Arabians take down Eagles 13-3

Varsity Arabian #1 Natalie Valle safe at third.

The Arabian Softball team is strongly holding onto first place at 4-1. Somerset and Hondo are not far behind at 3-2, Pleasanton is 2-3, and Brooks Academy rounds out the district at 0-4. The Arabians beat Pleasanton last night 13-3.
With just three games left, the Arabians will have to work hard in three road games. They will face Somerset again tomorrow night at 7:00pm and against Hondo on April 19. Their final district game will be April 22nd at Brooks Academy. In their first meetings of district, Devine beat Somerset 4-1, fell to Hondo 8-9, and beat Brooks 15-0.

Varsity Arabians huddle up before the game.

Stat and highlights were not available at time of press and will run next week.

Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer

Eric Hernandez 5th in Class 4A State Powerlifting

Warhorse Eric Hernandez place 5th in the Div.2 165lb Weight class at the State Meet! “It was a battle today and so close between 3rd-6th places! Great competition! Great year Eric and next year we are going to aim for that state championship!” said Coach Paul Gomez..(550 squat, 320 bench, 560 deadlift (PR), 1430 total (PR)

Quite the season for Devine Warhorse powerlifter Eric Hernandez as he followed his Region V Championship with a fifth place finish at State competition in Abilene. Hernandez was a mere five pounds short of placing third overall.
Hernandez and Indiana Taylor of Andrews each totaled 1,430 pounds, however Taylor got the fourth place finish due to weighing 1.1 pounds less than Hernandez. Taylor weighed in at 161.9 while Hernandez was 163.
Squat was very good to Hernandez as hit 550lbs and came out of bench lift with 320lbs, giving him 870lbs going into deadlift. He lifted 560lbs in his final lift of his amazing 2022 state qualifying season.
165lb weight class
1st-Greyson Blanchad-Celina-160.4-650-405-560-1,615 2nd-Christian Laja-Perryton-163.3-635-340-575-1,550 3rd Josiah Lugo-Somerset-162.4-585-390-460-1,435 4th-Indiana Taylor-Andrews-161.9-510-340-580-1,430 5th-Eric Hernandez-Devine-163-550-320-560-1,430 6th-Joel Weekes-Shepherd-161-545-330-550-1,425 7th-Carson Stevens-Iowa Park-162.5-550-345-500-1,425 8th-Jacob Tull-Farmersville-160.8-520-285-490-1,395 9th-Mickey Ray-Bullard-161.3-550-255-450-1,255 10th-Izaac Zamora-Geronimo Navarro-156.6-475-275-4651,250 Bomb-Outs Dominque Wooten-Lampasas, Kadyn McDonald-Paris, John Para-Fredericksburg.

By Jerel Beaty, Staff Writer