Area Sports

Tigers lose to Shallowater, prepare for Bi-District

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton knew they’d have a challenge in Shallowater if they wanted to finish second in District. In the end the Tigers (2-3 in District) came up short, losing to the Mustangs 49-19 Friday (Nov. 8) during the last game of regular season. Slaton finished third in the District behind Bushland…

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Slaton loses heartbreaker to Littlefield, 40-38

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton faced a tough opponent in the Littlefield Wildcats Friday (Oct. 25) at Wildcat Stadium. In the end, the Tigers (1-2 in District) came up painfully short, 40-38. “It was everything we advertised it to be,” said Head Football Coach Jeff Caffey about the game. “We knew it was going…

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Cross Country qualifies 3 to State competition

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM It may have been 37 degrees outside when the Slaton Cross Country Teams competed in the Regional Cross Country Meet at Mae Simmons Park Monday (Oct. 28), but the team was on fire trying to advance to the State meet. In the end, three individual runners – Alice Cogburn, Mary…

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Tigers bounce back with 38-27 District win

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM It may have taken a bit of changes in plays, but the Slaton High School Tiger football team came back after a two game losing streak to defeat the River Road Wildcats 38-27 Friday (Oct. 18) at Tiger Stadium. “After the past couple of games we kind of had to…

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Cross country prepares for Regionals

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The quest to compete at State continues Monday (Oct. 28) when the Slaton Tiger Cross Country teams compete in Regionals. Coach Landon Sims said they’ve been getting ready for the big race. “We rested the Tuesday after District, picked it up again last Wednesday, did a normal week this past…

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Tigers dealt tough loss in District opener

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tiger football team (3-3, 0-1) knew they were facing a tough match against Bushland on Friday evening (Oct. 11) to open up District. In the end, they fell short 58-14 against the undefeated Falcons. “When you look at it, our last four games, our opponents are a combined…

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Runners earn top awards in District

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton High School Boys Cross Country Team won the District Championship and Girls finished third Monday afternoon (Oct. 14) at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. Both teams qualified for Regional. Mary Jo Parker lead the girl’s finishers placing second with a time of 13:08. Individuals results were Alice Cogburn,…

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On the prowl for a District championship

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM It may have been fall break and a bye week for the Slaton Tigers, but Monday afternoon the team was out on the field for practice. Their goal? To get ready for their District opener against Bushland on Friday (Oct. 11) in Bushland. The Tigers (3-2) will have a tough…

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Girls 3rd, boys 2nd in Abernathy Meet

The Slaton High School Varsity Girls Cross Country Team finished third and the Boys placed second Saturday (Oct. 5) at the Abernathy Meet. Individual finishes for the girls were Alice Cogburn, third, 13:14; Mary Jo Parker, fourth, 13:29, Kathryn Castillo, 15th, 14:12; Kristen Chavarin, 27th,  14:46; Kelsea Crow, 32nd, 15:02; Emily Herrera, 48th, 15:41 and…

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Slaton football dealt tough loss against Post, 42-14

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigers faced a tough opponent in rivals the Post Antelopes Friday evening (Sept. 27). At the end of the football game, Slaton fell short, losing 42-14 during their game Friday (Sept. 27) at Antelope Field in Post. Coach Jeff Caffey said even in the loss, the team had…

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