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

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
Danny Grant
Texas State commit, senior Zach Gingrich at bat in a scrimmage against Boerne.

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team won against Seguin 3-0.​​ They now have an overall record of 7-6-3 and a district record of 4-3-2. They will play Wagner this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Rutledge Stadium.


Girls Soccer

Yesterday the girls soccer team had a big win against Seguin, winning 8-0. With that being said Coach Adkins received his 350 career win. The team now has an overall record of 11-4-1 and a District record of 7-1-1. Here are the stats from the game.



Raelyn Hinojosa 4

Izzy Sutherland 2

Jordan Todd 1

Callaghan McGuire 1



Addie Briscoe 2

Raelyn Hinojosa 1

Jordan Todd 1

Emma Perez 1

Avery Pipes 1

Callaghan McGuire 1

Madi Comrie 1



Kaitlyn Watters 80 minutes 0 saves 0 goals against 



The Boys wrestling team recently competed at State and placed 4th overall as a team. Here were the results.

165 Efren Arizmendez Jr. – State Champion

132 Tristan Luna – State Runner-Up

190 Nicholas Dudzikowski – State Runner-Up

138 Bryce Palmer – State 5th Place


To read about them from their Regional results click here.



Swim is looking to compete at State this weekend. 



The rangers will start their season against the 0-1 judson rockets where they will play at home this Frida at 11:30 a.m.



Recently the softball team took a tough loss losing to Georgetown 10-0. At the beginning of the game no one scored in the first and second innings until Georgetown scored in the third. Georgetown had a total of 32 at bats, 10 Runs, 11 Hits, 7 RBI, 0 BB, and 3 strikeouts. The rangers had a total of 20 at bats, 0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 RBI, 2 BB, and 10 strikeouts. 

Today they played at Frenship at 11 a.m. and loss 3-1. Frenship had a total of 28 at bats, 3 Runs, 6 Hits, 3 RBI, 1 BB, and 2 SO. The Rangers had a total of 25 at bats, 1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 RBI, 4 BB, and 14 SO. Though the team did lose, in the first inning they were the fist to score.

They also played a second game today against Fredricksburg and won 8-0. The team had a great start in the first inning scoring 2 runs, 3 runs in the second inning, and 1 in the third inning.

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