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

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
Kayla Rackley
The golf team will compete at state Monday at the Legacy Hills Golf Club. Golfers including as Zach Seader, Aiden Page, Anniiston Mcllwain, Cole Cantu, and Ryan Griff will represent the boys team, while Sayers Allen will play.


Baseball ended its district win streak this past week, falling to rival Boerne Champion 3-4 on April 12 and 2-6 on April 16.

On Tuesday, baseball defeated Pieper 7-1 ahead of another district showdown between the two Comal ISD teams on Friday.

To claim district, baseball needs to defeat Pieper and Boerne Champion needs to lose to Seguin. Champion only needs to win or Smithson Valley to lose. Pieper currently is in third place.



The softball team is currently on an 11- game win streak. The team ended their 13-1 district season this past Friday, beating Pieper 11-1. The team took first place in district and was named district champs. They will begin playoffs tomorrow against Rouse at 7:00 p.m., at Ruse highschool. The winner will be the best out of three games.


Track and Field 

The track and field team just competed at regionals April 19- 20. 

Senior Jazmyn Singh will make her fourth state appearance after her third Rregional title. Singh took first place in 400m dash finals and prelims. Her final time to advance to state was 54.75.  Singh will also compete in the 4x400m relay along with teammates freshman Izzy Sutherland, sophomore Lilly Koeing, and junior Mia Perez. The 4×4 relay team took first with a time of 3:51.46 

Junior Mia Peter took third place in the 800m run with a time of 2:12.56 and she place sixth in the 1600m run with a time of 5:13.27.

Senior Ella Pickron took second place in pole vault with a new PR of 13-0.  Freshman Sofia Mitschke took fourth place in pole vault with a height of 12-0. 

The boys 4x100m relay team took second place in the finals with a time of 41.62  and will be advancing to state. 

Senior Jason Maynard will make his second state appearance in discus. He took second place with a throw of 164-11.


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