Four Timber Lake Panthers have earned all-conference honors for the 2016 9-man football season. The Little Moreau Conference allconference team was announced Dec. 1, with five Bison Cardinals players and six Harding County Ranchers comprising the bulk of the 1st team. For Timber Lake, which went 3-5 on the season, two players were named to the all-LMC 1st team: Senior tight end/linebacker Jakways Mendoza and senior running back/ linebacker Aaron Holzer.
The Timber Lake Panthers ran into a Harding County team that would not be denied in the Region 8B championship match Nov. 8 in Faith. The HC Ranchers, fresh off defeating the Bison Cardinals in the District 16B finals, topped Timber Lake 3-0 to advance to the Class B state tournament. Harding County won 25-15, 25- 17 and 25-20 in three straight sets. The Ranchers (29-3) were seeded fifth in the state tournament Nov. 17-19 in Huron and are set to play #4 Parker (25-5) in the opening round.
Timber Lake’s 7th and 8th grade girls will host the Standing Rock girls at home on Thursday, November 17. Team members are FRONT (L-R): Hannah Bad Warrior, Tia LeBeau, Halle Kraft, Bailey Keller; MIDDLE: Tea Rousseau, Stormi Hulm, Michaela Hoyt, Tessa Goldade; BACK: Coach Meagan Mettler, Shelby Thompson, Cassie Harris, Payton Booth, Molly Kraft.
Timber Lake begins the District 15B volleyball tournament this week with the #2 seed and a home court advantage. Timber Lake is hosting the tournament this year. The first round match between #4 Dupree and #5 Tiospaye Topa was played Tuesday of this week but not complete as of press time. The winner of that match will play #1 Lemmon on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.
Timber Lake freshman Beau DuBray and Dupree sophomore Ethan Eagle Chasing were among the cream of the Class B cross country crop at the state meet Saturday at Huron. DuBray finished 17th in 18:19.01 and Eagle Chasing was 21st in 18:28.02 as both earned All-State honors (top 25 medal). Bison junior Daniel Burkhalter won the boys state championship with a dominant time of 16:30.84. The runner up, Kray Person of Burke, was timed at 17:13.15.
The Timber Lake Panthers evened their varsity volleyball record to .500 (12-12) with two straight victories over Faith and Newell recently. The Panthers will finish their regular season at Harding County (the top team in Region 8B) on Oct. 27 before playing the District tournament Nov. 1-4 at Timber Lake. Coach Cassius Kocer said the Panthers will look to finish the regular season strong and go into the playoffs on a high note.
The Timber Lake Panthers won their second straight football game and dominated the McLaughlin Mustangs on Friday night in a 50-0 contest that was stopped at halftime via the mercy rule. It was the final home game at Timber Lake and Parents’ Night as well, and TLHS moved to 2-5 on the year by topping the Mustangs (3-5). “I was happy with the way the boys came out and played with fire and intensity from the start,” Head Coach Jordan Weisbeck said. “That was by far our best start to a game this year and it paid off big time.”