Lady Pirates split at Craigmont tri-match
The Prairie Lady Pirates split a tri-match at Craigmont Thursday, Oct. 8, sweeping Highland but getting swept by Nezperce.
In their first match of the night Prairie lost to Nezperce 21-25, 14-25, 17-25.
No details are available.
In the second match they won 25-15, 25-17, 25-17 over Highland. 
Sam Frei had 7 kills and Francesca Johnson had 5 aces in the match.
Kayla Johnson recorded 3 stuff blocks while Megan Sigler had 14 assists.

Prairie, Summit in tri-match with Deary
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost a league match to Deary then won a non-league match against Summit Academy in a tri-match held at Cottonwood Saturday, Oct. 10.
Summit Academy also lost to the Mustangs.
Prairie vs. Deary
Prairie lost in straight sets to Deary by scores of 24-26, 22-25, 10-25.Francesca Johnson goes for the kill against Deary. At left is Megan Sigler.
Prairie took the early lead in the opening game at 9-4 and 11-16 with Francesca Johnson serving a couple of aces and Kayla Johnson scoring 3 kills while Sam Poxleitner stuffed a Deary spike.
Deary then battled back within 1 point at 14-13 then finally took the lead at 20-21.
Deary lead 22-24 when Kayla Johnson scored a kill and Sam Frei served an ace to tie the game at 24. Deary then scored the sideout and followed with the game winner.
Prairie again led early in the second game as they took a 10-5 lead  as Megan Sigler served 3 aces, Ashley Shumway added another ace and Frei and Francesca Johnson scored 2 kills each.
Deary fought back to tie the game at 13 and took the lead back at 18-19.
Prairie came back to tie the score at 20 on a kill by Kayla Johnson and Poxleitner scored a kill for a 21-20 lead. 
Deary then scored 5 of the last 6 points to take the game and a 2 games to none lead.
Deary then dominated the third game as Prairie fell behind 1-5 and 4-13 on their way to a 15 point loss.
Kayla Johnson had 11 kills in the match while Francesca Johnson had 9 kills and 2 aces. Frei had 5 kills and 1 ace. Poxleitner had 5 kills including 2 stuff blocks. Sigler had 26 assists and 5 aces. Shelby Duman had 4 kills and 2 aces. Justine Zigler had 3 aces and Shumway had 2 aces.
Summit vs. Deary
Next up on the day was Summit Academy against Deary and the Patriots managed to win a game against the Mustangs but wound up losing 11-25, 19-25, 25-16, 23-25.
Nicole Frei spikes the ball against Deary.In the opening game Deary carried the momentum from their win against Prairie as they built a 2-10  lead and stretched it to 5-17 and eventually won by 14 points.
Deary also jumped out to a 3-11 lead in the second game but Summit finally got some points going their way and Savanah Prigge served 4 straight points as they cut the deficit to 11-12.
Deary pushed the lead back to 5 at 15-20 but Summit again rallied and with Jamie Chmelik serving 2 aces and Prigge scoring a kill they cut the lead to 19-21. A Deary timeout broke Chmelikís serving rhythm and she missed her next serve and Deary was able to serve out the game.
In the third game Summit turned things around as Brooke Schumacher served the Patriots to a 7-1 lead with 3 aces plus 4 kills by Tara Stubbers.
Deary managed to cut the lead to 8-7 but then missed a serve and Tara Stubbers served 4 aces with Prigge adding a kill as Summit built the lead to 14-7.
They were able to hold off the Mustangs the rest of the game as Schumacher served a couple of aces and the Patriots were able to sideout most of Dearyís serves. 
Rachel Wemhoff served up an ace for the game winner.
In the third game Summit looked to force a deciding 5th game as Nicole Frei served 5 aces in a 7-point run as Summit took a 10-3 lead.
They led 19-9 when Stubbers scored a kill but Deary then mounted a comeback.
Everything that had gone right for Summit for a game and a half started going wrong as Deary outscored them 4-16 the rest of the game to win the match.
Tara Stubbers had 11 kills and 4 aces in the match while Prigge had 5 kills including a stuff and 4 aces. Rachel Wemhoff had 4 kills and an ace. Schumacher had 6 aces, 8 assists and a kill and Frei had 5 aces and 2 kills. Chmelik had 7 aces and 2 kills.
Prairie vs. Summit
In the final match of the day Prairie held on to beat Summit 25-19, 19-25, 25-20, 25-8.
The first game was a back and forth battle until the late going. Prairie led by 3 at 8-5 but  the Patriots came right back to tie the score at 9. The Patriots finally took their first lead at 14-15 on a kill by Chmelik and led y 2 at 15-17 after a stuff block by Prigge and an ace by Rachel Wemhoff.Kayla Johnson of Prairie tips the ball past the block of Tara Stubbers of Summit. Also shown are Nicole Frei of Summit and Megan Sigler of Prairie.
Prairie scored the side out on a kill by Francesca Johnson and then two straight kills by Kayla Johnson and an ace by Shumway gave prairie a 19-17 lead.
Summit scored their final point of the game on a sideout to make it 21-19 but Kayla Johnson scored a kill on a tip to put Frei on the service line. Frei served up 2 aces then Shumway got the game ending kill on a back row get-it-over-the-net bump that found the floor on the Summit side.
In the second game Summit got a pair of aces from Stubbers to take the early lead and although the Pirates tied the score a couple times, they couldnít take the lead back.
Prairie kept it close until Cassidy Stubbers put together a service run with the help of strong net play from Tara Stubbers who scored the kill on 3 consecutive points as Summit grabbed a 9-14 lead.
Prairie was able to get back within 2 on 3 different occasions but Summit always had an answer and they pulled away late for the 6-point win.
The third game was a streaky game as Prairie got a 4-point service run from Sigler to take a 7-4 lead only to see Summit come back to build a 10-14 lead as Tara Stubbers, Wemhoff and Chmelik each scored service points.
Prairie tied the score at 14 on 3 straight aces by Frei and the game then settled into a sideout battle until Summit missed a service that gave Prairie a 22-20 lead and put Shumway on the service line.
A kill by Kayla Johnson, an ace by Shumway and a kill by Sigler gave Prairie the win.
In the fourth game Summit seemed to run out of gas as Prairie dominated the game from the start. Sigler had a 3-point service run early to give Prairie an 8-2 lead as Poxleitner and Francesca Johnson picked up kills.
Shelby Duman later had a 3-point run that stretched the lead to 15-6 as Kayla Johnson scored 2 kills and Frei added another.
Frei then had the big service run as she served out the match with 9 straight points. She had 4 aces while Sigler and Kayla Johnson each picked up 2 kills and Francesca Johnson had the other kill.
For Prairie Francesca Johnson had 23 kills and an ace. Kayla Johnson had 17 kills and an ace. Sigler had 8 kills including a stuff, 2 aces and 43 assists. Sam Frei had 11 aces and 4 kills. Poxleitner had 6 kills. Shumway had 3 aces and Zigler had 2 aces.
For Summit Tara Stubbers had 10 kills including a stuff. Prigge had 9 kills including 5 stuffs plus 3 aces. Chmelik had 5 kills and 3 aces. Nicole Frei had 3 kills and 5 aces.
Summit's Tara Stubbers stuffs the spike of Prairie's Sam Poxleitner as Francesca Johnson watches.With the split Prairie improves to 5-12 overall and ends league play at 5-8 but just 2-6 against Division 1 teams, which is what counts for District seeding. Summit remains winless with just two regular season matches left, a tri-match against Nezperce and Culdesac at Nezperce next Tuesday.
Prairie JV vs. Deary
The Prairie JV team won their match against Deary 5-25, 25-18, 15-10.
They didnít show up for the first game as they fell behind 0-13, rallied to 5-17 then saw Deary serve 7 straight aces to finish the game.
For the second game it was like a totally different Prairie team was out on the floor. They trailed early on but when Sam Poxleitner scored a kill to make it 10-11, Ashley Shumway went to the service line and served 9 straight points to give Prairie their first lead. She had 7 aces while Kayla Frei scored a pair of kills as Prairie took a 19-11 lead.
Later Poxleitner served 2 aces and got a kill from Tanna Schlader to make it 23-14. After 4 straight points by Deary, Frei scored a kill when her service dig found a hole on the Deary side. Hope Vanator then served with Schlader scoring the game-winning kill.
In the deciding game Prairie took the lead with a 5 point service run by Cheryl Gehring. She had a couple of aces while Tyler Workman, Schlader and Vanator each had a kill as prairie took a 10-4 lead.
Deary rallied to within 12-9 but a sideout and an ace by Taylor Heitman got Prairie to match point at 14-9. Deary scored a sideout but Shelby VonBargen  blocked a Deary spike for the match winner.
The Prairie C team also won against Deary, 25-12, 25-14, 15-13.

Lady Pirates swept by Grangeville
In their final match of the regular season the Prairie Lady Pirates were swept at Grangeville 9-25, 15-25, 17-25.Shelby Duman spikes the ball against Grangeville. At left are Sam Frei and Kayla Johnson.
Prairie struggled in the first game as nothing went right for them. Grangeville jumped out to a 1-11 lead and added a 5-point run late in the match to cruise to an easy win.
In the second game a kill each by Kayla Johnson and Francesca Johnson gave Prairie a 2-0 lead  but then Grangeville score 7 straight points.
Prairie managed to cut the lead to 1 at 11-12 thanks to 4 straight aces by Francesca Johnson.
Twice more they pulled within 1 but couldnít get the next point to tie the score. 
Grangeville then pulled away down the stretch for the 10-point win.
In the third game Prairie again took a 2-0 lead on a kill by Francesca Johnson and an ace by Sam Frei. 
Grangeville scored 3 straight to take the lead but Prairie led again at 4-3 and 5-4 before Grangeville took the lead for good with a 4-point service run.
Prairie was able to cut the margin to 1 at 9-10 after an ace by Ashley Shumway and a kill by Megan Sigler but Grangeville pulled away again to a 6 point lead at 10-16 and Prairie got no closer than 4 points the rest of the game.
Francesca Johnson had 10 kills and 4 aces in the match while Frei had a kill and 4 aces. Sam Poxleitner had 4 kills including a stuff block. Megan Sigler had 21 assists and 2 kills. Shelby Duman had 3 kills including a stuff.
With the loss Prairie finishes their regular season with a 5-13 record.
The JV team also lost in the their final match of the season 14-25, 14-25, 16-14.
Ashley Shumway served Prairie to a 4-1 lead with an ace, 2 kills by Demetria Riener and a kill by Sam Poxleitner.
After a stuff block by Tanna Schlader and another kill by Riener they led 7-2 but at that point Grangeville took control. They got an 8-point serving run that gave them an 8-12 lead.
A kill by Tyler Workman and an ace each by Kayla Frei and Schlader cut the lead to 12-13 but Grangeville then put together another long service run, this time of 8 points to take a 12-22 lead and they went on to win by 11.
In the second game Prairie took a 4-2 as Shumway and Poxleitner each scored a kill and Monica Lustig and Shumway added an ace each. 
Grangeville then took control again and pulled away to a 10-23 lead before winning again by 11.
Despite falling behind 0-4, Prairie managed to salvage the third game.
They still trailed at 7-9 when Schlader scored a kill to put Dani Cochran on the service line.
Cochran served two aces and Taylor Heitman and Schlader added a kill each to give Prairie an 11-9 lead.
Grangeville came back to tie the score at 14 but then missed a serve. Shelby VonBargen then scored the game-winning kill.
Sam Poxleitner spikes the ball past the block attempt of Savanah Prigge. at left is Jamie Chmelik.
Sam Frei goes for the kill at Grangeville. At left are Sam Poxleitner and Megan Sigler.

District tournament starts Saturday
The 1-A Division 1 District 2 volleyball tournament is set to start this Saturday, Oct. 17 at Warrior Gym on the campus of Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston.
Prairie goes in as the #7 seed and will play Lapwai at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Eighth seeded Kendrick will play Genesee at 6 p.m.. #4 Deary will play  #5 Potlatch at the same time.
Third seeded Troy plays the #6 C.V. also at 7:30.
The second round matches are set for Monday, Oct. 19 with the two loserís bracket matches set for 6 p.m. and the 2 winners brackets matches at 7:30 p.m.
Two more loserís bracket matches will take place Tuesday, Oct. 20 with the first set for 6 p.m. and the second for 7:30 p.m.
The championship and third place matches will be Thursday, Oct. 22. The third place game will be at 6 p.m. with the winner advancing to a play-in match while the both teams in the championship match will advance to state. That match starts at 7:30 p.m.
The 1-A Division 2 District Tournament involving Summit, Highland, Culdesac and Nezperce is set to be played out entirely on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Nezperce. The first round will be Nezperce vs. Summit and Highland vs. Culdesac.
The winner is the only team that advances to state. There will be no regional tournament this year.

Rodeo team competes at Cambridge
The Prairie High School Rodeo Team had another successful rodeo this past weekend in Cambridge.  The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect.  The Rodeo started each day with pole bending and both Brandee Seubert and Calli Mader turned in some good times.  Kelsey Tidwell and MaKayla Schaeffer  had some hard luck which kept them out of the placings.  Goat Tiers, Brandee, Calli, Kelsey, NaTosha Schaeffer and MaKayla all had good runs and MaKayla even having a great wreck (or tip over) when she face planted right over her goats head. Hilaree Vanderpas, Taylor Ratcliff and MaKayla all caught in the breakaway, but NaTosha came up short on both days.  The only PHS team ropers were the team of NaTosha and MaKayla.  They were announced all weekend as the Schaeffer sisters, but are otherwise known as Mak-n-Tosh.  They had a successful catch on Saturday, but MaKayla caught a leg on Sunday and couldn't get it free.  The final event each day was barrel racing and Brandee, Calli, Kelsey and MaKayla all finished in this event successfully. Overall the team is doing very well.  The competition is tough with many of the times only being hundredths of a second from one another. 
This marked the final contest for the fall and more rodeo action will take place in the spring.      There were several community members who lent their support by attending the performances.  Special recognition went to Pat Alfrey, School Board Member and Ben and Pat Swenson, who came to the Kamiah Rodeo.  Also, Dennis and Sandy Walker who not only attended the Kamiah rodeo, but also drove to Cambridge to support the team on both days. Both Ben and Dennis have also volunteered many hours and resources to help these kids compete.  Rodeo is a sport where there isn't a specific coach.  The involvement of many people is what helps these kids become successful. 
If you find time this spring come and watch these contestants and their horses.  It is great entertainment, there are good concessions and there is no fee for attending.
Brandee Seubert competes in the poles.
Hilaree VanderPas in breakaway.
MaKayla and NaTosha Schaeffer in team roping.
Taylor Ratcliff in Breakaway.

PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2009
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.
AUGUST
27-Potlatch/Lapwai, at Potlatch, Lost to Potlatch 1 game to 3; lost to Lapwai 0-3
SEPTEMBER
  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
OCTOBER
  1-Kendrick, here, Senior Night, won in 5 games
  3-Genesee Tournament, see story above. lost to Grangeville in 2 games; lost to Deary in 3 games; lost to Kamiah in 2 games; lost to Orofino in 2 games
  8-Nezperce/Highland, there (Craigmont), 5 p.m., lost to Nezperce 0-3, beat Highland 3-0
10-Deary/Summit, here, 11 a.m., lost to Deary 0-3, beat Summit 3-1.
12-at Grangeville, lost 0-3.
17, 23, 24-District at LCSC
30-31-State Tournament
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