Pratt High School enjoyed one of the best overall calendar years in school sports history in 2012.
The girls cross-country team were regional champs and took 11th at state.
Senior Kaylah Romine earned several gold medals at regular season races. She won a silver at league, the gold medal at regional and then took the 7th place medal at state to cap off an outstanding season and career.
The boys team was young, featuring no seniors and very few returners with much varsity experience. They had their moments of glory as well, however. In the campaign’s inaugural event, the boys captured first place in the boys division of the Josh Emerson Invite to complete the sweep that the girls team had started.
The best season in recent history was turned in by the PHS girls tennis team last fall. The team claimed victory in 3 meets— Lyons, Pratt and Sterling— and took 2nd in the tough CKL.
Individually, soph. Jade Hoover had a banner year at #2 singles, going undefeated for much of the season and ending up with a 27-2 record. Jrs. Dani Williams and Lauren McClain were PHS’ #1 doubles team. They made it through the brutal regional and wound up with 10th place medals at state.
The football team went 4-5 this season, failing to make the playoffs. However, the team did boast 9 all-league selections and Skylar Dean was named 4A honorable mention QB and DB.
Both the boys and girls golf teams underwent rebuilding seasons, with underclassmen manning most of the roster spots. Both teams showed improvement. One highlight was junior transfer Morgan Schmidt qualifying for the state tourney where she placed 40th.
The PHS spikers continued to build a tradition, having gone 124-28 over the past 4 seasons. 2012 was no exception as they put together a 26-10 regular season, good for a #2 seed in substate. Once again the Greenbacks were substate runners-up, this time the heartbreaking loss in the finals to Buhler was a nail-biter that could have gone either way. They ended the year 28-11, substate runners-up, and eager for next season!
Jenson Maydew, Andi Gripe amd Jaci Kolm garnered individual post-season honors for the Greenbacks.