Harding County rolled to 2-0 on the season by spoiling Timber Lake’s 9-man football opener on Friday at Timber Lake. The Ranchers, who downed Faith 46-0 on Aug. 26, deafeated the TLHS Panthers Sept. 2 by a score of 54-22. Harding Co. scored seven unanswered touchdowns in the game and held a 48-0 lead at halftime.
The Timber Lake varsity volleyball team went 0-2 in their home triangular event on Saturday, dropping a 3-2 contest to White River and then losing 0-3 to Stanley County. Following a loss to Bison last Thursday, Sept. 1, the Panthers have played well at times but are still seeking their first match victory. “The week didn’t go the way we were hoping it would,” Head Coach Cassius Kocer said. “We were able to get up and lead most of the sets we played but just unable to hold on to the lead.
Five returning starters and eight returning letter winners will lead the Timber Lake Panthers football team this season. The Panthers lost a handful of senior starters and contributors from last year’s playoff team, but returning head coach Jordan Weisbeck says the boys who are back will work hard to prepare for each game. Jayden Ducheneaux, Curtis Traversie, Aaron Holzer, Brody Hall and Jakways Mendoza are returning starters. Jackson Harrison, Tucker Kraft, Sam Bad Warrior and Riley Lindskov were part of the varsity mix last season and lettered.
Seven returning letterwinners and major contributors to the 2015 TLHS varsity volleyball team are back for the brand new season. These players, including Sydnee Mettler, Sydney Maher, Loryn Schoelerman, Josie White, Morgan Ducheneaux, LaShae Nash and Lorenda Long, will have their collective sights set on a deep run in the District 15B tournament. The Panthers lost to Lemmon in the District title match last season. To read more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
Whitley Heitsch, 15-year-old granddaughter of Bob & Audrey Jackson of Firesteel, helped her U16 Rapid City Inferno Fastpitch Softball team to a State Championship at the State ASA Softball Tournament held in Sioux Falls July 15-17. Whitley's team went undefeated in the tournament, playing the championship game in Class C against a fellow Rapid City team, the Maurauders. The two teams were very familiar with each other, having played many times throughout the summer season. The championship game was a tight game throughout, with the lead changing hands many times.
The competition for ribbons was tough in some of the contests at the Days of 1910 Saturday morning sports day. Here are the first, second and third place winners: 1ST PLACE WINNERS Penny pick up: Avery Ricci Dashes Age 2 & under: Nash Gruenwald, Avery Ricci; Age 3-4: Isaac Zeug, Maya Biegler; Age 5-6: Rance Gross, Korbi Heck; Age 7-8: Braden Lawrence, Joe Malm, Maria Scherer; Age 8-9: Eli Biegler, Kenlea Heck; Age 11-12: Aiden Rough Surface, Marissa Mathews; Age 13-14: Cami Mettler
Derrick Orth of Mobridge won the Days of 1910 Demolition Derby with his ‘69 Chrysler Imperial on Friday, July 29. He placed second in last year’s event. Chance Jensen of Lantry took second place driving a 1972 Chrysler, and Tanner Elder of Winner was third driving a 1987 Crown Victoria.
The 7th Annual SportsFest program will be held Saturday, August 20 from 8:30 to 4:00 at the Sage Brush Rifle & Pistol Club Range. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is teaming up with Northern Oahe Friends of the NRA, Sage Brush Rifle & Pistol Club, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Oahe Bowmen, Bridge City Gun Club, Walworth County Sportsmen’s Club and the Mobridge Area Hunt Safe Instructors to provide youth ages 10 to 15 an opportunity to try several different outdoor activities.