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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Post Falls wins another league title

| October 6, 2021 1:20 AM

MOSCOW — The Post Falls Trojans won their second league title in as many seasons Tuesday night, sweeping Moscow 25-13, 25-15, 25-16 in Bear Den to capture the Inland Empire League title.

Last year, Post Falls won the 5A IEL crown, its first league title since 2010.

Kylie Munday had 13 kills, 18 assists and four blocks for Post Falls (22-6, 8-0 IEL). Rylee Hartwig added 11 kills, Kassie Gardiner 19 assists and one ace, Hanna Christensen three blocks, Sarah Rogne 16 digs and one ace, Claire Holding 14 digs, Brooke Minden two aces.

“We made some quick adjustments in our defense to be able to run an effective offense,” Post Falls coach Willow Hanna said. “Sarah dug the ball very well.”

Moscow is 6-7, 4-3.

Post Falls wraps up the regular season Thursday at Lewiston.

Lakeland d.

Coeur d’Alene

COEUR d’ALENE — Junior Kenna Simon totaled 14 kills and four blocks as the visiting Hawks defeated the Vikings 25-23, 19-25, 26-24, 25-21 in nonleague play at Viking Court.

Addie Kiefer added 12 kills and three aces for Lakeland (16-13). Sam Daniels had 32 assists, Ellie Carlson 17 digs, Olivia Staudinger 11 digs, Bethany Johnson two blocks.

“It’s always a great atmosphere to play at Coeur d’Alene,” Lakeland coach Kelsie Badger said. “Their student section is always enthusiastic and gets their players fired up. Coeur d’Alene had great defense and it’s tough to put the ball to the floor. I’m proud of our fight tonight. Kenna had an all-around great night. She had some key blocks and kills when we needed it. Ellie was a digging machine tonight and lit up the back row for us. I’m proud of our girls tonight.”

For Coeur d’Alene (9-9), Madi Symons had 19 kills, five digs and two aces. Maicy Nelson added 13 kills and five digs, Hailey Wuolle 44 assists, Olivia Dixon 13 digs and three aces, Skylar Burke five blocks, Olivia Naccarato two blocks.

On Thursday, Lakeland plays host to Sandpoint, and Coeur d’Alene travels to Lake City.

Timberlake d.

Bonners Ferry

SPIRIT LAKE — Senior Emma Patrick served the final five points of the match on senior night as the Tigers rallied past the visiting Badgers 25-22, 25-23, 26-24 in Intermountain League play.

Patrick finished with nine digs for Timberlake (7-6, 4-2 IML), which dropped a five-set match at league-leading Kellogg on Monday night. Senior Sami Wilfong had 23 assists and eight digs for the Tigers. Senior Jaycie Pratt had eight kills, eight digs and three aces, senior McKenna Kronenberg 10 digs, five kills and two blocks, senior Ashliana Thomas eight digs, two kills and two aces, and senior Emma Torr seven kills and two digs.

“The Timberlake seniors put on a good performance for their senior night,” Timberlake coach Michelle Garwood said. “Bonners Ferry also played a great match. I was very impressed with their blocking performance.”

Bonners fell to 6-4, 2-3, and is in third in the IML, behind Timberlake.

Timberlake plays Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy on Thursday at Holy Family Catholic School.

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Cd’A Charter

PRIEST RIVER — The host Spartans picked up their first victory of the season, defeating the Panthers in IML play.

No other information was provided.

Priest River is 1-7, 1-3 IML.

Coeur d’Alene Charter (2-8, 1-4) plays host to Timberlake on Thursday at Holy Family Catholic School.

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Genesis Prep

PLUMMER — Chantell Luke had 11 kills and 15 serves for the Knights in a 15-25, 27-25, 25-21, 24-26, 18-16 win over the Jaguars in a Scenic Idaho Conference match at Ron Miller Court.

“We worked really well as a team,” Lakeside coach Kim Duncan said. “We’re starting to see things click and put the pieces together.”

Martina Rivera had seven kills and Ariana Havier-Gorr had three kills for Lakeside (3-7, 1-2 SIC), which plays at Mullan on Thursday.

Genesis Prep (3-5, 1-2) plays at Wallace on Thursday.

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Kootenai

HARRISON FLATS — The host Warriors were one set away from their first victory of the season, but the Tigers rallied to win 23-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-10 in North Star League play.

Tayva Maitland had 11 kills and 12 digs for Kootenai (0-10, 0-3 NSL). Kaylee Lupo had eight aces, 10 digs, 13 assists and 11 kills, Mahalia Loucks had three kills and two aces, Bella Defoort five digs and five kills, Kaylin Renn four digs, Keira Bohannon three digs, Paige Offerman four kills and three digs.

Mullan improved to 3-5, 2-0.

“This is the best the girls have come together as a team and showed what they can do,” Kootenai coach Kaili Gentry said. “All they need to do now is get over that mental hurdle and be confident in themselves and their teammates.”

Kootenai’s match on Thursday at Clark Fork was rescheduled for Oct. 16.

The Warriors return to action next Tuesday at Genesis Prep in Post Falls.

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Chr. Center

HAYDEN — Olivia White had 20 assists and 10 aces as the visiting Royals defeated the Lions 25-23, 14-25, 25-12, 20-25, 16-14 in Mountain Christian League play.

Malia Giesbrecht added eight kills and 14 digs for North Idaho Christian (7-6, 3-5 MCL), and Giovanna Zettell had nine kills and 16 digs,

North Idaho Christian is scheduled to play Classical Christian Academy of Hayden on Friday at NICS.

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