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It all comes down to this

It all comes down to this

Jackson Posey, Sports Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

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 years, and a loss in the final matchup - a big no for a team so close to the postseason - would mark ...

Girls basketball defeats Incarnate Word in season opener Nov. 3

Girls basketball defeats Incarnate Word in season opener Nov. 3

Hudson Murphy, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The girls basketball team tipped off the season last Saturday when they took down San Antonio Incarnate Word 59-41, securing the first win of the 2018-2019 season. The girls team finished last season with a second round loss to Austin Westlake and graduated five seniors, including their top two le...

Football stomps San Marcos during Senior Night blowout

Football stomps San Marcos during Senior Night blowout

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

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. The team stomped all over the Rattlers, with scores coming from special teams and offense. The t...

District 26-6A playoff race convoluted

District 26-6A playoff race convoluted

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

With just two weeks remaining, only one team has been eliminated. This will be fun.

Volleyball headed to first round of playoffs

Volleyball headed to first round of playoffs

Hudson Murphy, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Sweeping the East Central Hornets 3-0 Friday, volleyball sealed their playoff spot and head into a bidistrict match with Westlake at 5:30 p.m. today at Lehman High School in Kyle. "Westlake is a state ranked opponent, so we're going to have to play good defense and block well," head coach Courtney...

Football conquers Knights

Football conquers Knights

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

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 Rangers' playoff stakes in jeopardy. The Ranger fans, pin-drop quiet, sat on the edges of their seats. T...

Game Preview: Smithson Valley vs Cibolo Steele

Game Preview: Smithson Valley vs Cibolo Steele

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Cibolo Steele may control the Rangers' hopes for a playoff berth, making this week's game possibly the most important of the year.

Volleyball’s last chance push for the playoffs

Volleyball’s last chance push for the playoffs

Hudson Murphy, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

An 0-3 loss against the New Braunfels Unicorns Tuesday at home sent the volleyball team to a tiebreaker match against East Central tonight. At stake are a fourth place district finish and the right to advance to the playoffs. This New Braunfels game could’ve been big for the Rangers because it would have s...

Football falls in Pink Out showdown

Football falls in Pink Out showdown

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The slight drizzle rain covered Ranger Stadium like ablanket and the blistering wind shook the fans as they stood their waiting for gametime. Decked in pink shirts and carrying pink towels for the yearly Pink Out game, the student section braved the weather for a District 26-6A showdown at home. Howe...

Cross country runs up regionals

Cross country runs up regionals

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Varsity boys and girls cross country squads advanced to the state championship after the boys ran away with their second consecutive regional championship, and the girls team finished as the regional runner-up team. “Many of these kids have run over a thousand miles since the beginning of the s...

Volleyball looks to end season on five-game win streak

Volleyball looks to end season on five-game win streak

Hudson Murphy, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The girls volleyball team have won nine out of their last 10 games in district play, stringing together a three-match win streak against Judson, Steele and East Central. This improved their district record to 6-6 and a 20-16 overall record on the season. These wins propelled them up the division standi...

Tennis closes out fall season

Tennis closes out fall season

Wyatt Tomallo and Julian Fernandez

October 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

The varsity tennis team wrapped up its season in a bidistrict match against state perennial powerhouse Lake Travis Tuesday at Wimberley High School. The 1-10 loss capped a season that saw the Rangers finish third in district behind powerhouses Clemens and New Braunfels. Coach Jimmy LaLonde said...