The Sully Buttes Chargers, ranked No. 2 in the state, opened the 2015-16 girls basketball season by traveling to face the Timber Lake Panthers on Tuesday, Dec. 8. After taking an early lead, the Chargers were able to cruise to a 70-34 victory. Sully Buttes led 13-4 after the first quarter and 28-13 at the half. The third quarter truly broke the game open, as the Chargers went on a 28-5 run to put the score at 56-18 heading into the fourth period.
The Timber Lake Panther varsity boys basketball team opened the season with a 69-58 victory over the Lemmon Cowboys Friday, Dec. 11 at Lemmon. The Cowboys led by a thin margin at halftime, but Timber Lake’s Jacob Alley poured in 16 of his 28 points in the second half to bring the Panthers from behind. The home team jumped out to a 20-11 lead in the first quarter as Cole Schockley and Jace Kocer combined for 18 points in the opening minutes. An 18-12 run by Timber Lake in the second quarter got the Panthers within three points with a 32-29 score at halftime.
Returning letter winners for the Timber Lake Panthers boys basketball team are FRONT (L-R): Jacob Alley, Brayden Pay Pay, Jackson Harrison, Ethan Aberle; BACK: Tucker Kraft, Nathan Hollenbeck, Tanner Lawrence, Keith Jewett, and Cody Ward. The Panthers open their season on Friday when they travel to Lemmon for a double header with the girls. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition
Timber Lake School will host the 2015 Little Moreau Conference Junior High Girls Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 5, with teams from Timber Lake, Harding County, Dupree, McIntosh, Faith, Newell, Bison and Lemmon participating. The tournament will get underway at 10 a.m.
Nathan Hollenbeck of Timber Lake has been named to the South Dakota 9B All-State Football Team as a punter. The all-state selections are voted on by members of the South Dakota Football Coaches Association. Hollenbeck, a senior, averaged 38.5 yards per punt and placed five punts inside the 20-yard line during the Panthers’ 2015 season.
Four members of the Timber Lake Panther football team have been awarded All-Little Moreau Conference honors while two others received honorable mention recognition. Named to the all-conference team were Nathan Hollenbeck, Jacob Alley, Aaron Holzer and Nicholas Bad Warrior. Selected for honorable mention were Chauncy Kersteins and Shaun Maher.
This week, I’m happy to say, will be different from last week. I have all of the score sheets so I am not guessing about team standings. Also by the time you read this, it will have changed anyway. Thanksgiving week we play on Monday night (Nov. 23). So next week I will tell you what happened then.
Three members of the Timber Lake Lady Panther volleyball team were awarded post-season honors last week when they were named to the 2015 District 15B All-Tournament Team. Timber Lake finished its 2015 season with a 14-15 mark, losing the District 15B championship to Lemmon. Lady Panthers earning the honor were junior Sydnee Mettler and sophomores Loryn Schoelerman and Morgan Ducheneaux. Others named to the team include Bailee Birkeland of Dupree; Jordan Baumeister of McIntosh; Bailie Beer, Camryn Shockley and Morgan Ham, all of Lemmon; and Keysha Guajardo of Tiospaye Topa.