The Timber Lake Panthers evened their varsity volleyball record to .500 (12-12) with two straight victories over Faith and Newell recently. The Panthers will finish their regular season at Harding County (the top team in Region 8B) on Oct. 27 before playing the District tournament Nov. 1-4 at Timber Lake. Coach Cassius Kocer said the Panthers will look to finish the regular season strong and go into the playoffs on a high note.
The Timber Lake Panthers won their second straight football game and dominated the McLaughlin Mustangs on Friday night in a 50-0 contest that was stopped at halftime via the mercy rule. It was the final home game at Timber Lake and Parents’ Night as well, and TLHS moved to 2-5 on the year by topping the Mustangs (3-5). “I was happy with the way the boys came out and played with fire and intensity from the start,” Head Coach Jordan Weisbeck said. “That was by far our best start to a game this year and it paid off big time.”
The Timber Lake Panthers are sending a total of six runners to the State Class B cross country meet in Huron Oct. 22. All five varsity boys runners placed inside the top 20 in the Region 4B meet held Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Gettysburg. This qualifies them individually for the state meet.
Bobbi Smith (LEFT) runs to a first place finish in the varsity girls race as teammate Nate Schaffer cheers her on and Coach Donna Aberle drives the lead vehicle during the Timber Lake Cross Country Invite held Friday, Oct. 7 at the Little Moreau Country Club.
With only four runners, the Timber Lake boys varsity cross country team placed third at the Highmore meet on October 1. Beau DuBray and Ethan Schaffer notched top 10 finishes to lead the Panthers, with Ethan Farlee and Trevor Brangham making the top 20. Miller’s Cole Sargent set the pace with his win in 17:58.21, with DuBray finishing 6th in 19:10.77. Schaffer was 9th in 19:21.53, Farlee was 13th in 19:56.87, Brangham was 18th in 20:29.69.
The Timber Lake Panthers had some bright spots during their home 9-man football game Friday versus the Faith Longhorns, but they were not able to overcome turnovers and a potent Faith rushing attack in a 32-12 loss. Early fumbles hurt the Panthers again, as they turned the ball over twice in the first quarter and Faith was up 12-0 with 5:39 left in the first quarter.