Lady Pirates win 3 of 4 matches
The Prairie Lady Pirates played a pair of tri-matches last week, winning 3 of the 4 matches played.Megan Sigler spikes the ball against Potlatch. Monica Lustig, who set the ball, can be seen lower right.
On Tuesday, Oct. 4 they swept both Potlatch and Grangeville at Cottonwood, with Potlatch being a league match and on Thursday they swept Clearwater Valley in a league match but lost in 5 games to Kamiah in a tri-match at Kooskia.
vs. Potlatch
The Pirates had little trouble with Potlatch winning by scores of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-13.
Prairie broke open the first game with a 5-point service run by Monica Lustig. She had 3 aces and Sam Poxleitner and Tyler Workman each added a kill.
Demetria Riener added a pair of aces and MeShel Rad a kill to make it 18-6.
An ace by Stephanie Gimmeson and a stuff block by Rad made it 21-8.
Megan Sigler then served our the game with a ace and a kill each by Tanna Schlader and Rad.
Sigler then served Prairie to an early lead in the second game with a 6-point run. She had 3 aces while Leah Holthaus added 3 kills.
Holthaus then served up 2 aces to make it 10-4.
Potlatch pulled within 13-7 but a kill by Poxleitner put Lustig at the service line. Before Lustig was done serving the lead had grown to 22-7 on 3 aces plus 3 kills by Poxleitner and 2 by Workman.
An ace by Gimmeson to the back line ended the game.
In the third game Potlatch led 3-4 when they bricked a serve.
Riener then took over and served Prairie to a 10-4 lead.. She had 3 aces while Holthaus added 2 kills and Sigler a kill as well.
Sideouts were then the rule until Poxleitner took over at the net. She scored the kill to put Lustig at the service line and added 3 more as Lustig served Prairie to a 24-11 lead.
Sam Poxleitner winds up for the kill against Grangeville. Also shown is Tyler Workman.Workman had 2 kills in the run and Sigler 1 wile Lustig added an ace.
Poxleitner then scored the match-winner to end it.
Poxleitner had 14 kills while Workman had 9 kills in the match. Holthaus had 7 kills and 2 aces. Lustig had 2 kills , 21 assists and 7 aces. Sigler had 3 kills 18 assists and 6 aces.  Cheryl Gehring had 4 kills. Rad had 4 kills including a stuff and 2 aces. Riener had 5 aces and Gimmeson had 2 aces. Schlader had 2 kills and 2 aces.
vs. Grangeville
Prairie then played Grangeville and swept the Bulldogs 26-24, 25-10, 25-14. We believe that’s the first time Prairie has ever swept both opponents in a tri-match.
Sigler served Prairie to a quick 4-0 lead in the opening game as Rad picked up a pair of kills but Grangeville, fresh off of rallying from 0-2 against Potlatch to win their match in 5 games, fought back and took the lead at 11-13.
The Bulldogs’ biggest lead of the game came at 15-18 then Poxleitner scored a kill for the sideout. She added 2 more kills and Sigler another as Prairie took back the lead at 19-18.
With Gimmeson serving, Prairie got to game point at 24-21 but Grangeville fought off game point and then served up 2 aces to tie the game at 24 before sending a serve long. Tanna Schlader then scored the game-winning kill.
The second game was close early on but a 3-point service run by Lustig and a 5-point run by Riener broke the game open as Prairie moved from a 3-4 deficit to a 13-6 lead.
Sigler, Workman and Poxleitner each scored a kill in Lustig’s run while Riener had 2 aces plus a kill each from Rad and Poxleitner along with a net violation by Grangeville.
Gimmeson then put together the biggest run of the game at 8 points with 2 aces plus 2 kills by Rad, 2 by Sigler and a kill and a stuff by Schlader as Prairie took a 22-8 lead.
Sigler then finished off the game with an ace.
Nobody had a big service run in the third game but Prairie was able, for the most part, to side out Grangeville’s serves while getting a couple points from each of their servers as the Pirates gradually built their lead up to 10 points and finally won by 11.
For the match Poxleitner had 14 kills while Rad had 12 kills and 2 aces. Workman had 9 kills including 3 blocks while Schlader had 9 kills including 1 block. Sigler had 8 kills, 4 aces and 21 assists. Lustig had 5 kills including 2 blocks and 19 assists. Riener had 4 aces and Gimmeson had 3 aces.
Tri-Match at C.V.
The Pirates closed out their league schedule with a sweep of host C.V. by scores of 25-18, 25-10 and 25-18. The win gives the Pirates a 5-2 record in WPL division 1 play and a 7-3 overall WPL record with only Div. 2 Timberline yet to play.
Megan Sigler had 10 assists, 6 aces and 5 digs to lead the way for the Pirates.
Against Kamiah the Pirates gave the Kubs the toughest match they’ve given them all year as the two teams met in Cottonwood as well as the Kendrick and Genesee Tournaments. Previously Kamiah had won every game but this time Prairie pushed the match to 5 games before losing 23-25, 26-24, 25-21, 21-25, 15-12.
MeShel Rad had 15 kills in that match while Tanna Schlader had 29 digs.
Prairie is 13-10 overall on the season.
Tyler Workman goes for a kill against Grangeville as Megan Sigler, Monica Lustig and the Prairie bench look on.
MeShel Rad spikes the ball past a Grangeville blocker. Bottom right is Megan Sigler.
Leah Holthaus goes up for a spike against Potlatch. Also shown are Monica Lustig and Megan Sigler.
District volleyball to start
The volleyball district tournaments are set to get underway at the Lewis-Clark State College Activity Center this Saturday, Oct. 15.
Prairie will be the third seed going into the Division 1 tournament and will play the #6 seed Clearwater Valley at 11 a.m. The action actually gets started at 9 a.m. with the #1-#8 and the #4-#5 matches.
The Division 2 tournament then will get started at 1 p.m. with #1 seeded Nezperce against #4 seeded Highland and #2 seeded Summit against #3 seeded Timberline both taking place at that time.
The Division 1 tournament action returns with second round action at 2:30 p.m. with the 1-8 and 4-5 winners and losers playing each other. Prairie will get back into action at 4 p.m. in either winner’s or loser’s bracket action.
The second round matches in the Division 2 tournament are set to take place at 5:30 p.m.
The Division 1 tournament will return to LCSC on Monday, Oct. 17 with two loser out  matches at 6 and 7:30 p.m.  The survivors of those two matches will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at LCSC with the winner advancing to a play-in match against either Lakeside or Wallace. The championship game follows at 7:30 p.m. Both of those teams advance to state.
The Division 2 tournament moves to Nezperce High School for the remainder of their tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
A loser out match is set for 4 p.m. followed by the championship match at 5:30 p.m. If necessary a second championship match will follow at 7 p.m. The first place team is the only one to advance to state from this tournament.

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
  6-CV, Kamiah, V only, 5 p.m., beat C.V. 3-0, lost to Kamiah 2-3
11-Timberline, here, won 3-0, details next week.
15, 17, 19-District at LCSC--play C.V. at 11 a.m. Saturday, play again at 4 p.m.
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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