Colt baseball season wraps up ’24 season

by Heath Poppe
Devine put their bats in the rack for the final time this season as they closed out their campaign with ballgames against Pearsall and Lyle before finishing it up at the District Tournament in Devine April 27.
Gold vs. Pearsall
The Gold team put up 13 runs in three innings of play to roll over the Mavericks 13-0. The Colts scored 3 runs in the first and 5 runs each in the second and third innings. The Colts banged out seven hits in the contest.
Ezekiel Simmons and Jayden Rivas each had second hits in the contest. Bentlee Copeland, David Espinosa, and Colt Smith each contributed with one hit a piece.
On the mound…

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Colt baseball battering the competition

\Nate Valle reached 2nd on an error by the right fielder, stole 3rd, then scored on a pass ball to give Devine an early 1-0 lead.

by Heath Poppe
This past Wednesday, April 10, The Devine Colts baseball team traveled to Somerset for their second ballgame of the season and managed to escape with victories in each to run their overall record to 4-0.
Gold Team
The Colt Gold team escaped Somerset 13 to 9 to put their record to 2-0 on the season. Things did not exactly start off so great for the Colts as they had to scratch out the four-run, come-from-behind victory.
In the top of the 1st inning, leadoff hitter Nate Valle reached 2nd on an error…

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Colt MJ Lawler with the stop.

DMS Tennis finishes season

DMS tennis players Canton Urrabazo and MJ Lawler.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
The Colt and Filly tennis teams served up their final tournament in Uvalde this past Saturday at the District 29-4A Meet. The 7th Fillys and 8th Colts each won first place as teams while the 7th Colts and 8th Fillys each finished as runner-up.
Seventh grade champions included Jack Wallace and Dresden Talamantes in singles, while Tai Moss…

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Colt baseball brings out the brooms in sweep of Rockcrushers

Jacob Camacho on the mound for Devine Maroon team. Colt photos by Brigid Howard.

by Heath Poppe
The Devine Colts opened their 2024 baseball season Wednesday, April 3 against the Knippa
Rockcrushers and pulled off victories in each game of the doubleheader.
Devine Gold
Devine won this tight affair, but it was Knippa who got off to a quick start in game one by scoring two runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning, but the Gold team Colts erupted for five runs of their own in the top of the 3rd. Kaleb Gonzalez led off the inning with a walk followed by three more…

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Brody Poppe hit an RBI single for Colts Maroon team.

8th Colts Track District Champs, 7th grade places 3rd

Collier Paige competes in the 400m dash.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
The 8th grade Colts ran, jumped, and threw themselves to a District Track Championship last Tuesday in Pearsall. Devine scored 173 points to easily outdistance runner-up and Class 6A Del Rio who finished with 129 points.
The 7th grade had a nice outing as well as they placed third overall with 135 points. Competition was tight amongst these teams as champion Uvalde had 158 points while fourth place Del Rio was only 22 points behind with 133…

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Gold medal performance was from the 4x100m crew of Nathan Valle, Moses Contreras, Israel Casas, and Jaden Cruz.

7th & 8th Fillys District Track Champions

Illiana Settles placed 4th in the 2400m run and 5th in the 800m and 1600m run.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
The 7th and 8th grade Fillys capped off their terrific 2024 track season as District Champions after owning the competition in Pearsall last March 26.
The 7th grade Fillys cruised to a 213-159 advantage over runner-up Del Rio while the 8th grade also topped Del Rio by a final point tally of 170-156.
7th Filly highlights
Scoring over 200 points in a track meet usually means there were several gold medal efforts amongst all events and that was definitely the case for the 7th grade Fillys…

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Dresden Talamantes, Claira Gulley, Brooklyn Hinnant, and Vida Solis teamed up in both the 4x100m Relay and the 4x200m Relay and walked away with two gold medals.

DMS Tennis hits home courts

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
With their first opportunity of the 2024 season for all members of the Colt and Filly teams to get actual matches, Devine took on Floresville last Tuesday outside of Warhorse Stadium at the tennis courts.
The 7th grade Colts had the best outcome against the Tigers as they won 7 of 10 matches while the 8th Colts went 5-5 and the 8th Fillys went 3-3. The 7th Fillys had a difficult time, but gained…

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Fillys track champs in Devine!

Gold Medalist Reese Schueling with her 6’0 pole vault jump

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
The 7th and 8th Filly track teams did not treat their guests at last Wednesday’s meet at Warhorse Stadium very friendly as they put up 499 points between them as they staked their claim to both team championships.
The 7th grade Fillys amassed 268 points to easily outdistance themselves from runner-up Bandera who scored 147 while the 8th grade Fillys racked up 231 points to also beat Bandera who tallied 135.5.
Gold medal winning 7th graders included Dresden Talamantes, Claira Gulley, Brooklyn Hinnant, Vida Solis, Emma McIver, Amy Outlaw, and Reese Schueling.
Silver medalists were…

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Colts Track champs!

Gold Medalist Nathan Valle in Long Jump and High Jump

Jerel Beaty
The 7th grade and 8th grade Colts had impressive showings last Wednesday as Devine hosted their annual relays at Warhorse Stadium. Both squads ran, jumped, and threw their way to team championships.
The 7th grade scored 175 points to narrowly escape Carrizo Springs who finished with 166 while the 8th grade flattened the curve by scoring a whopping 202 points to crush runner-up Uvalde’s 113 points.
Gold medal winning 7th grade Colts were the 4x400m Relay team consisting of Kash Esparza, Elijah San Miguel, David Espinosa, and Tommy Camarillo and Nathan Valle in Long Jump and High Jump and Espinosa in 110m Hurdles.
Silver medals went to the 4x200m Relay squad of Valle, Moses Contreras, Espinosa, and Camarillo along with Valle in…

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