turn out for PHS boys basketball
Twenty-one players have turned out for the Prairie boys basketball team which will play its first game next Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Grangeville.
The varsity and JV will each have 11 players with one player listed as on both rosters.
The Pirates should be a solid contender this year thanks to 5 returning players who saw a lot of playing time last year. They are seniors Seth Crane, Mat Forsmann and Sean Daly and juniors Cory Schaeffer and Ryan Daly.
J.D. Riener, a junior, also saw significant playing time in District tournament last year.
Sophomore Josh Gabica, a transfer from Middleton will see a lot of time at point guard if you go by the Pirates play at the Jamboree in Kooskia Monday, Nov. 21.
A player who looks to be much improved over last year, based on Jamboree action, is senior Chris Schumacher.
Rounding out the varsity squad are seniors Sam Forsmann and Jared Nau and junior Jake Holthaus.
Coach Jerry Uhling appears to have some needed depth this year on the squad, something that was in very short supply last year.
Troy, Lapwai, Genesee and Nezperce again look to be the teams to beat with the Pirates giving Nezperce a tough battle at the Jamboree.
On the JV squad under new coach Joe Baerlocher will be juniors Holthaus, Ben Forsmann, Nate Kaschmitter, Daniel Sigler and exchange student Pero Jolevski, sophomore exchange student Pedro Sato, and freshmen Kyle Daly, Eric Daly, Ronnie Chandler, Tyler Forsmann and Steven Baerlocher.
Pirates play at jamboree
The Prairie Pirates started off their season at a Jamboree at Kooskia Monday, Nov. 21.
They opened against C.V. and raced out at a 23-14 lead at the break and finished with a 38-24 win.
Teams played two 12 minute halves with a running clock.
Next they faced Nezperce and took a 16-9 lead at the break but couldn’t hold it as Nezperce came back to claim a 19-22 win.
With no down time in between they next faced Culdesac and the tough battle against Nezperce took its toll as Culdesac led 2-3 at the break.
Prairie came back though in the second period to claim an 11-10 win.
The Pirates first regular season game is next Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Grangeville.
8 earn medals at Lewiston
Eight wrestlers from Cottonwood Wrestling Club came home with medals from their final tournament in Lewiston on Saturday.
Earning a Gold were Hunter Chaffee and Nick Creutzberg
Earning a Silver were Tayler Heitman, Garrett Schmidt and Nathan Matson
Earning a Bronze were Jace Perrin, Hunter McWilliams and Drew Cochran
PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2005-06
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
16-Prairie Christmas Tourn., 8:15
17-Prairie Christmas Tourn., TBA
21-Orofino Christmas Tourn., TBA
22-Orofino Christmas Tourn., TBA
7-C.V., here, 4:30 p.m.
14-Genesee, there, 1 p.m.
21-Deary, here, 4 p.m.
16-25-District at Lewiston
PIRATES WRESTLING SCHEDULE FOR 2005-06
13-Potlatch, there, 6 p.m.
17-Grab Bag Invitational, Pullman
13 & 14-Orofino Invitational
20 & 21-Lewiston Invitational
26 & 27-Mile High Classic, McCall
31-Grange./Oro./C.V., there, 6 p.m.
3-Oro./G’ville, there, 6 p.m.
9-Kamiah, there, 6 p.m.
14-Orofino/Potlatch, there, 6 p.m.
18-Districts, at Potlatch
23-25-State at Pocatello
(Potlatch may not have a team, if not, District would be at Prairie)