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As his fellow seniors say their final on-field goodbyes, shortstop Ryan Ruff (No. 2) fights back tears. Baseball lost to Rockwall-Heath in the state semifinals on Friday, 8-4.

Baseball falls in state semifinal bout

Jackson Posey, Sports Director June 12, 2021
Rockwall-Heath ends Rangers' historic playoff run

Fieldhouse Rock, Episode 6: Brooks-ing a Trip to State

Jackson Posey, Sports Director June 10, 2021
Garrett Brooks talks baseball's historic state tournament appearance
Looking for a signal, Ethan Gonzalez crouches behind home plate. Gonzalez, a sophomore, hit a walk-off single in extra innings on Saturday to take down No. 1 Reagan.

Snake, rattle and roll

Jackson Posey, Sports Director May 27, 2021
Baseball upsets top-ranked Reagan in down-to-the-wire playoff series
Senior Colton Adkins signed to attend Trinity University to continue his soccer career.

Sign of the times

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor May 19, 2021

With only six days left of school, three seniors signed their letters of intent. This was the final signing day of the year, but Smithson Valley athletes also signed letters of intent in November, February...

Crouching behind home plate, Ethan Gonzales peers towards the dugout. Gonzales, a sophomore, is committed to play at Texas Tech.

Pitch it or ticket

Jackson Posey and Emma Siebold May 18, 2021
Baseball to take on Reagan in heavyweight matchup
Ryder Cunningham and his partner Mason McClellan show off their biggest catches at region.

Angling for a title

Noah Autry, Sports Writer May 14, 2021

“The fish don’t care about COVID-19, so they still bite.”  While most sports consist of a student vs. another student, a bass fisherman’s only opponent is the fish in the water, and the fish...

Sophomore Rachel Moore chases down  Tatum Umsheid in a practice scrimmage against the freshmen.

Powderpuff collects donations for childhood cancer

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor May 11, 2021
In powderpuff, girls from all four grades play flag football, and each team is coached by football players from their respective grades.
Tevijon Williams races against Clemens at the district track meet. Williams, who is competing with the 4x400 relay this weekend, holds the school record for the 100m (10.55).

Staying on track

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor May 7, 2021
MileSplit labeled the Girls 800m as "probably (be) the best event at this year's meet".
Toe-tapping in the back of the end zone, Tre'von Moehrig tips an interception to himself. Moehrig, a Smithson Valley alum, is widely expected to be selected in the first round of this weekend's NFL draft.

Tre’s anatomy

Jackson Posey, Sports Director April 29, 2021
Tre’von Moehrig is more than meets the eye
Amalie Mills, Kevin Uduji, Tait Maples, Xander Miller, Tevijon Williams and Jasmyn Singh will advance to the state track meet at the University of Texas at Austin.

Ranger Roundup

Sports Staff April 28, 2021
On Tuesday, baseball clinched at least a play-in game for the district title, and could clinch the top spot outright with a win or an East Central loss on Friday.
Junior Arizmendez, Ryan Benca and Zarek Holley are advancing to state in Houston this Saturday. Arizmendez placed fourth at region, Holley was a finalist and Benca was regional champion.

Ranger Roundup

Sports Staff April 22, 2021
Baseball bested East Central in five innings on Tuesday, 13-0, behind yet another shutout by Brandon Taylor. Five hitters knocked extra-base hits, including Ryan Ruff (home run), Kasen Wells (two doubles, triple) and Garrett Brooks (two doubles).
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