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    Profile: Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame

    The Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame was started in 1972. Awards are given annually by the Officials.
     




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    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Hugh Welsh (Inducted 2004)

      Hugh Welsh is the winningest men’s basketball coach in South Dakota School of Mines history.  Welsh, who guided the Hardrockers for nineteen years, compiled an overall record of 268-273 and become the second longest tenured coach in program history. ...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Duane Whalen (Inducted 1997)

      Duane Whalen is a graduate of Rapid City High School and Black Hills State University.  He started his 40 year career in education in 1958 in Rapid City.  He served 11 years as a social studies teacher and coach at South Junior High School, followed by another eight years as a history teacher and coach at Rapid City Central High School.  He began his career in activities administration in 19...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Dan Maciejczak (Inducted 2010)

      Dan Maciejczak holds a place in the Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame because of the impact he has had (and continues to make) on area football.  Majic’s football life started as a standout lineman for Douglas High School, continued at Chadron State where he earned All-America honors, moved into the professional ranks as player and coach, and has...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Kelvin Torve (Inducted 1995)

      In its 50-years of unparalleled success, Post 22 has produced four major leaguers.  Of all of them, Kelvin Torve may best exemplify the perseverance underlying the character of the fabled Hard Hats program.  Torve played 1,502 games as a professional baseball player, but only 42 at the major league level.  After two stellar years and two state ...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Courtney Clayborne (Inducted 2013)

      Mr. Courtney Clayborne is one of the icons of Rapid Stevens' storied track legacy.  This legacy includes both Courtney and several of his siblings who led the Raiders to track championships throughout the 1980s.  Clayborne still holds the state meet 400 meter record of 48.70, set in 1982. After graduating from Stevens in 1982 C...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Steve Anderson (Inducted 2013)

      Steve Anderson made his sizeable mark on the Rapid City sports scene on the basketball floor for Rapid City Central.  The only Cobbler ever to be named South Dakota Mr. Basketball, Anderson went on to have a stellar college career as the University of South Dakota and a professional career in Europe.  In ...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: David Strain (Inducted 1980)

      Dave Strain, head coach of the Rapid City Central boy’s basketball team from 1963 through 1986, is a legend in Black Hills area high school sports.  Under Strain’s direction, the Cobblers established themselves as one of the premier programs in South Dakota.  Strain te...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Mick Wysuph (Inducted 2005)

      Mick Wysuph is arguably the best high school coach to ever roam the sidelines for a Rapid City area football team.  He remains the only coach to ever bring a state title to the city – his 1987 Stevens Raiders won the South Dakota Class 11AA football championship on a last second field goal over Sioux Falls Washington.  

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Bill Ewing (Inducted 2003)

      Bill Ewing is considered one of the best hitters in the storied history of Post-22 baseball.  With an uncommon ability for hitting for power and average, Ewing played on three state champions including the 1970 team, which started the Hard Hats remarkable 18-year run as South Dakota American Legion state champion.  Ewing was named the South Dakota Legion Player of the Year in 1...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: John Dutton (Inducted: 1988)

      John Dutton may be the best professional athlete South Dakota has ever produced.  The Rapid City native won a National Championship as a member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in his sophomore season, and went onto 1st Team All-Big 8 and 1st Team All-America honors at defensive end as a senior.  Dutton’s Cornhusker teams won two Orange Bowls and one Cotton Bowl. ...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Scott Benson (Inducted: 2008)

      Scott Benson was a 2008 inductee into the Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame. Benson is regarded as one of the top Track and Field athletes in the history of South Dakota. The former All American High Jumper had an outstanding career at Stevens High School in Rapid City, SD where he was ranked 2nd in the United States a...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame Spotlight: Barb Felderman (Inducted: 1994)

        Coach Barb Felderman was inducted to the Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. The SD Mines Women’s Basketball Coach guided teams to berths in the NAIA National Tournament 11 times, including appearances in the Final Four in 1998 and 1999. Felderman coached Mines to a 434-361 (at start of 10-11 sea...   

    • Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame: Inductees and Interviews

      The Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame is a group dedicated to the preservation of Rapid City sports history.  The OFFICIALS organization was originally developed in the late 60's and early 70’s to promote sporting events in two buildings being built in Rapid City, first was Carold Heier Gymnasium at Stevens High School and the second was the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  There was concern the ...   





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