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New coaches greet players, parents

New coaches greet players, parents

Julian Fernandez, Sports Writer

May 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Softball, cross country and girls basketball athletes and parents met their new coaches Tuesday in the main gym. Amanda Wolf-Schramm, new head softball coach, hails from Elgin High School where she served as the head softball coach since 2008. While at Elgin, she compiled a record of 345-91 and rec...

Final Four Bound

Final Four Bound

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

May 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As sophomore standout Will Ford takes to the field he has only one thing in mind, “win the clamp”. Pearland’s face off midfielder was tough and quick, but the young sophomore was able to find ways of beating him at his own game. Whether it was an aggressive, defensive, or passive clamp, Ford was able...

Eilers inks with Cedarville

Eilers inks with Cedarville

Timothy Tschoepe, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Surrounded by teammates, coaches and family at the baseball field Monday, senior right handed pitcher and outfielderColton Eilers signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Cedarville University. Cedarville University is a private Baptist university in Cedarville, Ohio. Its team...

Let the playoffs begin

Let the playoffs begin

Joseph Romano, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On March 19, the baseball team had just lost to East Central, making their record 5-14-1. Any chance at playoffs would require a lot of hard work and perseverance. All of a sudden, the squad came out the next game, beyond looking like a whole new team, and finished the last 12 games 10-2. Fast f...

Making a state-ment

Making a state-ment

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

High jumper Jeremiah Gilliam makes another return trip to Austin while pole vaulter Aviana Trinidad sets her sights on gold at the state track meet May 18 at the University of Texas. They will be joined by the women's 4x400 relay team - Ellen Thompson, Clarissa Hambrick, Jezell Shows and Jane Uduji ...

Lacrosse herds Mules

Lacrosse herds Mules

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

April 30, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This past Monday the varsity lacrosse team trounced Alamo Heights in a 12-6 win for the team. This game marked the last regular season game for the team, having already clinched the district title and placing first in the San Antonio division. Coming into this matchup, the team looked to dominate the...

Senior soccer player commits to TLU

Senior soccer player commits to TLU

Makayla Kyner, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

The varsity girls soccer team stepped onto the field for the last time in the past few weeks, the team members had no clue this would be the last time they played. As the game came to an inevitable end, seniors broke into tears as they remembered all the memories they shared and some of them thoug...

Baseball clinches playoffs spot – twice

Baseball clinches playoffs spot – twice

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

With the bases loaded, senior catcher Cameron Taylor takes to the plate. Unfazed by pressure, ee stares down the timid pitcher and then “BOOM." He sends the ball into the back wall, piling on another couple of runs. The fans go crazy as the team clinches its playoff spot. At least they thoug...

Softball’s power couple

Softball’s power couple

Timothy Tschoepe, Sports Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the 2019 softball season comes to an end, so do the 23-year coaching careers of Lisa and Wayne Daigle. Married in 1986, the couple made their way to the valley in 1997, making a quick splash as the team made the playoffs in their coaching debut season. Within their first five seasons, the cou...

Fourteen to sign letters of commitment

Fourteen to sign letters of commitment

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Boys Soccer, Football, Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

With National Signing Day fast approaching, and high school athletes around the country preparing to take their talents to to the next level, Smithson Valley stands to be well-represented on amateur athletics' biggest stage. As children, they dreamed about this moment. And now, as seniors, they can...

Lacrosse clinches district title, first in program history

Lacrosse clinches district title, first in program history

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  The varsity lacrosse team took on district opponent TMI Episcopal for the most nail biting performance on the season with a 15-7 win. TMI, the second highest scoring lacrosse team in district, became a tough matchup for the Rangers. The team took a 4-0 commanding lead early in the first quarter...

Lacrosse wrangles Rattlers

Lacrosse wrangles Rattlers

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the stands packed to the brim, fans and parents cheering for the team, the varsity lacrosse squad takes to the field. Seniors Jacob Cox, Wyatt Tomallo, Jared Walker, Aaron Clark, and Matt Kollmansberger take their last stand in one of the most anticipated matchups of the season, Reagan. Soph...