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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5K Benefit for Coach Wueste Oct 28th

Natalia Coach Melissa Wueste was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in May 2023. Since then, Coach Wueste has undergone radiation treatments and other procedures and will continue the fight over the next few months.
As Breast Cancer Awareness month approaches us we hope you will join us for some benefit events to raise money and support her battle. All proceeds will go to the Wueste family to help with health expenses as she continues her fight.
Coach Wueste is the Head Softball Coach as well as Assistant Cross Country Coach in Natalia.
There will be several upcoming benefit events such as a T shirt sale, 5K color run on October 28, wrist band/lanyards are currently being sold, and a car wash is planned in the near future.
For more information or to make donations please contact Coach Ilyan Martinez at ilyan.martinez@nataliaisd.net or by calling (210) 279-2438. They also expect to have t-shirts available to sell soon.

Natalia Mustang High School Marching Band has debuted “Tears of Sorrow”

By Jacob Lopez
As younger band members step into the spotlight, the Natalia Mustang High School Marching Band has debuted their theme show, “Tears of Sorrow.”
Band Director Sergio Mendez said the marching band will open the show with “Uninvited,” a song by Alanis Morissette.

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Benefits for Coach Wueste

Natalia Coach Melissa Wueste was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in May 2023. Since then, Coach Wueste has undergone radiation treatments and other procedures and will continue the fight over the next few months. As Breast Cancer Awareness month approaches us we hope you will join us for some benefit events to raise money and support her battle. All proceeds will go to the Wueste family to help with health expenses as she continues her fight.
There will be several upcoming benefit events such as a T shirt sale, 5K color run October 28, wrist band/lanyard sale and a car wash.
For more information or to make donations please contact Coach Ilyan Martinez at ilyan.martinez@nataliaisd.net or by calling (210) 279-2438.

Buentello, Rizo named NHSKing & Queen

Natalia High School named the 2023 Homecoming King & Queen Brianna Rizo and Luis Buentello (pictured on right) this past Friday night.
Other NHS Homecoming representatives were:
HOSA Representative Sarah Kanagusico Micaiah Patterson (not pictured)
Miss Mustang Angelina Solis & Mr. Mustang Luis Buentello
NHS Representatives Tyli Ventimiglia & Madison Wolf
Marvelous Mustangs Kayden Maddox & Bailey Moore
FFA Representatives Denton Nelson & Jalynn Guzman
Band Representatives Kate Robinson & Anthony Guevara
Freshman Representatives Leonardo Buentello & Sofia Vera
Sophomore Representatives Rudy Cruz & Aryanna Ramirez
Junior Class Representatives Kira Jimenez & Jason Huron
Senior Class Representatives Skylyene Gallegos & Esteban Saldaña
Senior Class Representatives Jesus Alfaro & Eliana Mason
Senior Class Representatives Brianna Rizo & Luis Buentello.

Smith honored for announcing Natalia Football for 50 Years,NHS Homecoming Friday

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.

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Natalia Homecoming to feature 63rd meeting between Mustangs and PiratesNHS riding eight game win streak

Eric Smith
Staff Writer
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.

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Natalia XC results

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
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.