Lady Pirates beat Genesee, Potlatch
In their final regular season action of the season the Prairie Lady Pirates swept a league tri-match at Genesee which pushed them up to a tie for third place in the final league standings.
The matches held Tuesday, Oct. 9, included a 26-24, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23 win over Genesee which is Prairie’s first win over the Bulldogs in many years. The last time we can remember was a best 2 of 3 match during a Genesee Tournament when Doug Clark was Prairie’s coach.
In the other match of the night Prairie swept Potlatch 25-14, 26-24, 25-14.
Vs. Genesee
The opening game against Genesee went like the whole match did. It was a back and forth game with neither team gaining much of an advantage.
With the game tied at 22-22, Genesee got called for a violation and Stephanie Gimmeson served an ace to get to game-point.Krystin Uhlenkott pounds the ball past Genesee’s blockers in the league match at Genesee. Watching are Hailey Danly and Tyler Workman.
Genesee was able score a sideout and then served an ace to tie the game. They then bricked a serve to give Prairie another game-point chance and Prairie capitalized this time as Tanna Schlader scored the game-winning kill.
In the second game Prairie had the early lead at 15-9 after 3 straight aces by Krystin Uhlenkott.
Genesee came right back though with a 9-point service run that gave them a 19-22 lead. They then held on for the 22-25 win to tie the match at a game apiece.
Early on the third game was much like the first with neither side gaining an advantage.
After a sideout kill by Shelby VonBargen tied it at 12, Uhlenkott served an ace and then benefited from a kill each by VonBargen and Schlader to give Prairie a 15-12 lead.
After trading sideouts, a kill by Schlader and an ace by Gimmeson made it 18-13.
After 4 straight sideouts Tyler Workman scored a kill and Schlader an ace to make it 22-15.
Workman then scored a sideout kill to make it 23-17 and served 2 aces to give Prairie a 2 games to 1 lead.
The fourth game was close early on although Genesee held the lead much of the time.
Uhlenkott scored on a tip that tied the score at 13 but Genesee then scored the next 5 points for a 13-18 lead and led 14-20 and 16-22 a little later on.
Workman scored a sideout kill to make it 17-22 and put Hailey Danly on the service line.
An ace, a kill each by Schlader and Uhlenkott, a dig of a Genesee spike that wound up as a kill by Gimmeson and another ace by Danly tied the score at 22.
Genesee called their second timeout within 3 serves and finally scored a sideout to break the run.
Shelby VonBargen spikes the ball against Genesee as Hailey Danly watches after setting the ball.Workman answered right back with a kill for a sideout to Prairie and then scored another kill to get to match point. Schlader served up an ace to end it.
Workman had 19 kills in the match including a stuff block plus 4 aces. Uhlenkott had 18 kills including 2 stuffs, 3 assists and 5 aces. Schlader had 13 kills and 4 aces. Danly had 50 assists, 4 kills and 5 aces. Leah Holthaus had 3 kills, 2 assists and 3 aces. VonBargen had 10 kills including 3 stuffs and an assist. Gimmeson had 1 kill, 2 assists and 4 aces.
Vs. Potlatch
Prairie had to come right back and play Potlatch after that emotional win but still managed to dispatch the Loggers in 3 games although the middle game had its share of drama.
In the opening game Prairie took a 10-4 lead after an ace by Workman only to see Potlatch pull back within 1 at 12-11 before bricking a serve.
Gimmeson then served Prairie back into control with Workman scoring a kill followed by 3 aces, a back row kill by Gimmeson and another kill by Workman that made it 19-11.
Potlatch got no closer than 7 at 19-12 and 21-14 before Schlader served out the game with an ace and 2 kills by Workman.
As stated earlier the second game had its drama as Potlatch took an early 1-4 lead and held the lead for much of the game.
Prairie managed to take a brief 9-8 lead on a kill by Workman but Potlatch answered with 4 straight points and led by as many as 5 at 14-19.
A kill by VonBargen sent Uhlenkott to the service line for 2 aces plus a kill by Schlader that cut the lead to 1.
A kill by Schlader followed by an ace by Gimmeson tied it at 20 but Potlatch took back the lead.
The Loggers had the first game-point change after a stuff block at 22-24 but Workman scored a kill for the sideout and Schlader served an ace to tie it.
Leah Holthaus and Workman each scored a kill to give Prairie the win and only their second lead of the game.
A 5-point service run by Schlader early in the third game put Prairie in control and a 5-point run by Workman extended the lead to 13-6.
Potlatch was able to get back within 4 a couple of times, the last at 17-13 but Prairie then pulled away to end the match.
For the match Workman had 23 kills including a stuff and 1 ace. Uhlenkott had 9 kills and 2 aces. VonBargen had 8 kills including a stuff. Schlader had 6 kills, 1 assist and 4 aces. Holthaus had 5 kills and 6 assists. Danly had 41 assists, 4 kills including a stuff, and 3 aces. Gimmeson had 2 kills, 1 assist and 3 aces.
The two wins evened their league record at 6-6 and in a tie with Kamiah for third place. Their overall record is 20-10.
Hailey Danly serves the ball in the match against Potlatch at Genesee.

Lady Pirates go 1-2 at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates played three rounds of District Tournament action on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Monday, Oct. 15 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.
On Saturday they opened against Potlatch and swept the Loggers 25-19, 25-22 and 25-21. In the second round they faced Genesee and took the second seeded Bulldogs to the limit before losing 13-25, 25-23, 25-23, 17-25, 13-15. It was the third straight year they’ve taken the District’s #2 seeded team to 5 games only to fall short.
That loss put them into loser out action against Kamiah on Monday, Oct. 15 where they were eliminated in 4 games 25-23, 20-25, 19-25, 10-25.
Vs. Potlatch
In their opening game against Potlatch Prairie jumped out to a 9-2 lead behind a big service run by Hailey Danly. Danly had 5 Tyler Workman wins a joust at the net with a Potlatch hitter at District. At left is Leah Holthaus.aces while Tyler Workman had 2 stuff blocks and Tanna Schlader added a kill.
Potlatch was able to pull within 4 at 11-7, 22-18 and 23-19 but couldn’t get any closer.
At 23-19 Shelby VonBargen picked up a kill and Krystin Uhlenkott scored the game winning kill on the next point.
The second and third games were very similar as Potlatch led much of both of them only to see Prairie rally late in the game to pull out the win.
In the second game Potlatch led by as many as 7 at 10-17 before Prairie started their rally. 
Two kills by Uhlenkott bracketing an ace by Workman cut the lead to 13-17.
After a trade of sideouts, Leah Holthaus served Prairie into the lead. A kill by Shelby vonBargen, 2 kills by Uhlenkott and 2 more kills by VonBargen gave Prairie a 19-18 lead. Holthaus made it 20-18 with an ace before Potlatch was able to sideout and then tie the score at 20.
The score was tied a final time at 22 when Potlatch bricked a served.
A kill by Schlader and an ace by Stephanie Gimmeson gave Prairie a 25-22 win.
In the third game Potlatch jumped out to a 2-8 lead and still lead by 6 at 10-16.
At that point Holthaus tipped the ball over for a kill and Danly had an ace followed by a kill each by Workman and Schlader that cut the lead to 14-16.
Potlatch pushed it back to 4 at 14-18 but a kill by Workman and 2 aces by Schlader cut the lead to 17-18.
After a sideout, Workman scored a “happy birthday” kill and then served 2 aces to give Prairie a 20-19 lead.
Potlatch tied it at 20 but then bricked a serve. 
Uhlenkott scored a kill to make it 22-20 but Prairie then bricked a serve coming out of a Potlatch time out.
A kill by VonBargen scored the sideout and Uhlenkott was able to serve 2 aces to end the match.
Uhlenkott had 15 kills and 5 aces in the match. Workman had 9 kills including 2 stuffs plus 2 assists and 5 aces. Schlader had 8 kills and 2 aces. VonBargen had 6 kills including a stuff and 1 assist. Danly had 3 kills, 40 assists and 8 aces. Holthaus had 3 kills, 2 assists and an ace. Gimmeson had 2 assists and 1 ace.
Vs. Genesee
Stephanie Gimmeson hits the ball against Potlatch at District as Tanna Schlader watches.In a state-qualifying second round match Genesee was out to prove Prairie’s win earlier in the week was a fluke.
Prairie took a 6-2 lead in the opening game but Genesee roared back and outscored Prairie 7-23 the rest of the way for a dominating opening game win.
The second game started out evenly but Genesee put together a midgame run and took an 8-point lead at 14-22 as they looked like they might sweep their way to a win.
Prairie got a kill from VonBargen at that point and then picked up 2 kills by Schlader with Uhlenkott serving to pull within 17-22.
Genesee scored a sideout but Schlader scored a kill to put Gimmeson on the service line.
Workman picked up a pair of “happy birthday” kills and Gimmeson added 2 aces to cut the lead to 1.
Workman then scored another kill to tie it and force a Genesee timeout. 
Gimmeson scored an ace out of the timeout and Workman scored another kill to even the match at a game apiece.
The biggest lead for either side in the third game was 4 points by Prairie at 7-3.
Genesee responded with 5 straight points to take the lead but Prairie bounced back to retake the lead at 10-8 on a pair of kills by Uhlenkott and an ace by Holthaus.
Prairie held the lead until Genesee’s Sammy Sperber scored back to back kills to give them an 18-19 lead.
Holthaus scored a stuff on the next point and then served an ace to put Prairie back on top.
The teams traded sideouts over the next 5 points with Prairie get a kill by Workman to break the final 22-22 tie.
Workman scored on a stuff to get to game point but Genesee was able to scored the sideout.
The Bulldogs then bricked a serve to give Prairie the win.
Genesee showed they wanted the fourth game more as they took the lead right away and never gave it back as they went on to take the game by 7 points.
The Bulldogs then jumped out to an 8-12 lead in the third game after 3 kills by Holly Carter over a 4-point span.
At that point Prairie called a time out and Schlader scored a sideout kill coming out of the timeout.Shelby VonBargen stuffs a Potlatch hitter at District. Also shown are Leah Holthaus and Krystin Uhlenkott.
A kill each by Uhlenkott, Workman and Holthaus tied the game at 12 and an ace by Schlader put them into the lead at 13-12.
Genesee then got a kill from Cassidy Woods for the sideout and two kills by Sperber to pull out the win.
Prairie had been pounding the ball a lot during the match but seemed to get tentative at the end opting for a push or a tip instead of a good hard spike.
Workman had 17 kills including 2 stuffs in the match plus an assist and 2 aces. Uhlenkott had 14 kills, 2 assists and 2 aces. Schlader had 12 kills, 1 assist and 3 aces. VonBargen had 7 kills including 3 stuffs and 1 assist. Holthaus had 7 kills including 1 stuff and 3 aces. Danly had 4 kills, 39 assists and 3 aces. Gimmeson had 2 assists and 4 aces.
Vs. Kamiah
The match against Kamiah on Monday, Oct. 15, was a disappointment for the Lady Pirates after coming within just 2 points of qualifying for State against Genesee on Saturday.
In the opening game Kamiah grabbed an early lead of 2-7 but Prairie fought back with Gimmeson serving 4 straight to get them into a tie at 10-10. Workman had a pair of kills in the run while Schlader added a kill and Gimmeson an ace.
After a sideout Prairie grabbed their first lead of the game on a kill each by Workman and Holthaus.
Prairie led most of the way except for a couple of ties and a short-lived 18-19 Kamiah lead until Kamiah sided out at 21-20 and scored 3 straight for a 21-23 lead.
Workman scored a kill to end the run and with Danly serving Schlader scored a kill to tie it. A stuff by Holthaus put Prairie at game point and after a Kamiah timeout, Danly ended the game with an ace.
Prairie appeared to be on their way to continuing the run against Kamiah started during the Grangeville Tournament.
Kamiah came right back and took a 3-8 lead in game 2.
A 4-point service run by Uhlenkott cut the lead to 9-10 and Prairie took their first lead of game on back to back stuffs by VonBargen that made it 17-16.
That was to be Prairie’s only lead of the game though as Kamiah answered with 5 straight points and went on to win by 5.
In the third game Kamiah again jumped out to early leads of 4-9, 5-13 and 7-17. 
Prairie was able to cut the lead down to 4 at 16-20 but could get no closer.
In the fourth game Kamiah went for the jugular and jumped out to a 1-14 lead on the Pirates and Prairie never was able to respond as the Kubs rolled to an easy win.
Workman had 24 kills in the match including 6 stuffs plus 5 aces. Schlader had 8 kills and 1 assist. VonBargen had 6 kills including 2 stuffs and 2 assists. Holthaus had 5 kills, 3 assists and 3 aces. Uhlenkott had 6 kills, 3 assists and 1 ace. Danly had 34 assists, 6 kills and 3 aces. Gimmeson had 2 kills, 1 assist and 1 ace.
With their 1-2 record at District Prairie ends their season at 21-12.
Tyler Workman tips the ball past a Genesee block attempt during Distict. In the foreground is Hailey Danly.

Girls basketball meeting set
There will be a high school girls informational basketball meeting on Thursday October 18th at the high school cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
28-Lapwai, here, lost 1-3
30-Troy, here (C, JV,V) 5 p.m., lost 0-3
  4-Home Tri-match: vs. Potlatch, 5 p.m., vs. Grangeville, 8 p.m., beat Potlatch 3-2, beat Grangeville 3-1
  6-C.V., there, won 3-2
  8-Kendrick Tournament, TBA, beat Kootenai 2-0, lost to Asotin 0-2, beat C.V. 2-0, beat Kendrick 2-0,  placed third
11-Home Tri-Match: vs. Genesee, 5 p.m.; vs. Summit, 8 p.m., lost to Genesee 0-3, beat Summit 3-0
13-Kamiah, there, lost 0-3
15-Grangeville Tournament, TBA, beat Nezperce 2-0, lost to Deary 1-2, beat Summit 2-0, beat Kamiah 2-1, beat Deary 2-1 for championship
18-Home Tri-match: vs. Highland, 5 p.m.; vs. Summit 8 p.m., beat Highland 3-0, beat Summit 3-0
20-Troy, there, (C,JV,V) 5 p.m., lost 0-3
22-Pomeroy Tournament, went 2-3 in matches, 7-8 in games played as Idaho schools won Border Battle
25-Lapwai, there, lost 1-3
  1-CV, here, won 3-1
  4-Tri-match at Grangeville: vs. Kamiah 5 p.m., vs. G’ville 6:30 p.m., beat Kamiah 3-0; beat Grangeville 3-0
  9-Tri-match at Genesee, vs. Genesee, 5 p.m., vs. Potlatch, 6:30 p.m., beat Genesee 3-1; beat Potlatch 3-0
13-17-District at LCSC, Beat Potlatch 3-0; lost to Genesee 2-3; lost to Kamiah 1-3.
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