The Timber Lake seventh grade boys traveling team placed second at the Queen City Classic in Spearfish on March 28. Team members: Beau DuBray, Trevor Brangham, Bergen Marshall; BACK: Hunter Schrempp, Jamie Keller, Brody Hall, and Sam Four Bear. The team is coached by Fred DuBray.
FRONT (L-R): Sal Jewett, Mary Aberle, Sydnee Mettler, Loryn Schoelerman, Sophie Sandquist; MIDDLE: Anthony Alley, Ethan Aberle, Lakesha Hettich, Hanna Wiedmer, Austin Pateneaude, Gage Jewett; BACK: Jacob Alley, Keith Jewett, Brody Hall, Ethan Schaffer, Dylan Ducheneaux, Nick Bad Warrior, Coach Donna Aberle, and Coach Katie Smith.
Loryn Schoelerman (freshman), Sydnee Mettler (sophomore), Charles Gabe (senior), and Nicholas Bad Warrior (junior), all students from Timber Lake High School, were selected to participate in the 30th Annual Amerind All West Native American Basketball Classic in Lakewood, CO March 27-29. The basketball classic brings together tribes and tribally designated housing entities of the United Native American Housing Association along with business sponsors, volunteers, and employees of the Office of Native American Programs, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
Elise Hotzler, 11-year-old daughter of Angie and Matt Hotzler of Clear Lake, competed in the State Gymnastics Meet held at Stevens High School in Rapid City March 21-22. She placed second in vault with a score of 9.0; 5th in floor exercise with 9.05; 6th in balance beam with 9.05; 9th in uneven bars with 7.75 and 6th in all-around with a score of 34.85. There are 10 levels of competition and Elise competed in Level 6 for 8-11- year-olds. She is a member of Dakota Gold Gymnastics in Watertown.
With one week left in the pool season, the Nails have a 10.5 point lead over the second place team. I will call that a win. Jim Mraz took an 11 point lead for Top Gun last week. That isn't quite a lock yet. It's still up for grabs.
Members of the Timber Lake Karate Club were tested on February 3. Those who earned new belts are FRONT (L-R): Dustin Kraft (orange), Gavin Farlee (1st purple), Gabe Keller (1st purple); BACK: Elijah Thorstenson (blue), Nathaniel Schaffer (1st purple),Kenna Webb (1st purple), Perry Keller (1st purple), A.J. Lindskov (brown), and instructor/tester ClydePfeifle.
Timber Lake's quest for the District 15B boys basketball championship and a berth in the Region 8 tournament came to an end in the semifinal round on Thursday, March 5 when the Panthers were knocked off 62-51 by eventual championMcLaughlin. The Midgets went on to upset McIntosh on Friday for thedistrict crown. McLaughlin jumped out to an 11-6 first quarter edge before goingon a 19-8 run in the second stanza to take control 30-14 just before thehalftime break. The Midgets’ run included four 3-pointers, two comingcourtesy of leading scorer Payton Tiokosin, who scored nine points inthe quarter.
The Timber Lake Panthers and Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawks scored first round victories in the District 15B Boys Basketball Tournament on Monday and advance to semifinal play on Thursday, March 5, at Scherr- Howe Arena in Mobridge. The Panthers, seeded number three in the tournament with an 8-12 record, cruised past sixth-seed Wakpala 73-28 while fourth seed The Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawks downed the fifth-seeded Dupree Tigers 59-50.