Lady Mustang Softball

Natalia won the last time they faced Dilley, and things went their way on Thursday too. Everything went the Natalia Mustangs’ way against the Dilley Wolves as the Natalia Mustangs made off with a 14-4 victory. With that win, Natalia brought their scoring average up to 6.1 runs per game.
Arabella Gallegos was a major factor while hitting and pitching. She struck out six batters over six innings while giving up three earned (and one unearned) runs off five hits. Gallegos…

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District 28-3A Track & Field Schedule of Events for April 3 in Natalia

Natalia Mustang Varsity boys 4x100m relay team: Elias Deluna, Jacques Gonzales, Gatling Gunn, and Oscar Mendez.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
Lytle and Natalia put their best foot forward Wednesday, April 3 as the District 28-3A Track and Field Meet commences at Natalia High School as the Mustangs host this year’s major event.

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Adrian Lopez 123lb State Powerlifting Champion!

Mustang Powerlifter Adrian Lopez totaled 1,170lbs March 22 in Abilene at the State Meet.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
Natalia has a State Champion! Mustang Powerlifter Adrian Lopez totaled 1,170lbs March 22 in Abilene at the State Meet to stake his claim to the championship belt in the 123-pound weight class.
Lopez squatted 425lbs, benched 255lbs, and deadlifted 490lbs to edge out runner-up Carlos Flores of Quitman who totaled 1,165lls going 435lbs, 315lbs, and 415lbs in the same categories.
Only four of 26 lifters in the 123lb-division weighed under 120lbs. Lopez was the only one to finish in the top 13 as he tilted the scale at 117.4 during the weigh-in process…

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Lady Mustang PowerlifterAraceley Segovia STATE CHAMP!!!

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
There is a STATE CHAMPION in Natalia, Texas and her name is Araceley Segovia! Segovia won the Class 3A 198lb division in Frisco March 14th as she totaled an even one-thousand pounds over the three lifts to claim the championship.
Ashley Aguirre did not do too shabby herself as she placed 8th overall…in the STATE! Aguirre totaled 830lbs in the 181lb division.
Segovia, who was also the Class 3A Region V Champion, squatted 425lbs, benched 195lbs, and deadlifted 380lbs at State.
Aguirre squatted 315lbs, benched 200lbs, and deadlifted 315lbs.
Congratulations to both Araceley and Ashley for representing Natalia High School at the State!

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STATEBOUND!

Natalia Mustang Adrian Lopez punched his ticket to the state powerlifting meet on March 22nd in Abilene!

Mustangs compete at Regionals
Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
Adrian Lopez will represent Natalia at the State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene March 22 in Abilene. Lopez placed 3rd overall in the 123lb weight class at last week’s Regional Meet in Edinberg.
Lopez totaled 1,080 pounds combined with a squat of 375, a bench of 240, and a deadlift of 465lbs.
Oscar Ramos, Luis Buentello, and Eduardo Lopez also gave it their best shot to extend their season one more event but fell just short of their ultimate goal.
Ramos placed 10th in the 114lb division with lifts of 325lb in squat, 170lb on bench, and a 305lb deadlift to total an even 800 pounds.
Buentello placed 5th in the 220lb division, totaling 1,395 pounds. He squatted 585lb, benched 315lb, and deadlifted 495lbs.
Eduardo Lopez bombed out after posting 315lb in squat in the 114lb division.
Congratulations to all four Mustang lifters on a great 2023 season and best of luck to Adrian at State!

14 Lady Mustang powerlifter are Regional-Bound!

Bottom Row (l to r): Autumn Martinez, Ritzi Robles-Ocampo, Sofia Vera, Lorinda Garcia-Ramos, Abigail Fulton, Karianna Sanchez. Middle Row: Olivia Velasquez, Rubiana Juarez, Yara Robles-Ocampo, Eliana Flores-Garcia, Arriana Romero, Isabel Laque, Ashley Aguirre, Evalyn Valera, Danica Torrez. Top Row: Araceley Segovia. Not Pictured: Manager Kate Robinson.

R. Robles-Ocampo, Garcia-Ramos, Segovia, Flores-Garcia, Laque, Romero, Sanchez, Fulton, Velasquez, Martinez, Valera, Aguirre, Vera, & Y. Robles-Ocampo

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
Holy Smokes! Natalia has some strong young ladies heading to Regional at Bert Ogden Arean on February 29 as 14 Lady Mustangs qualified for Regional.
Wish seniors Ritzi Robles-Ocampo, Lorinda Garcia-Ramos, Araceley Segovia, Eliana Flores-Garcia, Isabel Laque, and Arriana Romero, juniors Karianna Sanchez, Abigail Fulton, and Olivia Velasquez, sophomores Autumn Martinez, Evalyn Valera, Ashley Aguirre, and freshmen Sofia Vera and Yara Robles-Ocampo the best of luck if you see them before they leave…

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Natalia Boys Basketball – Weekly Recap 1/22-1/26/2024

Natalia Mustang #3 Dominic San Miguel blocks pass.

By Coach JustinWelsh
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Lytle – 1/23/2024
It was standing room only at Natalia High School on Tuesday night as the Lytle Pirates came to town to battle the Mustangs. The Pirates came into the game with a 2-1 District 28-3A record and the Mustangs entered with a 3-0 District record. The energy in the gym was electric. After a back and forth game in the early minutes, the Pirates were able to open up the game as they took an early 17-9 lead in the 1Q as the Mustangs struggled to get things going offensively. In the 2Q, the Pirates continued the…

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Natalia Boys Basketball Weekly Recap

Natalia Mustang #11 Elias Deluna on the move to take a shot.

By Coach Justin Welsh
Varsity Boys @ Dilley – 1/16/2024
On Tuesday night, the Mustangs traveled down I-35 to take on the Dilley Wolves. Looking to improve to 2-0 in district, the Mustangs came out red hot and jumped out to an 11-2 lead and would continue to build on it as they would end the 1Q up 23-5. Jordan Roberts and Peyton Alderete would both knock down two three-pointers in the quarter. Jordan Roberts would lead the way in the 1Q as he scored 13 1Q points. As the 2Q rolled around, the Wolves started to get things going on both ends of the floor as they would finish the quarter on a 12-0 run to cut the deficit to 9 but the Mustangs would…

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