Area Sports

Tigers lose close game against New Deal, 21-14

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigers had a tough challenge Friday (Sept. 13) when they faced the defending Class 2A Division I State Runner-up New Deal Lions. The Tigers lost 21-14 in the match, but Head Coach Jeff Caffey still saw a lot to be proud of. “I thought our kids played hard,”…

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Tiger Girls finish 4th, boys 5th in LCU Relays

The Slaton High School boys and girls Cross Country teams competed in the Lubbock Christian University Relays Saturday (Sept. 14). The girls team finished fourth overall out of 20 teams. Individual placements were Alice Cogburn, fifth; Mary Jo Parker, eighth; Kathryn Castillo, 30th; Natali Soto, 51st; Jazmyn Jackson, 66th; Emily Herrera, 76th; Kristen Chavarin, 91st;…

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Tigers pounce on Brownfield, win 13-12

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton High School Tiger football team kept everyone on the edge of their seats as they defeated the Brownfield Cubs 13-12 in a tough homecoming game. Head Football Coach Jeff Caffey said he felt a lot of lessons were learned Friday. “I think in the end we had some…

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Cross Country competes in Pre Lubbock Coaches Meet

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton Cross Country competed in the Pre Lubbock Coaches Cross Country Meet Saturday (Sept. 7) at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. Coach Landon Sims was overall happy with the results, especially with the week the students have had. “I thought we competed very well. The effort of these kids has…

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Tigers maul Sanford-Fritch 41-6 in home opener

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM It was a case of lights out football, figuratively and literally. The Slaton Tiger football team didn’t let a 30 minute game delay due to an outage that knocked out the field lights affect them as they defeated the Sanford-Fritch Eagles 41-6 to open their season. Head Coach Jeff Caffey…

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Cross Country participates in opening meet

 y Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tiger Cross Country Teams participated in the LCU Rust Buster Relays Saturday (Aug. 31) to open their season. Coach Landon Sims, who is in his first year as Cross Country coach, said the meet was done in a relay race format. “We paired the runners up into pairs,…

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Tigers finesse game before season opener

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tiger football team honed the skills they learned from practice and their first scrimmage last Thursday (Aug. 22) as they played the Snyder Tigers in Slaton. Head Football Coach Jeff Caffey said he saw “a lot of pluses” come out of the second scrimmage. One of these was…

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Tiger football works on skills, sees improvements in scrimmage

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton High School Tigers started their scrimmaging season against Abernathy Friday evening (Aug. 16). It was the first time this season the team competed head-to-head against an opponent. Head Football Coach Jeff Caffey was pleased with the results. “The first scrimmage went well,” he said. Part of that is…

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Slaton teams show off skills during scrimmage

The air was full of cheers Saturday as the Tiger football teams conducted scrimmages Saturday (Aug. 10) at Tiger Stadium. Saturday was the first day that teams could participate in full contact practice under the University Interscholastic League rules. There were two scrimmages. The Tigers will have another scrimmage Friday (Aug. 16) at home against…

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Updated UIL rules allow students to be better prepared for competition

As summer draws closer to an end and school is around the corner, athletes at Slaton High School have been working on improving their overall stamina as well as skills. This year, the University Interscholastic League enacted an update to their policy regarding strength and conditioning programs and sports specific skill instruction. In years past,…

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