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A New Home

Ashley Acuna digs at the pink out game

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

July 12, 2020

What is faith? The Webster dictionary describes faith as being " belief and trust in and loyalty to God," but to Ashley Acuna it is much more. Acuna is a graduating senior and is committed to play volleyball at Blinn College in Brenham.  Acuna is a record holder for digs and a has competed in the playoff...

The Last Hoorah

Team in a huddle at a home game

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

July 9, 2020

Training. The work, blood, sweat, and tears for a game. A game that is your life, your passion. The reason you give 110% for every serve, for every volley, for every spike. But is it all for nothing? For the seniors on the volleyball team, this season is more than just another season. This year is...

All’s well that ends, ‘Wells’

Brothers Kasen (center left) and Jarek Wells (center right) pose for end-of-year  photos. The two share a last name, but they're

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor

June 6, 2020

Jarek and Kasen Wells are brothers, but their connection runs deeper than blood

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.