Lady Pirates win season finale
The Prairie Lady Pirates outlasted Clearwater Valley to win a 5-set match on Senior Night Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Cottonwood 25-16, 26-28, 25-12, 20-25, 15-11.
The win clinched the #5 seed to the District Tournament for the Pirates.Kaylee Uhlenkott drives a spike right through a block attempt.
In the opening game Prairie opened up a lead of 11-5 when Kaylee Uhlenkott served 3 straight aces.
C.V. cut the lead back to 2 at 14-12 but a kill by Chelsea Long and 3 aces by Sam Johnson pushed the lead to 18-12.
With the score at 21-16, Jennifer Enneking scored a kill for the sideout, putting Uhlenkott back on the service line. Kayla Johnson scored a kill then Uhlenkott served out the game with 2 aces.
In the second game Prairie jumped out to a 5-0 lead as Sam Johnson served 2 aces while Uhlenkott and Brianne Stubbers scored a kill each and Long stuffed a C.V. spike.
C.V. came right back though and the rest of the game was very close as neither team could build much of an advantage.
Prairie fought off the first game point at 23-24 when Stubbers scored a kill. That was followed by a missed serve on each side. Uhlenkott then served an ace to give Prairie a game point chance but C.V. fought that off and then scored the next 2 points to win the game.
Game 3 had Enneking start the game with 2 aces and Long scoring a kill to make it 3-0. After a sideout, Sam Johnson scored a kill for a sideout and followed that with an ace to make it 5-1.
At 8-4 Uhlenkott put together a 6-point service run that featured 4 aces with Kayla and Sam Johnson each adding a kill.
After a pair of sideouts Casey Bruegeman put together a 5-point service run with 2 aces, a kill by Sam Johnson and 2 kills by Long that put Prairie up 20-5.
C.V. fought back to within 24-12 but Uhlenkott then scored a kill for the game winner.
The fourth game was close early with C.V. putting together a 5-point service run to take an 8-12 lead.
Prairie was able to pull back within 1 at 17-18 but C.V. held on to win the game by 5.
Enneking got Prairie off to a good start in the deciding 5th game with 3 straight aces. They were followed by a kill by Long that made it 4-0.
C.V. closed the gap to 5-4 but Prairie held the lead until C.V. tied it at 11.
Long then scored a kill left-handed to give Prairie the lead and then scored another kill. Sam Johnson followed with an ace that caught the sideline and ended the match with another ace.
Brianne Stubbers sets the ball in the Timberline match at District.For the match Long had 15 kills including 3 stuffs, and 2 aces. Kayla Johnson had 9 kills including a stuff. Uhlenkott had 8 kills and 12 aces while Sam Johnson had 9 kills and 11 aces. Stubbers had 8 kills, 23 assists and 4 aces. Enneking had 4 kills, 20 assists and 7 aces. Bruegeman had 3 kills and 2 aces and Leora Laurino had 1 kill and 2 aces.
With the win Prairie ends the regular season with a 7-10 record, 3-4 in league play.
The JV team ended their season with a win as they beat C.V. 25-19, 25-23 and the C team played the final game winning 15-12.
In the opening game Prairie took the lead for good in what started as a close game when Shelby Duman served 3 points with MaKayla Schaeffer scoring a kill followed by a pair of aces from Duman. Prairie then took control when their next server, Megan Sigler, also served for 3 points. Gina Seubert scored 2 kills and Duman collected a back row kill when her dig of a spike scored.
After a pair of sideouts, Prairie made it a 10-point margin when a kill by Schaeffer was followed by 4 straight aces from Ashley Shumway.
Prairie got to game point at 24-15 but let C.V. off the hook 4 straight times before Sigler scored the game-winning kill.
In the second game Shumway got Prairie off to a good start with 4 aces plus a kill from Meaghan Bruner that made it 6-1.
C.V. came back strong though outscoring Prairie 3-16 to take a 9-17 lead.
A missed serve ended their run and Bruner served 2 aces to start Prairie’s comeback.
Prairie still trailed 13-19 when Bruner scored a back row kill digging up a spike.
Haleigh Schmidt then served 3 aces and Schaeffer stuffed a spike to get Prairie within 1 at 18-19.
C.V. scored 3 straight to take an 18-22 lead but after scoring a sideout, Shumway served 2 aces to again cut the lead to 1.
After trading sideouts, Schaeffer served an ace, Bruner scored a kill and Schaeffer served another ace for the match.
With the match won, the C team took over for their final action of the season. They trailed early on but took the lead when Monica Lustig served 2 aces to make it 9-8. 
After 4 straight sideouts Samantha Poxleitner served an ace to make it 12-10. Four more sideouts made it 14-12 and Dani Cochran served an ace for the game-winner.

Lady Pirates split at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates opened District Tournament action Saturday, Oct. 18 at LCSC with a split of their first two matches.Chelsea Long gets set to spike the ball against Timberline. At left is Jennifer Enneking. In the background is Sam Johnson.
They won in 4 games over Timberline in their opening match, 25-22, 25-22, 24-26, 25-16 then lost in the second round to Genesee 17-25, 14-25, 12-25.
They were to play Deary in a loser-out match Tuesday, Oct. 21. If they won that match they were to play the Lapwai-C.V. winner, also on Tuesday, with the winner of that match earning third place. They would then travel to Lakeside on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. to play the District I, 1A-Division 1 champion for a berth in the state tournament.
In the opening match against Timberline Prairie fell behind 0-3 to start the first game but came right back to take the lead at 4-3.
Timberline tied the score at 4 and then Jennifer Enneking scored a kill to put Prairie ahead. Leora Laurino then served 2 aces and Kaylee Uhlenkott scored a kill to make it 8-4.
Prairie held the lead until Timberline tied it at 14. A kill by Francesca Johnson gave Prairie a brief lead but Timberline tied it again.
Prairie took the lead for good when Laurino dug a serve and Megan Sigler missed on her set but wound up getting a kill as it dropped on Timberline’s side. Prairie then held off the Spartans the rest of the game for the 3-point win.
The second game started like the first with Timberline scoring first but after they missed on a serve, Prairie scored 4 straight for a 5-2 lead. A stuff and a kill by Chelsea Long and 2 aces by Sam Johnson accounted for the scoring. 
Prairie never trailed the rest of the game although they also never led by more than 5 points as Timberline kept it close.
As she did in the first game, Long scored the game-winning kill.
The third game saw Prairie score first as Sam Johnson scored a pair of kills as Prairie took a 2-0 lead. This time Timberline came back and took the lead.
Prairie took the lead back on a stuff and a kill by Long that made it 12-10.Kayla Johnson blocks a spike. In the background is Francesca Johnson.
Praririe then built the lead to 20-13 when Brianne Stubbers served 4 straight points on an ace, 2 kills by Kayla Johnson and a kill by Uhlenkott.
Timberline answered with a 6 point run that cut the lead to 1 and after missed serves by both sides scored a couple of aces to get to game point at 22-24.
A kill by Francesca Johnson and an ace by Sigler got Prairie back to even at 24 each but then Timberline scored the final two points for the win.
Prairie cored first in the fourth game, which may not have been a good thing since the losing team had scored first in each of the first 3 games.
Prairie made it stand up though as they built the lead to 5-1 and 8-2. 
Timberline cut the lead back to just 1 point at 14-13 after 4 straight aces but a kill by Long ended the run.
Prairie then pulled away with Stubbers serving as she picked up a kill on a second hit then set up Kayla Johnson for a kill. An ace by Stubbers made it 22-15.
Timberline scored a kill for the side out but Prairie got the serve back on a kill by Francesca Johnson. Uhlenkott then served out the match with 2 aces.
Uhlenkott had 16 kills including a stuff in the match plus 6 aces. Long had 13 kills including 2 stuffs. Sam Johnson had 7 kills and 7 aces. Stubbers had 5 kills, 4 aces and 18 assists. Kayla Johnson had 8 kills. Francesca Johnson had 6 kills and an assist. Enneking had 20 assists and 2 kills. Sigler had 3 assists and 2 aces. Laurino had 1 kill and 6 aces. Casey Bruegeman had 3 aces.
In the second round they faced league champion Genesee in a match where the winner clinched a state berth.
Genesee pretty much dominated all three games as Prairie led on the scoreboard only 3 times.
They led 1-0 to start the second game and led in the third game at 1-0 and 2-1 in the third game. 
In the match Uhlenkott had 8 kills and an ace. Long had 7 kills. Sam Johnson had 5 kills including a stuff and an ace. Stubbers had 8 assists, 3 kills and 2 aces. Kayla Johnson had 4 kills. Enneking 5 assists and 4 aces.
With the split on the day Prairie is now 8-11 on the season.
Jennifer Enneking makes a set at District.
Sam Johnson goes high for a spike.
Kaylee Uhlenkott makes a pass. At left is Leora Laurino.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
28-Grangeville, there, 4:30, lost in 4 games
  2-Nezperce, here, lost in 5 games, story next week
  4-Kendrick/Kamiah here, V only, lost to Kamiah in 3 games, beat Kendrick in 3 games
  6-V at Kendrick Tournament, Beat C.V. and Kendrick, lost to Kamiah
  9-Timberline, there, lost in 5 games
16-Lapwai/Grangeville, here, V only, 5 p.m., Lost in 3 games to Lapwai, lost in 4 games to Grangeville.
18-Highland/Genesee, there, V only, 5 p.m, Beat Highland in 3 games, lost to Genesee in 3 games.
20-V at Gar./Pal. Tournament - Not cancelled - Prairie wins 1 of 8 games played
23-Culdesac, there, won in 5 games.
25-Troy, there, Lost in 3 games
30-Highland, here, won in 4 games
  6-Kendrick, there, won in 3 games
  7-Kamiah/Deary, there, V only, 5 p.m., Beat Deary in 3 games, lost to Kamiah in 3 games
  9-Nezperce, there, lost in 3 games
14-C.V., here, won in 5 games, story next week
18-District at LCSC, Beat Timberline in 4 games, lost to Genesee in 3 games.
21-District at LCSC, Beat Deary in 3 games, lost to Lapwai in 5 games, season over. Stories next week.
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