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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

Valley Ventana’s weekly Connections game: Week of April 22. Photo via Canva
Connections: Week of April 22
Valley Ventana, Staff • April 23, 2024
Wrestling coach Tim Clarkson was named the 5A Region IV Coach of the Year by his peers. Music by MorningLightMusic on YT
Wrestling coach named tops for Region IV 5A
April 22, 2024
Junior Sayers Allen poses for a photo at the golf region competition on April 17. Photo via SVHS Golf.
Swinging it into high gear
Grayson Cook, Staff Writer • April 19, 2024
In Comal school district, 22.0% of students are eligible to participate in the federal free and reduced price meal program, making the federal nutrition program a necessity. Photo by Annie Spratt via Unsplash.
Texas should adopt federal nutrition program
Bethany Mann, Editor-in-Chief • April 18, 2024
Olivia Fuentes will play beach volleyball at Tarleton University in the fall after signing on April 17.
Photo by Daniel Grant
Toe the sign
Alex Whelchel, Managing Editor • April 18, 2024

Ranger Roundup

Check out this week’s results in sports
Margaret Edmonson
Senior Aidan Fox is now a State qualifier who is looking to compete in the Boys 200 IM and the Boys 100 Breast. At regionals he placed 2nd for the 200 IM and 3rd for the 100 Breast.

Girls Basketball

The Rangers girls basketball team played the Glenn Grizzlies on Feb 13 at 6:00 p.m Coming off a loss at Pieper, the Rangers tried to overcome the 31-2 Grizzlies  but fell short 64-32 in the first neutral playoff game. They ended their season with a record of 14-14.

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball  after coming off of a close loss at Kerrville Tivy played  their last game against seguin on feb 13 and lost 48-62 ending the season with a record of 8-20. The boys will not make it to the playoffs and their season has ended.

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer played against Pieper on Feb 13 and won 1-0 improving their record to 10-3-1. Addie Briscoe had the game winning score as they moved onto round 2 of district playoffs. Katelyn Waters also had 3 saves.


Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer tied 1-1 against Boerne champion as their record changed to 6-4-3 last Friday Feb 9th.



Wrestling competed in Regions this past Friday and Saturday. The 18 wrestlers that were Region qualifiers are all now 2024 State Qualifiers. The boys team are now Region IV-5A Back-Back Champions along with Coach Clarkson being Boys coach of the year for the 2nd time in a row.

Here are the team’s resultsi weight class order.

3rd- 106 Hudson Chilton 10

ALT 120 Max Tyeryar 11

1st- 132 Tristan Luna 12 – Regional Champion

1st- 138 Bryce Palmer 10 – Regional Champion

3rd-  144 Absalon Valencia 12

2nd- 150 Hayden Basham 11

3rd- 157 Preston Kepler 10

1st- 165 Efren Arizmendez Jr. 12 – Regional Champion

1st- 190 Nicholas Dudzikowski 12 – Regional Champion

2nd- 215 Dylan Gass 12

4th- 285 Trajan Falk 12

The girls wrestling team placed 2nd overall, here are the results in weight class order.

2nd- 100 Lexi Avalos 10

3rd- 114 Sierra Rieschick 12

4th- 120 Summer Williams 10

2nd- 126 Svala Starcher 12

ALT  132 Emma Engelking 11

3rd- 152 Ally Alaniz 10

4th 185 Gabby Knight 9



The last meet Track had was at Canyon high school competing in the Canyon dual meet. Today track will compete at the Comal ISD Relays.



Swim recently competed at regionals. Here are the results of the state qualifiers and their events. 

Girls and Boys 200 Medley- both 3rd

Girls 200 Freestyle- Finley Harroff 3rd

Boys 200 Freestyle- Konner Schneider 3rd

Boys 200 IM- Aidan Fox 2nd

Boys 50 Freestyle- Max Brady 4th

Girls 50 Freestyle- KC Nwaeze 4th

Boys 100 fly- Max Brady 4th

Girls 100 Freestyle- KC Nwaeze 3rd

Boys 500 Freestyle- Konner Schneider 1st

Girls 200 Freestyle Relay- 2nd

Girls 100 Back- Ava Schneider 3rd

Boys 100 Breast- Aiden Fox 3rd

Girls 400 Freestyle Relay- 3rd

Boys 400 Freestyle Relay- 2nd

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