked off by junior safety Diego Daliva. The Ranger defense also held them to 138 rushing yards, enforced 19 tackles for losses and 4 sacks.


The Rangers scored the first points of the game with a 29 yard run by junior running back Brad Sowersby with 6:56 left in the first. The next score came shortly after with a 17 yard pass to senior wr/db Cole Freund with 2:19 minutes left in the first. Cole Freund scored again but on a 7 yard run early in the second quarter. With nine minutes left in the second, junior RB Daniel De Hoyos scored an 8 yard rushing touchdown, 7 minutes later with 2:18 left in the second quarter De Hoyos scored again with a 3 yard rushing touchdown to put the rangers up 35-0 at halftime. 

With 11:46 left in the third quarter Freund scored a 75 yard touchdown run. Lastly, with 3:35 left in the third freshman running back Caleb Peagler scored a 1 yard rushing touchdown to put the rangers up 49-0 going into the fourth quarter.


The Rangers will be playing in the at&t stadium on Dec. 15 against the Aledo Bearcats (15-0) at 7:00 p.m.If you want to tickets to the game go to



Boys- Smithson Valley started off the Charger’s classic tournament by beating MacArthur 63-40. Gavin Londrie scored a season high 14 points against Mac last Thursday, and he started to heat up at the right time dropping 17 against Churchill in the next round on Friday. Londrie again led the team in scoring in a 56-51 win. Unfortunately the Rangers couldn’t get it done in the third round against San Antonio Stevens in a 50-58 loss despite Jake Goode’s 19 point performance on Saturday. Their next game is this Friday against the Taft Boy Raiders at 7:00 p.m.

Girls- The lady rangers beat New Braunfels 60-54.



The Boys wrestling team has placed 1st this past weekend and the Girls has placed 2nd 

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