Prep volleyball season is underway: Post Falls opens season with pair of sweeps

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Post Falls’ Abriane Van Hyning, center, and Allison Munday, right, go up to block a shot as it sails over Lakeland’s Madison Cope, left, Thursday at Post Falls High School.

• VOLLEYBALL

POST FALLS — Allison Munday had 12 kills and Samantha Hammond had 10 assists for the Post Falls Trojans in a 25-17, 25-22, 25-20 win against the Lakeland Hawks in the season opener for both schools on Thursday at The Arena.

Later, Munday had eight kills, Hammond 13 assists and Mackenzie Morris five aces as the Trojans beat the Priest River Spartans 25-17, 25-18, 25-16.

“It was good to win two games out of the gate,” Post Falls coach Willow Hanna said. “It was good to have a match to show where your weaknesses are. Lakeland was scrappy, and we’ve got some bugs to work out.”

Post Falls hosts Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday.

Mackenzie Morris had three aces and Cassidy Jackson three blocks for the Trojans against the Hawks.

Lexi Black had 10 kills and four blocks and Lily Sellers had 10 digs for Lakeland.

Sierra Mayberry had eight kills and Sellers had six aces and six digs as the Hawks beat the Spartans 25-16, 25-8, 25-13.

Moscow d.

Timberlake

SPIRIT LAKE — Jacquelyn Mallet had seven kills and seven digs for the host Tigers, who fell to the Bears 25-20, 25-23, 25-22 in the season opener for both teams.

Matraca Rocheleau had 21 assists, four kills and seven digs for Timberlake, and Kenzie Dean added four kills and five digs.

“Moscow has some big, hard hitting players and I thought our defense did a good job of defending,” Timberlake coach Michelle Garwood said. “Courtney Jurgens did a great job in the back row, especially on serve receive. Jacquelyn Mallett and Kenzie Dean worked hard on the outside off of sets by Matraca Rocheleau. Timberlake made some terrific saves and played their heart out.”

Timberlake travels to the Lewiston Invitational on Saturday.

St. Maries d.

Lakeside

ST. MARIES — Kari Ghramm had 17 kills as the Lumberjacks beat the Knights 25-16, 25-14, 25-22 in the season opener for both schools.

“For a first game out of the chute, and having a little bit of nerves and all that, the girls played well,” second-year St. Maries coach Amy Scheer said. “We had 11 days from tryouts to our first game to get ready, but overall, the girls had a good game.”

Kelsey Auer had 34 assists, Aubree Hall and Paige Sines four digs each and Kaylee Auer four blocks for St. Maries, which competes in the Lewiston Invitational on Saturday.

Lillian Rhea had six kills and eight blocks, Talia Hendrickx 14 assists and three kills, Cailyn Dohrman six kills and five blocks and Te’a Lambert three aces, three kills and five digs for Lakeside, which plays Coeur d’Alene Charter on Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic School in Coeur d’Alene.

“Lillian had an exceptional game all-around tonight,” Lakeside co-coach Karyn Stockdale said. “Both Cailyn and Sarah Daman had a good game at the net. The team as a whole had excellent hustle tonight and we were very pleased with the way we played tonight.”

Kootenai d.

Kellogg

HARRISON FLATS — Alison Short, Paxton Dotson and Kaili Gentry had five kills each as the host 1A Division II Warriors beat the 3A Wildcats 25-21, 21-25, 24-26, 25-19, 15-7 in the season opener for both teams.

Madison Napierala had nine assists for Kootenai, which travels to St. Maries on Wednesday for a tri-match with the Lumberjacks and Priest River.

“The team has adjusted nicely to the new changes we’ve implemented this year,” second-year Kootenai coach Mary Gentry said. “They have been putting in a lot of hard work and making huge improvements in practice in the last two weeks. Tonight it paid off with great chemistry and a big win.”

Kellogg is at the Lewiston Invitational on Saturday.

• SOCCER

All four games scheduled for Thursday were postponed due to poor air quality — Bonners Ferry at Lakeland boys, Lakeland at Sandpoint girls, and Priest River at Timberlake boys and girls.

No makeup dates were announced.

Lakeland’s Lexi Black, left, and Sierra Mayberry block a spike during a game against Post Falls Thursday at Post Falls High School.

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