Several meet records were set at the Lemmon junior high track meet, including Timber Lake’s Shay Kraft winning the girls 800 meter run. Kraft posted a 2:41.20 time, besting the previous meet record of 2:46.26.
Floyd Traversie of Dupree tied the meet record in the boys high jump with a 5-02 mark, sharing the record now with several others including Isaac Kraft of Timber Lake who made the 5-02 mark at last year’s meet.
FRONT: Olivia Linderman, Margaret Bad Warrior, Lorenda Long, LaShae Nash, Jaden Taylor, Macey Bollinger;
MIDDLE: Bergen Marshall, Jamie Keller, Kuper Heck, Riley Lindskov, Beau DuBray, Ty Ducheneaux; BACK: Head Coach Ryan Gimbel, Sam Bad Warrior, Sam Four Bear, Jakways Mendoza, Tucker Kraft, Taylor Goldade, Isaac Kraft, Jackson Harrison, Assistant Coach Katie Weisbeck
It was a great time at the State B tournament in Huron last week. Even though TL did not win a game there, the Panthers represented themselves very well and played hard in each game. Being the 8th team at state is still quite an accomplishment and I hope the girls enjoyed playing in the tournament to cap off a terrific season.
Perhaps more disappointing than the losses was that the Panthers weren’t really allowed to play their best game with their full court press. They still forced plenty of turnovers, 18 per game, and scored a total of 50 points off of turnovers, but foul trouble was a factor for TL in each of the three games. Timber Lake was called for a whopping total of 64 team fouls in the three tournament games, compared to 38 against TL’s opponents. That’s 64 fouls versus 38, or 21.3 vs. 12.6 on a per game basis.
The Timber Lake Lady Panthers showed why they were the Region 8B champions at the state tournament March 9-11 at Huron, but the tough competition of the tournament coupled with foul trouble and some shooting slumps meant TLHS went 0-3 at the tourney. The Panthers came home with 8th place in the state to cap off one of the better seasons in school history.
Loryn Schoelerman was named to the all-tournament team, as the junior forward scored 14 points per game (42 total) during the tournament, sank five 3-pointers and grabbed 20 rebounds (6.67 RPG).
Sully Buttes, led by Remi Wientjes and Chloe Lamb, won their second state championship in a row on Saturday night when they defeated Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 63-48.
The Timber Lake Lady Panthers are headed to the “big dance” after defeating Faith 38-28 in the Region 8B game Thursday night in Lemmon. Timber Lake’s berth in the State Class B tournament is the school’s first since 2013 and 8th appearance in school history for girls basketball.
The Panthers (19-3) have the #8 seed and will play #1 Warner (21-2) at noon CT in the opening round Thursday, March 9 at Huron Arena.