The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

The student news site of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas

Valley Ventana

Travis McCracken races for a first down on Thursday against New Braunfels. McCrackens scored three touchdowns in the Rangers 41-24 victory.

Call in the Uni-coroner

Jackson Posey, Sports Director September 23, 2021
Football wins road showdown with New Braunfels, 41-24
Brayden Bafidis (center) charges past the Warren defense for a punt return touchdown against Warren on Aug. 27. That game saw the Rangers first uniform change in two decades.

Pigment of the imagination

Jackson Posey, Sports Director September 23, 2021
Urban legend regarding color scheme debunked
Junior Lauren Franco serves against Clemens on Sept. 17.

Ranger Roundup

Sports staff September 22, 2021
Swim competes in UIL Pentathlon, Football advances to 4-0, Cross Country takes first at the Champion Invitational.
Malachi Lane rumbles into the end zone for a 61-yard touchdown on Friday against Wagner. Lane also blocked a punt a recovered a fumble, which he returned for another score, in footballs 42-14 win over the Thunderbirds.

A clear Lane to victory

Jackson Posey, Sports Director September 17, 2021
Malachi Lane leads Smithson Valley football to 42-14 win over District 27-6A foe Wagner
Travis McCracken fights upfield on Sept. 10 against El Paso Eastwood. McCracken, a running back, leads all Rangers with 336 yards from scrimmage.

Column: Turmoil at the top

Jackson Posey, Sports Director September 16, 2021
Power-ranking District 27-6A football teams ahead of Thursday’s district opener
Ranger Roundup

Ranger Roundup

Sports Staff September 15, 2021
Cross Country competes at Cedar Park, Football defeats El Paso Eastwood 42-14, Tennis tromps East Central 17-2.
Travis McCracken sprints for a first down against Madison on Sept. 3. McCracken rushed for 154 yards and 2 touchdowns on Friday against El Paso Eastwood.

Release the McCracken

Jackson Posey, Sports Director September 10, 2021
Football wins Homecoming game behind big nights from Travis McCracken, Garrison Eggleston
Zack McDonald tracks a deep ball from Chase Senelick on Sept. 3 against Madison. McDonald could play a key role on Friday, as the Rangers try to keep pace with El Paso Eastwoods high-octane offense.

Coming home again

Jackson Posey, Sports Director September 10, 2021
Football welcomes El Paso Eastwood for Homecoming matchup
Dylan Smith celebrates after scoring a point on Sept. 2.

Ranger Roundup

Sports Staff September 8, 2021
Football defeats Madison 28-0, Volleyball falls to Antonian, Cross Country competes at Cedar Park
Travis McCracken cuts upfield against Warren. McCracken, a senior, led the Rangers in rushing yards in Friday nights 28-0 win over Madison.

Football outmatches Mavericks

Jackson Posey, Sports Director September 3, 2021
Rangers improve to 2-0 ahead of Homecoming game
Brayden Bafidis outruns the Warren defense en route to the end zone. Bafidis led the Rangers dynamic kick return unit, which could play a big role in this weeks showdown with Madison.

Déjà vu all over again

Jackson Posey, Sports Director September 3, 2021
Football to play Madison for 4th time in 4 years
Brayden Bafidis outruns a defender on a punt return on Friday. Bafidis special teams exploits led football to a 32-13 victory over Warren.

Ranger Roundup

Sports Staff September 1, 2021
Volleyball sweeps tournament, sisters place at cross country meet
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