Timberline (Boise) High School
Conference: 5A Southern Idaho Conference
Head Coach: Todd Simpson
Years as Head Coach: 4th Season
Previous Experience: : Previously he coached the Timberline Boys Program as the JV Coach and Varsity Assistant coach since 2002. He was the Sophomore Boys Coach at Mountain View for the 2001-2002 season, and prior to that year was an assistant coach with the Timberline Sophomore Boys team for 3 years
Record Last Year: 3-18
State Titles: 2003
Varsity Assistant - Kevin Shepherdson, who has been with the program for more than a decade.
Maggie Hickie is the JV coach. She was a player on the state title team, and went on to play at University of Washington.
Annie Mintz – Sophomore Coach
Photo By: Loren Orr - #14 Courtney Hurlbut
Written by: Ryan Lee
The Timberline Wolves are coming off back-to-back three win seasons; but heading into the 2015-16 season the Wolves look to rebound by bringing back seven members from last year’s team and adding several talented new-combers. Returning for Timberline will be senior post, Sarah Briggs, junior guard, Abby McKay, junior post, Lilia Hunt, junior guard, Courtney Hurlbut, junior guard Maddi Stranzl, sophomore guard, Jordan Adams (honorable mention all-conference), and sophomore point guard Aubree Gonser.
Fourth year coach Todd Simpson has high expectations for this year’s squad and he hopes the returners can bring leadership and experience.
New-comers for Timberline come in the way of four talented freshmen, Elema Hargue, Ashlyn Ascuena-Mercil, Miranda Lamb, and Sydney Davis. Coach Simpson says they all have the potential to start and make big impacts early for the Lady Wolves. McHargue should come in and have the chance to start from the very beginning at point guard.
Coach Simpson stated, “She is a super skilled player who has the potential to lead us in scoring and assists. She will make a big difference in our ability to handle pressure and make plays on offense.”
Ashlyn Ascuena-Mercil and Sydney Davis should come in and provide some must-needed shooting for Timberline; and Miranda Lamb is a skilled post player that is very versatile and can come in and play at a lot of positions.
Timberline’s biggest problems last year were shooting and succumbing to pressure and turning over the ball. Having a bunch of young, but skilled players, should help them improve in both of these areas this season. The Wolves hope to play an up-tempo offense due to their guard heavy lineup which hopefully leads to quick baskets and kick outs in transition.
Defense for the Wolves last season turned out to be one of their strong points, but the Wolves would like to transition their defense directly into offense by turning teams over. Timberline will also have the ability to play man and zone this season, and they hope to use their quickness to turn teams over and having those turnovers lead to easy baskets.
Timberline’s team motto is “Be all in” this season. Coach Simpson wants his team to be committed as a team, be committed to getting better, and being committed to our plan of attack each game. He believes if his team can do that they will have a chance to qualify for state this year and be one of the top teams in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference.
GAME TO WATCH: Timberline’s biggest rival is Boise High. These are always must see games with both teams having some talented guards. They only play once this season so make sure you catch this game held at Boise High on January 2nd.