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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...

Tennis awarded All Academic honors

Tennis awarded All Academic honors

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity tennis team awarded the hard working individuals of All Academic first team honors. The players listed showed outstanding effort not only on the court but also in the classroom as well.   These players were awarded:   Sophie Bruce Andrea Hinojosa Olivia Kershn...

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


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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...

Hitting the post season

Hitting the post season

Bobby Palomin, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Both softball and baseball teams clinched spots in the playoffs after wins Tuesday over the Judson Rockets. Softball was tied up at three after the third inning but could not shutout the Rockets the next four innings. However, the girls posted three more runs to take home a 6-3 win. The young...

Teeing off

Teeing off

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

April 13, 2018


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After trailing New Braunfels by three strokes on the first day, boys varsity golf made a comeback to win the District 27-6A championship Wednesday.   “The team played very well over this past meet, and I’m very proud of the hard work and effort this weekend,” head coach Jason Pape said. ...

Twelve commit to play at collegiate level

Twelve commit to play at collegiate level

Margaret Edmonson, Adviser

April 13, 2018


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  This post was updated at 10:25 a.m. April 14, 2018.

Tennis competes at district tournament

Tennis competes at district tournament

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

April 10, 2018


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The varsity tennis squad competed in the UIL 6A district tournament this past weekend where individuals came away with second and third place finishes.  Nico Dominguez-2nd Place boys’  singles; JoLynn Scriven- 2nd girls’ singles; Isabel Diaz - 3rd Place girls’ singles; Kaleb Flore...

Second signing day to take place

Second signing day to take place

Bobby Palomin, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

National Signing Day hits Smithson Valley again as several athletes from spring sports will be signing tomorrow. Athletes signing will be: Caitie Mansker- Swimming Avery Wilson- Swimming Cordrick Sabbatini- Soccer Kayci Peak- Soccer Kaitlyn Bumgarner- Soccer Gaby Valdez- Soccer Hayley Oatma...

Track stars shine bright at district meet

Track stars shine bright at district meet

From staff reports

April 7, 2018


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With athletes advancing to area in more than 20 events, the boys and girls track teams held their own against tough competition in District 27-6A. "We compete in the toughest district in the region and one of the most competitive in the state," head coach Brittney Lanehart wrote in an email Saturday. Top...