Area Sports

Payne signs to play baseball at Wayland Baptist University

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton High School graduate TJ Payne signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Wayland University Wednesday evening (June 9) in the High School gym. Baseball Coach Dilon Chancellor reflected a bit on Payne’s three years in baseball. “He’s a guy that played first base for us first two…

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Gatica to play in All Star game

Sam Gatica celebrates after her double became a triple during game two of the Tigerettes’ game against Lamesa in Area Contest this year. Gatica was selected by the Texas Girls Coaches Association this year to play in the TGCA All Star Game. To be selected, a player must have just completed their Junior year. Only…

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Softball ends season, losing to Lamesa in Area

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigerette team knew they’d have a fun, but challenging series facing the Lamesa Golden Tornadoes in the Area round of playoffs. In the end, the Tigerettes saw their season come to an end for 2021, losing the series 2-1. The Tigerettes lost their first game 1-13, then went…

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Tigers fall to Bushland in Bi-District series sweep

By Jacob Chavarria Slatonite Correspondent The Slaton Tigers fell to the Bushland Falcons in Bi-District play ending their season. It was their first playoff appearance since 2018. The Tigers dropped game one 7-2 on Friday (May 7) and after rain rolled through the Amarillo area, a wet field forced game two to be played Saturday…

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Vigil signs letter of intent for Lamar Community College

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton High School senior Matt Vigil signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Lamar Community College  in Lamar, Colo. Wednesday afternoon (May 5) in the library. SHS Head Coach Dilon Chancellor read a letter from Lamar’s Coach Roberto Carrasco, about Vigil’s election to play with the school. “We…

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Baseball gets 2 key wins against Roosevelt, Abernathy

By Jacob Chavarria Slatonite Correspondent The Slaton Tiger baseball team looked toward this week as a chance to respond after going winless the week prior. They did just that as they flipped those two losses into two wins this week. The Tigers traveled to Roosevelt Tuesday (April 20) to take on the Eagles. They came…

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Softball bests Childress, to start playoffs Thursday

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM District is over – and the Slaton softball team may have finished in second place – but now in playoffs everyone is 0-0. The Tigerettes finished out their District contests strong, defeating the Childress Lady Cats 19-14 in their last game of the regular season. The team finished 9-3 in…

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Golf finishes season at Regionals

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton High School golfer JD Hogan competed in the Regional Golf Tournament April 19-22 at Shady Oaks Country Club in Baird. Although he did not qualify for the State tournament, Head Coach Louisa Gonzales was pleased at how Hogan did. “I am so proud of JD and his performance at…

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Baseball ends 1st round of District play, split games

By Jacob Chavarria Slatonite Correspondent The Slaton Tigers split their two games on the week as they ended the first half of District play going 1-1 in a close contest against Abernathy and a run rule win against Childress. The Tigers fell to District leader Abernathy on Tuesday (April 6) evening 8-3. In the first…

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Softball goes .500 in games against Shallowater, Roosevelt

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton softball team split their games last week in their second round of District action. The Tigerettes lost a tough 10-5 game against the Shallowater Fillies Tuesday evening (April 6) but bounced back against the Roosevelt Lady Eagles 9-7 Saturday (April 10). The team is currently 6-3 in District…

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