For S.D. Newspaper Assn. In a wide-ranging conversation about football in South Dakota, Darren Paulson, Rapid City, said it best: "Football's its own animal." The president of the South Dakota High School Activities Association was referring to the near constant attention and tweaking that goes into the way the sport is structured in the state.
The TLHS golf team will travel to Lemmon for the Little Moreau Conference Meet on April 25. FRONT (L-R): Ty Ducheneaux, Trey Bollinger; BACK: Callie Schaffer, Cody Ward, Jett Peterson, Nathan Hollenbeck, Justin Lindskov, Jakways Mendoza, Layne Dupris, Coach Jordan Weisbeck.
The Timber Lake Junior High track team will compete in a meet at Eureka on April 25. FRONT (L-R): Kuper Heck, Macey Bollinger, Gracie Sandquist, Matthew Daugaard, Beau DuBray, Isaac Kraft; MIDDLE: Olivia Linderman, Lexi White, Lorenda Long, Morgan Ducheneaux, Chyanne Ducheneaux, Coach Megan Nash; BACK: Sierra Daugaard, Matty Harrison, Cooper Marshall, Tucker Kraft, Jackson Harrison, LaShae Nash, G.J. Castaneda.
The Timber Lake High School varsity track team will compete in their first meet of the season on Thursday, April 10 in Mobridge. FRONT (L-R): Mary Aberle, Sydnee Mettler, Kodi Traversie, Natalie Alley, Amanda Pateneaude, Danielle Quinn; MIDDLE: Sierra Daugaard, Al’x Marshall, Ethan Aberle, Tanner Linderman, A.J. Totton; BACK: Dylan Ducheneaux, Gage Jewett, Nicholas Bad Warrior, Adam Wiedmer, Kurt Salzer, and Clay Lindskov.
McLaughlin's Jordan Village Center tries to keep his dribble while a group of Timber Lake Panthers, including Nick Bad Warrior (2), Jacob Alley (10) and Clay Lindskov (3) play defense. McLaughlin defeated the Panthers Friday at Mobridge for the District 15B championship.
The McLaughlin Midgets captured the 2014 District 15B boys basketball championship last Friday with an impressive 80-61 victory over the Timber Lake Panthers. The Midgets advanced to the regional playoff (on March 11) while Timber Lake ended the season with an 11-12 overall record. While McLaughlin was a favorite to end up in the title matchup, the Panthers were somewhat of a surprise. After defeating Wakpala in the opening round of the tournament, Timber Lake battled its way into the finals by avenging two regular season losses to McIntosh with a 61-50 victory in semifinal play. The Midgets, meanwhile, cruised past Tiospaye Topa 93-43 in the semifinals to earn their championship game berth.
Tanner Kraft scored 12 against McIntosh and 15 against McLaughlin in the final two games of the season.
Any high school basketball coach will tell you that no matter what happened during the regular season, when district tournament time rolls around, it's a whole new season. That's exactly what Timber Lake Head Coach Cody Lawrence told his team last Thursday before a District 15B Tournament semifinal matchup against the McIntosh Tigers ... and the Panthers took it to heart.
Courtney Dahlgren (WITH BALL) scored a career-high 32 points and tied the school’s single-game 3-point record in the Panthers’ final game of the season.
After bumping off rival McIntosh in quarterfinal play, the Timber Lake Lady Panthers fell short in their quest for a District 15B girls basketball championship last week, dropping the title game 62-51 to highly-touted McLaughlin on Friday despite the best efforts of leading scorer Courtney Dahlgren. Dahlgren turned in her best performance of the season in the championship matchup, scoring a careerhigh 32 points and tying the school's single-game 3-point record she set earlier in the season with eight buckets from behind the arch.
The Timber Lake Karate Club had exams on February 27. All the students advanced to the next level after demonstrating their skills for the judges — Jay Jones, Clyde Pfeifle and Students and their new rankings are FRONT (L-R): Gavin Farlee (blue), Gabe Keller (orange), Sage Burress (orange); SECOND ROW: A.J. Lindskov (second purple), Hank Kraft (second brown), Shay Kraft (blue); Elijah Thorstenson (orange), Kenna Webb (orange); THIRD ROW: Nate Schaffer (blue); Ethan Farlee (purple), Isaac Kraft (first brown); BACK: Jake Kraft (first brown); Perry Keller (orange); Patty Jo Burress (orange).
Butch Brangham (25) scored 17 for the Timber Lake Panthers at the last game of the regular season on February 22. The Panthers defeated Dupree 69-33. Next week the boys play in the District 15 Tournament at Mobridge.