Pirates win at Culdesac
The Prairie boys basketball team got off to a strong start and went on to beat Culdesac 51-42 at Culdesac Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Prairie led 14-6 by the end of the first period and built their lead to 20-9 in the second quarter. They then went ice-cold and Culdesac was able to cut the lead to 27-22 by halftime.
Prairie was able to outscore Culdesac 24-20 in the second half.
Prairie pulled out the win despite missing 26 shots from inside of 15 feet from the basket.
Coach Jerry Uhling praised the defensive play of Ryan Daly, Josh Gabica and J.D. Riener. Gabica wound up with 6 steals in the game.
Mat Forsmann was the Pirates leading scorer with 16 points. Corey Schaeffer and Ryan Daly scored 8 points each while Seth Crane and Riener scored 6 each. Sean Daly scored 3.
Prairie had four 3-pointers, 2 by Ryan Daly and one each by Forsmann and Sean Daly.
In the JV game Prairie lost 30-44.
Prairie       14 13 11 13 -51
Culdesac     6 16 10 10 -42
Prairie-Crane 2, 2-5, 6; Gabica 1, 2-5, 4; S. Forsmann 0, 0-0, 0; Schaeffer 1, 6-8, 8; S. Daly 1, 0-0, 3; M. Forsmann 5, 5-8, 16; Nau 0, 0-0, 0; R. Daly 3, 0-0, 8; Schumacher 0, 0-0, 0; Riener 3, 2-2, 6; T. Forsmann 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-R. Daly, S. Daly, M. Forsmann.
Culdesac-Schumaker 2, 0-1, 4; Weber 1, 2-2, 4; Arthur 0, 0-0, 0; Bly 1, 0-0, 2; Reisdorph 1, 0-0, 2; Hagle 2, 1-2, 5; Lockley 0, 0-0, 0; Milionis 2, 0-1, 4; Brandon Layes 3, 2-2, 9; McFarland 3, 2-3, 9; King 1, 0-0, 3; Bradley Layes 0, 0-0, 0; Nichols 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-King, Brandon Layes, McFarland.

Pirates win by 8 at Kendrick
A 10-2 run to finish the game enabled Prairie to pull out a 51-43 win at Kendrick Thursday, Jan. 26.
6 of those final 10 points came at the free throw line, which was the major difference in the game. Prairie was 13 for 20 at the line, nothing spectacular, but Kendrick was a woeful 3 for 18 at the line. Seth Crane looks to make a pass at Kendrick.
The game was full of runs by both teams. Prairie started the game with a 6-0 run only to have Kendrick score the next 7 points.
Prairie then outscored Kendrick 7-2 to take a 13-9 lead but Kendrick came back to tie the game at 14 by the end of the quarter. The tying basket was a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
In the second quarter neither team could build an advantage and the score was tied at 24 at the halftime break.
In the third quarter Prairie took a 28-24 lead on baskets by Josh Gabica and Sean Daly then saw Mat Forsmann go down with an ankle injury. It wasnít the ankle that caused him to miss several games last year. He missed most of the third quarter but was back in the lineup to start the fourth.
While he was out Kendrick managed to pull back within 1 point at 28-27 but then J.D. Riener scored a lay-up on an inbounds play and Sean and Ryan Daly each hit a big 3-pointer that put Prairie up 36-27 at the end of the third quarter.
Seth Crane opened the fourth quarter scoring with a basket to make it 38-27 but Kendrick came roaring back.
The Tigers outscored Prairie 3-14 over the next4 minutes to tie the game at 41. The only Prairie points in the run came on a rare 3-pointer from Crane.
Corey Schaeffer put Prairie back into the lead with the second of 2 free throw attempts then added a lay-up a minute and a half later.
After another minute of play Forsmann scored his first points since re-entering the game to put Prairie up by 5 and 22 seconds later added a pair of free throws.
An ill-advised foul on a 3-point attempt led to Kendrick hitting 2 of the 3 free throw attempts to cut the lead to 5 with 21 seconds left.
Prairie then scored the gameís final 3 points at the line as Ryan Daly sank the first of a 1 and 1 and Sean Daly sank both ends of a 1 and 1.
Despite missing nearly a full quarter Forsmann still wound up as Prairieís leading scorer with 11 points with 9 of those coming at the line where he was 9 for 10.
Schaeffer scored 9 points while Crane and Sean and Ryan Daly each scored 7. Gabica and Riener scored 4 each and Chris Schumacher scored 2.
Prairie held a 42-33 rebounding edge led by Schaeffer with 11 and Crane with 10.
Sean Daly had 6 assists and Crane and Gabica each had 2 steals.
Prairie was 17 for 42 from the field, 40% and Kendrick was 17 for 56, 30%.
In the JV game Prairie led late in the third quarter but were outscored 4-19 in the final 9 minutes of play as they lost 32-44.
Kendrick jumped out to a 0-4 lead in the game but Prairie came back on a pair of baskets by Daniel Sigler and  points by Tyler Forsmann to take a 9-8 lead by the end of the period. Forsmannís putback with 4 seconds left gave Prairie the lead.
Kendrick opened the second quarter scoring with a pair of 3-pointers but Prairie fought back in the quarter to again take the lead at the half. Nate Kaschmitterís driving lay-up gave Prairie a 19-18 lead at the break.
Once again prairie fell behind to open the third quarter as Kendrick scored the first 7 points.
Prairie then had a Kaschmitter rally as Nate scored 9 points over the next 4 minutes to give Prairie a 28-25 lead. He had a pair of 3-point field goals plus a 3-point play when he was fouled on a lay-up.
That was it for Prairie though as Kendrick scored the next 11 points.
Kaschmitter broke the run with another lay-up but Kendrick then scored the next 8 points before Kaschmitter stole the ball and scored as time ran out.
Kaschmitter had all 13 of Prairieís second half points as he wound up with 15 to lead the team in scoring. 
Tyler Forsmann added 7 points, Sigler and Kyle Daly 4 each and Eric Daly scored 2.
Prairie dominated the boards 45-29 with Forsmann grabbing 15 to lead the team. Eric Daly and Ben Forsmann added 9 each.
Eric Daly had 3 assists and Kaschmitter, Sigler, and Tyler Forsmann had 2 steals each.
Prairie was 13 for 46 from the field, 28%, and 4 for 7 at the line. Kendrick was 17 for 53 from the field, 32%, and 5 for 9 at the line.
Prairie      14 10 12 15 -51
Kendrick 14 10   3 16 -43
Prairie-Crane 3-11, 0-0, 7; Gabica 2-4, 0-0, 4; Schaeffer 4-8, 1-2, 9; S. Daly 2-6, 2-2, 7; Forsmann 1-7, 9-10, 11; R. Daly 2-3, 1-2, 7; Riener 2-2, 0-2, 4; Schumacher 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-R. Daly 2, Crane, S. Daly.
Kendrick-Rishling 0-3, 2-9, 2; Ireland 6-15, 0-0, 15; Mortenson 3-12, 0-0, 8; Marrero 0-7, 1-3, 1; Christopher 5-10, 0-6, 10; Warner 1-3, 0-0, 3; Crawford 2-5, 0-0, 4; Hammond 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Ireland 3, Mortenson 2, Warner.


Pirates win big over Timberline
In a game that wasnít as close as the final score would indicate the Prairie Pirates beat Timberline 66-51 Monday, January 30 at Cottonwood.
Mat Forsmann passes from the baseline against Timberline.Prairie had a 31-point leading heading into the final quarter and coach Jerry Uhling put his reserves in for the final 8 minutes allowing the Spartans to cut the margin n half.
Timberline scored the first 4 points in the game then Prairie took total control. Time after time Mat Forsmann would penetrate and dish down low for a lay-up. He picked up assists on 4 of Prairieís first five baskets and scored the other one himself when he stole the ball and drove fullcourt for the lay-up. Corey Schaeffer was the beneficiary of 3 of Forsmannís assists while Seth Crane scored the other basket.
The Pirates did a great job of sharing the ball in the opening quarter as Forsmannís steal and drive was the only first quarter basket without an assist.
The Pirates connected on 11 of 16 first quarter shots as they took a 23-11 lead.
They cooled down a little in the second quarter as they hit 9 of 22 attempts but pumped in four 3-pointers as they built a 45-22 halftime lead. Sean Daly hit a pair of treys while Forsmann and Ryan Daly each scored one. 
Forsmann took more of a scoring role in the second quarter as he scored 9 points to give him 16 for the first half.
Prairieís shooting cooled off in the third quarter as they hit just 5 of 13 attempts but they still managed to build on their lead as Timberline was just 2 for 16 in the quarter.
Sam Forsmann came off the bench to score the final two baskets of the period and added another two points in the fourth quarter for a varsity career high 6 points.
Midway through the final period Jared Nau scored his first varsity points when he swished a 3-pointer from the corner. Freshman Tyler Forsmann scored Prairieís final 4 points of the game.
Mat Forsmann wound up as the Pirates leading scorer with 19 points with Crane scoring 10, Schaeffer 8, Sean Daly 7, Sam Forsmann 6, Josh Gabica and Tyler Forsmann 4 each, Ryan Daly and Nau 3 each and J.D. Riener 2.
Prairie held a 48-44 edge on the boards with Crane pulling down 9 rebounds to lead the team. Schaeffer had 7 rebounds and Riener, Tyler Forsmann and Sam Forsmann had 6 apiece.
Mat Forsmann had 8 assists in the game while Ryan Daly and Josh Gabica had 5 apiece and Chris Schumacher added 3 more. 
Crane, Mat Forsmann, Sean Daly and Gabica had 2 steals each.
For the game Prairie was 29 for 67 from the field, 43%, and 1 for 4 at the line. Timberline was 19 for 66 from the field, 29%, and 11 for 21 at the line.JD Riener attempts to block a shot on defense.
With their fifth straight win Prairie improves to 7-3 in league play and 9-6 overall.
The JV team had a busy night as they defeated the Grangeville C team 60-30 then played Timberlineís varsity reserves for what was supposed to be a 10-minute quarter but wound up be 13 minutes as they went to a 2 minute overtime and then a 1 minute second overtime before falling 13-15.
Against the Grangeville C team, Grangeville tied the score at 6-6 with a 3 pointer with 4:18 left in the first. They didnít score again until the 6:06 mark in the second as Prairie ran off 15 straight points.
Steven Baerlocher started the run with a pair of lay-ups off passes from Nate Kaschmitter. A basket by Tyler Forsmann and two free throws by Ben Forsmann made it 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.
A basket by Eric Daly, a driving lay-up and ensuing free throw by Kaschmitter and a lay-up by Ben Forsmann made it 21-6.
After Grangeville scored, Prairie ran off another 9 straight points to build the lead to 30-8. Kyle Daly started that run with a 3-point play. Daniel Sigler added 2 free throws and Eric Daly scored 2 baskets.
Prairie wound up with a 38-13 lead at the half. They had hit 15 of 30 shots from the field and were a perfect 8 for 8 at the line in probably their best half of basketball all season.
Grangeville scored the first 5 points of the third quarter and cut the lead down to 19 at 41-22 before Prairie went on another scoring run, this time for 10 straight points to push the lead to 29 points.
Eric Daly wound up with 16 points to lead the team in scoring. Kaschmitter scored 10, Sigler 9, Tyler Forsmann and Ben Forsmann 8 each, Kyle Daly 5 and Baerlocher 4 as everybody got in the scoring column.
Prairie held a 41-39 rebounding edge with Kyle Daly pulling down 12 rebounds to lead the team. Tyler Forsmann added 9 and Ben Forsmann had 7 rebounds.
Kaschmitter had 5 steals while Tyler Forsmann and Eric Daly had 3 apiece. Kaschmitter had 6 assists while Baerlocher and Sigler had 3 apiece.
The JVs were in the Red Out the Gym spirit with their red knee-high socks.Prairie was 24 for 56 from the field, 43%, and 11 for 14 at the line. Grangeville was 12 for 55 from the field, 22%, and 4 for 12 at the line.
In the short game against Timberline Prairie fell behind 7-11 but came back with a baskets by Tyler Forsmann and Daniel Sigler to tie the game at 11 at the end of the 10-minute quarter. Siglerís basket came on a putback with just 5 seconds left.
In the 2 minute overtime each team scored just 2 points with Prairieís coming from Tyler Forsmann.
In the 1 minute second overtime Timberline scored the only points on a pair of free throws with 6 seconds left.
Sigler had 5 points with Tyler Forsmann scoring 4 and Kaschmitter and Baerlocher 2 each.
Tyler Forsmann had 7 rebounds and Sigler 6 as Prairie held a 21-19 edge.
Kyle Daly had the only steal for Prairie while Tyler Forsmann had a pair of assists.
By the end the Prairie squad was obviously out of gas as they had played nearly the equivalent of a triple overtime game-a full 32 minutes plus 13 extra minutes-with just 7 available players.
Timberline 11 11   4 25 -51
Prairie       23 22 12   9 -66
Prairie-Crane 5-12, 0-0, 10; Gabica 2-5, 0-0, 4; Schaeffer 4-9, 0-0, 8; S. Daly 2-5, 1-2, 7; M. Forsmann 8-15, 0-0, 19; Riener 1-1, 0-2, 2; R. Daly 1-5, 0-0, 3; Schumacher 0-1, 0-0, 0; S. Forsmann 3-6, 0-0, 6; Nau 1-5, 0-0, 3; T. Forsmann 2-3, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann 3, S. Daly 2, R. Daly, Nau.
Timberline-Stewart 6-16, 6-11, 19; Bolen 2-6, 2-2, 6; T. Jared 1-9, 3-4, 5; Binder 1-11, 0-0, 2; Jackson 3-14, 0-3, 6; Blain 4-5, 0-1, 8; K. Jared 1-3, 0-0, 2; Taylor 1-2, 0-0, 3; Cooper 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Stewart, Taylor.

Wrestlers compete at Clarkston
Story and photos by Tessica Nuxoll
TThe Prairie Wrestlers traveled to the McCall tournament this weekend and dominated. Tony Duman is about to pin this opponent.With all the snow they traveled there on Friday about 5:00 pm, rested and then wrestled and made their trip back home. Earning medals this weekend were Logan Lusting the senior in our bunch, Curtis Nuxoll a freshman, James Jackson a freshman, Anthony Duman the junior, and Ronnie Chandler a freshman.
Logan wrestled well and came home with a first place medal in the 189-weight group, and he dominated. Curtis Nuxoll won a medal for the first time this year in the 173-weight bracket. Curtis took home a third place medal. James Jackson did so well winning a second place medal for the 119-weight group. Anthony Duman in the 140-weight did so well and won a second place medal. Ronnie Chandler won the third place in the Heavy weight.
The Prairie High school wrestlers have upped their medal count participating in this tournament. The team at the end of the tournament had 66.5 points. They will be going to Grangeville on the 31st of January and then having a Home match on Thursday the 2nd of Febuary. We hope 
you will come and join the group and cheer them on.
Ron Chandler scores a near fall against this opponent.
Logan Lustig is in control of this match.

PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2005-06
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
FEBRUARY
  7-Nezperce, there (will likely be on Feb. 6 if girls win Feb. 3 at District)
  9-Highland, here
14-Timberline, there (schedule change-again)
16-25-District at Lewiston

PIRATES WRESTLING SCHEDULE FOR 2005-06
FEBRUARY
  2-Orofino/Kamiah, home, 6 p.m.
  7-at Orofino, 6 p.m. (schedule change - other dual meets cancelled)
18-Districts, at Potlatch
23-25-State at Pocatello

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