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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 weeks results in sports
Rylee Mitenel
Junior Zailey Zimmerman crosses the finish line at the Ranger Relays.

Girls Soccer 

The girls soccer team secured  second overall in disrict with a record of 10-1-3. This Friday, the team will take on Westalke at 6:00 p.m. 

Boys Soccer 

The boys have maintained and secured their 2nd overall district ranking despite their loss to Clemens (1-2) which brings their record to 10-8-4. 



The baseball team won aginst Tivy 5- 1 the first time they played them and 2-1 the second time. The team recently played Seguin and will play them for the second time this Friday.



The softball team swept Canyon 11-0 and now have a district record of 4-1 putting them in second place. Last year the team lost to Canyon in the regional finals 2-0. 

The teams next game will be this Friday at Boerne Champion, 7:00 p.m.

Track and Field 

Track competed in the Cougar Relays at Canyon high school. Here are the results for the top 10 in the event below. 


This Thursday, Track and Field will compete at the Charles Austin High School Classic.




100m dash 

7th- Avianna Miller 12.44

9th- Karis Leyendecker 12.66


200m dash 

7th- Avianna Miller 25.45 


400m dash 

1st- Jazmyn Singh 56.15

5th- Mia Perez 1:00.20 

6th- Izabella Sutherland 1:00.50 



1st- Mia Perez 2:16.06

6th- Lilly Koeing 2:23.16

9th- Izabella Sutherland 2:25.28



4th- Parker Julian 5:52.98


100m hurdles 

6th- Aliya Murphy 16.93

10th- Maycee Moody 17.66


300m hurdles 

6th- Kirsten Hampton 48.96

8th- Erika Arzu Barrios 49.27 

10th- Maycee Moody 49.84



2nd- 47.81 



1st- 1:49.11



3rd- 3:58.38


Pole vault 

1st- Ella Pickron 11-06.00 

3rd- Sofia Mitschke 11-01.00


High jump 

Tied for 5th- Aliya Murphy 5-00.00 and Izabella Sutherland 5-00.00

10th- Finley Harroff 4-10.00 


Triple jump 

2nd-Avianna Miller 35-09.25 

5th- Erika Arzu Barrios 34-04.50 



400m dash 

3rd- Gavin Kantorak 51.27

10th- Devin Zook 52.73



7th- Zebene Martin 2:06.01



3rd- Bradyn Youngdahl 4:34.05 

10th- Zebene Martin 4:44.03 


110m hurdles 

10th- Brody Day 16.43 



3rd- 42.52 



2nd- 1:29.25



1st- 3:28.36 


Pole vault 

1st- Brody Day 13-6

3rd- Eli Redding 11-0


High jump 

6th- Conor Drott 5-8


Triple jump 

8th- Daniel Dehoyos 38-7 

9th- Caden Spradling 38-2 



3rd- Dylan Grass 148-7 

9th- Gavin Garcia 131-3


Shot put 

4th- Gavin Garcia 46-0.75 

5th- Dylan Grass 45-1.25 

8th- Hans Scheff 42-1.25

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