Area Sports

Tigerettes lift up trophy after first-place finish

The Slaton Tigerettes and Tigers kicked off the powerlifting meet schedule in style Saturday in Abernathy, with Tigerettes claiming the team championship. “It was a good start for our first meet,” said Slaton ISD AD powerlifting coach Jeff Caffey. “We had returners who picked up where they left off and had some first timers medal.”…

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Tigerettes fall to Shallowater

The Tigerettes struggles against the Lady Mustangs Friday and fell, 67-32, in a turnover filled game. The Mustangs jumped out to a quick 20-6 lead after the first quarter and continued their strong play in the second going into halftime with a 40-18 lead.

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Turnovers plague Tigers in loss

By Tyler Tyre The Slatonite Intern Shallowater reeled off 20 straight points in the first quarter en route to a 91-58 win over the Slaton Tigers as the Mustangs continued their unbeaten run in district play, improving to 7-0 in and 16-4 overall, while the Tigers failed to keep the momentum going after last week’s…

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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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