The Timber Lake Panthers were eliminated in the 9-man football playoffs by the Faith Longhorns, 32-0 on October 27. Timber Lake finished the season with a 5-3 regular season record and 5-4 overall including the playoffs. That record includes two wins by forfeit which came in consecutive weeks.
The Timber Lake Lady Panthers split their final two games of the regular season last week, downing Edmunds Central before falling to Harding County. The Lady Panthers finished the regular season 13-14 overall and will enter the District 15B Tournament this week as the number two seed. Timber Lake will take on third-seeded McIntosh in the quarterfinal round of the tournament on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Dupree.
Trent Hammer placed 1st in the 450B championship and 2nd place in the 250B championship in the North Dakota Motocross Association for the 2015 season. Racing consisted of 20 events across North Dakota from May through September. Trent is a senior at Mobridge-Pollock High School and is the son of Mark and Sharon Hammer of Mobridge. He is the grandson of Delila and the late Linus Keller of Timber Lake.
The Timber Lake Lady Panthers improved to 12-13 last week with three consecutive victories, including two over Little Moreau Conference opponents. Head Coach Cassius Kocer said his team has been putting in a lot of work during the second half of the 2015 season and that effort is beginning to pay off.
Timber Lake scored 44 points in the first quarter and added 22 in the second to steamroll McLaughlin 66-8 in non-conference football action on October 16. The game was halted at halftime when officials invoked the "mercy rule," which states that if a team leads by 50 points or more at halftime, the game will be ended. The win lifted the Panthers to 4-3 on the season while McLaughlin, riding the first two-game win streak in recent memory, fell to 2-6.
Timber Lake went 2-2 at the Gettysburg Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10, to capture fifth place honors and move their season record to 10-13 overall. The Lady Panthers do not have any games scheduled this week. Coach Cassius Kocer said the extra rest will help the team overcome some nagging injuries and illness.
The Timber Lake Lady Panthers dropped a pair of regular season contests last week, losing to Lemmon on Oct. 6 and falling to Mobridge- Pollock on Oct. 8. Lemmon downed Timber Lake with a three game sweep by scores of 12-15, 27-29 and 14-25.
The Timber Lake 5th/6th grade girls basketball team hosted McLaughlin on Sept. 24. The 5th grade girls won 24-6. Scoring for the Lady Panthers were Natalie Gross 2, Adriana Johnson 4, Carlie Lawrence 8, Shay Kraft 8, and Code Enright 2. The 6th grade girls won 27-17. Scoring were Tessa Goldade 4, Michaela Hoyt 3, Hannah Bad Warrior 6, Halle Kraft 4, and Payton Booth 10.
Newell captured the girls’ team title and Bison won the boys’ at the Little Moreau Conference Meet on Friday, October 2. On the girls side, Dupree finished runner-up in the team standings, followed by Lemmon, Timber Lake and Bison. In boys action, McIntosh earned second place with Newell, Timber Lake and Lemmon following.