Pirates lose in 4 games at Kendrick
The Prairie Lady Pirates won the first game but Kendrick came back to win the next 3 and the match 25-20, 24-26, 24-26, 20-25 in a league match at Kendrick Tuesday, Sept. 14.
The first game went well as Prairie jumped out to a 12-4 lead as Francesca Johnson scored 3 kills and Prairie sided out well when Kendrick was serving. They held onto the lead the rest of the game, fending off any attempts by Kendrick to rally as the Tigers go no closer than 3 points.
The second game started terribly as Prairie fell into a 0-7 hole before Kayla Johnson scored a kill to put Prairie on the board.
They came right back with 12 straight points of their own behind the serving of Tanna Schlader who had 6 aces in the run. Prairie also got a kill each from Fran Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Megan Sigler and Schlader as they took a 12-7 lead.
Kendrick came back to retake the lead at 16-18 and it was a battle the rest of the way. Prairie only briefly took back the lead though at 22-21 as Kendrick pulled out the win.
In game 3 Prairie jumped out to a 6-1 lead as Fran Johnson and Shelby Duman had 2 kills each and Kayla Johnson added an ace.
Later in the game, 2 aces by Fran Johnson and a kill by Schlader put Prairie up 11-3.
Kendrick came back to tie the game at 14 and eventually took the lead at 18-21. A missed serve put Frank Johnson on the service line and a kill by MeShel Rad, a kill by Sigler, an ace, another kill by Sigler and a kill by Schlader had Prairie at game point at 24-21.
Unfortunately Johnson’s next serve was just long and Kendrick came back to score 5 straight points to win the game.
In the fourth game Sigler served Prairie to a 5-0 lead with 3 aces and a kill each from Schlader and Duman.
Prairie held the lead until Kendrick’s Rylie Ireland went to the service line at 8-6 and served 10 straight points including 5 aces as Kendrick took an 8-16 lead.
Prairie was able to fight back within 1 point at 20-21 as Kayla Johnson served 4 straight points which included an ace, 2 kills by Fran Johnson and a kill by Rad. A sideout at that point gave Kendrick back the serve and they never relinquished it.
Fran Johnson had 11 kills and 6 aces in the match while Kayla Johnson had 10 kills and 3 aces. Duman had 9 kills and 2 aces while Rad had 8 kills and 1 ace. Schlader had 5 kills and 9 aces. Sigler had 36 assists, 6 kills and 4 aces. Demetria Riener had 2 aces.
The JV match started like it was going to be an easy time for Prairie but they had to come back to win in 3 games 23-25, 25-18, 15-2.
Hope Vanator started off the first game with 7 straight aces before serving one too long as Prairie took a 7-0 lead. They led by as many at 10 points at 16-6 before Kendrick started working their way back into the game.
They closed within 19-17 before a missed serve but Cheryl Gehring on the service line. She served 3 straight aces for a 23-17 lead but then missed a served for the sideout.
Kendrick then managed to scored the final 7 straight points to pull out the game.
Kendrick carried that momentum into the second with a 1-4 lead but Prairie came back to take a 12-9 lead with Claire Whitley serving a pair of aces and Keely Schmidt serving 3 aces while Schmidt, Brandi Gehring and Tyler Workman scored kills.
Prairie held the lead the rest of the way to even the match at a game each.
They dominated the third game as Leah Holthaus open the game with an ace and Whitley and Kayla Frei scored 2 kills each as Prairie jumped out to a 5-0 lead.
After a side out consecutive kills by Whitley, an ace by Frei, 2 more kills by Whitley and 2 more aces by Frei had Prairie up 12-1.
After only their second sideout of the game, Whitley and Beka Bruner each scored a kill and Rachel Falzon ended the match with an ace.
Lady Pirates lose to CV and Grangeville
The Prairie volleyball team lost twice in a tri-match with C.V. and Grangeville at Cottonwood Thursday, Sept. 16.
They lost a league match to C.V. 23-25, 15-25, 26-24, 9-25 and were swept by Grangeville 21-25, 20-25, 23-25.
The first game against C.V. was competitive all the way through as neither team could get much of an advantage. The score was tied 7 times but Prairie led much of the game. Their biggest lead was 5 points at 19-14 after a kill by Fran Johnson.
It looked like Prairie was in good position to win the game when Sam Poxleitner, in her first action of the season, scored a kill for a sideout to make it 23-20. Prairie never scored another point though as C.V. answered with 5 straight to win the game.
In the second game C.V. took the early lead and held it all the way through.
Prairie tightened it up when MeShel Rad stuff a C.V. spike for a sideout that made it 10-16.
Fran Johnson then served 3 straight aces to cut the lead to 3 at 13-16 but C.V. then took control and wound up winning by 10.
In the third game Prairie took a 10-7 lead after 2 aces by Fran Johnson and a stuff block by Rad but C.V. came back to take an 11-15 lead.
C.V. led 17-22 when Prairie started their rally with Shelby Duman serving. Duman scored the kill for the sideout at that put her on the service line. She served an ace then picked up a kill when her dig of a spike scored. A stuff block by Rad, an ace, a kill by Fran Johnson and another ace had Prairie at game point at 24-22.
C.V. came back to tie it up at 24 but a kill by Fran Johnson for the sideout followed by a kill by Poxleitner gave Prairie a 26-24 win.
Unfortunately they couldn’t take that momentum into the next game as C.V. jumped out to 1-5 and 5-12 leads.
C.V. scored 10 of the final 11 points of the game to cruise to an easy win.
Rad had 9 kills including 4 stuff blocks and an ace while Fran Johnson had 9 kills and 5 aces. Duman had 7 kills and 4 aces while Poxleitner had 7 kills and 2 aces. Kayla Johnson had 7 kills including a stuff and 3 aces. Megan Sigler had 28 assists and 1 kill while Demetria Riener had 3 aces.
Prairie was able to play Grangeville tough in all three games but lost each time.
With the score at 8-8 Grangeville took over and scored 7 straight to take an 8-15 lead before Prairie could sideout.
Megan Sigler served a pair of points to cut the lead to 11-15 but Prairie trailed 11-18 before the got the serve back.
Prairie was able to cut the margin to 19-22 on an ace by Rad but Grangeville scored a sideout and pushed it to 19-24.
Prairie cut it to 21-24 before Grangeville scored the sideout to win the game.
In the second game Prairie fell behind 6-10 but scored a sideout and Rad served 2 aces to help tie the game at 10.
Grangeville took the lead at 10-13 only to see Prairie tie it up again at 13.
Grangeville led 16-21 when Fran Johnson served an ace as Prairie cut the lead to 19-21 but Prairie scored just 1 more point as they fell by 5.
In the final game Prairie took an early lead but Grangeville kept coming back.
Rad served Prairie to a 12-10 lead only to see Grangeville tie it at 12.
Then Grangeville took a 14-16 lead only to see Prairie come back this time as Kayla Johnson served Prairie to a 17-16 lead.
Prairie’s last lead was at 20-19 as Grangeville answered with 3 straight points to take the lead for good.
Grangeville got to match point at 21-24 but Prairie held them off to pull within 23-24 before Grangeville scored the sideout that ended it.
Rad had 7 kills in the match while Poxleitner and Kayla Johnson had 6 each, Fran Johnson 5 and Duman had 3. Sigler had 26 assists and 1 kill. Thanks to coach Vikki Riener for providing the stat sheets for the match.
In JV matches Prairie had a lot more success as Prairie swept both C.V. and Grangeville. They beat C.V. 25-10, 25-5 and 15-13 and beat Grangeville 25-15, 25-20 and 18-16. The win over Grangeville avenges a loss at Grangeville earlier where they lost 2 of 3 games.
Nezperce sweeps Lady Pirates
The Prairie Lady Pirates were swept in a non-league match by Nezperce Monday, Sept. 20 at Cottonwood by scores of 19-25, 18-25, 22-25.
In the opening game Kayla Johnson stuffed a Nezperce spike for a 1-0 Prairie lead, but that was the only time Prairie led in the game. Nezperce came back with 5 straight points to take the lead for good.
In the second game Nezperce scored the first 3 points but Prairie came back to take an 8-5 lead. Shelby Duman had 3 aces and Fran Johnson added a kill in a 4 point run that gave Prairie the lead.
Nezperce came back though and took the lead for good at 9-10 and pulled away for the final 7 point margin.
In the third game Prairie took leads of 4-3 and 7-4 early on as MeShel Rad scored 3 kills, including a stuff block and Kayla Johnson added a stuff as well.
Nezperce came back though to build an 8-15 lead.
Prairie wasn’t done yet though as Megan Sigler served 3 aces in a row to cut the lead to 14-16 and later on Duman served Prairie to a 22-22 tie with 2 aces and 2 kills by Rad.
A carry ended that run though and Nezperce served up 2 aces to end the match.
Kayla Johnson had 12 kills including 4 stuff blocks in the match. Rad added 11 kills including 1 stuff and 1 ace. Fran Johnson had 8 kills plus an ace. Megan Sigler had 26 assists, 3 kills and 4 aces. What hurt Prairie in the match was that other than Fran Johnson, the outside hitters struggled to keep the ball in play as Shelby Duman had just 2 kills but 6 aces while the rest of the outsides combined for just 1 kill.
With the loss Prairie is 5-7 on the season. They are 0-3 in 1-A Division 1 White Pine League matches.
The JV team started well but wound up losing in 3 games 25-12, 21-25 and 8-15 to Nezperce.
The opening game was close until Cheryl Gehring went to the service line with Prairie leading 13-11. Gehring served 7 straight points with 5 of them on aces. Tyler Workman picked up 2 kills as Prairie’s lead expanded to 20-11.
After Nezperce scored the sideout, Prairie got it right back when Gehring’s service dig found it’s way to the floor on the Nezperce side.
A kill by Kelsey Tidwell and another dig for a kill by Gehring were followed by two aces from Workman as Prairie ended the game.
Prairie took a 7-5 lead in the second game but Nezperce then strung together 4 straight aces to take the lead.
Prairie bounced back to take a 12-11 lead but that was their last lead f the game as Nezperce took back the lead and held on for the 4-point win.
In the deciding game Hope Vanator served Prairie to a 2-0 lead but Nezperce then took control and reeled off 10 straight points, all on aces as the Indians took control and held on to win.
Lady Pirates at Pomeroy Tournament on Saturday
The PHS volleyball team will be taking part in the “Border Battle” volleyball tournament at Pomeroy Saturday, Sept. 25.
Teams participating will be Lapwai, Genesee, Orofino, Kamiah and Prairie from Idaho and Dayton, Clarkston, Pomeroy, Asotin and St. John-Endicott from Washington.
Schedule is set up so that each Idaho team will play against each Washington team for 5 matches during the day.
Prairie’s first match will be at 10 a.m. against Asotin in the high school gym. Their second match will be at 11:30 at the Elementary gym against St. John-Endicott. At 1 p.m. they are back in the high school against Pomeroy.
From 2 to 3 p.m. there will be a serving contest with all 10 teams participating.
At 3:30 Prairie moves back to the elementary gym to play Dayton. Their final match will be back in the high school gym against Clarkston at 5 p.m.
There will be an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at the high school gym.
PIRATES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2010
7-Highland, there, won in 4 games
9-Troy/Summit, here, 5 p.m., lost to Troy in 3 games, beat Summit in 3 games
11-Kendrick Tournament, beat Asotin in 3 games, lost to Orofino in 2 games, beat Summit in 2 games, beat Kamiah in 3 games, 3rd place.
11-JV at Jenifer Tourn., TBA, took 2nd place
14-Kendrick, there, lost in 4 games.
16-CV/Grangeville, here, 5 p.m., lost to CV in 4 games, lost to Grangeville in 3 games
20-Nezperce, here, lost in 3 games
21-Potlatch, there, won in 3 games, details next week
25-at Pomeroy Tournament, TBA
25-Prairie JV Tournament
30-Kamiah/Lapwai, at Kamiah
4-Kamiah, here, 4:30 p.m., Date changed from Oct. 7 - Senior Night
16, 18, 19, 21-District at LCSC
29-30-State at Burley
JR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE