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.
Timber Lake defeated LMC and District 15B foe Dupree 3-0 in varsity volleyball play Sept. 15 in Dupree. The visiting Panthers won 25-21, 25-21 and 25-18 for the sweep. The victory moved Timber Lake to 2-6 on the season and Dupree to 3-2.
The Timber Lake cross country crew had a productive day at the Gettysburg Invitational last Saturday, as the Panthers fielded teams for the varsity and junior varsity boys races and fielded the winning runner in the junior high and junior varsity girls races. Shay Kraft was at the front of a pack of sixth graders who led the junior high girls 3k race. Kraft took first place with a time of 13:16.00, with Sully Buttes’ Dani Frost coming in at 13:34.80. Coach Donna Aberle said Kraft ran smart and paced herself throughout the course.
The Timber Lake varsity volleyball team picked up their first win of the season Saturday at the Mobridge Invitational Tournament, defeating Cheyenne-Eagle Butte in tournament play. After dropping C-EB in the opening round, the Panthers advanced to the winners bracket where Lemmon and Faith both defeated TLHS later the same day.
The Herreid/Selby Wolverines picked up their third straight victory in Timber Lake Thursday evening, Sept. 8, by defeating the TLHS Panthers three sets to none. For the Panthers, it was their fourth loss in a row to begin the season. The Wolverines took the first set 25-17 and the second set 25-18 before closing out the sweep 25-22.
The Timber Lake boys cross country runners placed seventh as a team at the Ipswich Invitational cross country meet on Saturday, Sept. 10. Ipswich won their own meet with a 24 score in the team standings. Timber Lake logged a 53 as a team to finish 7th out of 11 schools.
The Timber Lake junior varsity volleyball team has played well to begin the season, winning three of the team’s first four matches. The Panthers defeated Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 2-0 on Aug. 30 and beat the Bison Cardinals Sept. 1 by a score of 2-0. On Saturday, Sept. 3, the JV Panthers defeated White River 2-0 and lost to Stanley County 0-2.
Harding County rolled to 2-0 on the season by spoiling Timber Lake’s 9-man football opener on Friday at Timber Lake. The Ranchers, who downed Faith 46-0 on Aug. 26, deafeated the TLHS Panthers Sept. 2 by a score of 54-22. Harding Co. scored seven unanswered touchdowns in the game and held a 48-0 lead at halftime.
The Timber Lake varsity volleyball team went 0-2 in their home triangular event on Saturday, dropping a 3-2 contest to White River and then losing 0-3 to Stanley County. Following a loss to Bison last Thursday, Sept. 1, the Panthers have played well at times but are still seeking their first match victory. “The week didn’t go the way we were hoping it would,” Head Coach Cassius Kocer said. “We were able to get up and lead most of the sets we played but just unable to hold on to the lead.
Five returning starters and eight returning letter winners will lead the Timber Lake Panthers football team this season. The Panthers lost a handful of senior starters and contributors from last year’s playoff team, but returning head coach Jordan Weisbeck says the boys who are back will work hard to prepare for each game. Jayden Ducheneaux, Curtis Traversie, Aaron Holzer, Brody Hall and Jakways Mendoza are returning starters. Jackson Harrison, Tucker Kraft, Sam Bad Warrior and Riley Lindskov were part of the varsity mix last season and lettered.