Lady Pirates out after 2 matches at State
With 8 of 10 players returning from last yearís state tournament qualifying team there are some high expectations for this yearís Prairie Lady Pirates basketball team.
Seniors Megan Sigler, MeShel Rad and MaKayla Schaeffer along with junior Callie Mader were regular starters last season while junior Tanna Schlader also started several games. 
Also returning from last yearís varsity team are juniors Shelby VonBargen, Taylor Heitman and Kendall Schumacher. They should each receive significant playing time. Schumacher was quite often the first player subbed in last year and would have been a starter for a lot of teams.
Up from last yearís JV squad are junior Tyler Workman and sophomore Leah Holthaus. Holthaus will also log some time on the JV squad.
Prairie coach Lori Mader feels their speed is an asset and depending on the opponent should be able to run the floor.
She sees Lapwai and Clearwater Valley, state finalists each of the last 3 years, as the teams to beat again with Troy, coming off a state volleyball championship, also being a tough team to beat.
At press time we donít have the information yet whether District 2 will qualify 3 teams to state like volleyball did or if the third place team will be in a play-in game like last year.
Sarah Walsh returns for the third year as the JV coach. On the team this year are juniors Stephanie Gimmeson and Cassidy Stubbers, sophomores Beka Bruner, Keely Schmidt, Abi Chmelik, Daun Hoene and Shaney Perrin and freshmen Natasha Gimmeson, Emily McHugh, Ali Hoene, Whitney Sonnen, Kelli Heitman and Sydney Glimp.
Mader said there were 27 originally turned out but 4 of them dropped for a variety of reasons so she didnít have to make any cuts.
Coach Lori Mader describes the next drill for her players.
Players participates in a shooting and endurance drill during practice Monday. Shown are Tanna Schlader, Taylor Heitman and MaKayla Schaeffer.

BPA volleyball fundraiser
Prairie High school is putting on a BPA volleyball fundraiser this year. We have had this in the past and it did wonderful.  We are looking for 6 teams. Teams we are asking to participate at this time are; NICI, Booster Club, Hosp/Clinic, Mid/HS Staff, Elem Staff, and Senior HS students. We have had these teams in past events. 
Date is Thursday November 10 at Prairie High School. Games will tentatively start at 6p.m. We will have two nets with pool play on each for 2 games per team, and then you will be paired with the team from other net of same rank for final playoff for 1st, 2nd etc. This will give each team 3 games for the night. This is a fundraiser. We ask each participating team pay $100 entry fee.  All proceeds will go for BPA expenses. This event will be high school rules. With the exception of Coed and this will require at least 3 women playing at all times. Three trophies will be handed out for 1st place, and Best Dressed.  Referees and line judges will be high school students. 
There will be a flat spectator fee of $2.00 for all admissions. There will be concessions available. 
For questions please contact: 
Ryan Hasselstrom Ė or Jennifer Heitman at

Football cheerleader awards were handed out last Thursday, Nov. 3. Receiving awards were Co-captains: Breanna Bianchi, Martina Everson; Most Inspirational: Samantha Keating; Most Improved: Morgan Butler and Most Valuable: Tannor Ratcliff. Shown from left are Everson, Keating, Ratcliff and Bianchi. Not shown is Butler. Photo provided by Ryan Hasselstrom.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
15-Nezperce, here
17-C.V, here
18-Kendrick, there
22-Troy, there
28-Timberline, here
29-Potlatch, here*
  1-Grangeville, there, JV only 
  2-Grangeville, hhere, Idaho County Shootout
  6-C.V., there*
  8-Genesee, there*
10-Kamiah, there
12-Troy, here*
16-Grangeville, there
  3-Highland, here
  6-Lapwai, there*
10-Deary, there*
13-Nezperce, there
19-Kendrick, here*
20-Kamiah, here
24-Summit, here
Jan. 30, Feb 1, 3, 6 , 8 & 10-District at LCSC
Feb. 11-State Play-In game at St. Maries
Feb. 16-18-State at Nampa
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