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Breaking records

Breaking records

February 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys varsity swimmers squad took their talents to state, winning events and establishing a school legacy. Swimmers Konnar Klinksiek, Sean Besch, Joe Hunt, Amechi Nwaeze, and Carter Hill mad history with first place finishes during the medley and freestyle relays. The 200m medley relay broke a state r...

Living, breathing, sleeping soccer

Living, breathing, sleeping soccer

Daniel Lackey, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Profiles, Showcase, Sports

Whether it be driving to the school to coach girls’ varsity soccer at sunrise or manning club by sunset, one fact remains for Coach Jason Adkins: his life relentlessly revolves around the blood, sweat and tears that goes with instructing soccer for sixteen years as a head coach for the Lady Rangers...

Swimming send off

Swimming send off

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity swimming squad gets ready to take off for the state championships this Friday and Saturday in Austin. Come out and support the team this Thursday at 1:55 p.m. in the main hallway. The team looks to take home its first state championship with some of the fastest times in both relays and individual...

Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Julian Fernandez, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Girls’ basketball beat Bowie 52-38 in the first round of the playoffs on Monday. Anika McGarity lead the team with 16 points; Ashley Adaszczyk with 11 points; and Trinity Garrett with 8 points. Gabby Elliott had the most rebounds with 13, followed by Ashley Adaszczyk and Trinity Garrett with 5 re...

Ranger Roundup

Ranger Roundup

Elijah Goolsby, Joesph Romano, and Wyatt Tomallo

February 13, 2019


Filed under Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports

Girls' Soccer Kaitlyn Smith and Jadelin Castillo each scored a goal in Girls’ Soccer 2-0 win at San Marcos on Tuesday.  Hailey Smith and Maddie Malo assisted on the goals.  Sophia Phelan and Melyna Martinez split time at goalkeeper with 40 minutes each and allowed 0 points. San Marcos’ los...

Girls basketball advances

Girls basketball advances

Elijah Goolsby

February 12, 2019


Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In what could have been her final game in a Smithson Valley jersey, senior guard Ashley Adaszczyk stepped up in a big way to lead the Lady Rangers to a 52-38 win against Austin Bowie high school. The Lady Rangers jumped out to a hot start behind the arc, going 7-of-14 from three and jumping to a ...

Swimming heads to state

Swimming heads to state

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  The boys swim squad consists of some the best swimmers in the state of Texas including that of Virginia commit Konnar Klinksiek who has set district records for the 50-yard freestyle (20.82) and 100-yard butterfly swim (50.57). "I really want to leave a great legacy for us," Klinksiek said. ...

Girls basketball hits road to playoffs

Girls basketball hits road to playoffs

Dylan McGinnis and Brandon Faubel

February 11, 2019


Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Girls basketball heads into the first round of the UIL 6A Regional playoffs against Bowie high school at 7pm after a successful season  led by Anika Mcgarity and Tanyse Moehrig. The girls boast a 22-8 record, with large wins over district opponents such as a 57-45 win over San Marcos on Dec. 11...

Three make it official on National Signing Day

Three make it official on National Signing Day

Joseph Romano, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Football, Girls Soccer, Sports

Family and friends packed the main gym as three athletes signed letters of intent to compete at the collegiate level Wedesday in the main gym. Christian Romano, who signed his letter of intent to Hardin-Simmons University, started at defensive back his junior and senior years.  “I like the coa...

Sports Roundup

Sports Roundup

Wyatt Tomallo, Julian Fernandez, Elijah Goollsby, and Joesph Romano

February 6, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports

Girls Basketball Girls basketball heads into the first round of the 6A playoffs at 7 p.m. Monday at Canyon Lake High School. The girls defeated East Central 63-37 on Jan. 29. Ashley Adasczyk led the team in points by scoring 16. Torrie Palomino led the team in rebounds with seven and Brianna Grel...

Boys swim team dominates Region VII-6A meet

Boys swim team dominates Region VII-6A meet

Special to the Valley Ventana

February 4, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

2019 Region VII-6A Championship Meet Results Full Results available at http://www.aaaa-sa.org/HTML/VII-6A.htm Overall Team Finish: BOYS: 1st place (first title in team history) GIRLS: 9th place Special Honors-- *Boys Region VII Swimmer of the Year: Konnar Klinksiek   Diving:...

Swimming washes away district competition

Swimming washes away district competition

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This past Saturday the varsity swim team swept away district competition with both the girls and boys swim squads finishing first place for their fourth and fifth consecutive seasons, respectively.. Virginia swim commit Konnar Klinksiek led the way for the squad as he broke two of his own distric...