Valley Ventana

Digging in for district

Digging in for district

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

The volleyball team kicks off district play Friday at home against Clemens with high hopes as it enters the season in first place with a 17-11 record. With the start of district play comes the difficult task of facing teams like Clemens, Steele, New Braunfels and the highly-ranked Canyon, who enters...

Going gold to fight cancer

Going gold to fight cancer

Samantha Martinez, Writer

September 6, 2019

On the eve of his kindergarten year, an aspiring football player received devastating news that would forever change his life. "I was told I would never play football again," he recalled. Diagnosed at age 6 with acute myeloid leukemia, senior fullback P.J. O’Toole embarked on a turbulent journey...

New QB Gombert ready for the limelight

New QB Gombert ready for the limelight

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

Senior QB Luke Gombert waited his turn. And now he's ready.

New beginnings: Rangers ready to rumble with Rebels

New beginnings: Rangers ready to rumble with Rebels

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

The Rangers look ahead to a new season with plenty of new faces at key positions.

Testing the waters

Testing the waters

Laney Rendon and Taralynn Gates

May 24, 2019

A line of cardboard boats. A pool full of senior life guards. Wary physics teachers. Monday and Tuesday was a moment of truth for some and an expected triumph for others. The physics boat project and boat race is a yearly event where juniors spend hours on end creating a sustainable float that can keep students dry from ...

Films to look out for over break

Films to look out for over break

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

While the stereotypical idea of summer is envisioned as lounging on beaches and poolsides with a tropical drink in hand, burning up in the sun, it rarely is ever that. High schoolers tend to spend summer break either in rooms, huddled under a cocoon of blankets watching Netflix or in movie theaters wa...

A bittersweet ending revealed too soon

A bittersweet ending revealed too soon

Laney Rendon, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2019

The idea to write this review with an added twist came from Twitter. Every few posts, I came across one post particularly exposing any lore derived from "Avengers: Endgame." And then two days after a three-hour cry fest that was opening night of the fourth Avengers movie, 'Game of Thrones' came on. My t...

We Are One

We Are One

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

As the final buzzer sounded and the Prosper Eagles’ bench cleared, I could do nothing but stare. Stare at what could have been: the excitement, joy and happiness of becoming a state champion lacrosse team. As the lacrosse team lost to Prosper 11-5 in the state championships, I felt what all my other brothers...