Pirates split at Fruitland
The Prairie Boys Basketball team traveled to Fruitland Dec. 26-27 splitting their games there.
On Friday a cold-shooting second half led to a 43-45 loss to Fruitland.
On Saturday the Pirates came back and drubbed Parma 63-37.
In the game Friday against Fruitland coach Jerry Uhling said the Grizzlies threw a triangle and two at Prairie to try and shut down Matt Baerlocher and Tyler Crane. It worked only because the Pirates couldn’t buy a shot from anyone else. He said they had plenty of good looks especially from around the elbows of the free throw lane but nothing would go in as they hit just 18% of their second half shots.
On Saturday Matt Baerlocher scored 20 points with Crane adding 14 and Jacob Riener 12 as the Pirates took a 16-8 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 39-17 at the half.
They extended the lead to 53-21 after 3 quarters and then coasted through the fourth quarter.
Chad Arnzen was unavailable for the action.
No stats were available for the Fruitland game.
Against Parma Jacob Nuxoll came off the bench to score 8 points while Jake Chaffee scored 5 and Brent Frei and Mat Forsmann 2 each.
Crane had four 3-pointers in the game while Baerlocher had a pair.
The JV team also participated but no results were available.
Parma   8   9   4 16 -37
Prairie 16 23 14 10 -63
Prairie-Crane 5, 1-1, 14; Chaffee 2, 1-1, 5; Frei 1, 0-2, 2; Nuxoll 2, 4-6, 8; Forsmann 1, 0-0, 2; Riener 4, 4-6, 12; Baerlocher 8, 2-4, 20; Doyle 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Crane 4, Baerlocher 2.
Parma-Padilla 2, 0-0, 5; Race 0, 0-0, 0; Chaney 2, 0-0, 5; Smyser 2, 0-0, 5; Blalock 0, 0-0, 0; Cole 3, 0-0, 7; Merrick 0, 0-0, 0; Sells 1, 2-3, 5; Fisher 4, 1-2, 9; Nielsen 0, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Padilla, Chaney, Smyser, Cole.

Uhlenkott takes first at Pomeroy
By Kimberlee Altman
On Saturday the 27th of December, the Prairie Wrestling team went to Pomeroy for the annual tournament. Nick Uhlenkott wrestled at 145 lbs. and placed 1st in the tournament.
He was 3 for 3 with one pin against Reynolds from Pullman, a major decision over Adamson from Clarkston and a decision over White of Joseph, Oregon.
Shane Poxleitner placed 3rd in the tournament at 135 lbs. He was 3 for 4 with two pins, one against Evelth from Pullman, a pin against Kicker from Walla Walla and a major decision over Parrow from MacDonald.
Cody Gehring was 1 for 4 winning by a 12-9 decision over Wade.
Other participants were Logan Lustig, Anthony Duman, and Richard Sonnen.
Our next dual is in CV on January 6th.
Nick Uhlenkott in control of an early round opponent. Shane Poxleitner won this match to finish in third place in his weight class.
Tony Duman wrestling in a fifth place match. Cody Gehring won a hard-fought match against this opponent.

Changes made to wrestling schedule
There have been some changes made to the Prairie Wrestling team’s schedule.
On Jan. 16-17 instead of the Orofino Invitational Prairie will be at the St. Maries Invitational.
On Feb. 6-7 Prairie will be at the Weiser Invitational as there is no Potlatch Tournament this year.
Also on Jan. 24 when the varsity wrestlers will be at the Clearwater Classic at Lewiston, the freshmen wrestlers will be at Clarkston.
These changes are reflected in the schedule below.

Winter Sports Schedules
Prairie Pirates Boy’s Basketball 2003-2004
January 6th    Home  C.V.    6:00
January 13th    Away  Nezperce   6:00
January 15th   Away  Orofino   6:00
January 17th   Away  Lapwai   6:00
January 22nd   Home  Genesee   6:00
January 23rd   Home  Potlatch   6:00
January 29th   Away  C.V.    6:00
January 31st   Home  Kamiah   6:00
February 3rd   Home  Orofino   6:00
February 6th    Home  Lapwai   6:00
February 12th  Away  Grangeville   6:00

Prairie Pirates Wrestling 2003-2004
January 6th   Away CV/G-ville at CV   6:00
January 8th   Away Colfax/Reardan  6:00 
January 9th & 10th  Away New Plymouth Tour.  TBA
January 15th   Home Potlatch/CV   6:00
January 16th & 17th  Away St. Maries Tour.   TBA
January 23rd & 24th  Away Lewiston Tour.   TBA
January 24th Away Freshman at Clarkston JV Tour. TBA
January 29th  Away Orofino/CV   6:00
February 5th   Home Kamiah/CV   6:00
February 6th & 7th   Away Weiser Tour.   TBA
February 13th   Away G-ville/Kamiah   6:00
February 21st   Districts Kamiah    TBA
February 26th/28th  State  Pocatello    TBA

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