Students from TAMS and LSMSA compete in flag football
LSMSA students compete in girl’s basketball
LSMSA HOSTS 23RD ANNUAL SLAMT COMPETITION
More than 200 scholar athletes representing three schools gathered in Natchitoches Feb. 10–11 to compete and have fun during the 23rd annual SLAMT event hosted by LSMSA. “The competition was action packed and full of excitement,” said Dale Clingerman, coordinator of athletics and recreation at LSMSA. “A special thanks goes out to our student athletes for all of their hard work and sportsmanship.” LSMSA competed against sister schools Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science and the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts. Events included billiards, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, girl’s basketball, flag football, boy’s basketball, soccer and tennis. Participants also enjoyed a pep rally, dance and campfire. The traveling trophy returned to Denton, Texas, for the third year in a row with TAMS taking first place. LSMSA finished second, and ASMSA placed third.
Charles Chapman, a senior from Haughton, participated in flag football, ultimate Frisbee, basketball and soccer. “I really enjoy playing sports, and I wanted to help our team win this year,” said Chapman. As a cheerleader, Caitlyn Morrison cheered at the games and performed at the pep rallies. “It is really rewarding to see the whole school come together to support each other,” said Morrison, a junior from Gloster. “Alumni come back and faculty get involved and students who would not come to a sports event other wise all gather for one purpose. “My favorite part of SLAMT is meeting people from TAMS and ASMSA, making connections and realizing how similar all of us are.” Myles Fabre, a sophomore from Baton Rouge, played basketball and flag football. “I participated in SLAMT because I have heard so much about it and how much it means to the school,” said Fabre.