Timber Lake School held its annual Athletic Banquet on April 26 to award the athletes for their role as team players. Receiving recognition were: CROSS COUNTRY Cross Country coach Donna Aberle recognized three winners who competed at state last fall. Ethan Schaffer received the Start Strong Finish Fast award. Second year letterwinner Lexy White was given the “5K, no way, OK” award. First year letterwinner Bobbi Smith was giventhe “Year of 4th’s” award and recognition as top state finisher. A special award also went to Cody Marshall as most improved. He was also a first year letterwinner.
Several TLHS track athletes had high finishes at the Eureka meet May 3. LaShae Nash placed 6th in the 100 meter dash. Lorenda Long placed 7th in the 400 meter run. Josie White took 4th in the 800 meters. Lexy White placed 6th in the 1600 meters. Timber Lake girls relay teams placed 7th in the 400 relay and 3rd in the 800 relay and 4th in the sprint medley relay. Sydnee Mettler placed 5th in the triple jump. On the boys side of things, Kuper Heck took 4th in the 1600 meters. Tucker Kraft took third in the 300 hurdles. The TL boys placed 7th in the sprint medley relay.
These Dupree Elementary students practiced and qualified with high enough shooting scores to go on to represent Ziebach County and their 4-H clubs at the SD State 4-H Shooting Sports competition in Ft.
At the Mobridge Tiger/Rotary Relays track meet on Friday, April 15, The Timber Lake girls placed 6th and the boys took 7th in the varsity team standings. LaShae Nash took first place in the girls 100-meter sprint and also placed second in the 200-meters. For the boys, Ethan Aberle was second in the triple jump.
The 2016 Dupree JH/HS Track Team. FRONT (L-R): Mia Paris and Adrianna White Wolf; SEATED: Hunter Stambach, Kerstin Traversie, Tayler Jensen, Sage Brooks, Abby Martin, and Kateri Matonis; KNEELING: Khalius In The Woods, Taylor Starr, Ashley White Wolf, Chessa McDaniel, Shelby Feickert, Wakinyan Afraid of Hawk, Marion Mexican, Malory Peacock, and Floyd Traversie; BACK: Coach Jessie Longbrake, Seth Bendigo, Khalen Martin, Maxwell Peacock, Justin Matonis, Keenan McDaniel, Makenzie Dupree, Clifton Birkeland, Bailee Birkeland, Devin Leddon, and Asst. Coach Darrell Karas.
In just five years McLaughlin wrestling has already produced two state champions. On April 3 Pete and Emmitt Maher both won individual state titles at the South Dakota AAU Wrestling Championships. Pete’s parents are Cody and Tracy Maher. Emmitt’s parents are Craig and Hope Maher. Pete’s journey to the state title started in the Tot Division (6 & under) in the 53 pound weight class. He started the tournament with a pin against Jack Stuwe from Hoven in the time of 1:24. He won his quarter final match by a score 12-7 against Martin Ornelas of Custer. His semi-final bout was a hard fought 6-3 victory against Will Grohs of Wessington Springs. In
the final Pete’s opponent was Jaden Bult from Bon Homme and once again in a hard fought match Pete won 8-5.