Pirates win at Timberline
The Prairie Pirates ended their regular season with a 57-39 win at Timberline Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Prairie took control early as they led 16-5 by the end of the first quarter.
They extended the lead to 31-16 by halftime.
Everyone got playing time in the second half as Prairie outscored the Spartans just 26-23 after the break.
Seth Crane scored 22 points to lead the Pirates. Corey Schaeffer chipped in with 11 points with Mat Forsmann scoring 8, Josh Gabica 7, Sean Daly 5, J.D. Riener 2 and Sam Forsmann and Jared Nau 1 point each.
With the win Prairie finished the regular season with a 12-8 record, 8-5 in league play.
Prairie’s JVs also finished their season with a win but no score was available.
Prairie        16 15 13 13 -57
Timberline    5 11 11 12 -39
Prairie-Crane 11, 0-0, 22; Gabica 3, 0-0, 7; S. Forsmann 0, 1-2, 1; Schaeffer 5, 1-2, 11; S. Daly 2, 0-0, 5; M. Forsmann 3, 0-0, 8; Nau 0, 1-2, 1; R. Daly 0, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 0, 0-0, 0; Riener 1, 0-0, 2; T. Forsmann 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann 2, Gabica, S. Daly.
Timberline-Stewart 4, 0-0, 10; Poppe 2, 5-6, 9; Bolen 0, 1-2, 1; Daniel 0, 0-0, 0; Binder 1, 3-5, 5; Cooper 0, 0-0, 0; T. Jared 2, 0-0, 4; Jackson 0, 3-4, 3; Blaine 3, 1-2, 7; K. Jared 0, 0-0, 0; Taylor 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Stewart 2.

Pirates lose District opener
The Prairie Pirates offense totally disappeared after the first quarter as they lost their district tournament opener 23-59 to Troy Saturday, Feb. 18 at Lewiston.
Prairie connected on 4 of 12 shots in the first quarter, which isn’t anything to get excited about, but that was blistering hot shooting compared to the 2 for 21 shooting effort they put up in the other 3 quarters.Josh Gabica drives past a Troy defender.
Prairie actually held the lead early as Mat Forsmann scored with an assist from Corey Schaeffer after Prairie controlled the opening tap. 
After Troy tied it, Schaeffer converted a 3-point play for a 5-2 lead.
Troy then scored the next 9 points to take a 5-11 lead.
A free throw by Seth Crane and a putback by Schaeffer cut the lead to 8-11.
Troy then scored the next 5 points before Chris Schumacher ended the quarter with a short baseline jumper.
Prairie was held to just 2 free throws by Schaeffer and a putback by Crane in the second quarter as Corey Schaeffer makes a pass against Troy.Troy pulled away to a 14-29 halftime lead.
In the third quarter all Prairie scored was 2 free throws each by Mat Forsmann and Schaeffer early in the quarter and a 3-pointer by Forsmann midway through. 
Troy put together 11 and 8 point scoring runs to take a 21-50 lead into the final period.
All Prairie managed in the fourth quarter were 2 free throws by Forsmann.
Forsmann and Schaeffer scored 9 points each to lead Prairie in scoring. Crane scored 3 and Schumacher scored 2.
Prairie was outrebounded 26-34. Schaeffer had 10 to lead Prairie with Forsmann adding 5.
Sam Forsmann had Prairie’s lone steal on defense and Schaeffer, J.D. Riener and Sean Daly had 1 assist each.
Prairie was 6 for 33 from the field, 18%, and 10 for 17 at the line. Troy was 25 for 50 from the field, 50%, and 4 for 12 at the line.
Prairie     10   4   7 2 -23
Troy        16 13 21 9 -59
Prairie-Crane 1-3, 1-2, 3; Schaeffer 2-8, 5-5, 9; M. Forsmann 2-10, 4-6, 9; R. Daly 0-3, 0-0, 0; Schumacher 1-2, 0-1, 2; S. Daly 0-3, 0-1, 0; Riener 0-1, 0-1, 0; Gabica 0-1, 0-1, 0; S. Forsmann 0-2, 0-0, 0; Kaschmitter 0-0, 0-0, 0; T. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0; Nau 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann.
Troy-Bollman 5-9, 0-0, 12; Geidl 1-4, 0-0, 2; Buzga 4-6, 0-0, 8; Osborn 3-4, 1-2, 7; Mann 5-9, 1-2, 12; Pesho 3-8, 0-2, 6; Reagan 1-2, 1-3, 3; Acord 1-4, 0-0, 3; Illi 0-0, 0-0, 0; Nelson 0-1, 0-2, 0; Carson 2-2, 1-1, 6. 3-pointers-Bollman 2, Mann, Acord.

Pirates eliminate Huskies
The Prairie Pirates stayed alive at District by defeating the Highland Huskies 52-42 Monday, Feb. 20, in loser-out play at Lewiston.
Ryan Daly heads upcourt after a steal.The Pirates will play Genesee Friday at 6 p.m. in another loser-out contest.
The game was close throughout the first half although Prairie never trailed.
In the second half Highland’s shooting touch deserted them and Prairie was able to build up the lead.
Mat Forsmann got the Pirates off to a quick start as Seth Crane controlled the opening tap to Corey Schaeffer who passed to Forsmann for a lay-up and a 2-0 lead.
Highland tied the game at 2 and again at 4 before a free throw by Josh Gabica with 5:18 left in the first quarter gave Prairie the lead for good.
Forsmann added a basket from the right elbow of the key for a 7-4 lead.
Highland cut the lead to 7-6 but a free throw by Forsmann and a pair of inside baskets by Crane made it 12-6.
A 3-pointer by Highland was answered by a 3-pointer from Forsmann and a Highland basket was answered by a lay-up from Crane as Prairie led 17-11 after one quarter.
Highland outscored the Pirates 4-9 to open the second quarter and cut the lead to 1 at 21-20 but a basket each by Forsmann and Schaeffer pushed the lead back to 5.
Prairie held that margin through to halftime as they took a 31-26 lead into the break.
Ryan Daly added a little razzle-dazzle for Prairie’s final basket of the half as he stole the ball and ran a fast break with Forsmann. Daly flipped a behind-the-back pass to Forsmann for the lay-up.
Highland cut the lead down to 3 again at 34-31 in the third quarter but then went ice-cold. Prairie put together a 7-0 run over the next 5 minutes of play to push the lead to 10 points.Chris Schumacher shoots against Highland.
Highland came back with a 0-5 run to cut the lead in half early in the fourth quarter but a basket each by Crane, Forsmann and Schaeffer gave Prairie a 47-36 lead with 3:33 left.
A putback by Schaeffer and a 3-point play by Crane insured that Highland wouldn’t be making any comebacks.
For the game Forsmann led the scoring with 20 points, 16 in the first half, while Crane added 19, 11 in the second half. Schaeffer scored 8, Sean Daly and J.D. Riener 2 each and Gabica 1.
Prairie held a slim 36-34 rebounding edge. Schaeffer had 11 rebounds to lead the Pirates with Crane right behind with 10.
Schaeffer had 4 steals while Sean Daly had 3. Forsmann had 5 assists while Schaeffer and Ryan Daly had 3 each.
Prairie was 23 for 51 from the field, 45%, and 5 for 11 at the line. Highland was 19 for 58 from the field, 33%, but only 7 for 36 in the second half, 19%. They were 2 for 4 at the line.
With the win Prairie improves to 13-9 on the season.
Prairie     17 14 10 11 -52
Highland 11 15   6 10 -42
Prairie-Crane 9-16, 1-1, 19; Schaeffer 4-11, 0-0, 8; S. Daly 1-2, 0-0, 2; M. Forsmann 8-15, 3-7, 20; R. Daly 0-1, 0-0, 0; Gabica 0-0, 1-2, 1; Riener 1-4, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 0-2, 0-1, 0; Nau 0-0, 0-0, 0; S. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0; Kaschmitter 0-1, 0-0, 0; T. Forsmann 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-M. Forsmann.
Highland-Hammond 1-6, 0-0, 2; Coursey 7-15, 0-0, 15; Stigum 1-11, 1-2, 4; Behler 5-14, 1-2, 11; Eaton 3-8, 0-0, 6; Paul 1-3, 0-0, 2; Thomason 0-0, 0-0, 0; Hill 0-0, 0-0, 0; Figgins 0-0, 0-0, 0; Pratt 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Coursey, Stigum.

Six wrestlers qualify for State
Potlatch hosted the 2006 Wrestling Districts on February 18,  with nine wrestlers from Cottonwood going. 
Six of them earned a trip to state.James Jackson has just pinned a Grangeville opponent to advance to the championship match.
In the 112 weight class Dominick Klinkefus took home a 2nd place District Medal.  There were only 2 in his weight class and he lost in the championship match to Seth Schmadeka. 
At 119 lbs. was James Jackson taking a 2nd place District Medal.  James defeated Robert Bashaw to get to the championship match where he wrestled Dusty Funderburg. He ended up losing to come in 2nd. 
Wrestling in the 135 weight was Michael Matson.  Michael lost to Ryan McNamee, then wrestled Tyler McGreal, losing again and being put out for state. 
Tony Duman wrestling in 140 weight, he defeated Jake Robie winning to move on to wrestle Jamie McGreal. He lost to McGreal. He wrestled Jordan Daily in the consolation semifinals. With a win he guaranteed himself a spot at state.  Duman finally wrestled Anthony Prado in the third place match. He lost but came home with a 4th place District Medal. 
Jake Wimer lost twice in the 160 weight class. He lost to Richard Parker first, then Ben Prado and didn’t get a chance at state. 
In the 171-weight class Curtis Nuxoll wrestled  lost to Bradon Hendrix, then lost to Brett Speelman to lose out on a chance for state. 
Tony Duman was on his way to winning this match.Chance Ratcliff and Logan Lustig both won places at state in the 189-weight class.  Chance defeated Tyler Brost to clinch a trip to state. He then lost to Clayton Foster to drop into the consolation final where he lost to Tim Stroisch to bring home a 4th place District Medal.  Logan defeated Stroisch to advance to the championship match where he lost to Foster to bring home a 2nd place District Medal. 
Ronnie Chandler wrestled heavy weight against Dennis Wilson and lost. He then went against Lee Clapton in the consolation final to bring back 4th place District Medal. 
Making it to state are: Dominick, James, Logan, Tony, Chance and Ronnie.  Wrestlers not making state are: Curtis, Jake and Michael.  Stats traveling are Kim, Shandrie and Kristi.  Coaches are Joe, Steve and Dan.  The wrestler’s will be leaving on Wednesday, February 22, and returning on Sunday, February 26.  Good Luck Wrestlers!

Wrestlers begin Thursday at State
Six Prairie High School wrestlers will compete at the State Tournament which starts Thursday, Feb. 23 at Pocatello.
The tournament will take place at Holt Arena (the Mini-Dome) on the Idaho State University campus.
Action will get started at 3:30 p.m. (all times are Mountain Time) on Thursday.    The first loser out matches will start at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Championship round action continues starting at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The next round of consolation will be starting at 3 p.m. Friday.
The next round of consolation will start at 6 p.m. with the championship semifinals set to start at 7:30 p.m.
Consolation semifinals will start at 9 a.m. Saturday. Matches to determine 3rd-4th and 5th-6th will start at 11:15 a.m.
Championship matches will start at 2:30 p.m.
Wrestling for Prairie will be Dominick Klinkefus (1-14 record) at 112 lbs. He will face #2 seeded Kyle Johnshoy (35-4) of Melba.
At 119 lbs. James Jackson (26-5) is seeded 6th. He will face Dustin Kraus (3-27) of Soda Springs.
At 140 lbs. Tony Duman (14-12) has to face #1 seeded George Butts (31-2) of Challis.
At 189 lbs. Logan Lustig (15-9) will face 6th seeded Michael Tuckness of Marsing (26-7). Also Chance Ratcliff (12-13) will face 5th seeded Kole Adamson of Glenns Ferry (22-5).
At Heavyweight Ronnie Chandler (7-21) will face #1 seeded Austin Poulson of Aberdeen (38-4).

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
24-Loser out game vs. Genesee at District. 6 p.m.

23-25-State at Pocatello

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