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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 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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