Sal Jewett posted a pair of first place finishes to lead the Timber Lake Lady Panthers to a sixth place finish at the Mobridge-Pollock Rotary Track Invitational in Mobridge on April 17. Jewett claimed top honors in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdle events to bring home the first gold medals of the season for the Timber Lake squad, turning in times of 18.96 seconds and 59.58 seconds, respectively. Mobridge-Pollock won the event with 162 points, followed by Sully Buttes with 137 and McIntosh at 80. Eureka-Bowdle scored 56 points, Standing Rock-Fort Yates was next with 55 and Timber Lake charted 48 points. Leola, Ipswich, McLaughlin, Edmunds Central and Wakpala rounded out the field.
The Timber Lake 7th and 8th grade girls traveling basketball team finished their season with a first place trophy at the Dairy Queen Classic in March at Mobridge, a second place trophy at the Spearfish Classic March 28 & 29, and 4th place at the Pacesetter Tournament in Huron on April 11. Team members are FRONT (L-R): Lexy White, Macey Bollinger, Lorenda
Long, Ashton Nehl, Gavin White, and Coach Jae White; BACK: Coach Ronda Nehl, Cooper Marshall, LaShae Nash, Georgi Mendoza.
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.