Lady Mustangs powerlifting team champs; Sanchez, Segovia, Velasquez win gold

Natalia Girls Powerlifting – Fourteen of the 21 Arabian powerlifters that earned 2nd place in Natalia recently.

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
The Lady Mustangs got to keep the championship hardware in Natalia as they were the overall team champions January 17 at their home meet.
Natalia racked up 42 points to top runner up Devine who finished with 34 points. Uvalde was third with 32 points.
Weight class champions were Karianna Sanchez in the 105lb division, Araceley Segovia in the 198lb division, and Olivia Velasquez in the 242lb division.
Silver medals were earned by Abigail Fulton in the 123lb class, Ashley Aguirre…

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Mustang powerlifting going strong; E. Lopez wins gold, A. Lopez takes silver in home meet

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
Get ready to save some gas money as Paul Gomez, Devine High School Head Powerlifting Coach, and his Warhorse and Arabian lifters make several short trips over to Natalia this 2024 season in hopes of earning multiple invitations to Regional and State meets at the conclusion of their competitions.
The Warhorses are in full swing with last Wednesday’s meet results already in the books. The Arabians get their first grunts and groans today, January 17.
Warhorses
Sixteen Warhorses hit the bench and lifting mats working to accomplish what teammate Seth…

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Natalia Mustangs defeat Poteet55-38

Natalia Mustangs #5 Jordan Roberts and #2 David Rodriguez on defense.

By Coach Justin Welsh
Varsity @ Poteet – January 2, 2024
On Tuesday, January 2, the Mustangs traveled to Poteet to take on the Aggies. The Mustangs would jump out to a quick 4-0 lead before the Aggies would get going. It was a back and forth 1Q but eventually the Aggies would get some stops and increase their lead to 17-11 at the end of the 1Q. The Mustangs would pick up their defensive…

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Natalia Varsity Tourney Champs, go 5-0

Natalia Mustang tournament honors: #4 Peyton Alderete (All-Tournament), #2 David Rodriguez, #5 Jordan Roberts (MVP), #3 Dominic San Miguel All-Tournament).

Natalia vs. Karnes City
(McMullen County Tournament Pool Play)
In their first game of the McMullen County Tournament, the Mustangs took on the Badgers of Karnes City. The Badgers jumped out to a quick lead early on as they held on to an 18-13 lead heading into the 2Q. The Mustangs had a balanced scoring attack in…

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District Champ Odem awaits Natalia in Bi-District Battle

Mustang coach celebrates with #9 Zach Peralta.

Eric Smith
Staff Writer
The last time that the Natalia Mustangs and the Odem Owls met in a playoff battle on the turf, was a 2002 Area Match-up in Robstown, Texas that saw the state ranked Owls back then, roll past the Natalia Mustangs.
The last time…

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12 Pirates romp past Natalia Football

Natalia Mustangs #5 Luis Buentello and #12 Marcos Ramos block during a recent game.

By Eric Smith aka Green Paint
The #12 state ranked Poth Pirates continued their winning ways last Friday in Natalia, as they handed the Mustangs a 56-0 loss. Poth improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in district play, as Natalia fell to 1-7 overall and 1-3 in district play.
“I am disappointed in the loss, but I am proud of….

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Mustangs suffer tough loss in Frio County, #12 Poth comes to town

Natalia Mustang #9 Zach Peralta tries to break another tackle.

Eric Smith
Staff Writer
The Natalia Mustangs continued their road woes in Frio County, as they suffered a tough shut-out loss last Friday night at Gosch Field. Dating back to 1989, the Wolves had

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