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.
Tanner Kraft puts pressure on Dupree’s Clinton Farlee (32).
Junior guard Butch Brangham scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Timber Lake Panthers past the Dupree Tigers 69-33 in Little Moreau Conference boys basketball action on Saturday, February 15. The Panthers opened up an early advantage with a 20-8 run in the first quarter and outscored the Tigers 20-9 in the second stanza to hold a comfortable 40-17 lead at the intermission. Timber Lake continued to roll in the second half, outscoring Dupree 28-16 enroute to a convincing victory.
The ball gets away as Panther players Sydnee Mettler (LEFT), Courtney Dahlgren (MIDDLE) and Loryn Schoelerman scramble.
Timber Lake rallied from a 27-18 halftime deficit to squeak past McIntosh Tigers 35-33 in Little Moreau Conference action last Thursday. The Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Tigers 17-6 in the second half and held McIntosh scoreless in the final eight minutes to play to seal the victory.
Jacob Alley scored 13 against Eureka-Bowdle on Monday night.
Eureka-Bowdle scored early and often enroute to a 70-43 win over Timber Lake on Monday, handing the Panthers one of their most lopsided defeats of the season. The Patriots ran out to an 11-3 first quarter advantage and controlled 29-16 at the halftime break. Timber Lake stayed within striking distance in the third stanza and trailed 52-37, but Eureka-Bowdle went on an 18-6 run in the final quarter to run away with the win.
Tanner Kraft’s 10 points weren’t enough to get a win for the Panthers in the second round game against McIntosh at the LMC Tourney.
The Faith Longhorns won the Little Moreau Conference boys basketball tournament Saturday on their home floor, defeating the McIntosh Tigers 56-45 in the final game of the tourney. In the third place game, the Timber Lake Panthers fell to Harding County 67-48. The Panthers advanced to the semifinals with a first round win over Tiospaye Topa, but fell to McIntosh in the semifinal round.
The Timber Lake fourth grade boys basketball team took second place in their division in the Sully Buttes basketball tournament held Saturday, February 8. They won games against Sully Buttes and Pierre and lost two games to Aberdeen Roncalli. Playing for the Panthers were FRONT (L-R): Hank Kraft, Jaiden Ducheneaux, Brandt Ducheneaux, Chase Marshall, Dixon Booth; BACK: Jayce Lawrence, Chazz Gabe, Ethan Farlee, and Sawyer Holzer. They are coached by Deb Ducheneaux.