in District finals
Division 2 District competition started off with a struggle for Patriot volleyball Monday evening as Summit and Highland squared off in the first match of the competition.
Playing at league champion Nezperce, the Patriots eked out a tough 25-22 win in the first game, only to drop games two and three 22-25 and 23-25, but rallied back in the final two games with scores of 25-22 and 15-13.
The victory pairs Summit with league champs Nezperce Wednesday at 6 p.m. The loser will play Highland in a loser out contest. The winner of that match moves on to a state play-in match in Cascade Saturday, Oct. 23.
The Highland-Summit matchup paired teams which had split during the season and resulted in a victory for Summit on the strength of 24 for 24 successful serves by Brooke Schumacher, extended her no-miss serving record through 4 consecutive matches. Blocks and kills by Savanah Prigge and Rachel Wemhoff also contributed. Frosh Rachael Frei also served well, at one time running off 8 consecutive serves, subbing in for ailing starter Cassidy Stubbers who was nursing and ailing serving shoulder.
A week ago Tuesday Summit recorded a league loss to Lapwai by scores of 13-25, 10-25 and 12-25 on an evening when serves failed to connect and offense by Summit was in the tank. But things evened up the next evening, Wednesday, as the local girls traveled to Timberline and took a three-game match from the Spartans by scores of 25-21, 25-11 and 25-11. Savanah Prigge was the big serve leader that evening, connecting on 26 of 29 serves, at one time serving 10 consecutive points.
In the prelim, the Summit jayvees won their final match of the year, after dropping initial games to the junior Spartans.
Summit Jr. High girls win 3 games
Summit Academyís junior high girls basketball team recorded 3 more victories to raise their season record to 7 and 3 as they recorded an easy 28-12 win over Grangeville Public 7th grade, a 38-19 victory over Culdesac 8th grade, and a final easy win over a visiting Timberline 7th grade, 46-9.
The Timberline game was played by Summit with only five players as starters Megan Seubert, 8th grade, and Kaitlen Stubbers, 7th grade, were unavailable due to sickness.
Most Summit games have been against area 8th grade teams as Summit has been paired up with Sts. Peter & Paul each evening for the two games scheduled. Occasionally Summit draws the first 7th grade game, but based on their own victory over Peter and Paul earlier in the season, a 38-18 win for Summit, the Patriots normally play the second game each evening against 8th grade opponents.
Next action for the Summit girls was at Nezperce on Tuesday. On Thursday this week the Patriots close out their season against C.V. at 4 p.m. in Grangeville in Sts. Peter & Paulís new gym.
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), won
25-Prairie JV Tournament
28-at Genesee, lost
30-CV here, PHS gym, lost
7-at Nezperce, lost
12-at Lapwai, won
13-at Timberline, won
18, 20-District at Nezperce, beat Highland, 10/18; lost to Nezperce, lost to Highland 10/20, season over.