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As his fellow seniors say their final on-field goodbyes, shortstop Ryan Ruff (No. 2) fights back tears. Baseball lost to Rockwall-Heath in the state semifinals on Friday, 8-4.

Baseball falls in state semifinal bout

Jackson Posey, Sports Director June 12, 2021
Rockwall-Heath ends Rangers' historic playoff run
Gift cards can be dropped off in classrooms A102, C106 and D102.

Gift card drive for family in need

Rebekah Mann, Managing Editor May 19, 2021

In response to a family in the Comal community losing their belongings in a fire, the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy will be hosting a gift card drive to replace items and clothing for the family’s sophomore...

Sophomore Rachel Moore chases down  Tatum Umsheid in a practice scrimmage against the freshmen.

Powderpuff collects donations for childhood cancer

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor May 11, 2021
In powderpuff, girls from all four grades play flag football, and each team is coached by football players from their respective grades.
Tevijon Williams races against Clemens at the district track meet. Williams, who is competing with the 4x400 relay this weekend, holds the school record for the 100m (10.55).

Staying on track

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor May 7, 2021
MileSplit labeled the Girls 800m as "probably (be) the best event at this year's meet".
This FEMA certification allows students to help communities after natural disaster strikes.

Conquering disaster

Ariana Vasquezz, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Fifteen students earned the Federal Emergency Management Agency certification; this will help them be educated for when they need to respond to natural disasters. “The certificate is the IS (independent...

Toe-tapping in the back of the end zone, Tre'von Moehrig tips an interception to himself. Moehrig, a Smithson Valley alum, is widely expected to be selected in the first round of this weekend's NFL draft.

Tre’s anatomy

Jackson Posey, Sports Director April 29, 2021
Tre’von Moehrig is more than meets the eye
Conner Stevenson, Anna Johnson, Julie Schultz, and Alyssa Meffert receive ROTC scholarships.

A final award

Mazzy Rall, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

 The National Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps annually selects grant scholarships to some senior cadets. Out of the 150 senior cadets in the Ranger Battalion, four were given the scholarship...

Illuminated decorations around the ballroom reflected the enchanted forest theme.

Prom 2021

Daniel Lackey, Editor-in-chief April 27, 2021

Yearbook distribution set for May 17

Staff Reports April 26, 2021

The yearbook staff is planning to have the 2021 yearbook distribution on May 17 during all lunches in the senior dining hall. After that, books can be picked up in Room C105 before and after school and...

Comal County Sheriff's deputies released photos of the three girls this morning.

3 missing SVMS students found

Tim Tschoepe and Rebekah Mann April 21, 2021

The three girls missing from Smithson Valley Middle School were found earlier today by the San Antonio Police Department. According to media reports, the girls were found on the west side of San Antonio...

AP English III teacher Verna Mann presents the class assignment via projector for face-to-face students and shares her laptop screen on Google Meets for remote students.

Remote learning paused for 2021-22

Rebekah Mann, Managing Editor April 16, 2021

After a year of hybrid learning because of the pandemic, superintendent Andrew Kim announced Thursday Comal ISD will not offer remote learning in the 2021-22 school year. However, the district plans...

Nathan Mocygemba signed to play football at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Mocygemba played as a lineman for the Rangers, earning All-District honors as a junior.

Spring signing

Sports Staff April 14, 2021
This year's third signing day was the largest, with 16 Rangers signing to play college sports and 5 others pursuing careers in the military.
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