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

Eyeing the rim, Tristan Ortiz attacks on a fastbreak against Wagner on Jan. 22. Ortizs 11.4 points per game have put boys basketball in position to push for a playoff berth.

Crown on the line

Jackson Posey, Sports Director
February 12, 2021
Sophomore Matthew Capetillo chips the ball out of the Rangers middle third against McCollum. The boys beat the Cowboys 3-0, taking their fifth and final win of the preseason.

Redemption season

Emma Siebold, Sports Editor
January 25, 2021
Tevijon Williams skies in for a transition layup over South Sans Jonas Carlisle. Williams leads the Rangers with 2.1 steals per game.

Talk about playoffs?

Jackson Posey, Sports Director
January 22, 2021
The offense runs the ball during a preseason scrimmage against San Marcos. This season, the Rangers ran for 1,895 yards and 31 touchdowns.

A numbers game

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor
December 22, 2020
Defensive linemen Diego Hamilton (left) and Trey Moore (right) discuss tactics on the sideline. The defense will have their hands full Friday against a Westlake team averaging 54.9 points per game.

Hello, young Chaps

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor
December 18, 2020
Jalen Nutt weaves through the San Marcos defense. Nutt has compiled 1,661 total yards and 17 touchdowns in his first season as a varsity quarterback.

To be or Nutt to be

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor
December 17, 2020
Noah Flores prepares for a snap. Flores made plenty of key contributions to Fridays 24-20 win, including an interception and long punt return.

Football rattles Rattlers

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor
December 13, 2020
Linebacker Darlington Frasch rests on the sideline. Frasch will be critical in the Rangers quest to slow down Rattler running back Carson Green.

A snake in their cleats

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor
December 11, 2020
Gabe Hoskins sprints to the edge against Wagner. Hoskins has rushed for 345 yards and 6 touchdowns on 69 carries this season.

Steele eyes, full hearts

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor
November 26, 2020
Jalen Nutt avoids a tackler against San Marcos. Nutt compiled 166 total yards and a touchdown in Fridays win over East Central.

Buzz off

Jackson Posey, Sports Editor
November 22, 2020
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