Tigers return to the field Friday to play Post

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton High School has had a rough two weeks going to all virtual learning, which also included the cancellation of two weeks of football and cross country. Now, the Tigers will resume action this Friday evening (Sept. 25) against Post. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. While the team has been…

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Roosevelt dominates in game against Dimmitt

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Roosevelt Eagles continued their strong season with a 33-0 win for their homecoming game. Landers could not be happier with his team. “I was very proud the way the team played against Dimmitt. We faced some adversity early in the game and our team was able to respond and…

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Roosevelt XC excels in Plainview meet

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Roosevelt Eagles Cross Country Team competed in the Plainview XC Invitational. Head Coach Kim Clemmons said the meet was “huge,” but the team did well overall. In the boys’ race, Trace Weller finished in the fastest time with a 19:05 for 27th place. “This was his fastest time of…

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Slaton Cross Country returns Saturday

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton High School Cross Country teams have waited two weeks to race again due to COVID shutting down the school to virtual learning. Coach Landon Sims said though it was a learning experience for his team. “The lesson that all of us have learned from this is some things…

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Southland loses to Wilson, 50-72

The Southland Eagles lost to the Wilson Mustangs 72-50 during Southland’s homecoming game Sept. 18. The Eagles (0-4) will have a bye week this week, then play Sands Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. for their last game before District. The Mustangs won their first game of the season, and will play Hermleigh Friday evening (Sept.…

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Wilson XC competes in meet

Wilson Cross Country recently competed in the Plainview XC Invitational. Those running and their times for the two-mile race were Gabriella Varela (22:49), Gracie Robinson (18:34) and Jasmin Hinojosa (18:58).(Slatonite courtesy photo/ Ricardo Mata)

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District changes football schedule

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tiger football team has faced challenges and changes after a COVID outbreak forced the high school to go virtual, with no games for two weeks. Now instead of having a bye week after playing Post Friday (Sept. 25), the team will start District next week. The reason? –…

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Roosevelt Homecoming Royalty

Ayden Rendon and Jacob Torrez were named Roosevelt High School’s Homecoming King and Queen for 2020 Friday evening (Sept. 18) during halftime of the Eagle’s game against Dimmitt. The duo had reason to smile, as the team defeated the Bobcats 33-0. For more on the game, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite…

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Southland Homecoming Royalty

Homecoming Queen Vikki Torres and King CorDale Benham reign over Southland’s homecoming event Friday evening (Sept. 18) during their game against Wilson. The team lost 72-50 in a close match of former District competitors. For photos, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite courtesy photo/Elizabeth Jackson)

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SEDCO approves 1 COVID grant

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Economic Development Corporation approved one more COVID grant for a local business Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17) during its regular monthly meeting. Executive Director Barbara Hopper said the application was for lawyer Bradley Pettiett office, who did not have a client during the COVID closures but had to continue…

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