Lady Pirates swept twice at tri-match
The Prairie Lady Pirates faced two tough opponents in a home tri-match last Thursday, Sept. 24 and were swept by both of them.
They lost a league match to Troy by scores of 20-25, 25-27, 18-25 then lost a non-league match to Grangeville 22-25, 20-25, 8-25.
The losses drop the Pirates to 2-10 overall, 2-6 against all White Pine League foes and 1-5 against the Division 1 White Pine League teams (the record that determines district seeding).
Casey Bruegeman blocks the ball for a point in Prairie’s match against Troy last Thursday. Megan Sigler watches.
Francesca Johnson passes a Troy serve as Kayla Johnson was ready in case she didn’t get it.

Lady Pirates at Genesee Tournament
The Prairie volleyball team will be competing at the Pea & Lentil Spike-Off at Genesee this Saturday, Oct. 3.
Their first match will start at 8 a.m. against Grangeville. Kamiah and Nezperce are also in their pool which will be Pool B. They’ll play all pool play matches in the auxiliary gym.
After a 2-match lay-off they’ll face Nezperce and then get another match off before facing Kamiah.
Pool play matches are best 2 of 3 to 25 with the third game to 15 if necessary.
Once pool play is done the first place team in Pool A will play the second in Pool B and vice-versa with the winners of those two matches to play for the championship. There will also be a consolation bracket where the 3rd place team from Pool A will play the 4th place team from Pool B and vice-versa. The winners of those two matches will play for the consolation title.
The champion, runner-up and consolation winning teams will receive plaques. There will also be an all-tournament team named and they will each receive medals.
Genesee, Orofino, Wallace and Timberlake are the teams in Pool A.

Rodeo team competes at Kamiah
The District III High School Rodeo season started off well for the Prairie High School Rodeo Team.  The two freshman, Kelsie Tidwell and Callie Mader,and first year sophomore MaKayla Schaeffer got themselves noticed at the first rodeo of the season. The team overall ended the weekend with points in multiple events.  Hillaree Vanderpas leads the team in points with a catch in breakaway both Saturday and Sunday. Behind her is MaKayla and Callie both collecting points in barrels and poles.  NaTosha Schaeffer and Kelsie also put themselves on the chart.  Taylor Ratcliff and Brandee Seubert came up short this weekend, but both gave a solid performance.  The team will have one more rodeo in Cambridge on October 10th and 11th. 
Team members names and events are:
Freshmen: Callie Mader - Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying; Kelsey Tidwell - Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying
Sophomores: MaKayla Schaeffer - Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying, Breakaway, Team Roping (header); Brandee Seubert - Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying
Seniors: Taylor Ratcliff – Breakaway; NaTosha Schaeffer - Goat Tying, Breakaway, Team Roping (heeling); Hillaree Vanderpas - Breakaway, Team Roping
Callie Mader riding poles.
Kelsey Tidwell riding the barrels.
MaKayla Schaeffer kicks up a lot of dust while riding the poles.
Rodeo photos provided by Michelle Schaeffer

Open gym for girls basketball
There are open gym sessions on Mondays and Wednesday at the Middle School gym for those high school girls interested in playing basketball this season.
Open gym sessions will be 7 to 9 p.m. 

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. Home matches at Middle School gym due to floor project at high school.
27-Potlatch/Lapwai, at Potlatch, Lost to Potlatch 1 game to 3; lost to Lapwai 0-3
  1-Grangeville, there, lost 0-3
  3-Kamiah, there, lost 0-3
  4-Nezperce, there, lost 1-3
  8-Timberline, here, won 3-1, details next week
10-Genesee vs. Prairie, 5 p.m.; Kamiah vs. Prairie,  lost to Genesee 1-3, lost to Kamiah 0-3
11-CV, there, lost 2-3
12-Kendrick Tournament, beat Asotin 2-1, lost to Orofino 0-2, lost to C.V. 0-2, third place
17-Culdesac/Lapwai, there, beat Culdesac 3-2, lost to Lapwai 2-3
19-at Gar./Pal. Tournament, won 5 games, lost 5 games on the day
24-Troy/Grangeville, here, lost to Troy in 3 games; lost to Grangeville in 3 games
  1-Kendrick, here, Senior Night
  3-Genesee Tournament, see story above.
  6-JV vs. Jenifer, here
  8-Nezperce/Highland, there, 5 p.m.
10-Deary/Summit, here, 11 a.m.
17, 23, 24-District at LCSC
30-31-State Tournament
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