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.
Three members of each of the final two teams in the District 15B tournament headline the all-tournament team. From 15B champion Timber Lake, seniors Jacob Alley, Nathan Hollenbeck and Nick Bad Warrior were selected.
Timber Lake had the edge through three quarters in their Region 8B title game against Harding County, but in the end the Ranchers wore the Panthers down with the scoring of Clayton Koch. The 6’2” senior poured in a game high 32 points for Harding County, including 12 in the fourth quarter, as the Ranchers erased a 5-point deficit and won 68-62. With the win March 8 at Faith, Harding County earned a berth in the Class B State Tournament March 17-19 at Aberdeen. Timber Lake led 17-8 after the first quarter, 28-26 at halftime and 49-44 heading into the fourth.
The Faith Longhorns clung to a slim lead throughout much of the fourth quarter on Thursday, March 3 to defeat Timber Lake 37-35 in the Region 8B girls basketball championship. Faith (20-2) advanced to the State B tournament March 10-12 at Huron with the win. Timber Lake ended their season at 16-7.
The District 15B boys basketball tournament began this week with first round games on Monday, Feb. 29 and semifinal action on Tuesday, March 1. The final round contest will be played on Friday, March 4 at Wakpala.
The Lemmon Cowgirls advanced to the finals of the district tournament in their first year in 15B, as they defeated the Dupree Tigers 58-26 in Wakpala Feb. 23. Morgan Ham scored 26 points to lead Lemmon. Dupree got 6 points from Bailie Birkeland. The Dupree girls ended the season with an 11-11 record.
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