Lady Pirates split league matches
The Prairie Lady Pirates split a pair of league matches to open their season. They got swept at Troy Tuesday, Sept. 3 then turned around and swept Lapwai Monday, Sept. 9.
Vs. Troy
Despite significant losses to graduation it appears the Troy volleyball team just reloads as a 6-foot freshman stepped in to the starting lineup and helped them sweep the Prairie Pirates in a league match Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Troy.
Scores were 10-25, 15-25, 13-25.
Hailey Danly served up an ace to open the match but that was the only time Prairie led in the opening game. Troy quickly built leads of 2-7, 3-10 and 6-17 on the way to a big win.
In the second game Prairie fell behind 0-3 but a kill by Leah Holthaus followed by 2 aces from Danly tied the score at 3-3.
Prairie wasn’t able to take the lead but were able to keep it close until Troy pulled away late for a 10-point win.
In the third game Danly served 2 aces for a 2-0 Prairie lead but that disappeared quickly as Troy answered with 4 straight points. 
A 7 point run by Troy midway through pretty much put the game away as the Trojans wound up winning by 12.
For the match Shayla VonBargen had 6 kills. Holthaus had 5 kills and 2 aces. Kayla Schumacher also had 5 kills. Beka Bruner had 4 back row kills. Krystin Uhlenkott had 3 kills and an assist. Danly had 12 assists and 6 aces. Tasha Gimmeson had 8 assists and 2 kills.
In the JV match Prairie gave Troy quite a battle as they won 23-25, 25-15, 17-15.
They fell behind 1-9 in the opening game but Jessi Riener served them back into it with 4 straight aces.
Mykaela McWilliams then served Prairie into the lead with a 7 point run that included 2 aces plus 2 kills by Talyss Lustig and a kill each by Riener and Sarah Seubert.
Troy answered back with a 7 point run of their own and held on to win the opening game.
The second game was close until Seubert went to the service line with a 15-10 lead. She had 4 aces while Riener and Sam Remacle added a kill each as Prairie took a 21-10 lead and eventually won by 10.
Prairie took and early 7-3 lead in the decisive third game as Riener had 3 aces and McWilliams a kill in a 4 point run. 
Troy eventually fought back to tie at 12 and even took a 14-15 lead setting up a match point.
Seubert scored a kill to put herself on the service line where she served up an ace and Remacle finished the match with a kill on a set from Kylie Tidwell.
The C team was defeated 19-25, 25-16, 7-15.
Vs. Lapwai
The Prairie Lady Pirates bounced back by sweeping Lapwai 25-23, 25-14, 25-22 at Lapwai Monday, Sept. 9.
The match was originally scheduled for August 29 but moved due to a scheduling conflict with the gym.Kayla Schumacher and Hailey Danly put up a wall against this spike attempt at Lapwai.
The first game was tight until a kill by Schumacher made it 10-9 and put Uhlenkott at the service line. Uhlenkott served Prairie to a 14-9 lead with 2 aces, a kill by Holthaus and a stuff block by Danly.
Lapwai was able to come back though and finally tied the score at 21. Prairie scored the next 2 points on a stuff by Schumacher and an ace by Uhlenkott but Lapwai again tied the score at 23.
Holthaus then nailed a spike that just caught the back line and Schumacher served up an ace to win the game.
Lapwai jumped out to a 0-3 lead in the second game but Prairie fought back and a 4-point service run by Danly put them up 14-8. She had 2 aces while VonBargen added a kill and a stuff.
Gimmeson later had a 4-point run that created some separation. A kill by Uhlenkott, ace by Gimmeson and a kill and a stuff by Schumacher put Prairie up 21-12. Prairie ended the game on a kill by Gimmeson to the back corner.
Prairie looked to make it a sweep as they jumped to leads of 3-0 and 8-2 in the third game but Lapwai wasn’t going down easy as they fought back into the game and eventually took a 16-17 lead.
That lead didn’t last though as they bricked their next serve.
Gimmeson then took over at the service line and nearly served out the match. 4 aces plus a pair of kills by Schumacher and a kill by Uhlenkott put Prairie on the brink at 24-17. At that point a hitting error scored a sideout and Lapwai staved off match point 4 more times before Uhlenkott scored the kill that ended it.
For the match Uhlenkott had 12 kills and 4 aces. Schumacher had 9 kills including 2 stuffs and 3 aces. Holthaus had 8 kills and 2 aces. VonBargen had 5 kills including 2 Krystin Uhlenkott makes a pass in serve receive at Lapwai. At left is Beka Bruner while at right is Natasha Gimmeson.stuffs. Gimmeson had 5 kills, 7 aces and 15 assists. Danly had 4 kills including a stuff, 4 aces and 18 assists. Bruner, the libero, added a back row kill.
With the win Prairie is 1-1 both overall and in league.
The JV squad also won as they beat Lapwai 25-18, 20-25, 15-9.
Prairie never trailed in the opening game as Chaye Uptmor served an ace to get the game started and Talyss Lustig followed with a kill. 
Lapwai was able to keep it within 4 points though until the second turn in the service rotation as an ace each by Uptmor and Sarah Seubert helped push the lead to 14-7. An ace by Jessi Riener followed by a pair of kills by Mykaela McWilliams upped the lead to 18-8.
Lapwai was able to pull back within 6 but a kill each by Uptmor and Riener broke the rally and Prairie won by 7.
In the second game Lapwai jumped out to leads of 0-6 and 3-10 but Prairie fought back to within 13-14 on a 7 point service run by Lustig. She had 6 aces and McWilliams added a stuff block.
Prairie couldn’t get that next point to tie it though, much less take the lead as Lapwai held on to even the match.
Lapwai scored first in the third game and held the lead, except for a brief 7-6 lead by Prairie on an ace by Seubert, until McWilliams took over at the service line with the score at 8-9.
McWilliams proceeded to serve out the match scoring 4 aces while Riener added 3 kills, two of them coming on bad sets by Lapwai that she was able to knock down at the net.
The C team also won 2 games to 1.
Shayla VonBargen pounds a spike past a Lapwai defender.
Natasha Gimmeson reaches to make a spike. Behind her are Krystin Uhlenkott, Kayla Schumacher and Hailey Danly, who set the ball for Gimmeson.
Kayla Schumacher powers a spike right past the Lapwai blockers. Also shown are Hailey Danly and Natasha Gimmeson.

In the volleyball article in the August 29 Chronicle there were several players omitted because they were not at the Jamboree in Grangeville August 26.
There are actually 23 total girls turned out for volleyball (after losing 1 player to Summit). Sophomores Sierra Latimer and Lauren Alfrey and freshmen Brittney Bianchi, Della Sprute and Faith Uhlenkott are full-time C team players this season. Sophomore Hanna Ross and freshmen Darlene Gehring and Sam Remacle also play on the C team and fill in on the JV team as well.

JV time is 6 p.m. with varsity to follow, except where indicated. 
26-Grangeville Jamboree, 5 p.m.-Rescheduled to August 26
  3-Troy*, there, 5 p.m., C/JV/V, lost in 3 games
  7-Genesee JV Tournament, TBA
  9-Lapwai*, there, C/JV/V, 5 p.m. rescheduled from Aug. 29, won in 3 games
10-C.V.*, here, C/JV/V, 5 p.m., won in 3 games, details next week
11-JV at Sacajawea, 5 p.m.
12-G’ville, here, 5 p.m., C/JV/V
14-Grangeville Tournament, TBA
17-Kamiah*, here
19-Tri-match at Genesee-vs. Potlatch*, vs. Genesee*, 5 p.m.
21-Border Battle Tournament at Pomeroy
21-Prairie JV Tournament
26-Lapwai*, here, C/JV/V, 5 p.m.
  1-CV*, there, C/JV/V, 5 p.m.
  3-Genesee*, here, C/JV/V, 5 p.m.
  7-Home Tri-match vs. Highland, vs. Summit, 5 p.m.
  8-Potlatch*, there
10-Troy*, here, 5 p.m., C/JV/V
15-Kamiah*, there
17-G’ville, there, 5 p.m., C/JV/V
19-24-District at LCSC
Nov. 1-2-State at Lewiston

Prairie/Highland Crosscountry schedule
Sept. 14-Asotin XC Island Run Invite, Chief Timothy Park. Varsity girls, 10 a.m.; Varsity boys, 10:30 a.m.; JV race 11 a.m.
Sept. 21-Seaport Invite, Clarkston High School. V girls, 11 a.m.; V boys 11:30 a.m, JV noon
Sept. 28-Inland Empire High School Cross Country, Lewiston Orchards. V girls 10 a.m.; V boys, 10:45 a.m.; JV girls, 11:30 a.m.; JV boys 12:15 p.m.
Oct. 4-Bob Weisle Invitational, Phillips Farm, Moscow. Freshman race, 11:30 a.m.; Sophs, 12 noon; Juniors, 12:30 p.m.; Seniors, 1 p.m.
Oct. 12-Grangeville Meet, Lions Park. V girls, 11 a.m.; V boys, 11:45 a.m.; JV, 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 24-District Meet, Lions Park, Grangeville, start times TBA
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