winning trophy with green calkboard background

This evening is the 2022 South Dakota High School Sports Awards being held at the Washington Pavilion in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall starting at 7:30pm. 

More than 200 athletes from across the state of South Dakota will be honored, with awards going to the players of the year for 20 different sports as well. Other awards, such as Girls Athlete of the Year, Boys Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, and also the Courage Award will be awarded. 

Aspen Dahl and Trey Smith from Madison High School were both named as nominees for their sports, with Dahl getting nominated for Baseball and Smith for Defensive Player of the Year for Football. Ty Beyer of Howard was also nominated for Defensive Player of the Year in Football. 

West Central High School had a couple athletes be nominated for their sports, with Peyton Bettcher nominated for Golf, Sammie Mallinger for Softball, and also Cambell Fischer and Rylee Haldeman both being named as nominees for Girl’s Soccer. 

Other nominees, such as Chester Area High’s Ryan Benson for Track and Field, can be found at, along with other information regarding the awards ceremony.