Pirates beat C.V.
The Prairie Lady Pirates softball team pounded CV 19-1 in a game ended after 4 innings on the 15-run rule Tuesday, March 23 at Kooskia.
Prairie scored 3 runs in the first, 10 in the second, 1 in the third and 4 in the fourth.
Kayla Holthaus and Ashley Schaeffer combined on a 1-hitter with 9 strikeouts out of 12 C.V. batters.
Prairie pounded out 17 hits as Lacey Wargi had 2 triples and a single and Karel Wassmuth had a double and 2 singles and Schaeffer had 3 singles. Maureen Tacke had a homer and a triple and Natalie Arnzen had a double and single. Meghan VanderPas added a single.
Prairie improves to 3-0 in league play and 4-4 overall.
They also played in the Orofino Tournament on Friday, March 26 with the varsity playing twice and the JV once but no results were available.
Prairie 3 10 1 4—19 17 0
C.V. 0 1 0 0— 0 1 6
April 6th Away Grangeville 4:00
April 8th Away Potlatch (2) (Lewiston) 4:30
April 13th Away Orofino 4:30
April 15th Away Colfax 4:00
April 16th & 17th Seattle (Mariners vs.Rangers) (U of W vs. Oregon)
April 19th Home C.V. 4:00
April 22nd Home Lapwai 4:00
April 24th Away Lake City (Couer d’ Alene) 11:00
April 29th Home Orofino 5:00
May 1st Home Prom 8:30
May 4th Home Kamiah 4:00
May 6th Home Grangeville 4:00
May 10th-14th District Tour. Orofino or Prairie TBA
May 20th –21st – 22nd State Tour. Orofino TBA
All games in Lewiston are at AIRPORT PARKS
The snow’s melting, flowers are budding and the birds are chirping. It is warming up (for the most part) and springtime is here. Not only this, but rodeo season is coming up. Young cowboys and cowgirls are saddling up their ponies and getting ready to rodeo. They are putting on their Wrangler jeans and their Ariat boots and heading out to the arena to practice for the High School Rodeo season.
For those of you that don’t much about High School Rodeo, The National High School Rodeo Association was created to give high school students the opportunity to participate and compete in a unique and challenging sport. Although not recognized by high school athletics, the NHSRA offers a rodeo program that sets High School rodeo apart from other varsity sports: Athletes compete on a scale comparable to Collegiate and professional rodeo competitors. Participants are still required to maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. in order to compete. They are also mandated to follow the drug-alcohol rules that all of the other high school athletes have to follow.
High School Rodeo has ten different events. Girls may compete in breakaway calf roping, pole bending, barrel racing, goat tying, and the queen contest. The boys events are bull riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, bareback riding, and calf roping. Team roping and cattle cutting are combined events; boys or girls can compete in them.
Participants earn points in the rodeos in order to qualify for the state competition in the spring. Idaho High School Rodeo is split into seven different districts. Each district takes the top 6 placers to the state competition at Pocatello. At the state competition, the 7 districts compete amongst each other. The top three scorers in each event then get to compete at the National Competition, which is held at Gillette, Wyoming this year.
Rodeo draws families together to have a good time. Without the parents’ support the cowboys and cowgirls couldn’t make it happen. Since the school does not sanction High School Rodeo, competitors are required to raise their own money and support themselves. This requires a lot of time and effort from both the student as well as the parents. Sponsors help provide money for many of the contestants which cover entry fees, and many other miscellaneous costs.
Competitors also have to practice on their own time. They must find commitment and ambition to practice regularly in order to be a top competitor. They have to provide their own practice arena and stock. Thanks to Clint and Sandy Mader, the local competitors have had a great place to practice their skills.
Rodeo is a life sport that takes raw courage, commitment, ambition, and trust. This comes through years of practice and hard work. A cowboy or cowgirl doesn’t need a fancy trailer or a brand new shiny pickup to win. All they need is the desire to succeed.
Having said that, the Prairie High School Rodeo Team is holding an old-fashioned breakfast on April 4th from 7:00-12:00. So come eat some hardy biscuits and gravy, ham and eggs, orange juice and cowboy coffee. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 and under. There will be a raffle drawing for a quilt donated by Judy Uhlorn and many other anonymous prizes. So saddle up your Mercury and head on down to the Cottonwood Community Hall.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters of High School. Your help is greatly appreciated. So Cowboy Up! and buckle your belt cause it’s rodeo time! YEE HAW!!