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October 2016 

Student Zoe McBride

Female Athlete of the Month

Zoe McBride is a junior 6-rotation outside hitter on the girls’ varsity volleyball team. She was a first team All-GSHL selection as a sophomore. This year, Zoe leads the Falcons in kills per set with 146 in league play. She has a .311 hitting percentage, and is second on the team in digs. Zoe has played in every set and helped lead the team to a 10-0 league record and GSHL Championship. Zoe is currently being recruited by multiple collegiate volleyball programs and maintains a 2.8 GPA.





Student Kevin Oleksiyenko
Male Athlete of the Month


Kevin Oleksiyenko is a sophomore who earned his second varsity letter, finished second in singles at the district tournament, and advanced to play in the regional tournament. Kevin is a great competitor and positive ambassador for the tennis program. Additionally, he is skilled in American Sign Language and maintains a 3.75 GPA.







Team of the Month
The Prairie Volleyball team is 12-2, 10-0 in league, and GSHL Champions! They have won 30 consecutive sets and have not dropped a league set all season. Tessa Doerfler is a senior co-captain libero and leads the team in digs, aces and passing. Megan Hess is the other senior co-captain setter who leads the team in assists. Megan Hammes is solid in the back court and Zoe McBride leads the team in kills. Katie Vroman, Molly Packer, Lainne Wilkins have also played key roles in the team’s success.  

PHS Girls Volleyball Team Photo



September 2016


Photo of student Aimee Kurfurst
Female Athlete of the Month

Aimee Kurfurst is a senior, a team captain, and four-year starter on the girls’ varsity soccer team.  As a junior, Kurfurst was unanimously named first team All-GSHL. Additionally, she led the first place Falcons in scoring. This season, she has already netted three goals and has led Prairie to a 2-0 league start. Kurfurst maintains a 3.8 GPA and will be attending Westminster College in Salt Lake City next year.








Photo of student Jacob Abrahamson


Male Athlete of the Month

Jacob Abrahamson is a three-year varsity golfer. While he played an instrumental role on last year’s league championship squad, this season he is ranked number one overall with a 38.9 scoring average. With only two league matches left to play, Jacob has Prairie golf ready to repeat as GSHL champions as well as achieve a team-record 28 consecutive winning seasons. Jacob’s goal is to qualify for the State Golf Championship in the Tri-Cities. He is still deciding which college he will attend, but maintains a 3.9 GPA at PHS.






Team photo of Prairie High School's girls soccer teamTeam of the Month

The Prairie girls’ soccer team is currently 4-0 in league play, 6-3 overall and sitting all alone in first place for the 3A GSHL. Top returning players are Megan Sawyer (senior goal keeper), Kendal Spencer, (junior defender), Aimee Kurfurst (senior midfielder), and Kaylin Sperley (junior forward).  Notable newcomers are Haley Reed (freshman defender), Maya Davis (freshman midfielder), and Macey Hall (freshman forward).  The team has set lofty goals for themselves: They want to repeat as league champions and improve upon last year’s top-16 finish in the state playoffs.