girls lose two matches
Last week was not the best for Summit volleyballers, as Highland came storming back after dropping the first two games to Summit, 23 -25, and 21 - 25, then turned the tide on the White Pine visiting Patriots, winning the next three 25 - 20, 25 - 17, and the final fifth game, 15 - 11. Key mistakes and an occasional bad serve during the last three sessions proved the undoing of the locals, as Highland came through when the chips were down, and pulled out the crucial games.
The next session proved to be not much better, as Summit hosted the undefeated Orofino Maniacs, boasting an 8 - 0 record at "home in the Prairie High gym. Summit gave an excellent effort in all three matches, dropping the sessions by scores of 19 - 25, 14 - 25, and the third again by a score of 19 - 25. Several times during the evening, the young Patriots, starting two sophomores, would pull ahead a bit, or tie up a close session, but it each case, fell prey at the end to little mistakes, or missed serves.
Both matches proved a point however, and that is that Summit can play very competitively with the other members of the White Pine League, most of them a division higher in Division I, and other opponents like Orofino and Coeur d' Alene Charter, being two classes above their status.
Next action for the Patriots is a home game against Deary, Tuesday, (last night) at Prairie High, then Thursday night, a return match against Highland.
Summit jayvees gave a good accounting of themselves at the same time, taking two of three from Highland with scores of 15 - 25, then 25 - 18, and
15 - 6 in the final. Against Orofino, the young Patriots dropped the first game 19 - 25, the second game 22 - 25, and the shortened third game 6 - 15, showing that they two are competitive in all of their matches.
Summit Jr. High girls are 1-1
Kicking off their new season, Summit's junior high girls basketball team traveled to St. Peter and Paul's new gym in Grangeville last week, where they were designated the home team, and playing the 8th grade teams from Kamiah and Asotin.
The Kamiah game proved to be an easy match for the Patriots, moving ahead 21 to 5 at half time, then finishing up the game with some sixth graders on the floor for a final victory score of 29 - 13. Summit 8th graders, Kayla Schumacher and Megan Seubert paved the way for the Patriots, scoring most of the points and working well on the boards.
Summit's next game put them on the floor with Asotinís tall and talented 8th grade, and after two hard fought quarters, Summit took the edge at halftime 15 - 13. Foul trouble began plaguing the Patriots however, as both Kayla and Megan went to the bench in the third quarter, 7th grader Kaitlen Stubbers followed in the fourth, and Joline Chmelik was forced to the bench with a brief injury, leaving only three Patriots on the floor at the end; the final score 41 - 23, Summit's first loss for the young season!
Coaching the Patriots this year is Ned Waters.
SCHEDULE FOR 2010
31-at Orofino, lost
9-Prairie/Troy at Prairie, lost to both Prairie and Troy
10-Timberline, here, PHS gym, won
11-at Kendrick Tournament, V only, won 1 of 3 matches
14-at Highland, lost
16-Orofino, here, PMS gym, lost
21-Deary, here, PHS gym, lost
23-at Highland (home team)
25-Prairie JV Tournament
30-CV here, PHS gym