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Football battles Mavericks

Football battles Mavericks

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The hot humidity filled the air throughout Friday’s night game. The turf field was moist and the fans covered in “panchos” in preparation for the pouring rain that never came. The anticipation that the homecoming game was going to be cancelled was high, but shortly faded after the players lined u...

Cross country ready to run amok

Cross country ready to run amok

Clayton Wilkerson, Sports Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The cross country team competed at Vista Ridge Invitational on Aug. 24, where varsity boys got second and varsity girls got first, and at Westlake Invitational on Aug. 31, where varsity boys got first and varsity girls got second. After their past two meets were canceled because of flooding, they...

Week Three Game Preview: Scouting San Antonio Madison

Week Three Game Preview: Scouting San Antonio Madison

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Ventana previews Smithson Valley's upcoming showdown with San Antonio Madison.

Girls Volleyball jumps into district play

Girls Volleyball jumps into district play

Hudson Murphy, Sports Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls volleyball team are jumping into district play on Friday with a 7:00 p.m. away game at Clemens. The team has prepared for district play following a 3 game to 1 win over Antonion, which marked their 14th win of the season. Overall the team has done a decent job as last year they entered distr...

Shootout hopes come to a close

Shootout hopes come to a close

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After an intense an intense 24-23 loss against Midland Lee on Aug. 31, the football team's hopes for redemption washed out as weather canceled the Pflugerville Hendrickson game on the road Thursday. Instead, the players look to pick up their first win in front of a homecoming crowd Sept. 14 against...

Football looks to stifle Lee Rebels at home

Football looks to stifle Lee Rebels at home

Jackson Posey, Sports Writer

August 31, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Football opens with big hopes, after going 10-2 last season and returning senior QB Levi Williams (123/222 for 2,111 yards and 25 TDs), who is committed to Houston. Leading rusher Marc Franco (399 yds, 4TDs) also returns for his senior season. In addition to Williams and Franco, the team brings bac...

Boys Soccer Season Awards Announced

Boys Soccer Season Awards Announced

Hudson Murphy, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

The boys soccer team received many individual honors over the weekend recognizing the top players for their play in the 2017-18 season. Seniors Luis Green and Nathaniel Diaz were named as an honorable mention to the TASCO all-state teams as Senior team captain Cord Sabbatini was named to the TASCO first al...

All-District baseball teams announced

All-District baseball teams announced

Bobby Palomin, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

All-District teams were released last week with several Rangers making the list.   District 27-6A Team:   MVP- CJ Horn Newcomer of the Year: Rob Ruff 1st Team First Base: Hunter Cheek 1st Team Second Base: Mason Pierce 1st Team Pitcher: Eric Reece Honorable Mentio...

Junior high jumper strikes gold

Junior high jumper strikes gold

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As high jumper Jeremiah Gilliam glared at his upcoming opponent, a rusty metal bar with a maximum height of 6 feet and 7 inches, the rising junior had only one thing in mind during the UIL District 6A track meet… win. “I was so focused on making that jump, everything in my body was tingling and...

Track athletes advance to region meet

Track athletes advance to region meet

Hudson Murphy and Wyatt Tomallo

April 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the area meet Wednesday and Thursday, the following athletes placed within the top four, advancing them to the region track meet April 27-28 at Alamo Stadium. Five qualified and two students placed first in their event. WEDNESDAY Boys: Jeremiah Gilliam - second - high jump Clayton Wilkerson -fourth - 3200m Girls...