22 out for PHS volleyball
The Prairie volleyball team sees their first varsity action this Thursday, Sept. 2 at Grangeville.
The varsity and JV did manage to get some game action in last Tuesday in a Jamboree at Grangeville and the JV competed in a tournament at Genesee on Saturday.
This year there are 22 girls out for the team with 9 on the varsity and the rest making up the JV squad.
5 of the 9 varsity players are returnees from last yearís team. They are seniors Kayla Johnson, Shelby Duman and Francesca Johnson and juniors Samantha Poxleitner and Megan Sigler. Up from last yearís JV squad are juniors Monica Lustig, Demetria Riener and sophomore Tanna Schlader.
The team also has a transfer from Grangeville in junior MeShel Rad.
Coach Vikki Riener said she likes the attitude so far with this group. She also added that the team summer camp they had helped tremendously as they havenít had to spend so much practice time on the fundamentals. 
Making up the JV team this year are sophomores Kayla Frei, Kelsey Tidwell, Hope Vanator, Tyler Workman, Cheryl Gehring, Rachel Falzon, Claire Whitley and Stephanie Gimmeson and freshmen Beka Bruner, Brandi Gehring, Leah Holthaus, Lydia Lustig and Keely Schmidt.
The JV will split into C and JV teams at Grangeville on Thursday with the C match set to start at 4:30 p.m.
Tanna Schlader goes up for a spike at the Jamboree in Grangeville last week. Also shown are Shelby Duman, 9, and Kayla Johnson, 10.
MeShel Rad gets a spike past a Nezperce blocker. Watching are Tanna Schlader, Monica Lustig and Megan Sigler.
Kayla Johnson leaps high for a spike at the Jamboree as Megan Sigler, Tanna Schlader and Shelby Duman look on.
Demetria Riener digs up a serve as Francesca Johnson and Megan Sigler watch.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
24-Jamboree, Grangeville, 5 p.m.
28-Genesee JV Tourn., TBA
  2-Grangevile, there, 5 p.m.
  7-Highland, there
  9-Troy/Summit, here, 5 p.m.
11-Kendrick Tournament
11-JV at Jenifer Tourn., TBA
14-Kendrick, there
16-CV/Grangeville, here, 5 p.m.
20-Nezperce, here
21-Potlatch, there
23-Genesee, there
25-at Pomeroy Tournament, TBA
25-Prairie JV Tournament
28-Timberline, there
30-Kamiah/Lapwai, at Kamiah
  2-Genesee Tournament, TBA
  7-Kamiah, here
12-Deary, there
16, 18, 19, 21-District at LCSC
29-30-State at Burley
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