volleyball team finishes season
Completing a rebuilding year after the graduation of six of their senior teammates last year, Summit's small and young squad finish their current season with a credible performance at the season ending Logos tournament, held each year in Moscow by that school.
Round one ended with two wins over St. Ambrose High School of Boise in pool play, and a split 25-19 win and a same score loss against CCC, a private Christian school from the Seattle area. The loss in the second game came as a result of a service breakdown, and resulted in a second place tie for the Patriots in their pool play.
A coin flip the evening of the first day proved to be disastrous for the young Patriots, as the loss of the flip resulted in a third place position in the finals on Saturday, and matched them up with eventual champion Logos who had lost a hard fought battle to Pullman Christian the day before. Playing some of their best ball of the season, the Summit ladies threw a small scare into the Knights from Logos in the first game, but fell 25 to 16. The second game in the best of three semifinals proved to be too much for the Patriots however, as they repeatedly had trouble serving and failed to block several of the taller and more experienced Logos girls' kills.
With only one senior on the team, Danielle Stubbers, and one junior, Kim Frei, joining forces with sophomores Margaret Yalbuw, Tara Stubbers and Jennifer Wemhoff, and frosh Jaime Chmelik and Rachel Wemhoff, the Summit girls are looking forward to next year. Five girls in the 8th grade this year will move up and give the team 11 players, up from the seven that competed during this year.
Coach again for the Patriots was Shirley Stubbers.
Jr. High girls finish 13-9
With narrow victories at both the "B" and the "A" level, Summit finished a very successful 13 win and 9 loss season at Highland last week with exciting wins over Lewis County girls.
Summit's "A" team, consisting of 8th graders Nicole Frei, Savannah Kuther, Savanah Prigge, Courtney Schwartz, and Rachel Uhlenkott, and 7th graders Julia Osborne, Tanna Schlader, Brooke Schumacher, and Cassidy Stubbers, saw an early 15 to 4 halftime lead melt down to four points in the last quarter, but still eked out a 21 to 16 victory for their fifth of the year. The team lost six games during the year, but all were competitive right up to the final buzzer.
Playing earlier each evening, the Summit "B's" meanwhile were fashioning a eight win and three loss season, with losses only to Kamiah, Grangeville, and CV and exciting 22 to 21, 19 to 18, and 23 to 22 wins among their eight. The "B" team consisted of part time effort trom the seventh graders on the team, who played also part time during the "A" game, and sixth graders Sarah Chmelik, Rachel Frei, Sarah Kuther, Magen Rehder and Nicole Wemhoff.
The Summit girls will be taking time off in the next couple of months, then will start preparing for their annual trip to the big Hallisey tourney held in Boise each year by the Boise Diocese. Over the years, Summit has placed as high as third in this event, and on three occasions has won the coveted sportsmanship award.
The Summit girls were coached again this year by Julie Schumacher.
The Summit 8th grade team.
Summit's 7th grade team.