Rapid City Sports Recognition Banquet to honor athletes, coaches and contributors

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Local athletes, coaches and contributors will be honored this month at the Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame and Sports Recognition Banquet.

Since last year’s event was postponed because of the pandemic, the sports banquet will recognize athletes from both 2020 and 2021.

Doors open at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

The meal will be served at 5:45 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each and are available at the door.

 

List of Honorees for 2020

Finalist for High School Female Athletes of the Year

Molly Schwartz, Douglas

Alyssa Burke, RC Central

Rebecca Morgan RC Christian

Kyah Watson, RC Stevens

Kaci Cooper, St. Thomas More

 

 

Finalist for High School Male Athletes of the Year

Ryan Tompkins, Douglas

Payton Causey, RC Christian

Erik Keohane, RC Central

Cooper Voorhees, RC Stevens

Ryder Kirsch, St. Thomas More

 

 

College Female Athlete of the Year

Kaitlyn King  –  RC Stevens  – Northern State University

 

 

College Male Athlete of the Year

Jared Maciejczak – Douglas High School – Chadron State College

 

 

Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Ciara Duffy Eastmo – Athlete – Women’s Basketball at the University of South Dakota

Jamie Zepp – Contributor – Television Sports Director

Kelly Meyers Rothberg – Coach – Girls Golf at the University of Louisville

Bobby Morin – Coach – Track and Gymnastics at Douglas High School

 

 

 

List of Honorees for 2021

Finalist for High School Female Athletes of the Year

Alissa Wieman, Douglas

Peyton Bagley, RC Central

Tori Altstiel, RC Christian

Jayda McNabb, RC Stevens

Haleigh Timmer, St. Thomas More

 

 

Finalist for High School Male Athletes of the Year

David Severson, Douglas

Sam Schlabach, RC Christian

Micah Swallow, RC Central

Ryan Brink, RC Stevens

Jake Goble, St. Thomas More

 

 

 

College Female Athletes of the Year

Chelsey Christensen – RC Central – University of Missouri

Chloe Lynn Larson – St. Thomas More – Washington State University

 

 

College Male Athlete of the Year

Jackson Wilson – Douglas High School – Rocky Mountain College

 

 

Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Billy Paluch – Athlete – Men’s Tennis at Creighton University

Paul Sterling – Contributor – Former Activities Director at Rapid City Stevens

Dave Dolan – Coach – Track at Rapid City Central

 

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