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The Hark(er) Knights fall

Jalen Nutt and Colton Thomasson celebrate a touchdown during football's preseason scrimmage. Nutt racked up 210 yard and two touchdowns on Friday en route to a 45-27 win over Harker Heights.
Football opens the season with a blowout win
September 26, 2020
Football beat Harker Heights on Friday, 45-27.

Back to business

Jalen Nutt evades tacklers during last week's scrimmage against San Marcos. Nutt and Co. will put the team's new offense on display on Friday against Harker Heights.
Football will kick off its season Friday against Harker Heights
September 25, 2020
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, football is set to begin their season on Friday night against Harker Heights

Tread on them

Running back Justin Avery totes the rock against San Marcos. Avery and the rest of the offense clicked Thursday, scoring eight touchdowns.
Three takeaways from football’s scrimmage against San Marcos
September 17, 2020
Three takeaways from football’s scrimmage against San Marcos

School announces new ticket sales policy

The band's halftime show will look a lot different this year.
Parents will get first dibs, then season ticket holders and finally students
September 1, 2020
Students get last shot at tickets in new protocol

UIL delays fall sports amid COVID-19 pandemic

A new UIL directive will delay football, volleyball, tennis and cross country's seasons.
Football to start Sept. 24 while volleyball begins Sept. 14
July 21, 2020
All 6A fall sports have been delayed

SAISD superintendent hints at no fall contact sports

Football prepares to charge the field before a game against Steele. Thanks to coronavirus, that might not happen again until 2021.
Pedro Martinez says football may not return until fans are "able to go see a Spurs game"
May 5, 2020
Pedro Martinez says football may not return until fans are "able to go see a Spurs game"

Bulldog mentality

Senior Joaquin Rodriguez signs his letter of intent to play at Texas Lutheran University. Rodriguez hopes to kick and punt for the Bulldogs.
Specialist signs to play at TLU
April 28, 2020
Ranger kicker Joaquin Rodriguez signs with Texas Lutheran University

Fieldhouse Rock, Episode 4: Moore Smart Than You

Sports editor Jackson Posey and defensive end Trey Moore discuss his recruitment to multiple Ivy League schools
March 27, 2020
Sports editor Jackson Posey and defensive end Trey Moore discuss his recruitment

Ranger roundup

Shea Walker hurls a pitch against Fort Bend Clements. Walker pitched six innings, allowing two runs and striking out four.
All-district teams for basketball, football schedule released and more
March 11, 2020

Four boys earned all-district basketball honors: Austin Kenwisher and Devante Mount made all-district first team, Owen Woodard made all-district second team and Zayden High was awarded district 26-6A newcomer...

Signing on

Running back Greg Eggleston runs with the ball during a game against San Marcos. Eggleston will sign with Tarleton State University on Wednesday.
14 athletes to sign letters of intent
February 4, 2020
14 athletes to sign LOI's on Wednesday

Brothers for life

CB Jalen Nutt looks on during a 35-10 loss to Steele. Nutt finished the season with three interceptions.
Football players reflect on the year, their team, themselves
November 21, 2019
"I just realized how blessed I was to experience it all," Betsey said.

Football eliminated in heartbreaker at Lake Travis

Star DT Trey Witcher rushes the passer during a loss against Steele. Witcher picked up a sack in his final high school game on Friday at Lake Travis, a 21-3 loss.
After a hard-fought four quarters, Smithson Valley succumbed to the Cavaliers, 21-3
November 16, 2019
Smithson Valley's season is over after losing 21-3 in round one of the playoffs
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