Lady Pirates win 1 of 3 matches
The Prairie Lady Pirates split a pair of league matches last week, winning at Lapwai Tuesday, Sept. 6 and then losing at Troy Thursday, Sept. 8.
At Lapwai
At Lapwai, Prairie won in 5 games, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 15-12.Sam Poxleitner is about to spike the ball against Lapwai. Watching are Leah Holthaus and Monica Lustig.
Prairie took an 8-5 lead in the opening game after 3 straight aces by Cheryl Gehring.
Prairie led by as many as 4 points in the game but Lapwai came back late taking a 19-21 lead.
Prairie fought back to tie the game at 21 and it was tied again at 22 and 23 before Lapwai put 2 points together to win it.
In the second game Lapwai led early on at 7-11 before bricking a serve. A kill each by Megan Sigler and Tyler Workman cut the lead to 10-11 before Lapwai surged ahead by 3.
Prairie eventually tied it at 17 on a kill by Leah Holthaus and took the lead on a kill by Tanna Schlader.
Lapwai took back the lead at 19-20 but then missed a serve. A tip by Workman and an ace by Schlader made it 22-20.
Lapwai scored a kill but a tip by Sam Poxleitner got the serve back and Lustig served out the game as Workman scored a kill to the sideline and Lustig finished it off by tipping the ball over on the second touch.
In the third game Lapwai bricked the opening serve and Sigler then served up 7 straight winners, 5 of them aces as Gehring scored kills for the other 2 points as Prairie took an 8-0 lead.
Prairie led by as many as 12 at 20-8. Lapwai was able to rally back within 5 at 24-19 before Workman smashed a spike for the game winning point.
In the fourth game Prairie jumped out to a 4-0 lead as Sigler served 2 more aces while Holthaus and Schlader each added a killed but Lapwai rallied back and took the lead.
After a 3-point service run Lapwai led by 9 at 11-20 and went on to win by 6 to force a fifth game.
Sigler scored a kill on the second touch to open the final game and then served Prairie to a 6-0 lead as MeShel Rad had 3 kills.
Lapwai gradually chipped away at the lead, finally cutting the margin to 1 at 13-12 after an ace service.
They were called for being out of rotation on the next serve to get Prairie to match point and Demetria Riener quickly put it away with an ace service.
Workman had 18 kills including 2 stuff blocks in the match while Poxleitner had 9 kills. Holthaus had 7 kills. Rad had 6 kills including a stuff and 5 aces. Gehring had 6 kills and 5 aces. Sigler had 6 kills 27 assists and 10 aces. Lustig had 5 kills, 19 assists and 3 aces. Schlader had 5 kills and 2 aces. Riener had 2 aces and 2 kills and Stephanie Gimmeson had 2 kills and 1 ace.
The JV team didn’t fare as well as they were swept 13-25, 18-25, 10-15.
A 0-8 run in the first game put things out of reach. The few bright spots in the game were provided by Kelsey Tidwell who had an ace and 4 kills.
The second game was kept close until late as Prairie got aces from Cassidy Stubbers, Beka Bruner and Kirsten Latimer to stay close and after an ace by Natasha Gimmeson trailed just 17-19 late.
Tyler Workman pounds the ball against Lapwai as Monica Lustig and Megan Sigler watch.Lapwai took over from there as the only point the rest of the way came on a sideout kill by Stubbers.
In the third game Prairie fell behind 0-4 but a bricked serve put Tidwell on the service line. She served Prairie into a 5-4 lead as Jessie Riener scored 2 kills and Keely Schmidt and Bruner added 1 each.
Lapwai then put together a 1-7 run to take control.
Sydney Glimp served 2 aces to cut the lead to 9-11 but Prairie’s only point the rest of the way was on a missed serve by Lapwai.
At Troy
At Troy on Thursday Prairie got blitzed by the hosts as they lost in straight sets 17-25, 11-25, 8-25.
Troy’s Molly Swanger did much of the damage both at the net and at the service line and picked up several additional kills on back row spikes.
The first game was played close early on as Prairie led 9-8 after an ace by Riener but Troy scored the sideout and then took a 9-11 lead. A back row attacker violation on the Trojans cut the lead to 1 but they tehn scored the next 3 points to take a 4-point lead and Prairie never got close than 3 the rest of the game.
In the second and third games Troy jumped out to the early lead and never let go of it. Troy led 1-7 in the second game and Prairie was able to pull within 4-8 but that was as close as they would get.
In the final game Prairie pulled within 2-3 after an ace by Sigler but Troy then put together serving runs of 5, 6 and 8 points to put the match away. 
Schlader had a brief run of 3 straight aces that cut the lead from 3-15 to 7-15 but it just prolonged the inevitable.
Poxleitner had 4 kills in the match while Lustig had 3 kills 2 aces and 2 assists. Workman had 2 kills and Sigler had 1 kill, 1 ace and 6 assists. Gehring had 2 aces and Holthaus had 1 kill and 1 ace. Rad had 1 kill and 1 assist and Gimmeson and Riener had 1 ace each.
With the split on the week Prairie is 1-2 in league play and 2-3 overall.
The JV team managed to win one of their 3 games as they fell to Troy 19-25, 25-22, 10-15.
Tidwell got Prairie off to a good start in the opening game with 3 aces and Schmidt added 2 kills as Prairie took a 5-0 lead.
After 2 aces by Glimp, Prairie led 11-3.
After a bricked serve by Troy Prairie still held a 7 point lead at 18-11 but then things started to fall apart.
Troy sent a pair of hot servers to the line with the first serving 6 straight aces before bricking a serve to tie the game at 18-18.
Troy quickly scored the sideout and then scored the final 6 points of the game as they finished a 1-14 run.
In the second game a kill by Schmidt scored a sideout to make it 4-4 and Riener served 3 aces for a 7-4 lead.
Prairie held the lead most of the way and led 20-15 before Troy scored a sideout. It then appeared as if a repeat of the first game was happening as Troy reeled off 7 straight points to take a 20-22 lead.
Stubbers scored a kill for the sideout and Schmidt went to the service line.
Two aces put Prairie into the lead and a kill each by Holli Uhlorn and Bruner gave Prairie the win.
A kill by Stubbers and 2 aces by Tidwell put Prairie up 3-0 in the third game but Troy came right back to tie it.
Prairie again surged to the lead and after 2 aces by Glimp led 9-4.
This time Troy did repeat the first game finish as they outscored Prairie 1-11 the rest of the way to win the game and the match.

Prairie and Summit at Kendrick Tournament
The Prairie High School and Summit Academy varsity volleyball teams participated in the Kendrick Tournament Saturday, Sept. 10, where Summit took second place and Prairie lost in the third place match.MeShel Rad walled off this spike attempt by Orofino at the Kendrick Tournament.
Prairie defeated Orofino 19-25, 25-21, 15-9; lost to Summit 17-25, 23-25, beat C.V. 20-25, 25-21, 15-7 and then lost a return match with Orofino in the third place match 14-25, 12-25. 
Summit meanwhile beat Asotin 25-9, 14-25, 17-15; beat Prairie 25-17, 24-23, and lost to Kamiah in the championship match 19-25, 25-23, 12-15.
Prairie vs. Orofino
Prairie and Orofino opened the half of the bracket that were playing in the Juliaetta grade school gym.
Prairie jumped out to a 7-0 lead with Megan Sigler serving. MeShel Rad had a stuff and a kill while Monica Lustig and Cheryl Gehring each had a kills and Sigler had 2 aces.
After s kill by Lustig, an ace by Rad and a kill by Tyler Workman and Prairie  held an 11-2 lead but then Orofino mounted their comeback.
As bad as the Maniacs looked at the start they turned it around quickly as they cut the lead to 12-10.
A kill each by Sigler and Rad and an ace by Demetria Riener pushed the lead back to 5 at 15-10 but Orofino then scored 7 straight to take their first lead.
A run of 5 aces in a row got Orofino to game point at 16-24.
A missed served followed by 2 aces by Sigler held off the Maniacs before a missed spike by Prairie ended it.
In the second game Orofino led much of the way but never by very much as they looked to end the match in two games.
Orofino had their biggest lead of the game at 14-18 when Prairie mounted their comeback. 
Tanna Schlader scored a kill and then served for a point with Workman scoring the kill.
After trading missed served, Lustig served up 3 aces and Sam Poxleitner added a kill as Prairie took a 21-19 lead and then held on to win by 4 points with Poxleitner and Schlader scoring the final two kills for the win.
The deciding game went back and forth early on until Prairie put a lat run together.
With Prairie leading 9-8, Gehring scored the kill for a sideout.
Sigler then served up 4 straight aces to get Prairie to match point at 14-8 before Orofino scored the sideout.
With the match on the line, Orofino missed their serve to give Prairie the win.
Summit vs Asotin
The other half of the Juliaetta bracket featured Summit and Asotin.
Summit raced out to a huge lead in the opening game thanks to the serving of Megan Rehder, who is normally a JV player. Rehder had 4 aces in an 8 point serving run that gave Summit a 10-1 lead. Savanah Prigge added 2 kills and a stuff block while Nicole Wemhoff, another JV player, added another kill.
Prigge added an ace and Brooke Schumacher added 2 more as Summit built a 17-3 lead.
2 aces by Wemhoff had it 20-6 and 3 more by Kayla Schumacher made it 24-7.
A violation turned the serve over but 2 serves later Asotin missed a served to give Summit the win.
In the second game it was like 2 different teams took the floor as Asotin dominated this one jumping out to a 4-15 lead and coasting to the big win.
Any momentum Asotin had was squelched in the third game by Nicole Frei who served Summit to a quick 6-0 lead with 2 aces and 3 kills by Prigge.
2 more aces by Rehder made it 9-1 before Asotin started to rally.
The Panthers came all the way back to tie the game at 13 before bricking a serve to give Summit a match point chance.
Asotin scored the sideout but a violation gave Summit a second match point chance.
After Summit bricked a serve to tie it at 15, Asotin gave the Patriots a third match point chance with a missed spike.
With Rehder serving, Asotin hit another spike out of bounds to give Summit the win.
Prairie vs. Summit
Tanna Schlader tries to get a spike past her cousin Savanah Prigge in the Prairie vs. Summit match at the Kendrick Tournament.The earlier wins pitted Summit and Prairie against each other for a chance to play in the championship match.
Summit showed right away that things would be different than they were in their match at Prairie’s gym as Rehder again had a big serving run early with 4 aces along with a stuff and a kill by Prigge as Summit took a 2-7 lead.
Prairie was able to cut the lead to 2 at 7-9 on a tip by Workman and again at 10-12 on a kill by Holthaus but each time Summit would pull away again.
Nicole Frei had 3 straight aces to push the lead to 10-16. Prairie never got close than 5 the rest of the game.
In game 2 Gehring served Prairie into the early lead with a pair of aces.
The game then went back and forth with the lead changing hands and several ties until Rad put together a service run of 4 points to give Prairie a 14-10 lead. She had an ace while Workman had 2 kills and Sigler added another.
Prairie held the lead until Brooke Schumacher took to the service line for a 3 point run with an ace and a kill each by Kayla Schumacher and Nicole Wemhoff.
A kill by Poxleitner and an ace by Riener gave Prairie the lead at 18-17 but that was to be their last lead as an unforced error tied it and an ace by Wemhoff put Summit ahead.
Wemhoff missed the next serve to tie the game but Summit took the lead right back and Kayla Schumacher served Summit to match point as Prigge scored 2 kills and Nicole Frei added another.
Prairie didn’t give up easily as Sigler scored a kill to put herself on the service line and Rad scored consecutive kills and Sigler added an ace to cut the lead to 23-24.
Summit called a timeout to break the momentum and Prigge wound up scoring the match-winning kill.
Prairie vs. C.V.
After moving over to the Kendrick High School gym, Prairie and C.V. matched up to see which team would advance to the third place game.
Prairie got off to a rough start in the opening game against the Rams as they fell behind 4-11.Leah Holthaus goes for a spike against C.V. At left is Tanna Schlader.
They were able to come back within 3 points but were never able to get any closer as C.V. wound up winning by 5.
In the second game C.V. looked to end the match in 2 games as they jumped out to leads of 1-6, 2-9 and 3-11.
Workman scored a kill to put Lustig on the service line and all Lustig did was serve up 9 straight winners to put Prairie into the lead. She had 3 aces while Sigler had a pair of kills and Workman and Poxleitner each added a kill.
The lead then traded hands several times before C.V. bricked a serve that tied the game at 18-18.
Schlader served 3 straight aces to give Prairie a 21-18 lead.
C.V. came back within 1 at 21-20 but then bricked a served. Sigler scored a kill for a 3-point lead and after a pair of sideouts Riener served an ace to win the game.
In the deciding game the score was tied at 5-5 when Lustig scored a kill for the sideout and then served up 4 straight aces for a 10-5 Prairie lead.
C.V. Answered with 2 points then Lustig scored a kill when she tipped the ball over rather than making a set. Prairie then scored the final 4 points with Riener serving. Rad had 2 kills and Sigler added another with Riener scoring an ace as well.
Third Place Match
Prairie matched up with opening round foe Orofino in the third place match and Orofino was seeking revenge for their only loss of the day.
The Maniacs jumped out to leads of 2-9 and 6-19 as they cruised to an easy 11-point win.
The second game wasn’t much different as Orofino took leads of 0-5 and 3-11 and again cruised to an easy win over the Pirates.
Some of the dominance can be attributed to the fact that Orofino got to rest for a match while Prairie had back-to-back matches to finish off the day and were coming off a tough 3-game set.
Championship Match
Summit and Kamiah were both well-rested heading into the championship match as each had at least 2 matches off.
The first game went back and forth most of the way with neither team able to grab much of an advantage.
Summit was able to take a 16-12 lead after a kill by Prigge and an ace by Kayla Schumacher. 
Kamiah though answered right back with 5 straight points to take the lead.
Kamiah outscored Summit 1-6 down the stretch to take the win.
The Kubs then jumped out to a 1-4 lead in the second game but 2 service points each from Rehder, Prigge and Brooke Schumacher pushed the Patriots to a 10-6 lead.
Kamiah was able to bounce back to take a 15-16 lead.
The Patriots then built a 22-17 lead after 3 straight aces by Brooke Schumacher and then got to game point on a missed spike by Kamiah at 24-21. Kamiah bounced back to score the next 2 points before Kayla Schumacher put the game away with a kill.
The deciding game was close all the way with the score tied 6 different times but Summit led only twice at 2-1 and 12-11.
Consecutive stuff blocks by Prigge gave Summit their final lead but Kamiah’s Shelby Cloninger stuffed Prigge on the next play to tie it and Kamiah scored the final 3 points to win the match.
Kayla Schumacher makes a pass in the championship match between Summit and Kamiah. Other Summit players from left are Megan Rehder, Nicole Wemhoff and Nicole Frei.
Monica Lustig hits the ball over an Orofino blocker. Also shown are Megan Sigler, 4, and MeShel Rad, 3.
Savanah Prigge spikes the ball against Asotin.
Tanna Schlader hits the ball against Orofino.
Savanah Prigge gets a spike past Kamiah's Shelby Cloninger in the championship match. At left is Megan Rehder and in the foreground is Nicole Frei.
JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
23-Jamboree at Grangeville, 4 p.m.
27-Genesee JV Tournament, TBA
30-Tri-match here-vs. Summit, 5 p.m.; vs. Genesee, 8 p.m. Lost to Genesee 0-3, beat Summit 3-1, details next week.
  1-Nezperce, there, lost 2-3
  6-Lapwai, there, won 3-2
  8-Troy, there, lost 0-3
10-Kendrick Tournament, won 2, lost 2 - beat Orofino 2-1, lost to Summit 0-2, beat C.V. 2-1, lost to Orofino 0-2 in 3rd place match
13-Kamiah, here
14-JV at Sacajawea, 5 p.m.
15-Tri-match at Grangeville/Cascade, 4:30 p.m.
19-Kendrick, here, schedule change from Sept. 22
24-Prairie JV Tournament
24-Clarkston Tournament, TBA
27-Highland, here
29-Deary, here
  1-Genesee Tournament, TBA
  4-Tri-match here, vs. Potlatch, 5 p.m., vs. Grangeville, 8 p.m.
  6-CV, Kamiah, V only, 5 p.m.
11-Timberline, here
15, 17, 19-District at LCSC
28-29-State at Lewiston

Prairie Girls 2011 Jr. High Basketball
Games start at 4 p.m. unless noted.
15th—at Grangeville
20th—at St. Peter & Paul
22nd—at Asotin, 4:30 p.m.
27th—at Nezperce
29th— C.V., here
4th—at Timberline, 4:30
11th— Orofino, here
13th— Highland, here
18th—Kamiah, here
20th—Grangeville, here
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