Lady Pirates sweep Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a non-league win last Tuesday, Sept. 28, when they swept timberline 25-15, 25-13, 25-11 at Weippe.
The match was non-league because Timberline dropped down to 1A Division II this year.MeShel Rad spikes the ball at Timberline as Sam Poxleitner and Tanna Schlader watch.
The opening game stayed close until Fran Johnson, in her first action after missing action due to illness, put together a service run 3 aces plus a kill by Megan Sigler pushed Prairie to an 11-5 lead.
After trading sideouts, MeShel Rad was on the line for 4 straight points with an ace, a kill by Sam Poxleitner and 2 kills by Kayla Johnson as Prairie took a 16-6 lead. They pretty much held that margin through the rest of the game as Timberline got no closer than 8 the rest of the way.
The second game saw Sigler serve Prairie to a 3-0 lead with 2 aces plus a kill by Shelby Duman. Timberline came right back to tie the game at 4 but couldn’t take the lead. 
Prairie would get points in bunches of 2 to 4 points while siding out most of Timberline’s serves as they gradually built their lead. An ace by Demetria Riener and a kill by Rad, 3 aces by Fran Johnson and 2 aces by Sigler plus a kill by Poxleitner had Prairie up 20-8.
A stuff block by Rad got Prairie to game point but a missed serve forced them to wait a couple more points before closing out the game, which they did on a kill by Fran Johnson.
The third game was also close until several service runs broke it open.
Prairie led just 10-7 when a tip by Rad put Poxleitner on the service line for a pair of aces. 
After trading sideouts, Kayla Johnson served 2 aces with Rad adding a kill and Kayla digging a spike for a kill that made it 17-8.
Shelby Duman leaps for a spike at Timberline as Megan Sigler and Kayla Johnson watch.A missed served at 19-11 put Fran Johnson on the service line where she served 3 straight aces. Rad scored a kill at the net on first touch then Fran added another ace to get to match point.
Timberline scored the sideout but Rad came back with the match winning kill.
Rad had 15 kills in the match including a pair of stuff blocks and also 2 aces.. Kayla Johnson had 12 kills and 2 aces. Fran Johnson had 5 kills and 11 aces. Poxleitner had 5 kills and 2 aces. Duman had 4 kills and 1 ace. Tanna Schlader had 3 kills and 2 aces. Sigler had 33 assists, 2 kills and 4 aces. Riener had 1 assist and 1 ace.
The JV team also recorded a sweep as they won their games 25-18, 25-15, 15-12.
2 aces by Cheryl Gehring and 3 by Tyler Workman helped Prairie take an 8-5 lead in the opening game.
Timberline came back to tie the score and trailed just 12-10 when a kill by Gehring scored a sideout to put Leah Holthaus on the service line. Holthaus served 5 aces with a second touch tip by her thrown in as Prairie took a 19-10 lead on their way to a 7-point win.
Timberline took 1-4 and 4-8 leads in the second game but it was another service run by Holthaus that put Prairie in the lead. She added 3 aces and a kill and Workman added another kill as Prairie took a 10-7 lead.
The game stayed close until Hope Vanator put together a 5 point service run to break the game open. She had 3 aces and picked up a couple of kills on free balls that found holes in the Timberline defense. The score was 20-12 when her run ended.
In the final game Prairie fell behind 5-11 and still trailed 7-12 when a kill by Gehring scored a sideout and put Holthaus on the service line. Holthaus was then able to serve out the game with 3 aces, including the final point, plus a kill each by Gehring, Workman, Brandi Gehring, Workman and Holthaus.

Lady Pirates split tri-match
The Prairie Lady Pirates split a tri-match at Kamiah Thursday, Sept. 30, winning a league match against Lapwai then losing a non-league match with Kamiah.
They beat Lapwai 25-13, 25-20, 21-25, 25-11 and lost to Kamiah 16-25, 20-25, 17-25.
Vs Lapwai
In the opening game against Lapwai the score was tied at 7-7 when Prairie scored a kill to put MeShel Rad on the service line. 2 aces plus a kill later Prairie had an 11-7 lead. After a pair of sideouts, Prairie picked up a pair of points on Megan Sigler’s serve for a 14-8 lead.
After another pair of sideouts Tanna Schlader put together a 4 point run that included an ace and put Prairie up 19-9.
Lapwai cut the lead to 19-12 but after a net hit by Lapwai, Kayla Johnson served a pair of winners to make it 22-12.
After a pair of sideouts Shelby Duman served out the game, ending it with an ace.
The second game was a back and forth battle that saw neither team take an advantage.
Prairie had one early advantage when Rad served 3 straight points to make it 12-9 but the margin stayed within 1 to 2 points most of the game.
At 21-20 Prairie scored a sideout and Schlader went to the service line. She was able to serve out the game, ending it with 2 aces.
In the third game Lapwai took leads of 3-9, 4-12 and 6-15.
Prairie was able to cut the lead down to 15-18 after a 4-point service run by Sam Poxleitner and 2 aces by Kayla Johnson but Lapwai was able to hold on and win the game.
In the fourth game Schlader served Prairie to a 5-1 lead and after trading sideouts, Kayla Johnson served 4 aces in a 6-pont run as Prairie took a 13-2 lead. 
Lapwai rallied to cut the lead to 13-7 but Rad served for 5 straight points to push the lead to 22-10.
After a pair of sideouts Sigler served out the match.
Duman had 9 kills in the match while Kayla Johnson had 8 including a stuff block. Rad had 7 including 3 stuffs. Fran Johnson had 5 kills and Poxleitner had 4. Sigler had 28 assists and 1 kill.
Vs. Kamiah
In the first game against Kamiah the Kubs jumped out to leads of 1-6, 8-2 and 13-3 and prairie was never able to get any closer than 5 points the rest of the game.
In the second game Kamiah again took the early advantage and led 7-11 before Prairie put together a rally with Sigler serving. Megan served up 7 straight points including 2 aces as Prairie took a 15-11 lead.
Two service rotations later though Kamiah put their own serving run together as they turned a 16-14 deficit into a 16-20 lead.
Kamiah made it to 17-23 before Prairie cut it back to 20-23 but Kamiah scored the sideout and then scored the game-winner.
In the third game Kamiah jumped out to a 3-11 lead and never really looked back as they cruised to an 8-point win.
Fran Johnson had 10 kills in the match while Kayla Johnson had 5 including a stuff. Rad also had 5 including 2 stuffs. Duman and Poxleitner had 2 kills each and Sigler had 21 assists.

Lady Pirates at Genesee Tournament
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 2 of 5 matches at the Genesee Pea & Lentil Spike-Off Saturday, Oct. 2.
In pool play they lost to Grangeville and Kamiah but defeated Deary to take third in the pool. In the consolation round they beat Wallace before losing to Orofino in the consolation final.
Vs. Grangeville
In the opening round-robin pool match against Grangeville Prairie got off to a strong start but couldn’t finish as they wound up losing 25-27, 15-25.Kayla Johnson spikes the ball against Deary at the Genesee Tournament.
Megan Sigler served 2 aces and a pair of stuff blocks by Kayla Johnson and an ace by Sam Poxleitner stake Prairie to a 6-1 lead. Shelby Duman later added 2 aces which along with a kill by Fran Johnson gave Prairie a 12-4 lead.
The teams traded points for awhile but Prairie still led 19-13 after a kill by Duman. At that point Grangeville started their comeback. They scored 3 straight to cut the lead to 3 then after 4 straight sideouts, Grangeville put together a 6 point run that gave them their first lead of the game at 21-23.
MeShel Rad scored a couple of kills on dinks to tie the game and Fran Johnson served an ace to make it 24-23 but Prairie couldn’t close out the Bulldogs.
A spike return went wide to tie the game and Grangeville got to game point on a tip. Monica Lustig picked up a back row kill on a free ball that wasn’t returned to retie the score at 25. Grangeville then scored the final 2 points to pull out the win.
In the second game Grangeville dominated early as they jumped out to 0-4 and 1-8 leads and Prairie never could put together a rally as Grangeville wound up winning the game, and the match.
Vs. Deary
In their second match against Deary Prairie wound up winning in straight sets 25-19, 25-20.
In The opening game Prairie jumped out to 7-1 and 11-2 leads behind 3 aces by Sam Poxleitner and 2 by Demetria Riener plus an ace by Sigler, 2 kills by Duman, a stuff by Kayla Johnson and a kill by Rad.
Deary managed to come back and cut the lead down to 3 at 19-16 after a pair of aces.
Fran Johnson tips the ball over the net against Grangeville at the Genesee Tournament.3 straight kills by Kayla Johnson, a kill by Tanna Schlader and another kill by Kayla put Prairie at game point at 25-16.
Deary staved off game point 3 straight times before another kill by Kayla Johnson ended it.
The second game was close most of the way as the score was tied 8 times with the lead changing hands 6 times.
Prairie trailed 9-12 when a bricked serve by Deary put Sigler on the service line. Sigler served for 8 straight points at Prairie took an 18-12 lead. She had 4 aces while Kayla Johnson had a pair of kills and Duman and Poxleitner had 1 each.
Deary though came right back with 5 straight to tie the game at 18 before Poxleitner scored a kill for the sideout.
With Poxleitner serving Prairie scored 4 more points to get to 23-18 as Duman and Schlader each had a kill and Kayla Johnson had a pair of kills.
After 3 straight sideouts, Sigler scored the match winning kill.
Vs. Kamiah
In the final match of pool play Prairie played Kamiah for second place in the pool. Kamiah wound up winning in straight sets 18-25, 19-25.
Kamiah jumped out to the early lead in the opening game at 1-6 and 3-13.
Rad then put together a great series at the net with 3 stuff blocks of Kamiah’s 6’ footer, Shelby Cloninger and added another kill as Prairie cut the lead to 12-15. 
Cloninger started to get the better of things again and Kamiah pushed their lead back to 10 and game point at 14-24.
Kayla Johnson stuffed a spike and then served 3 straight aces as Prairie fought off game point. Rad added a kill to cut the lead to 19-24 before Kamiah finally closed it out.
The second game was a tough battle most of the way as it was tied 8 times, the final time at 18-18. Prairie never led by more than 1 point though and after tying the score at 18 could muster only 1 more point as Kamiah scored the final 4 points of the match.
Vs. Wallace
In the crossover matches Prairie, 3rd in their pool, faced Wallace, who took 4th in the other pool which included Timberlake of Rathdrum, Genesee and Orofino. Prairie wound up winning 16-25, 25-18, 15-6.
Wallace got the jump on Prairie in the opening game as they took leads of 0-4, 2-8 and 4-14 and cruised to a 9-point win.
Prairie fell behind 2-5 in the second game but got a big service run from Duman to take the lead.Shelby Duman and Kayla Johnson stuff a Deary player at the net. Behind them is Tanna Schlader.
A bricked served put her on the line and she served up 2 aces and Rad scored 3 kills with Fran Johnson adding another as Prairie took an 11-6 lead.
Wallace was able to trim the lead back to 1 at 15-14 but Prairie never gave back the lead.
At 18-16 Duman scored a kill for a sideout and Riener followed with 3 straight aces. Rad added a kill to make it 23-16.
Wallace scored a pair of points but Rad scored a kill to get to game point and then scored a stuff to win it.
In the deciding game Kayla Johnson scored a kill for the first point and Poxleitner followed with an ace. Sigler and Duman added a kill each as Prairie took a 4-0 lead.
Wallace cut the lead to 1 at 4-3 but a kill each by Duman and Fran Johnson plus an ace by Riener pushed it back to 4 at 7-3.
At 8-5 Sigler scored a kill to put Fran Johnson on the service line. 2 kills by Poxleitner, an ace by Fran and a kill by Sigler on the 2nd touch later and Prairie was up 13-5. After a sideout, Schlader scored a kill and Poxleitner added one to end the match.
Vs Orofino
Prairie then faced Orofino for the consolation title and wound up losing 25-18, 25-27, 11-15.
It didn’t look good at the start of the opening game as Orofino jumped out to a 0-9 lead on the serving of former Cottonwood resident Katherine Uhling. When she finally missed a serve Poxleitner responded with 2 aces and Fran Johnson added a kill to make it 4-9.
Prairie fell behind again 5-14 before rallying. 
Fran Johnson had a pair of aces and Rad a pair of kills as Prairie cut the lead to 12-15.
After trading sideouts, Rad went to the service line for 7 straight points to put Prairie into the lead.
She had 4 aces while Kayla Johnson had 2 kills and Schlader added another to give Prairie a 20-17 lead.
Sam Poxleitner spikes the ball against Deary at the Genesee Tournament.At 21-18 Kayla Johnson stuffed an Orofino spike to put Poxleitner on the service line.
Duman scored a kill and Poxleitner served 2 aces, one that hit the net and trickled over and the other hitting the end line as Prairie won the game.
They should’ve won the second game and the match but couldn’t close it out. The game was played close as it was tied 6 times by the time each team scored 14.
Duman scored a kill to tie it at 14 and Schlader served 5 straight points to give Prairie their biggest lead of the game at 19-14. Kayla Johnson had 3 kills in the run and Fran Johnson had 2.
Orofino cut the lead to 21-20 but a kill each by Fran Johnson and Sigler made it 23-20.
That’s when things fell apart. Orofino came back with 4 straight points to take the lead before Sigler scored a kill to tie the game at 24.
A Prairie mistake gave Orofino another game-point chance but Kayla Johnson tied it at 25 with another kill. 
Orofino then came up with the final 2 points to win the game and tie the match.
In the deciding game prairie trailed most of the way but got back into it on a stuff by Rad and 2 kills by Poxleitner that tied the game at 11. A bricked served gave Orofino back the lead and they were able to serve out the match.
Overall on the day (12 games in 5 matches) Rad had 50 kills including 9 stuffs with 5 aces and 2 assists. Kayla Johnson had 43 kills including 8 stuffs with 3 aces and 6 assists. Duman had 25 kills, 4 assists and 6 aces. Poxleitner had 18 kills and 10 aces. Fran Johnson had 16 kills, 4 assists and 11 aces. Schlader had 11 kills and 2 aces. Riener had 1 kill, 4 assists and 13 aces. Sigler had 109 assists, 7 kills and 13 aces.

Lady Pirates fall in 5 games on Senior Night
The Prairie Lady Pirates took a 2 games to 1 lead over Kamiah but couldn’t pick up that third win as they fell 24-26, 25-16, 25-20, 15-25, 10-15 in a non-league Senior Night match Monday, Oct. 4 at Cottonwood.MeShel Rad tries to get the ball past a Kamiah block.
The first game saw Prairie jump to a 3-0 lead on 2 aces by Megan Sigler and a kill by Shelby Duman. Kamiah came right back though and the game stayed close until Kamiah put together a 5-point run to take a 14-20 lead.
Prairie pulled within 19-22 on an ace by Demetria Riener, a kill by Duman and an ace by Tanna Schlader.
Kamiah scored a kill but Prairie followed with a kill by Fran Johnson and an ace by Kayla Johnson. A bricked serve put Kamiah at game point but a kill each by Duman and MeShel Rad and an ace by Duman tied the game at 24.
Kamiah responded with a pair of kills to win the game.
The second game was close early on but Prairie took control  when Rad put together a big serving run.
The score was 10-8 after a kill by Rad put her on the service line. She served for 8 straight points with 2 aces and 4 kills by Kayla Johnson and 2 more by Schlader as Prairie took an 18-8 lead.
Prairie was then able to side out enough of Kamiah’s serves to keep them from mounting a comeback as they held on for a 9 point win.
In the third game Kamiah was ahead 13-15 when they bricked a serve to put Schlader on the service line. 3 straight aces, a stuff block by Kayla Johnson and another ace put Prairie up 19-15.
Kamiah cut the lead to 2 at 21-19 but a kill by Duman for a sideout and a kill each by Rad and Fran Johnson with Duman service put Prairie at game point, 24-19. 
Kamiah scored a kill to ward off the first game point but Rad finished the game off with a tip for a kill to put Prairie up 2 games to 1.
With a chance to put Kamiah away in game 4, Prairie came out flat and fell behind 1-9 and never really got back into the game as they lost by 10 points.
In the deciding game Kamiah again jumped on top early as they built a 4-10 lead and were able to keep Prairie from scoring more than 2 points at a time on serve as they held off the Pirates to win the match.
Megan Sigler spikes the ball at the Genesee Tournament as Fran Johnson and Tanna Schlader watch.Rad had 16 kills in the match, including 3 stuff blocks. She also had 6 aces. Kayla Johnson had 14 kills including a stuff plus 2 aces. Duman had 10 kills including a stuff plus 4 aces. Fran Johnson had 12 kills plus 3 aces. Schlader had 5 kills and 5 aces. Sigler had 48 assists 1 kill and 3 aces. Sam Poxleitner had 3 kills and Riener had 1 back row kill plus 4 aces.
With the loss Prairie drops to 10-13 on the season (which includes a 6-6 record in match play at the Kamiah and Genesee Tournaments). They are 2-4 in 1A Division 1 league play with 1 match to go at Deary next Tuesday.
The JV meanwhile swept their match against Kamiah, winning 25-11, 26-24, 15-11.
In the opening game they jumped out to a 7-0 lead as Tyler Workman scored a kill to put Cheryl Gehring on the service line. Gehring then served up 5 aces with Workman adding another kill.
Kamiah was never able to get any closer than 4 points and 4 aces from Hope Vanator and 3 more from Gehring helped Prairie to the 14 point win.
In the second game Kamiah got off to the strong start as they took a 1-6 lead.
Prairie came back strong though with Claire Whitley serving 4 aces in a row and Lydia Lustig adding a kill as Prairie took an 8-7 lead.
After that the lead changed hands several times. 
Gehring served up a pair of aces late to give Prairie a 23-21 lead but Kamiah bounced back to tie it. 
Whitley made a great play at the net to put Prairie ahead as she blocked a spike and then was able to bump the ball back over for a kill when the ball came down on her side of the net.
Kamiah tied it again but Workman scored a kill for a second game point chance then Keely Schmidt came up with the game-winning kill.
The third game started like the first one as Workman scored a kill and Gehring then served Prairie to a 5-0 lead.
After a couple of Kamiah points, Stephanie Gimmeson served 4 straight aces to give Prairie a 10-2 lead.
Kamiah was able to rally back to cut the lead to 11-10 before a kill each by Beka Bruner and Gehring put Prairie up 13-10.
After a missed spike gave Kamiah a point, Leah Holthaus scored a kill when she tipped the ball over on second touch. Bruner then served an ace to end the match.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
  2-Grangevile, there, 5 p.m., lost in 4 games
  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
23-Genesee, there, lost in 3 games
25-at Pomeroy Tournament, TBA, won 2 matches, lost 3
25-Prairie JV Tournament
28-Timberline, there, won in 3 games
30-Kamiah/Lapwai, at Kamiah, lost to Kamiah in 3 games, beat Lapwai in 4 games
  2-Genesee Tournament, TBA, Defeated Deary and Wallace while losing to Grangeville, Kamiah and Orofino
  4-Kamiah, here, 4:30 p.m., Lost in 5 games
12-Deary, there
16, 18, 19, 21-District at LCSC
29-30-State at Burley

Games start at 4 p.m.
12-Orofino, there
14-Nezperce, there
19-Kamiah, there
21-Grangeville, there
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