Lady Pirates have a great week
The Prairie Lady Pirates volleyball team had a great week as they swept home league matches against Clearwater Valley and Genesee and won all 5 matches to help Idaho win the Border Battle at Pomeroy.
Vs. C.V.
On Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Cottonwood Prairie defeated C.V. 25-12, 25-9 and 25-21.Krystin Uhlenkott slams the ball hard against C.V. Also shown are Shayla VonBargen, Hailey Danly and Angela Wemhoff.
Hailey Danly gave the Pirates a good start with 3 aces on the way to a 4-0 lead. After a trade of sideouts, Sarah Seubert had an ace and Krystin Uhlenkott a kill for a 7-1 lead.
C.V. got within 3 at 7-4 but from there Prairie steadily pulled away for a 25-12 win.
The second game saw C.V. take their only lead of the night at 0-1. Shayla VonBargen then scored a kill for the sideout and Danly followed with 3 straight aces for a 4-1 lead.
C.V. got within 1 at 4-3 but a kill by Uhlenkott thwarted that rally and Seubert then served up 8 straight points. She had 6 aces while Uhlenkott scored a kill and VonBargen a block.
C.V. never really got back in it and Prairie wound up winning by 16.
In the third game Danly got the Pirates off to an 8-0 start with 5 aces plus 2 kills by Seubert and another by VonBargen.
Prairie was up 18-8 when they took the foot off the gas and C.V. was able to make the game competitive.
The Rams cut the deficit all the way down to 2 at 22-20 before Danly tipped the ball over on second touch and Chaye Uptmor scored on a block to get to match point.
C.V. was able to thwart 1 match point try but Danly set up Uptmor for the match-winning kill.
For the match VonBargen had 13 kills including 4 blocks plus 4 aces. Uhlenkott also had 13 kills. Seubert had 5 kills and 8 aces. Danly had 5 kills including 2 blocks, 26 assists and 14 aces. Uptmor had 5 kills, including a block plus an assist. Angela Wemhoff had 2 kills and 3 assists. Leah Higgins had 3 assists.
Shayla VonBargen goes up for one of her deadly jump serves. When she’s on with it, she can rack up a string of points.Prairie also won all 3 games of the JV match 25-15, 26-24, 15-9.
Madison Pecarovich served Prairie to a 7-0 lead in the opening game With 3 aces plus a kill each by Emma Gehring, Josie Peery, Jordyn Higgins and Kristyna Krogh.
Peery later had 3 aces in a row to make it 12-4 and Nicole Poxleitner had 5 aces in a row to make it 22-9.
C.V. had a late run as Prairie led 24-10 before giving up 5 straight points before the Rams missed a serve.
The second game was a different story as C.V. took the early lead at 2-5, but then saw the lead change hands several times.
C.V. looked to have the game in hand at 16-22. They bricked a serve and Trista Latimer served 3 straight aces to get Prairie back into it at 19-22. After a trade of sideouts, Anna Vinsova served 3 straight aces to tie the game at 23-23. She then hit one a little too hard but Prairie got the serve right back thanks to a kill by Krogh. With Krogh serving Prairie got to game point on a tip by Pecarovich and then Krogh served an ace for the game winner.
In the third game Prairie again fell behind early but Vinsova served 5 straight aces to turn a 3-5 deficit into an 8-5 lead.
Prairie then pulled away for the win with Higgins ending the match with an ace.
In the C match Prairie won the first game but lost the next two.
Vs. Genesee
In a rematch of last year’s state championship match the Lady Pirates again prevailed as they swept Genesee 26-24, 25-20 and 25-15 at Cottonwood Thursday, Sept. 10.
VonBargen had 11 kills, 3 aces, 3 blocks and 7 digs to lead the Pirates while Uhlenkott added 13 kills and 7 digs. Uptmor had 5 kills and 13 digs while Danly had 27 assists and 9 digs.
With the win Prairie improves to 3-0 in league play and have now won 23 straight home matches dating back to a loss to Genesee on Sept. 11, 2012.
There were no scores available for the JV and C matches.
Border Battle
At the Border Battle at Pomeroy Prairie blitzed through their 5 Washington opponents dropping just 1 set in the 5 best 2 out of 3 matches.Chaye Uptmor winds up for a spike at the Border Battle in Pomeroy. Also shown are Hailey Danly and Sarah Seubert.
In previous years each match went 3 games regardless of how the first 2 games turned out and the game wins were counted for each side. This year they decided to go to straight best 2 of 3 matches and count the match wins for each side. Idaho wound up winning 18-7 with Troy also going 5-0 and Genesee 4-1, Orofino 3-2 and Kamiah 1-4.
Washington was weakened by having the Pomeroy JV as their fifth team as they had another school drop out on them too late to get a varsity replacement.
Vs. St. John Endicott
Prairie opened the day against St. John-Endicott and dominated winning 25-8, 25-8.
SJE scored the first point of the match but VonBargen then scored a kill for the sideout and Danly served 8 straight points for a 9-1 lead. She had 3 aces while VonBargen had 3 kills and Seubert and Mykaela McWilliams each added a kill.
McWilliams had to sit out a couple of matches with an injured ankle but apparently returned to the lineup in the Genesee match Thursday.
Prairie was so dominant in the opening game that SJE scored only 2 points while they were serving and had just 1 kill for a sideout. The other 5 points came from missed Prairie serves or spikes.
The second game was more of the same as SJE scored only one point on serve.
Prairie led 12-6 after a sideout kill by VonBargen and then Danly pretty much put the match away with a 9-point service run. She had 5 aces while VonBargen added 2 kills plus a stuff and Seubert added a kill.
A hitting error ended the run and then SJE got their only point while serving when Prairie was called for a net foul on what appeared to be a sideout kill.
SJE bricked the next serve and Sydney Bruner came off the bench to serve out the match. She had 3 aces to finish it.
Vs. Pomeroy JV
Hailey Danly sets the ball as both Mykaela McWilliams, background, and Shayla VonBargen get ready to hit.Next up Prairie had the Pomeroy JV in the Elementary gym and won 25-14, 25-8.
The subs got extensive playing time and Prairie changed their offense accordingly for this match. 
They struggled a little early on and the Pomeroy JV had an 8-9 lead before Danly scored a sideout kill to tie it. She got another kill and Higgins added an ace to give Prairie the lead for good.
It was still just 14-11 when Danly took over at the service line 2 turns later. She gave Prairie some separation with a 6-point service run that included 4 aces and 2 kills by VonBargen.
The Pomeroy JV got back within 7 at 20-13 but a 2nd touch kill by Danly put Seubert on the service line. Seubert opened her service run by getting a back row kill and then had 2 aces to get to game point. After a sideout VonBargen scored the game-winner.
Danly served 4 aces to open the second game and after a pair of sideouts Seubert served Prairie to a 10-1 lead with 3 aces plus a kill each by VonBargen and Wemhoff.
Prairie steadily pulled away as Higgins served 4 aces in a row, Bruner added an ace and then Uptmor served out the match. 
Uptmor onlyhad 1 ace with Seubert and Danly each collecting 2 kills and VonBargen another.
Vs. Pomeroy varsity
Back in the main gym Prairie had to face the Pomeroy varsity next and it took them a game to get used to playing a strong team again plus reverting back to their regular offense.
Pomeroy handed them their only game loss of the day in the opener 23-25 but Prairie rallied to win the next two 25-11 and 15-13.
Pomeroy came out firing in the opening game and jumped out to a 0-5 lead. Prairie’s deficit stayed around 6 or 7 points for much of the game.
They were down 13-20 when they got a rally put together. Seubert served 2 aces and VonBargen added a kill to cut the deficit to 17-20. After a sideout, VonBargen scored a kill and went to the service line. Uhlenkott scored a kill and VonBargen added 2 aces to tie the game at 21-21.
Pomeroy responded with 2 kills and an ace to get to game points.
Prairie fought off 2 game points before Pomeroy was able to win it.
Prairie fell behind early in the second game but rallied to take a 6-5 lead on 2 aces by Uhlenkott. After a Pomeroy sideout, Uptmor scored a kill and then served 5 straight points. She had 2 aces and VonBargen took care of the rest with 2 kills and a stuff block.
Pomeroy got back within 4 at 12-8 but another kill by VonBargen sent Danly to the service line. She served 6 straight points, 2 on aces. VonBargen added 2 kills and McWilliams and Uhlenkott each added one as Prairie took a 19-8 lead.
After 4 straight sideouts, VonBargen scored 2 jump serve aces to make it 23-10. 
Pomeroy got a sideout but a kill by McWilliams and an ace by Wemhoff knotted the match at 1 game each.
In the deciding third game neither team led by more than 2 points and the lead changed hands 4 times with 3 of those early in the game.
Pomeroy led for most of the game as they’d take a 2-point lead, Prairie would tie it.
Pomeroy’s final 2 point lead came at 11-13. VonBargen scored a kill to send Seubert to the service line. A great point followed with both sides making saving plays before VonBargen tied it for Prairie with a tip for the kill. Seubert then served 2 aces to end the match in Prairie’s favor.
Vs. Asotin
Next up Prairie faced a rebuilding Asotin team and had little trouble pulling out a 25-10, 25-8 win.Angela Wemhoff makes a pass at the Border Battle. Also shown are Shayla VonBargen and Mykaela McWilliams (hidden).
Danly served Prairie to a 3-0 lead at the start and then Seubert served 8 straight points for a 12-1 lead. Danly had 2 aces while Seubert had 4. VonBargen had 3 kills while McWilliams and Wemhoff each had a kill at the net and Seubert added one from the back row.
Prairie cruised from there to the 15-point win.
The second game saw Prairie jump to a 7-1 lead as Danly had an ace and Seubert had 3.
The game then seesawed for awhile until Uptmor got a run going. Uptmor took over at 14-7 and served 8 straight points to all but put the match away. She had 3 aces while VonBargen dominated at the net with 4 kills with Seubert adding the other kill.
VonBargen, McWilliams and Seubert each scored a kill to finish off the match.
Vs. Clarkston
Prairie’s final match of the day was against a Clarkston team that had beaten Genesee earlier. Prairie swept the Bantams 25-23, 25-13.
In the opening game Danly had an ace and Seubert had 2 of them as Priarie jumped out to a 5-1 lead.
Prairie led 9-3 when Clarkston mounted a rally to take the lead at 9-10. From there the game seesawed back and forth with 7 lead changes.
Prairie led 21-19 but Clarkston rallied for 4 straight points. A stuff by McWilliams put on the service line and she served an ace to tie it. A kill by Uhlenkott put Prairie at game point and Clarkston appeared to tie it again but a net foul was called to give Prairie the game.
In the second game Prairie trailed at 0-1 and 1-2. The game went back and forth for a bit until Danly and Uptmor combined to stuff a spike that broke a 7-7 tie and gave Prairie the lead for good.
Uhlenkott followed with 3 straight aces and Prairie did a great job of siding out Clarkston’s serves the rest of the game as the Bantam’s final 6 points all came on sideouts.
Prairie meanwhile didn’t have any long service runs but collecting a couple of service points at a time allowed them to build their lead.
Danly wound up with the match-winning kill.
For the day VonBargen had 55 kills, including 11 blocks. She also had 2 assists and 11 aces. Seubert had 23 kills, 1 assists and 23 aces. Danly had 13 kills including a black, 75 assists and 26 aces. McWilliams had 16 kills, including 2 blocks and 8 assists. Uhlenkott, despite sitting out the Pomeroy JV and Asotin matches to nurse a sore forearm, had 16 kills, including a block, 5 assists and 5 aces. Uptmor had 14 kills, including 3 blocks, 3 assists and 11 aces. Wemhoff had 5 kills, 7 assists and 10 aces. Higgins had 3 assists and 7 aces and Bruner had 1 assist and 7 aces.
Prairie is now 12-3 on the season.
Chaye Uptmor makes a block at the Border Battle.
Hailey Danly gets a chance to hit the ball in the Asotin match.
Mykaela McWilliams spikes the ball against St. John-Endicott. Also shown is Angela Wemhoff.
Chaye Uptmor spikes the ball past an Asotin blocker. Also shown are Shayla VonBargen and Sarah Seubert.
Sarah Seubert serves the ball against St. John-Endicott.
Shayla VonBargen scores on a right side hit against C.V. Also shown are Hailey Danly and Sarah Seubert.
Shayla VonBargen stuffs a spike against St. John Endicott. No. 2 is Mykaela McWilliams.
Sarah Seubert tips the ball past a blocker.

25-at Grangeville Jamboree, 5 p.m. (date changed)
29-at Lewiston Tournament, placed 3rd, beat Lewiston, Pendleton, Moscow and Sandpoint, lost to Kellogg, Lake City and Geneee.
  1-Kamiah, there, 6 p.m.*, won 3 games to 0
  8-C.V., home, (C,JV,V) 5 p.m.*, won 3 games to 0
10-Genesee, here, (C,JV,V), 5 p.m.*, won 3 games to 0
12-Border Battle at Pomeroy, won all 5 matches helping Idaho win.
15-Troy, there, (C,JV,V), 5 p.m.*, won 3 games to 2, details next week
17-Grangeville, there, (C,JV, V), 5 p.m.
21-Lapwai, here, 6 p.m.*
26-Potlatch, there, 11 a.m.*
29-Kamiah, here, 6 p.m.*
  6-Troy, here, (C,JV,V), 5 p.m.*
  8-Genesee, there, (C,JV,V), 5 p.m.*
10-Tri-Match @ C.V., varsity only, vs. Potlatch, 12 p.m,*, vs. C.V., 1 p.m.*
13-Lapwai, there, 6 p.m.*
15-Grangeville, here (C,JV,V), 5 p.m.
17, 19-21-Districts at LCSC
22-State Play-in at St. Maries
30-31-State at Timberlake High School, Rathdrum
*league game

2015 Prairie Jr. High Girls Basketball
Sept. 15-at Asotin, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 17-Kamiah, here, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 22-at Orofino, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 24-at Nezperce, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 29-Grangeville, here, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 1-Asotin, here, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 6-at Kamiah, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 8-Orofino here, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 13-Nezperce, here, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 15-at Grangeville, 4:30 p.m.
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