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.
Members of the Timber Lake Karate Club were tested on February 3. Those who earned new belts are FRONT (L-R): Dustin Kraft (orange), Gavin Farlee (1st purple), Gabe Keller (1st purple); BACK: Elijah Thorstenson (blue), Nathaniel Schaffer (1st purple),Kenna Webb (1st purple), Perry Keller (1st purple), A.J. Lindskov (brown), and instructor/tester ClydePfeifle.
Timber Lake's quest for the District 15B boys basketball championship and a berth in the Region 8 tournament came to an end in the semifinal round on Thursday, March 5 when the Panthers were knocked off 62-51 by eventual championMcLaughlin. The Midgets went on to upset McIntosh on Friday for thedistrict crown. McLaughlin jumped out to an 11-6 first quarter edge before goingon a 19-8 run in the second stanza to take control 30-14 just before thehalftime break. The Midgets’ run included four 3-pointers, two comingcourtesy of leading scorer Payton Tiokosin, who scored nine points inthe quarter.
The Timber Lake Panthers and Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawks scored first round victories in the District 15B Boys Basketball Tournament on Monday and advance to semifinal play on Thursday, March 5, at Scherr- Howe Arena in Mobridge. The Panthers, seeded number three in the tournament with an 8-12 record, cruised past sixth-seed Wakpala 73-28 while fourth seed The Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawks downed the fifth-seeded Dupree Tigers 59-50.
Timber Lake utilized full-court pressure and was able to shut down McIntosh standout senior Tia Baumberger to claim a 37-30 win over the Lady Tigers on February 26 in the semifinal round of the District 15B girls basketball tournament. The victory marked the third time Timber Lake defeated McIntosh this season and propelled the Lady Panthers into the district championship game while ending the Lady Tigers’ season with an 11-10 overall record.To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition
Tanner Kraft poured in a gamehigh 16 points and two other Timber Lake players hit double figures as the Panthers rolled over the Wakpala Tigers 74-48 in non-conference boys basketball action in Wakpala on Friday, February 20.
The Timber Lake Lady Panthers split a pair of non-conference games to close out their 2014-15 regular season schedule last week, cruising past Edmunds Central on Tuesday, February 17, before dropping a close decision to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte on February 19.
The Timber Lake 7th & 8th grade boys basketball team took second place at the Knights of Columbus Tournament in Dupree on Saturday, February 14. FRONT (L-R): Bergen Marshall, Kuper Heck, Ty Ray Cadotte, Skyler Pateneaude, Jamie Keller; MIDDLE: Samuel Four Bear, Ty Ducheneaux, Beau DuBray, Isaac Kraft, Garrett Hunter; BACK: Coach Megan Nash, G.J. Castaneda, Brody Hall, Trey Bollinger, and Taylor Goldade.