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For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Chloe Presley-Gundaker and Emilee Johnson

November 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Profiles, Showcase, Sports

Since birth, sophomore Jalen Nutt felt passionate about sports. "We remember his first time wearing a football helmet," his mother, Shannon Armstrong-Nutt said. "It was a size too big for him, and he kept having to adjust it when he was running. He reminded us of a bobble head." That was eight...

Runners go green at UNT

Runners go green at UNT

Gretchen Wersterfer, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

This summer, senior cross country runners Arianna Gonzales and Mason Garner will retire their navy blue Ranger pride and prepare to become members of the University of North Texas Mean Green Eagles. Surrounded by family, friends and balloons, both signed their letters of commitment during a ceremon...

Rangers prepare for ultimate test in Lake Travis

Rangers prepare for ultimate test in Lake Travis

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Just to clear the air: this game is not a foregone conclusion. A loss seems to be the general consensus among the student body, but the truth is far from it. In fact, if any underdog can take down a power like Lake Travis, it will be these Rangers, a stout defensive bunch who run it up the throa...

Road to state

Road to state

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

SVABC will be at the school Friday morning before school starts (7:45 am to 8:45 am) selling our clear SV Bags that are approved for stadium entrance. We will also return at 3:00 p.m. outside of the stadium to sell bags before the team leaves at 3:40 p.m. “We will try to set up out in front of sch...

Football slays Unicorns, clinch playoffs

Football slays Unicorns, clinch playoffs

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

As Ranger fans poured into Unicorn stadium on Friday, nerves ran high as the team’s playoff hopes were in jeopardy. With a win against rival New Braunfels in their last game of the season, the Rangers would be in position to clinch another playoff spot. This season has been somewhat out of the ordina...

Girls basketball goes .500 in Northside Tournament

Girls basketball goes .500 in Northside Tournament

Hudson Murphy, Sports Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In the Northside tournament last weekend, the girls basketball team made it to the fourth game after winning the first two. This is the first of the three tournaments that the team will play this season. The team tipped off the tournament with a game against Madison and started the tournament stro...

It all comes down to this

It all comes down to this

Jackson Posey, Sports Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

It all comes down to this. Win, and they’re in. Lose, and the Rangers will (likely) be sent home. A year without the playoffs would be a lost season for a team that has been a playoff mainstay for years, and a loss in the final matchup - a big no for a team so close to the postseason - would mark ...

Girls basketball defeats Incarnate Word in season opener Nov. 3

Girls basketball defeats Incarnate Word in season opener Nov. 3

Hudson Murphy, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The girls basketball team tipped off the season last Saturday when they took down San Antonio Incarnate Word 59-41, securing the first win of the 2018-2019 season. The girls team finished last season with a second round loss to Austin Westlake and graduated five seniors, including their top two le...

Football stomps San Marcos during Senior Night blowout

Football stomps San Marcos during Senior Night blowout

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On Friday the varsity football team took to the field for one last time in Ranger Stadium for the 2018 season, as the Rangers dominated district opponent San Marcos in 58-14 blowout win on senior night. The team stomped all over the Rattlers, with scores coming from special teams and offense. The t...

District 26-6A playoff race convoluted

District 26-6A playoff race convoluted

Jackson Posey, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

With just two weeks remaining, only one team has been eliminated. This will be fun.

Volleyball headed to first round of playoffs

Volleyball headed to first round of playoffs

Hudson Murphy, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Sweeping the East Central Hornets 3-0 Friday, volleyball sealed their playoff spot and head into a bidistrict match with Westlake at 5:30 p.m. today at Lehman High School in Kyle. "Westlake is a state ranked opponent, so we're going to have to play good defense and block well," head coach Courtney...