The Timber Lake varsity girls basketball team is off to a 4-1 start to the season, with wins coming over Lemmon, Herreid/Selby Area, Mobridge and Strasburg/Zeeland (ND). Their only loss was at the hands of #1-ranked Sully Buttes. It was at the Mobridge holiday classic on Saturday that TLHS topped Strasburg/Zeeland 53-17. The Panthers forced S/Z into 33 turnovers and held them to 14 points heading into the fourth quarter.
The Timber Lake boys varsity team competed at the Mobridge holiday classic Saturday against Strasburg/ Zeeland (ND) in a 46-41 loss for the 0-2 Panthers. In S/Z’s first game of the season, Stetson Haak scored 15 points to lead the way. Beau DuBray hit a pair of 3-pointers and led TLHS with 13 points. Isaac Kraft added 7, Anthony Alley 8, Jackson Harrison 4, Tucker Kraft 7, and Taylor Goldade 2.
The Timber Lake Panthers opened their 2016-17 girls basketball season in impressive fashion, as they defeated the Lemmon Cowgirls at TL 64-35. LaShae Nash scored 13 points off the bench and Josie White and Loryn Schoelerman added 12 points each for the Panthers. TLHS led 19-10 after the first quarter, as Schoelerman hit a 3-pointer and scored 8 points in the first 8 minutes.
Four Timber Lake Panthers have earned all-conference honors for the 2016 9-man football season. The Little Moreau Conference allconference team was announced Dec. 1, with five Bison Cardinals players and six Harding County Ranchers comprising the bulk of the 1st team. For Timber Lake, which went 3-5 on the season, two players were named to the all-LMC 1st team: Senior tight end/linebacker Jakways Mendoza and senior running back/ linebacker Aaron Holzer.
The Timber Lake Panthers ran into a Harding County team that would not be denied in the Region 8B championship match Nov. 8 in Faith. The HC Ranchers, fresh off defeating the Bison Cardinals in the District 16B finals, topped Timber Lake 3-0 to advance to the Class B state tournament. Harding County won 25-15, 25- 17 and 25-20 in three straight sets. The Ranchers (29-3) were seeded fifth in the state tournament Nov. 17-19 in Huron and are set to play #4 Parker (25-5) in the opening round.
Timber Lake’s 7th and 8th grade girls will host the Standing Rock girls at home on Thursday, November 17. Team members are FRONT (L-R): Hannah Bad Warrior, Tia LeBeau, Halle Kraft, Bailey Keller; MIDDLE: Tea Rousseau, Stormi Hulm, Michaela Hoyt, Tessa Goldade; BACK: Coach Meagan Mettler, Shelby Thompson, Cassie Harris, Payton Booth, Molly Kraft.