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Three make it official on National Signing Day

Surrounded by friends and family, Haley Smith inks her commitment to play soccer at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
February 6, 2019

Family and friends packed the main gym as three athletes signed letters of intent to compete at the collegiate level Wedesday in the main gym. Christian Romano, who signed his letter of intent to Hardin-Simmons...

Taking the reins

Levi Williams verbally committed to the University of Wyoming on Sunday.
Former star quarterback takes his talents to Laramie.
January 23, 2019

The pick is in. Former stud Ranger quarterback Levi Williams is headed to the University of Wyoming. After weeks of deliberations, the Cowboys emerged as the clear favorites, with deciding factors being...

Changing directions

Senior quarterback verbally committed to the University of Houston in his junior year. The recent firing of head coach Major Applewhite and the hiring of Dana Holgorson has Williams considering other options.
Former quarterback decommits from University of Houston
January 12, 2019

Former star quarterback Levi Williams decommitted from the University of Houston on the heels of former Cougar head coach Major Applewhite being fired in lieu of former West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen,...

Six commits ink pacts for collegiate play

Offensive lineman Ronald Copney will play down the road at Texas State University.
December 19, 2018

  Six athletes signed letters of intent to compete at the collegiate level Wednesday in the main gym as family and friends packed the gym to watch. Levi Williams, who signed his letter of...

For the love of the game

Jalen Nutt runs on the field, in hopes of winning a game.
Sophomore on varsity proves worth
November 29, 2018

Since birth, sophomore Jalen Nutt felt passionate about sports. "We remember his first time wearing a football helmet," his mother, Shannon Armstrong-Nutt said. "It was a size too big for him, and he...

Rangers prepare for ultimate test in Lake Travis

With the New Braunfels win on the road Nov. 9, junior wide receiver Draylund Radebaugh and his teammates sealed their spot in the playoffs.
November 16, 2018

Just to clear the air: this game is not a foregone conclusion. A loss seems to be the general consensus among the student body, but the truth is far from it. In fact, if any underdog can take down...

Road to state

The Smithson Valley booster club has helped fund a bus to carry fans to Austin for this weeks upcoming playoff matchup against Lake Travis. The team will be selling tickets Friday morning along with clear bags to bring into the stadium.
November 14, 2018

SVABC will be at the school Friday morning before school starts (7:45 am to 8:45 am) selling our clear SV Bags that are approved for stadium entrance. We will also return at 3:00 p.m. outside of the stadium...

Football slays Unicorns, clinch playoffs

Football defeated New Braunfels, 20-3 to clinch a playoff birth where they will play powerhouse Lake Travis on November 16th at 7:30 p.m. in Austin.
November 14, 2018

As Ranger fans poured into Unicorn stadium on Friday, nerves ran high as the team’s playoff hopes were in jeopardy. With a win against rival New Braunfels in their last game of the season, the Rangers...

It all comes down to this

Not ready to end the season, senior defensive lineman Will Gibbens and his teammates look to punch their ticket to the playoffs with a win against New Braunfels.
Football must defeat New Braunfels to reach playoffs.
November 9, 2018

It all comes down to this. Win, and they’re in. Lose, and the Rangers will (likely) be sent home. A year without the playoffs would be a lost season for a team that has been a playoff mainstay for...

Football stomps San Marcos during Senior Night blowout

Football dominated San Marcos on Friday during Senior Night in a 58-14 win. Football extends their record to 4-4 on the year with their next upcoming matchup being district rival New Braunfels.
November 8, 2018

On Friday the varsity football team took to the field for one last time in Ranger Stadium for the 2018 season, as the Rangers dominated district opponent San Marcos in 58-14 blowout win on senior night. ...

District 26-6A playoff race convoluted

OL #54 Taylor Brooks celebrates a big win over Steele.
This is may be the most competitive district in the state.
November 2, 2018
With just two weeks remaining, only one team has been eliminated. This will be fun.

Football conquers Knights

After kicking the game-winning field goal to defeat the Steele Knights 19-17, senior Mason Reid (right) celebrates with teammate Anthony Valdez.
51-yard field goal seals key victory over district rival Steel
October 30, 2018

With 48 seconds left on the clock at Lehnhoff Stadium , all eyes turned to senior kicker and North Texas commit Mason Reid. The battle on the field came down to a 51-yard field goal kick, with the...

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