Photo by Andrew Ottoson
Having won the last two state titles, the Prairie girls are headed back to state — not as the favorites, but as the Whitepine League’s insurgents. Pictured, seniors Mykaela McWilliams (left) and Chaye Uptmor (right) consistently demolished Idaho City’s attacks during the state play-in last Saturday, Oct. 22.
As of Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Salmon River's volleyball team added two district tournament wins to the streak the Savages have run off against Long Pin Conference foes, defeating Garden Valley 3-0 on Oct. 15 and defeating Council 3-0 in the District III title game Oct. 18. The district title comes with a berth in the 1AD2 state tournament, Oct. 28-29 in Idaho Falls, where the Savages will play District IV champion Lighthouse Christian.
Their tournament opener will be at 11 a.m. MT at Bonneville High School.
A community send-off will be held today, Oct. 26, immediately following the Salmon River football game against Cascade, which was moved from Friday night to 3 p.m. MT Wednesday to accomodate the volleyball tournament.
Prairie’s tournament run included a third-place finish in the Whitepine League’s district tournament by way of a 3-1 win over Lapwai 3-1 (25-12, 25-22, 19-25, 26-24) on Oct. 18. PHS swept Wallace during a bidistrict playoff at Coeur d’Alene on Thursday and swept Idaho City in the 1AD1 state play-in held last Saturday in Craigmont.
Prairie’s post-season is set to continue with the 1AD1 state tournament opener, at 9 a.m. MT Friday, Oct. 29, at Rigby High School.
In contrast to previous seasons, the Idaho High School Activities Association’s chosen Internet video broadcaster will be charging webcast viewers a fee, $10 per month. The service provider, nfhsnetwork.com, will be broadcasting the volleyball semifinals, consolation finals and championship matches.