Lady Pirates have busy week
In the past week’s action the Prairie Lady Pirates volleyball team won home matches against Highland and Deary and then won 3 of 5 matches at the Genesee Tournament to win the consolation title.
Vs. Highland
In a non-league match against the Division 2 Highland Huskies Prairie won in straight sets 25-8, 25-15, 25-20.Tyler Workman went to her left hand to get the ball over against Highland. Also shown from left are Megan Sigler, Cheryl Gehring and Monica Lustig.
In the opening game MeShel Rad, Stephanie Gimmeson and Megan Sigler each had long service runs as Prairie won easily.
Rad had 4 aces in a 6-point run that gave Prairie a 7-1 lead. Gimmeson served Prairie from a 13-7 lead to a 19-7 lead with 4 aces plus a kill each by Tanna Schlader and Rad.  Sigler then finished off the game with 4 straight aces in a 5-point run.
In the second game Highland jumped out to a 0-3 lead but Leah Holthaus had a big service run to put Prairie in control.
A stuff block by Cheryl Gehring put Holthaus on the service line at 4-4. 9 serves later, including 7 aces and 2 kills by Gehring, Prairie had a 13-4 lead.
The two teams played about even through the next several service turns until Holthaus again went to the line and finished off the game with a pair of aces.
In the third game Highland took a 2-6 lead with 4 straight aces.
Prairie came back to take the lead at 8-7 with Sam Poxleitner scoring a pair of kills while Tyler Workman had a kill, Sigler a stuff block and Monica Lustig an ace.
After trading sideouts, Demetria Riener served 3 straight aces and Poxleitner added 2 more kills to give Prairie a 14-8 lead.
Prairie led 20-13 when Highland started clawing their way back as the Huskies outscored Prairie 1-7 to pull within 1 at 21-20.
Sigler’s service dig wound up being a kill to end the Highland run and Riener then served out the match with an ace and 2 kills by Holthaus.
Sigler had 7 kills including a stuff in the match with 15 assists and 7 aces. Poxleitner had 6 kills while Gehring had 6 kills including a stuff and an ace. Workman had 5 kills. Lustig had 5 kills 18 assists and an ace. Rad had 4 kills including a stuff plus 4 aces. Schlader had 4 kills and an ace. Holthaus had 2 kills and 9 aces. Riener had 5 aces and Gimmeson had 4 aces.
The JV’s also swept the Huskies, winning 25-8, 25-14 and 15-6.
In the opening game Highland had all kinds of problems just returning serve as Prairie raced to a 20-3 lead with 15 of those points coming on service aces. Beka Bruner had 3 of those with Jessie Riener adding 4 and Kelsey Tidwell the other 8.
Fittingly Natasha Gimmeson finished off the game with an ace.
MeShel Rad blocks a Highland spike. You can see the pained expression on the Highland player as she knows she got stuffed.In the second game Bruner had 5 more aces as Prairie took a 6-2 lead but then Highland mounted a comeback and actually took an 8-11 lead before bricked served and 2 aces by Keely Schmidt tied it at 11.
After Schmidt missed the next serve Bruner scored a kill to put Holli Uhlorn at the service line. Uhlorn served 10 straight points, 5 on aces, as Prairie took control. Riener added 3 kills while Bruner added 2 more.
Schmidt scored the game winning kill to cap the 11 point win.
In the third game Prairie led just 6-5 when Highland missed a serve putting Bruner on the service line. Six aces later Prairie was in complete control and wound up winning by 9.
Vs Deary
In their only league match of week Prairie swept Deary 25-20, 25-15, 25-19 Thursday, Sept. 29 at Cottonwood.
Sigler had 16 assists, 3 kills, an ace and 7 digs in the match while Rad had 8 kills, 4 stuffs, 3 aces and 11 digs. 
With the win Prairie improves to 3-2 in the White Pine League division 1 and 8-7 overall.
Prairie lost the JV match to Deary.
Genesee Tournament
In the Genesee Tournament Saturday, Oct. 1, Prairie defeated Grangeville and lost to both Pomeroy and Kamiah in pool play. In the consolation bracket they defeated Deary and Grangeville again to win the consolation title for the tournament.
Vs. Grangeville
In their opening round match, at 8 a.m., against Grangeville Prairie won in straight sets 27-25, 25-13. (matches were all best 2 of 3).
Prairie took the lead in the first game on a 4-point service run by Rad who had 2 aces with Schlader adding a kill and Workman a stuff.
After an ace by Gimmeson Prairie held their biggest lead of the game at 15-9.
Grangeville then fought back to take the lead at 17-18 and the game went back and forth from that point as the score was tied 7 times from that point on.
Grangeville actually had the first game point chance at 23-24 but Rad made a great save on the ball and Gimmeson got it over the net for a kill.
Prairie then had a game-point chance after an ace by Sigler but Prairie got called for a carry that tied it again at 25.Megan Sigler and MeShel Rad go for a block against Grangeville at the Genesee Tournament.
Grangeville then gave Prairie another game point chance as they bricked a serve into the net and Rad served up an ace for the game-winner.
Prairie had a much easier time of it in the second game as Riener served Prairie to an 11-4 lead with a 4-point run that included 2 aces. Sigler and Poxleitner each added a kill.
Gimmeson then served 2 aces and Schlader added a kill to make it 15-5. Grangeville never got closer than 8 the rest of the way.
Vs. Pomeroy
In their second match of pool play Prairie lost 14-25, 25-10, 9-15.
With a 2-match break after their opening match Prairie looked lethargic against Pomeroy and fell behind 2-10.
They started to come to life late as they cut the lead to 13-17 but Pomeroy outscored them 1-8 the rest of the way.
The second game was close until Gimmeson took over at the service line.
Prairie led 11-8 when Pomeroy bricked a serve to put Gimmeson on the line. 7 serves later Prairie held a 19-8 lead. She had 2 aces while Sigler had 2 kills and a stuff and Rad and Schlader each added a kill.
After 4 straight sideouts, Rad went to the service line and served out the game. Workman had 2 kills and Lustig and Schlader each added a kill with Schlader’s going for the game-winning point.
Prairie wasn’t able to take that second game momentum into the deciding game though as Pomeroy jumped out to leads of 0-3 and 1-5.
Prairie was able to battle back to tie the game at 8 after 3 straight aces by Riener but Pomeroy then broke the run with a kill and outscored Prairie 1-6 to finish off the match.
Vs. Kamiah
The final match of pool play amounted to a battle for 2nd place with the winner still having a shot at the tournament title.
Kamiah prevailed over the Pirates 16-25, 20-25.
Prairie never led in the opening game after falling behind 0-4.
Stephanie Gimmeson makes a pass against Highland as Demetria Riener backs up on the play.They were able to pull within 2 at 7-9 but Kamiah then pulled away again for the relatively easy win.
Prairie jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second game on 2 aces by Sigler and a kill by Holthaus.
Prairie resurrected some older uniforms in the Highland match and some of the numbered tops didn’t fit right leading to some number changes among the girls. That led to a point deduction as coach Cheyenne Hudson had written Holthaus’ old number 11 into the lineup instead of her new number 10. Gimmeson now wears 11 and had to be put on the floor in the front row, where she usually plays only back row. 
Prairie took back the lead by scoring the next 4 points though with Gehring serving for a 7-4 edge.
Prairie led by as many as 6 points at 15-9 after a kill by Lustig but Kamiah then mounted a comeback.
A 7-point service run with Shelby Cloninger doing most of the damage at the net helped Kamiah take a 16-18 lead.
Prairie was able to tie it at 18 after a kill each by Workman and Poxleitner and again at 19 after another kill by Poxleitner but each time Kamiah was able to retake the lead and wound up winning by 5.
Vs. Deary
In the consolation semifinals third place Prairie faced fourth placed Deary from the other pool. Prairie won in straight sets 25-8, 25-11.
Rad had a 6-point service run which included 3 aces plus 2 kills by Workman and a kill by Schlader to give Prairie a 10-1 lead.
After trading sideouts, 2 kills by Poxleitner and a kill by Workman made it 14-2.
Later Riener had 3 aces to put Prairie up 20-7.
Gimmeson then served the final 4 points of the game as Schlader scored 2 kills and Sigler and Rad scored a kill each.
In the second game Holthaus served Prairie out to a big lead with a 9-point service run. She had 3 aces while Gehring added 3 kills and Workman another with Lustig accounting for the other point with a kill. That made the scored 11-1.
Prairie pretty much cruised from there as they were able to sideout Deary’s serves and keep them from mounting any kind of a rally.
Vs Grangeville-consolation title
Meanwhile Grangeville had beaten Orofino to set up a rematch of the day’s first match in the consolation final.
Prairie was able to sweep the Bulldogs again 25-20, 25-19.
Grangeville took the early lead but it didn’t take Prairie long to reclaim the lead as Schlader and Lustig each scored on serve as Prairie took a 6-4 lead.
The game was close much of the way with the score being tied 5 times although Prairie was able to keep Grangeville from retaking the lead.
Finally at 18-18, Grangeville bricked a serve and Rad served 2 aces to make it 21-18.
A net foul led to a sideout but Workman scored consecutive kills for a 23-19 lead.
After another net foul by the Pirates, a kill by Workman and an ace by Lustig gave Prairie the game.
In the second game Grangeville scored the first 2 points but Rad then stuffed a Grangeville spike attempt and Sigler served 5 straight for a 7-2 lead. Sigler had 2 aces while Schlader scored a pair of kills. Lustig added a kill and Rad another stuff.
Prairie held the lead for the rest of the match as Grangeville never got closer than 4 points at 10-6.
Prairie pushed the lead out to as many as 10 at 19-9. Grangeville was able to cut that lead back down to 4 at 22-18 but a kill by Lustig got Prairie to 23.
A Grangeville kill again cut the lead to 4 at 23-19 but another kill by Lustig put Prairie at match point and Lustig then served up an ace for the match winner.
For the day Workman had 33 kills including 4 stuffs. Poxleitner had 25 kills and 1 ace. Schlader had 24 kills and 2 aces. Rad had 21 kills including 5 stuffs with 4 assists and 9 aces. Lustig had 20 kills, 53 assists and 7 aces. Sigler had 18 kills including a stuff plus 13 aces and 68 assists. Riener had 1 kills, 4 assists and 13 aces. Gimmeson had 2 kills, 3 assists and 7 aces. Holthaus had 5 kills and 3 aces and Gehring had 5 kills and 1 ace.
Tanna Schlader tries to get the ball by a pair of Pomeroy blockers at the Genesee Tournament.
Sam Poxleitner hits the ball against Grangeville at Genesee. Also shown are Tyler Workman and Monica Lustig, 5.

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, lost 0-3
15-Tri-match at Grangeville/Cascade, lost to Cascade 0-2, beat Grangeville 3-1
19-Kendrick, here, won 3-0
24-Clarkston Tournament, TBA, won 4 of 15 games played, Idaho defeated Washington 39-36
27-Highland, here, won 3-0
29-Deary, here, won 3-0
  1-Genesee Tournament, TBA, Beat Grangeville twice and Deary once, lost to Pomeroy and Kamiah, won consolation title
  4-Tri-match here, vs. Potlatch, vs. Grangeville, beat Potlatch 3-0, beat Grangeville 3-0, details next week
  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.
11th— Orofino, here
13th— Highland, here
18th—Kamiah, here
20th—Grangeville, here
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