Jerel Beaty-Staff Writer
The Pirate Cross Country team made a huge statement to all of Region IV 3A Saturday at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi by winning the Islander Splash. Abel Sanchez, Johnny Rey Alvarez, Bryan Montes-Rodriguez, Diego Reyna, and Brandon Obando took five of the top 16 spots that included a field of 335 competitors.Lytle scored 50 points to earn that top spot followed by runner up Boerne who finished with 74 points and a distant third place La Vernia squad who amassed 159 points.
Devine Tennis Varsity beat SA Kennedy in district play 11-0.
Results: Ethin Erwin/Ethan Gelinas won 6-1,6-0, Jeremy Steinbrunner/Tanner Davis won 6-2,6-1, Jeremy won 6-1,6-0, Tanner won 6-2,6-2, Hector Garza/Adam Salinas won 6-0,6-0, Brooks Poppe/Jilliyn Guajardo won 6-0,6-0, Jilliyn won 6-1,6-4, Savanna Pequeno/Oakley Malone won 6-1,6-0, Kelsey Dishman/Lily Lawless won 6-0,6-0, Kelsey won 6-0,6-0, Bailey Ornelas/Abby Saunders won 6-0,6-0.
Up next, Devine plays Uvalde next Wednesday who is undefeated in district!
TEA has approved Devine ISD’s application for Staff Development Waiver Days. The staff development days will be used for curriculum development and safety training.
The following dates will be holidays for students.
Monday, September 25, 2023
Monday, October 30, 2023
Monday, February 12, 2024
Monday, April 8, 2024
The updated calendar can be found on the district website at devineisd.org.
Natalia Alumni and lifelong resident Sam Smith was honored last Friday night for being the “Voice of the Natalia Football Team” for 50 years! The 73-year-old, lifelong fan, former school board member and current City Council Member (25+ years) did the honorary coin flip for the kickoff to Devine vs. Natalia, before the Mustangs presented Smith with a signed helmet honoring his dedication to the program and town.
The Devine ISD district has developed a survey to ask the community members to give their input regarding their $11.2 Million dollar bond proposal which the community will vote on this November.
All the projects recommended in the May bond election will not be addressed, but the district will start with the top priority item and work down to get as much accomplished as possible. To view the possible projects go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/disdbond
The 1963 class of Devine High is holding a reunion brunch on Saturday, October 14th, of the full reunion. Brunch will be held at Charlie’s Daughter Restaurant at 10 AM. All whoever attended with our class are included and spouses. Please RSVP at email@example.com or 512-415-8959.
October 14, 10AM, at Charlie’s Daughter located at 116 Malone (at golf course). We hope to see you and your spouse. We will also honor our lost classmates.
One of the great rivalries of South Texas will battle this coming Friday, as Natalia and Lytle will take the field for the 63rd time since 1933. Lytle is riding high as they enter with a 3-0 mark as the Mustangs enter 0-3 facing three tough challenges in a row. This will also mark the “14th” Legacy Bowl game as Natalia has won eight in a row and holds the overall record 34-26-3 historically.
Devine’s tough preseason got the Arabians ready to face their District 29-4A foes as they defeated visiting Uvalde in straight sets last Friday. The Arabians won to put away the Lady Coyotes rather quickly to run their overall record to 18-13, 1-0 in district play.
McKyenzie Flores paced the two other Lady Mustangs running in the 2nd Annual Steve Goleman Cross Country Invitational in Bandera Saturday while Juan Gonzales led the two Mustang runners.
Flores placed 43rd of 94 runners with a time of 14:23 while Jade Mata was 72nd with a time of 16:25. Leyla Saenz came in 82nd place with a time of 17:20.
Gonzales came in at 47th place with a time of 20:09 and Denton Nelson placed 59th with a time of 21:19.
The lone JV runner for the Mustangs was Micaiah Patterson. Patterson placed 54th with a time of 33:59.
The Arabians continued their great start to the 2023 season as they finished fourth at the 2nd Annual Steve Goleman Cross Country Invitational in Bandera Saturday morning. The Warhorses also had a strong showing, placing 5th.