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Flying from state to state

Avianna Trinidad high fives Coach Ulbricht after a good jump

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

May 17, 2020

A dream. That's where it all starts. For Avianna Trinidad, it started back in middle school. When she realized that she could pole vault higher than the boys. “At my very first meet I jumped 8’10, while most of the boys only jumped 7’’she said. “From there, I reached higher heights and real...

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.

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

May 5, 2020

Pedro Martinez says football may not return until fans are "able to go see a Spurs game"

The hearts behind home plate

The softball team poses before the 2019-2020 season. The team was 13-6 before COVID-19 shut down the season.

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

As the sun fades in the Texas hill country, high school sports teams have to go on without a season. One of those teams is the softball team. Being one of the programs under a new coaching staff, they were really looking forward to having a season this year. The team was fresh off a win against rival N...

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.

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

April 28, 2020

Ranger kicker Joaquin Rodriguez signs with Texas Lutheran University

No time for goodbyes

Seneca Anthony hurls a pitch. Anthony, a sophomore, has already played her last game this season.

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

April 18, 2020

The UIL has officially cancelled all remaining spring activities

Fieldhouse Rock, Episode 4: Moore Smart Than You

Fieldhouse Rock, Episode 4: Moore Smart Than You

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

March 27, 2020

Sports editor Jackson Posey and defensive end Trey Moore discuss his recruitment

No need for ruck

The Ranger Rugby Team won all of their total 11 games. The team is led by coach Josh Bottjer along with captain Jack Barry and vice-captain James Dearduff.

Emma Siebold, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Though rugby may not be your typical American sport, it has managed to impact the world of Smithson Valley sports.

King of the mountain

Devante Mount fights for a layup against New Braunfels. Mount was a key starter on basketball's first playoff team in a half-decade.

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

March 26, 2020

A military kid, Devante Mount has leveraged his background in his quest for greatness.

Coronaball

Senior Shea Walker throws a strike during a tournament win over Fort Bend Clements. Thanks to coronavirus, the game may have been one of Walker's last as a high schooler.

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

Baseball players reflect on a season that may have ended too soon

The sad life of a Texans fan

The sad life of a Texans fan

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

I am a Houston Texans fan. I know that its is hard to say without a couple laughs, but I am. I've seen it all, been through the era of Andre Johnson, Bryan Cushing, Matt Schaub, and Gary Kubiak, and unfortunately watched the team go up 24-0 then lose 52-31 in the AFC Playoffs this past season. Through...

Fieldhouse Rock, Episode 3: Playing it Cole

Fieldhouse Rock, Episode 3: Playing it Cole

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

March 14, 2020

Sports editor Jackson Posey and varsity catcher Chandler Cole discuss the recent wave of UIL suspensions.

Ranger roundup

Shea Walker hurls a pitch against Fort Bend Clements. Walker pitched six innings, allowing two runs and striking out four.

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

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 of the year.  Five girls earned all-district basketball honors: Gabby Elliott, Trinity Ga...