Area Sports

Klemke’s catches on fire, buildings destroyed

Slaton Fire Department works to extinguish a fire at Klemke’s Sausage factory this morning (June 15) at Garza and 10th St. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. this morning. The building, which housed Klemke’s Sausage Haus and antique store, along with the Slaton Family Medical Clinic, were consumed. Night workers were inside Klemke’s but…

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Celebrating a great Little League season

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The 2019 Little League teams were honored Sunday (June 9) during closing ceremonies at Englund Field. The teams received medals and rings and were recognized for their season. Special awards were given out to the most improved on each team, several coaches were honored for going above and beyond during…

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Slaton athletes to compete in upcoming All Star games

Three Slaton High School athletes will be participating in upcoming All-Star games. Kamryn Gibbs has been selected to play in the TGCA All Star game in Arlington on July 9. This is a huge honor as only 28 Juniors from across the state in 1A-4A are playing in it. There is also a 5A-6A game.…

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Tigerettes run-rule Brownfield to advance to Regional Semis

By Tyler Tyre Slatonite Intern Tigerette softball made history this weekend, advancing to the Regional Semifinal round of the playoffs for the first time in program history with a 11-1 win over Brownfield in the Quarterfinals. Slaton gained the lead right away in the game, scoring two runs in the first inning. Lizzie Thomas started…

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Girls win 2 medals in relays, boys strong at State track meet

Slaton had an amazing state meet in track, with both the girls and boys placing well in their events. The girls medaled in both relays. A team of Kamryn Gibbs, Zanady Coronado, Xazari Naylor and Ta’kaja Robinson came in third in the 4×100 meters with a time of 48.54 seconds, the same team came in…

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Tigerettes score 39 runs in 2 games to advance

By Tyler Tyre Slatonite Intern Slaton overcame Kermit in the Area round of the playoffs over the weekend. Winning both games in a three game series to advance to the Regional Quarterfinals. In the first game, the Tigerettes jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, with Kamryn Gibbs picking up a…

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10 run inning propels Tigerettes over Muleshoe

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM 7 and 13: The pair is seen as the luckiest and unluckiest numbers out there. It also was the final score Thursday evening (April 25) in Sundown as the Tigerettes took on the Muleshoe Lady Mules. For the Tigerettes however, 13 was their lucky number and they hoisted the golden glove trophy after winning 13-7 in Bi-District play. The…

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Tigers honor seniors in last game of season

By Tyler Tyre Slatonite Intern The Tigers were unable to come away with a victory on their senior night, falling to Brownfield by a score of 17-4 to end Slaton’s season. For first year Head Coach Dilon Chancellor, this senior class meant a lot, as this was his first group of seniors to see go since returning to take the reins of his hometown program.…

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Golf season ends at Regionals

The Tigerettes had a strong day at the Regional Golf Tournament, but were not able to advance to State, coming in second in their group. Deauna Garcia shot a 96 for Slaton, while Summer Flores shot a 98, Mallory Rivera shot a 105, Madison Mosako shot a 110 and Araceli Valdez shot a 119. Mike Solis put up a…

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