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District issues mandatory clear-bag policy

District issues mandatory clear-bag policy

Daniel Lackey, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Comal ISD recently issued a solution to growing safety concerns on Jan. 7: a clear, easy-to-see-through bag required for attendees of sporting events taking place in all three high schools in the district, which allows personal belongings to be plainly visible to security personnel. “We saw this a...

Changing directions

Changing directions

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

January 12, 2019


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Former star quarterback Levi Williams decommitted from the University of Houston on the heels of former Cougar head coach Major Applewhite being fired in lieu of former West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, according to his Instagram page Thursday night. Williams had been committed to Houston since...

Girls soccer kicks off season with Ranger Classic

Girls soccer kicks off season with Ranger Classic

Hudson Murphy, Entertainment Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports

Girls soccer competed in its annual Ranger Classic tournament Jan. 3-5, officially kicking off the 2019 season with a second place finish. The team competed in two scrimmages prior to the tournament, which they won 3-0 and 1-0. Going into the tournament, the team came in with a much different star...

Six commits ink pacts for collegiate play

Six commits ink pacts for collegiate play

Joseph Romano and Julian Fernandez

December 19, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Football, Golf, Showcase, Softball, Sports

  Six athletes signed letters of intent to compete at the collegiate level Wednesday in the main gym as family and friends packed the gym to watch. Levi Williams, who signed his letter of intent to the University of Houston, threw for about 3,000 yards and had 31 touchdowns in his two yea...

Meet the man who’s revolutionizing baseball

Meet the man who’s revolutionizing baseball

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Baseball

Jerry Dipoto doesn’t care what you think. He really, really doesn’t. Backlash, ridicule, insults - they all seem to bounce off of him. And he keeps on smiling, confident that his manic schemes will lead to a revolution that baseball hasn’t glimpsed since the glory days of Billy Beane and his...

Boys basketball prepares for district

Boys basketball prepares for district

Hudson Murphy, Entertainment Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Through 17 games the boys basketball have won six of their opening games for the new season. The team has gone without too of their key players, Senior Rex King who is out for the season, and senior Dylan Sinegal who will be returning to the team in the coming weeks. Despite this, the team has performed we...

Girls basketball storms into District 25-6A

Girls basketball storms into District 25-6A

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

After a 7-3 performance in tournament action in November and December, the girls basketball team already claimed three district wins and boasts a 16-4 record. The girls - considered a relatively young squad based on stat lines - dominated regional competition by taking down powerhouses San Antonio...

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Chloe Presley-Gundaker and Emilee Johnson

November 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Since birth, sophomore Jalen Nutt felt passionate about sports. "We remember his first time wearing a football helmet," his mother, Shannon Armstrong-Nutt said. "It was a size too big for him, and he kept having to adjust it when he was running. He reminded us of a bobble head." That was eight...

Runners go green at UNT

Runners go green at UNT

Gretchen Wersterfer, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

This summer, senior cross country runners Arianna Gonzales and Mason Garner will retire their navy blue Ranger pride and prepare to become members of the University of North Texas Mean Green Eagles. Surrounded by family, friends and balloons, both signed their letters of commitment during a ceremon...

Rangers prepare for ultimate test in Lake Travis

Rangers prepare for ultimate test in Lake Travis

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Just to clear the air: this game is not a foregone conclusion. A loss seems to be the general consensus among the student body, but the truth is far from it. In fact, if any underdog can take down a power like Lake Travis, it will be these Rangers, a stout defensive bunch who run it up the throa...

Road to state

Road to state

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

SVABC will be at the school Friday morning before school starts (7:45 am to 8:45 am) selling our clear SV Bags that are approved for stadium entrance. We will also return at 3:00 p.m. outside of the stadium to sell bags before the team leaves at 3:40 p.m. “We will try to set up out in front of sch...