28 out for volleyball this year
There are 28 girls turned out for volleyball at Prairie High School this fall with just 3 returnees from last yearís squad.
Seniors Brooke Holthaus, Alli Holthaus and Kim Schaeffer are the lone returnees from last yearís team although senior  Tiffany Schaeffer would also be a returnee if she hadnít missed all of last season due to injury.Kim Schaeffer spikes the ball during a drill in practice. Sam Frei is at left while Alli Holthaus is at right.
Also on the varsity this year are senior Chantel Boniecki, juniors Kaylee Uhlenkott and Brianne Stubbers and sophomore Samantha Frei.
Stubbers played for Summit Academy last season, transferring over to Prairie in the middle of the school year last year.
Head coach Jeff Martin said juniors Chelsea Long and Leora Laurino are competing for the final varsity spot.
Stubbers and Alli Holthaus will do the setting with Kim and Tiffany Schaeffer playing middle blocker. Brooke Holthaus, Uhlenkott, Frei and Boniecki will be outside hitters.
Vikki Riener returns as JV coach and Marlene Forsmann as C team coach.
JV/C players in addition to Long and Laurino are Jennifer Enneking, Amber Frei, Samantha Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Francesca Johnson, Camille Schumacher, Shelby Duman, Gina Seubert, Justina Zigler, Samantha Spencer, Haleigh Schmidt, Meaghan Bruner, Kendra Ross, Lauren Beshears, Betty Clark, Danielle Cochran and Shauna Kaschmitter.
The varsity sees their first action this Thursday at Grangeville at a Jamboree. The first matches that count will be at the Kendrick Tournament on Saturday. Varsity and JV will both be participating. The teamís first league match is next Tuesday, August 28 at Clearwater Valley. Their first home match will be Thursday, August 30 against Nezperce in a non-league match.

Lady Pirates at Kendrick Tournament Saturday
The PHS varsity and JV volleyball teams will be taking part in the Kendrick Tournament this Saturday, August 25.
Each team will play 3 matches during the day.
Prairie is in a pool with Kendrick and Orofino in both the JV and varsity brackets.
The Prairie JV will face the Orofino JV at 10:15 a.m. while the varsity will face Orofino at 10:30 a.m.
The JVís will play Kendrick at about noon while the varsity will play Kendrick at about 12:30. 
The varsity bracket is at Kendrick High School while the JVís are at Juliaetta Elementary.
Teams in the other pool are C.V., Deary and Kamiah.
After pool play is done in each bracket the third place teams in each pool will play followed by a match between the two second place teams with the two first place teams playing in the final match of the day for the tournament championship.
Varsity matches are best 2 out of 3 with games going to 25, third game to 15 if needed, while the JV matches are best 2 out of 3 with games going to 21, third game to 15 if needed.
All games use rally scoring.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
23-Jamboree at Grangeville
25-Kendrick Tournament
28-C.V., there*
30-Nezperce, here
  6-Timberline, here*
  8-JV at Genesee Tourn.; C at Sacajawea Tourn.
10-Grangeville, there
11-Lapwai, there*
12-C at Sacajawea, 5 p.m.
13-Highland, here
15-at Gar-Pal Tournament
17-Kamiah, there
18-Culdesac, here*
20-Troy, here*
22-Prairie JV Tournament
25-Highland, there*
27-Tri-Match at Genesee vs.  Genesee.* & Lapwai
  1-Kendrick, here*
  2-Deary, here*; C at Jenifer, 5 p.m.
  4-Nezperce, there*
  8-Grangeville, here
11, 13, 20-District at Lewiston
25-26-27-State at Lewiston
*indicates league game
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