lose in twilight at Kamiah
The Prairie baseball team gave up 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to lose 8-9 at Kamiah Thursday, March 16.
The game was called due to darkness once Kamiah pushed across the go-ahead run although it could be argued the game should have been called after the 5th inning as it was very tough to see the ball off the bat in the sixth.
Prairie took the early lead when Mat Forsmann led off with a single and went to second when the ball was misplayed in centerfield. He advanced to third and home on wild pitches.
Kamiah came right back though with 2 runs in the bottom of the first and added 3 more in the second as they built a 1-5 lead.
After falling behind 1-5, C.J. Rieman settled down and shut Kamiah down until the bottom of the sixth.
After Forsmann’s leadoff single, Prairie managed just one more hit until the fifth, an infield single by Forsmann in the third.
In the top of the fifth Eric Lerandeau reached on an error to lead off the inning and Chris Schumacher followed with a single to right.
Sam Forsmann walked and Lerandeau scored when a pickoff attempt at first went awry. Mat Forsmann singled to load the bases and Sean Daly walked to force in a run.
After a pair of outs, Dan Riener reached on a fielder’s choice. Sam Forsmann scored on the play when the third baseman’s throw home hit the shortstop in the back.
Kamiah changed pitchers and Phil Henry greeted the new pitcher with a deep drive to centerfield that was only a few feet from being a grand slam but wound up being a 3-run double. Lerandeau was walked and Schumacher picked up his second single of the inning to score Henry.
In the bottom of the sixth Rieman struck out the first hitter but the second hitter lofted a fly toward left that neither the left or centerfielder could see due to the dim light conditions. It fell in for a single.
The next batter reached on an error and that was followed by an RBI single with the other runner going to third. The runner on first was credited with a stolen base even though it appeared Riener’s throw had him beat.
A 2-run double tied the game. Prairie then intentionally walked the next two batters to set up the force at any base but a wild pitch on what would have been ball four anyway, allowed the winning run to score.
Rieman allowed 9 runs on 8 hits with 4 strikeouts and 1 unintentional walk.
Prairie had 7 hits in the game led by Mat Forsmann who had 3 singles. Schumacher had 2 singles while Rieman and Henry each had a double.
With the loss Prairie drops to 1-2 on the season.
Prairie 1 0 0 0 7 0—8 7 4
Kamiah 2 3 0 0 0 4—9 8 4
Riener wins discus at Lewiston Invitational
The Prairie Track team got an early start to their season when they attended the Lewiston Invitational Track Meet Saturday, March 18.
J.D. Riener picked up a win in the discus competition with a mark of 142’1” and was fourth in the shot put at 45’7½”.
In the girls competition Nicole Nida had the best finish with a second in the 100 meter dash in 13.0 seconds. Nida was also fourth in the 400 in 1:05.4.
Also placing in the top four was Tabitha Sonnen who was fourth in the 300 hurdles in 54.4 seconds.
Attending the event was a last minute addition to make up for not attending the April 8 meet at Kamiah. Prairie won't attend that meet due to conflict with the ACT test.
Prairie AAU teams places fourth
The Prairie AAU basketball team traveled to Riverside, Washington to play in the North Spokane Classic the weekend of March 17, 18 and 19. They played very well coming home with fourth place honors. The North Spokane Classic was a 5th through 8th grade tournament for both boys and girls. There were 80 teams competing in 9 gyms, with sixteen teams in the 8th grade boys’ bracket.
Prairie started the tournament with a win over Libby, Montana at 9:30 p.m. on Friday night with a score of 54 - 32. The second game for Prairie was played on Saturday, where they notched a 54 – 47 win, against the Pullman team. In Prairie’s final pool play game they suffered their first loss of the weekend against Chelan 60 - 75.
Sunday morning, Prairie started its championship bracket play against Colfax. The Prairie team had lost to the Colfax team in a Magic of the Hoops tournament earlier in the season. This time Prairie was successful and earned one of the final four positions. The score of the Prairie vs. Colfax game was 58 – 51. A close 54 – 57 loss to a team from Freeman put Prairie into a third/fourth place game against St. Al’s of Spokane. The game against St. Al’s was very hotly contested with the lead changing throughout the game. When the clock ran out Prairie was behind with a final score of 70 - 74.
Fredrick Douglas once said, “If there is no struggle there is no progress.” The Prairie 8th grade AAU team may not have come home with a championship, but they played well against some formidable competitors and came home with the satisfaction of having done their best and improved their skills. “The reward of a thing well done is to have done it!” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
The Prairie AAU team consists of: Conner Rieman, David Sigler, Joe Schumcher, Derek Schaeffer, Kyle Holthaus, Brandon Waller, Devin Schmidt, Seth Guyer and Brock Heath. They are coached by Roger Holthaus. The Prairie team will be finishing their season at the Snake River Shoot Out at LCSC in Lewiston, Idaho on April 7, 8 and 9.
Junior High Wrestling season recapped
Coaches Ethan Remacle and Justin Nuxoll once again have led the junior high wrestling. The team consisted of five wrestlers this year. Jack George's record was (13-3) with 1st in Kamiah, 1st at Grangeville and 2nd at Jennifer; Tyrell Langston's record was (15-1) with 1st at Kamiah, 1st at Grangeville and 2nd at Jennifer; Sheldon Klinkefus wrestled in a tough weight class and had a record of (2-15) with 4th at Jennifer; Brandon Poxleitner's record was (5-6) with 2nd at Kamiah, and 2nd at Prairie and Wyatt Williams record was (10-4) with 1st at Prairie. Congratulations to all the junior high wrestlers for a good season. Good luck to Ehan and Justin next year with the upcoming junior high. We would like to thank you both for a job well done. We'll miss you next year!
Langston & Klinkefus travel to Spangle, WA
Tyrell Langston and Sheldon Klinkefus traveled to Spangle, WA for the weekend to participate at Liberty High School for wrestling.
Sheldon was faced with another tough weight class at 103. He did very well in all his rounds. His first match he lost by points, his second match he pinned his opponent in the second round and he got pinned his last match ending up with 4th place.
Tyrell weighed in at 130. His opponents were tough but he ended up pinning his first opponent, winning by points his second match and losing by four points his last match in resulting with 2nd place. Congratulation goes out to Sheldon & Tyrell for a great job well done!
PIRATES BASEBALL 2006
8-Genesee, here, 11 a.m.
11-Lewis County here, 4:30 p.m.
13-at Genesee, 4:30 p.m.
15-Troy here, 2 games, 11 a.m.
18-Culdesac here, 4:30 p.m.
20-at Lewis County, 4:30 p.m.
22-at Kendrick, 11 a.m.
25-at Timberline, 4:30 p.m.
27-Kamiah, here, 4 p.m.
5-13-District-Rds. 1 & 2 at #1 and #2 seeds, finals at Kendrick.
18-20-State at Lewiston
PIRATES TRACK 2006
15-J. Stewart Invite, Payette, 9:30 a.m. MDT
18-at Lapwai, 4 p.m.
22-Lewis & Clark Games at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
25-White Pine League Meet at Lapwai, 4 p.m.
29-Kamiah Invitational at Kamiah, 10 a.m.
12-13-Regionals at Kamiah, 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday
19-20-State at Boise