Pirates edge Huskies
The Prairie Pirates held off the Highland Huskies for a 59-54 win at Craigmont Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The Huskies came out and took the early lead on Prairie as they led 12-16 at the end of the first quarter.
Prairie had cut the lead in half by halftime but still trailed 24-26.
In the third quarter Prairie was able to grab the lead as they took a 39-38 lead into the fourth quarter.
They still led by only one point with a minute to go but Corey Schaeffer and Ryan Daly each hit a pair of free throws to gain the final 5-point margin. 
Mat Forsmann scored 21 points to lead the Pirates while Seth Crane scored 8 and had 11 rebounds. Corey Schaeffer scored 17 points with Ryan Daly scoring 5, J.D. Riener 4, and Josh Gabica and Chris Schumacher 2 each. 
Forsmann and Ryan Daly each had a 3-pointer.
In JV action prairie won 47-32.
Prairie     12 12 15 20 -59
Highland 16 10 12 16 -54
Prairie-Crane 3, 2-2, 8; Gabica 1, 0-1, 2; S. Forsmann 0, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 6, 5-7, 17; S. Daly 0, 0-0, 0; M. Forsmann 8, 4-4, 21; Nau 0, 0-0, 0; R. Daly 1, 2-4, 5; Schumacher 1, 0-0, 2; Riener 1, 2-2, 4. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann, R. Daly.
Highland0Hammon 1, 0-0, 3; Paul 0, 0-0, 0; Coursey 7, 0-0, 14; Stigum 2, 0-0, 4; Thomason 0, 0-0, 0; Behler 12, 4-6, 28; Eaton 1, 1-2, 3; Dill 0, 2-2, 2; Figgins 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Hammond.

Pirates beat Deary by 15
The Prairie Pirates jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back as they went on to beat Deary 47-32 at Cottonwood Saturday, Jan. 21.Corey Schaeffer drives along the lane toward the hoop.
Before the game Viola Uhling was recognized for being in attendance to watch 5 of her great grandchildren play and one of her grandchildren coach on the day. Her great-grandchildren playing were Christa Wilson in the girls JV game, Tiffany Schaeffer in the girls varsity game, Tyler Forsmann of Prairie and Wesley Orr of Deary in the boys JV game and Corey Schaeffer in the boys varsity game. Prairie boys coach Jerry Uhling is her grandson.
Back to the game: Seth Crane scored Prairie’s first 4 points to give Prairie a 4-2 lead. Mat Forsmann scored a tip-in and Chris Schumacher scored a putback and then added a 3-point play for the 11-2 lead.
A driving lay-up by Forsmann and a pair of lay-ups by Crane gave Prairie a 17-6 lead at the quarter break.
Schaeffer scored 6 of Prairie’s 10 second quarter points as they took a 27-15 lead at halftime.
Schaeffer scored the first 6 points of the third quarter as Prairie upped their lead to 33-15. He added another basket in the quarter as he scored 8 of Prairie’s 11 third quarter points.
Prairie led 38-20 heading into the fourth quarter. 
The Pirates scored the first 7 points of the fourth quarter to build their lead to 25 points at 45-20.
Prairie scored their final points with 3:22 left as Deary scored the game’s final 9 points to make the final margin 15 points.
Schaeffer wound up with 14 points to lead the Pirates while Crane added 12.
Forsmann had a realistic shot at a triple-double if the game had been more competitive down the stretch. He wound up with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.
Schumacher scored 5 points, Josh Gabica 4, Sean Daly 2 and J.D. Riener 1.
Seth Crane gets past a defender as he goes for a lay-up. At right is Mat Forsmann.Prairie controlled the boards 43-27 with Schaeffer leading the Pirates with 18 rebounds as he turned in a double-double.
Schaeffer also had 3 steals.
Prairie hit 20 of 51 shots in the game, 39%, and 6 of 13 from the line. Deary was 14 for 44 from the field, 32%, and 2 for 4 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 3-3 in league play and 6-6 overall.
The JV team also picked up a win as Prairie had a clean sweep of the 4 games against Deary on the day. Nate Kaschmitter scored 21 points to lead Prairie to a 47-36 win.
Prairie jumped out to a 10-3 lead in the game then made it 16-8 at the quarter break as Kaschmitter hit a pair of 3-pointers.
Kaschmitter connected on all 4 of his second quarter shots, including a 3-pointer as Prairei pulled out to a 31-13 lead by halftime. Kaschmitter had hit 7 of 9 first half shots and had 19 points at the break.
Deary paid a lot more attention to him defensively in the second half as he scored just 2 more points.
Tyler Forsmann stepped in though and scored 9 of his 13 points in the second half.
Kaschmitter had a tough ending to his big night as he was hit with a double technical with 4 seconds left. He committed a foul and apparently said a bad word in earshot of the referee. He then got hit with another technical for a uniform violation as he pulled his shirt over his face in embarrassment over getting the first technical.
Deary scored on 4 of the ensuing 6 free throws to cut the final margin from 15 to 11.
In addition to Kaschmitter and Forsmann’s scoring, Eric Daly scored 7 points and Kyle Daly, Daniel Sigler and Pedro Sato scored 2 points each.
Deary held a 30-32 rebounding edge. Forsmann had 12 to lead Prairie.
Sigler and Kyle and Eric Daly each had 2 steals in the game and Kyle Daly had 5 assists.
Prairie hit 13 of 23 shots in the first half and wound up hitting 18 of 40, 45%. They were 8 for 12 at the line. Deary was 12 for 52 from the field, 23%, and 9 for 14 at the line.
Deary    6   9   5 12 -32
Prairie 17 10 11   9 -47
Prairie-Crane 5-10, 2-2, 12; Gabica 2-5, 0-1, 4; Schaeffer 6-13, 2-4, 14; S. Daly 1-5, 0-0, 2; M. Forsmann 4-13, 0-1, 9; Schumacher 2-3, 1-1, 5; Riener 0-0, 1-4, 1; R. Daly 0-2, 0-0, 0; S. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0; Nau 0-0, 0-0, 0; T. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann.
Deary-Eggers 3-13, 0-0, 7; Dalton 0-0, 0-0, 0; Clark 3-14, 1-2, 7; Collins 4-9, 0-0, 9; Butler 2-3, 1-2, 5; Pratt 1-2, 0-0, 2; Hennigar 0-2, 0-0, 0; Brown 0-0, 0-0, 0; Boller 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Eggers, Collins.

Wrestlers compete at Clarkston
Story and photos by Tessica Nuxoll
This past Saturday the Prairie Wrestling Team participated in a Freshmen/JV tournament in Clarkston.  With the majority of the wrestlers being freshmen it was a perfect opportunity to see what the future holds.  James Jackson wrestles for 1st place.
In the 114 Weight Class Dominick Klinkefus fought two tough battles with Valdez and Kennedy.  Unfortunately Dominick was pinned in both matches.  He then went on the wrestle an exhibition match in which he pinned his opponent.
 In the 121-weight class James Jackson easily won all three matches with pins.  He wrestled Olives even though Olives scored one takedown, Jackson pinned him late in the first round.  In his second match against Tyler, Jackson scored one touchdown and then pinned Tyler.  Jackson went on to score 4 points against Evens, before pinning him at the end of the first round. 
 Michael Matson in the 137-weight class started his first match a bit behind, but rallied in the second round to score 5 points against Brewer, then pin his opponent with 6 seconds left in the match.  Michael suffered an injury during the match, and was unable to complete the tournament.
Jake Wimer in the 162-weight class had trouble with his first match and was pinned early on by Combs.  He came back to easily win against Drew Senefsky with 14 points against Senefsky’s 4.  Chance Ratcliff is about to pin his opponent.Wimer had 3 takedowns and 2 near pins.  In his final match, Wimer was outscored by Hunt 13 to 3.  
In the 173-weight class Curtis Nuxoll was pinned in the first match during the third round.  He then came back to easily pin DelaRosa during the first round with 38 seconds remaining.  In his third match against Sullivan, Nuxoll outscored his opponent 9 to 2 with 3 takedowns and one near pin.  In his final match Nuxoll was pinned half way through the first round.
 Chance Ratcliff outscored his first opponent in the 191 weight class, scoring 13 points against Wolf’s 9.  During his second match Ratcliff was pinned during the first round of action by Einsphar.  Ratcliff went on to pin his final opponent after a tough point battle.  With 6 points above his opponent, Ratcliff finally pinned Wolf in the 3rd round with 24 seconds left in the match. Curtis Nuxoll was in control of his opponent.
 Ronnie Chandler was pinned during the first round in the 275-weight class by Scrano, but went on to win in points during his second match.  Chandler outscored Labomard 9 to 4 in his second match, with 1 takedown, 2 reversals and 1 near pin.  During his third match Chandler was pinned in the first round by Rose. 
Because this was a Freshmen/JV tournament the Junior and Senior wrestlers took a break, before preparing for this coming weekend.  The Prairie Wrestling team will be in McCall on Saturday the 28th and will have their ONLY home match, a dual on Thursday February 2nd.   If you haven’t been able to see the wrestlers in action, the 2nd is a perfect opportunity to see the team on their home mat.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
21-Deary, here, 4 p.m.
24-Culdesac, there (schedule change)
26-Kendrick, there
30-Timberline, here (schedule change)
31-Lapwai, there
  7-Nezperce, there
  9-Highland, here
13-Timberline, there (schedule change)
16-25-District at Lewiston

28-Mile High Classic, McCall
31-Grange./Oro./C.V., there, 6 p.m.
  2-Orofino/Kamiah, home, 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

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