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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

Check out this week’s results in sports
Emily Ingram
Boys soccer will play this Friday at Boerne Champion at 7:15 p.m.

Girls Basketball

The Girls Basketball team unfortunately lost to Pieper 52-40. They are now 9-4 in district 14-13 overall. Their next game for Playoffs is TBD.

Boys Basketball

The Rangers (7-16) lost to Pieper on 2/6 58-57 in a close bout. Senior Jason Cruz led the team in points scored with 24 points, other top scorers were junior Kalten Guerra who had 9 points and Gavin Londire who had 9 points. Their next game will be at Kerrville Tivy on 2/9 at 6:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer drew against Canyon 0-0. The girls have had 4 clean sheets against their last opponent averaging over 3.5 goals per game the last 4 games.  Their next game will be against Boerne Champion at Ranger stadium on 2/9 at 7:15 p.m

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer won on 2/6 against Canyon 2-1 making their record (5-3-1). Their next game is at Boerne Champion on 2/9 at 7:15 p.m. The past 4 the rangers have 3-1 which is impactful for starting a playoff run later.



The wrestling teams competed at the District 14-5A district tournament at SAISD Alamo Convocation Center this past Friday and Saturday.

For the boys team, 13 wrestlers qualified while winning the overall title for the second year in a row.

1st- 106 sophomore Hudson Chilton 

1st- 138  sophomore Bryce Palmer 

1st- 165 senior Efren Arizmendez 

1st- 190 senior Nicholas Dudzikowski 

1st-  215 senior Dylan Gass 

2nd- 120 junior Max Tyeryar 

3rd- 132 senior Tristan Luna 

3rd- 150 junior Hayden Basham

3rd- 157 sophomore Preston Kepler 

4th- 126 senior Marcus Fountano 

4th- 144 senior Absalon Valencia 

4th- 175 sophomore Zac Jaster 

4th- HVY senior Trajan Falk 


Girls took 2nd overall as a team and qualified 8 of 10 qualifiers.

1st- 100 sophomore Alexis Avalos 

1st- 114 senior Sierra Rieschick 

1st- 126 senior Svala Starcher 

1st- 152 sophomore Allyson Alaniz 

3rd- 120 sophomore Summer Williams 

3rd- 132 junior Emma Engelking 

3rd- 185 freshman Gabby Knight 

ALT 165 freshman Zoey Richter 



This past Friday the tennis team competed in their first Spring tournament of this season. They competed in the Steele/ Clemens tournament.

Here are the teams individual results.

Girls singles A division – Electra Hart lost in the semifinals

Girls singles B division – Addison Gonzales lost out in the semis as well in a very close match

Boys singles A divsion – Jude Bruce and Josh Miller both lost in the semifinals and Barrett Spaar lost out in the quarterfinals


Girls doubles B division – Dani Arranda / Evie Armour finished 2nd place

Girls doubles A division – Allie Silva and Madi Chaney lost in the semis

Boys doubles B division – Will Armour and Colton Kadlacek – lost in the semis

Boys Doubles A division – Kyle Dear / Kolter Smedely – won 1st place

Mixed doubles A division – Wilson and Ava Smith – lost in the semis

Mixed doubles B division – Aaron Ling / Delaney Anderson – lost in the finals of the consolation bracket


The JV team played on Tuesday 1/30/24. Here are their results.

Gabrielle Chaney and Valentyna Lewis – 1st place girls doubles

Jake Brown – 3rd place boys singles.


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