Area Sports

Successful Slaton season ends in area round

SWEETWATER — The Slaton Tigers successful 2018 season ended last weekend in Sweetwater, but big strides were made this season under first-year head coach Jeff Caffey. Slaton ran into #3 Brock in the Mustang Bowl and fell, 64-6. The Tigers held Brock to seven points in the first quarter and held them on downs three…

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Tigers claim bi-district title in close win over Cubs

The Slaton Tigers know how to put on a show. Facing a team they crushed in Week 2, the Tigers clawed back to claim a 36-28 win over the Brownfield Cubs for their second consecutive bi-district win. “That’s why you play the game,” said first-year Slaton Head Coach Jeff Caffey. ”I couldn’t be more proud…

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Tigers roll up 70 points, set up district showdown

The Slaton Tigers had one final hurdle to clear before a showdown for the district championship. The did it with plenty of room to spare. The Tigers put up their biggest point total in well over a decade, crushing Muleshoe, 70-13, to set up a District Championship showdown with Shallowater Friday night. “I have never…

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Tigers score last-minute win over Antelopes

The Slaton varsity football team continues to buck recent trends in this 100th year of Tiger football, including notching a long-awaited win in the War of 84. Laz Galindo hit Eli Martinez on a 64-yard touchdown pass with 49 seconds left in the game to send the Tigers to a 16-15 triumph, their first win…

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Tigers maul Bulldogs, 39-20, on Homecoming

The Slaton Tigers celebrated Homecoming in style, barreling through the Coahoma Tigers, 39-20, on the new artificial surface at Tigers Stadium for their first homecoming win in six years. Kevondrick Gober opened the scoring right away, sprinting 74 yards for the first score of the game. The running game worked all night, with Gober rushing…

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Tigers fall short in close battle with New Deal

NEW DEAL — The Slaton Tigers fell into an early hole against New Deal, one too deep to escape despite a dominating second half. The Tigers dropped to 2-1 after a 19-13 heartbreaker that saw them shut out the Lions over the final two quarters. New Deal took a 19-0 lead into halftime after a…

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Tigers crush Brownfield to move to 2-0

BROWNFIELD — Slaton Head Coach Jeff Caffey had one simple question  for his huddled team at the end of Friday’s domination of Brownfield. “How do you like being 2-0?” The answer to Caffey’s question could be heard across the field. The Slaton Tigers racked up 437 total yards on offense and scored nine touchdowns in…

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SHS graduate to pitch in all-star game Saturday

Malory Cofield has been selected to the Greater West Texas Softball Coaches Association (GWTSCA) All-Star Game Saturday (June 9) at Lubbock Christian University. Cofield will be pitching for the East All Star team. As one of just two seniors for the bi-district champion Tigerettes, Cofield pitched 14-1 innings on the season with 109 strike-outs and…

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Slaton ISD names new athletic director

Slaton ISD wasted no time in hiring a new coach to run its athletic department. Jeff Caffey, the Slaton High School powerlifting and assistant track coach, has been named Athletic Director/Head Football Coach. “I’m proud to be here,” he said. “It’s a great day to be a Tiger.” Caffey, the son of longtime coaches and…

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SHS athletic director resigns

Slaton High School athletic director and head football coach Stacey Martin has resigned. Martin submitted his letter of resignation Monday (June 4), telling the administration he was “pursing new challenges in his life.” The resignation was effective immediately. Martin was scheduled to have his athletic director title removed and be re-assigned as only head football…

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