15 girls out for softball
Fifteen girls are currently out for the Prairie High School softball team which starts their season this Friday at the Orofino Tournament.
Returning starters for the team are juniors Natalie Arnzen, Ashley Schaeffer, Ashley Jackson and Lindsey Crea and sophomore Meghan VanderPas. Arnzen returns at shortstop and Crea and Jackson return in the outfield but Schaeffer and VanderPas will be filling different positions.
Coach Travis Mader said VanderPas will be his pitcher with Schaeffer catching. VanderPas played mostly second base on varsity and caught for the JV’s last year while Schaeffer played third on varsity and pitched for the JV team.
Other likely starters at this point are sophomore Kylie Uhlorn or  freshman Chantel Boniecki in the outfield with freshmen Brooke Holthaus at second base, Tiffany Schaeffer at first base and Alli Holthaus at third base.
Also on the team this year are sophomores Cassie Chandler, Carolyn Sonnen, Myken Dahlen and Vanessa Hylton and freshman Kim Schaeffer.
There are no seniors on the team this year.
Prairie will be competing in the White Pine League this year with familiar foe Lapwai along with Lewis County, Timberline, Kendrick, Culdesac and Troy. Troy is a new program this year.
Mader says Lewis County should have a tough team this year. He feels his squad should be competitive if their pitching comes around. 
Prairie opens their season against Priest River this Friday at 4 p.m. at Orofino and then will play the host Maniacs at 5:30. They’ll play again Saturday with the time dependant on how they do in the two Friday games.
A full schedule is below the girls basketbal pictures.

Coach Dave Snodgrass presents the senior girls basketball players with a special plaque at the end of their careers. From left are Lauren Merrill, Briget Long, Jenna Nida and Vanessa Sonnen. 

JV girls basketball award winners from left are Becky Gehring, most improved; Nicole Nida, most valuable and co-most inspirational and Carolyn Sonnen, co-most inspirational.

Pirates Softball 2005
11-Orofino Tournament, vs. Priest River 4 p.m.; vs. Orofino 5:30 p.m.
12-Orofino Tournament, TBA
18-New Plymouth, 4 p.m.
19-New Plymouth, 10 a.m., Glenns Ferry, 12 noon.
22-Kamiah, there, 4 p.m. (JV also)
24-Kendrick, there 4 p.m.
7-Culdesac, there, 4:30 p.m.
8-Lapwai, there, 4 p.m.
11-Timberline, here, 4:30 p.m.
12-Grangeville, here, (2), 4 p.m., (JV also)
14-Lewis County, there, 4:30 p.m.
19-Grangeville, here, (JV also), 4 p.m.
21-Lapwai, here, 4:30 p.m.
23-Troy, here, 2 league games, 11 a.m.
25-Kendrick, here, 4:30 p.m.
26-Kamiah, here, 4:30 p.m. (JV also)
28-Timberline, there, 4:30 p.m.
2-Grangeville, there, 4:30 p.m. (JV also)
3-Lewis County, here, 4:30 p.m.
5-Culdesac, here, 4:30 p.m.
7-JV Tournament, at Grangeville, 10 a.m.
20-21-State at Lewiston

Pirates Track 2005
22-at Kamiah, 4 p.m.
5-at Kamiah, 4 p.m.
9-Clearwater River Invitational at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
14-at Kamiah, 4 p.m.
21-at Lapwai, 4 p.m.
23-Lewis & Clark Games at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
30-Kamiah Invitational at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
3-White Pine League Meet at Lewiston, 4 p.m.
5-All-Stars at Lewiston, 3 p.m.
13-Regionals at Kootenai, 4 p.m.
14-Regionals at Kootenai, 10 a.m.
20-21-State Track Meet at Boise
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