26 turn out for girls basketball
There are 26 girls turned out for Prairie Girls Basketball this season.Kayla Schumacher tries to pass over a leaping Callie Mader as she is guarded by Taylor Heitman during a drill. Behind Heitman are Nicole Wemhoff and coach Lori Mader.
Although they are the defending 1-A, Division 1 state champions, coach Lori Mader said it will be a chore to make up for the 35 points per game of offense that graduated last Spring.
She says she has a very athletic, versatile group this year with a solid 11 players on the varsity. They should be a strong contender for state.
Kamiah and Lapwai have to be considered the favorites in the league this year due to the fact both teams had minimal losses to graduation and both made it to state last year.
Troy and C.V. had significant losses to graduation but Mader said they have good programs and you can never look past them. 
Genesee and Potlatch round out the league this year and both have some athletes that could cause problems on a given night.
Making up the varsity squad for Prairie this year are seniors Callie Mader, Shelby VonBargen, Tanna Schlader, Taylor Heitman, Kendall Schumacher, Tyler Workman and Brooke Schumacher, juniors Leah Holthaus, Keely Schmidt and Nicole Wemhoff. Also on the squad is sophomore Kayla Schumacher.
Wemhoff and both Schumachers are transfers from Summit and were key contributors to that teamís runner-up finish at State in 1-A, Division 2.
Making up the JV squad are early graduation senior Shaney Perrin, juniors Sky Wilson, Beka Bruner and Daun Hoene; sophomores Natasha Gimmeson, Ali Hoene and Whitney Sonnen and freshmen Shayla VonBargen Krystin Uhlenkott, Hanna Ross, Sarah Seubert, Hailey Danly, Sierra Latimer, Talyss Lustig and Abbie Uhlenkott.
Prairieís first game is next Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Nezperce.

Cheerleader awards are given

Shown are the football cheerleaders who had their awards banquet in conjunction with the football team Tuesday, Oct. 30. From left are Beth Dinning, Self-Confidence Award; Kirstin Latimer, Enthusiasm Award; Katherine Nida, Perseverance Award and Martina Everson, Leadership Award, and Team Captain. Photo by Sherry 
Holthaus.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2012-13
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
13-Nezperce, there
15-Kendrick, there
20-Highland, here
29-C.V., here*
DECEMBER
  1-Genesee, there*
  4-Troy, here*
  6-Lapwai, here*
11-Kamiah, here*
13-Potlatch, there*
14-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout
17-Kendrick, here
18-C.V., there*
20-Highland, there
JANUARY
  3-Troy, there*
  8-Nezperce, here
11-Lapwai, there*
12-Potlatch, here*
17-Grangeville, here
19-Genesee, here*
22-Kamiah, there*
Jan. 31, Feb 2, 4, 7 , 8 -District at LCSC
Feb. 9-State Play-In game at St. Maries, 6 p.m.
Feb. 14-16-State at Nampa
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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