The Timber Lake Panthers are sending a total of six runners to the State Class B cross country meet in Huron Oct. 22. All five varsity boys runners placed inside the top 20 in the Region 4B meet held Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Gettysburg. This qualifies them individually for the state meet.
Bobbi Smith (LEFT) runs to a first place finish in the varsity girls race as teammate Nate Schaffer cheers her on and Coach Donna Aberle drives the lead vehicle during the Timber Lake Cross Country Invite held Friday, Oct. 7 at the Little Moreau Country Club.
With only four runners, the Timber Lake boys varsity cross country team placed third at the Highmore meet on October 1. Beau DuBray and Ethan Schaffer notched top 10 finishes to lead the Panthers, with Ethan Farlee and Trevor Brangham making the top 20. Miller’s Cole Sargent set the pace with his win in 17:58.21, with DuBray finishing 6th in 19:10.77. Schaffer was 9th in 19:21.53, Farlee was 13th in 19:56.87, Brangham was 18th in 20:29.69.
The Timber Lake Panthers had some bright spots during their home 9-man football game Friday versus the Faith Longhorns, but they were not able to overcome turnovers and a potent Faith rushing attack in a 32-12 loss. Early fumbles hurt the Panthers again, as they turned the ball over twice in the first quarter and Faith was up 12-0 with 5:39 left in the first quarter.
Timber Lake and Bison each scored two touchdowns on Friday in Bison during their 9-man football contest, but the difference came down to the extra point conversions. Timber Lake was 0-2 in extra point tries, while Bison got 2 points each time to win 16-12. The Cardinals, now 2-1 on the season, had averaged 49 points per game, but the Panther defense held Bison to a season low in offensive production.
The Timber Lake 5th/6th grade girls basketball teams have played their first four games of the year. The 5th graders are 1-3 while the 6th graders are 4-0. The 5th grade girls started at Dupree with a 7-30 loss. Scoring were Averie Marshall 1, Kenlea Heck 2, Kendyl Locken 2, and Madilyn Bieber 2.