Frank “Rudy” Henderson (1942-46) lettered in track and football, and was especially proficient in basketball. He lettered in football in 1944 and 1945, and was a member of the 1945 Central Conference championship team. He lettered in track in 1945 and 1946. He was a 1945 qualifier in discus at the State “A” meet. In 1946, he was a qualifier in shot put at the State “A” meet, and placed fourth in discus at the state level.
He was a five-year letterman in basketball, from 1942 to 1946. In both 1945 and 1946, he was on the All-State “B” first team. In 1945, he was a member of the State “B” Tournament fourth-place team, and was a member of the district and regional championship teams. In 1946, he was also a member of the district and regional championship teams; was a member of the State “B” Tournament fifth-place team; and was a member of the Central Conference championship team.
Kim Templeton (1968-1972) was a one-year letterman in track (1970), and a two-year letterman in football (1970 and 1971). He was a member of the 1970 and 1971 undefeated teams, and those same years was a member of the Central Conference championship teams.
In basketball, Templeton was a three-year letterman, starter (1970-72). He was a member of the 1970, ’71 and ’72 Central Conference championship teams. In 1972, he was named to the All-State “A” first team, and was an All-Tournament first team member. To top it off, he was a member of the State “A” championship undefeated team.
Templeton was named to the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
Jane Lewis (1976-1980) was a one-year letter winner in gymnastics in 1978. In basketball, she was a four-year letter winner (1976-1979). In 1976, she was a member of the State “A” Tournament fourth-place team. In 1977 and 1978, she was a member of the All-State “A” second team, and in 1979 she was a member of the district championship team, and the All-State “B” second team.
Lewis also excelled in track, and was a three-year letter winner (1978-80). In 1978, she was a member of the Central Conference Championship team, and was a qualifier in discus at the State “AA” meet. In 1980, she placed fourth in shot put at the State “A” meet. That year she also was an individual State “A” champion in discus, at 131 feet.
She won the 1980 Gib Thomas award as Outstanding MHS Senior Athlete.
Erica Schroeder Ramsey (1998-2002) was active in basketball, volleyball and especially track. She was a five-year letter winner (1997-2001) in basketball, and was selected to the S.D. High School “North Team” All-Star Game in 2002.
She was a four-year letter winner in volleyball (1999-2002). She was on the 2000 All-State “A” second team, and on the 2001 and 2002 All-State first team. From 2000 to 2002, she was an All-Tournament first team member. In 2002, she was selected for the S.D. High School “North Team” All-Star Game.
Ramsey was a six-year letter winner (1997-2002) in track.
In 1998, she was a member of the sprint medley relay team, which placed eighth.
In 1999, she placed first in the 200-meter dash (26.51); first in the 400-meter dash (58.18); was a member of the first-place 1600-meter relay team, 4:08.89; and was a member of the sprint medley relay team, which placed second. She set two school records that year, in the 400-meter dash (58.18) and as a member of the 1600-meter relay team (4.07.8).
In 2000, she had second place in the 400-meter dash and second as a sprint medley relay team member. First places were garnered in the 200-meter dash (26.23), and as a team in the 1600-meter relay (4.080.76). She was selected to participate in the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Special Event, in the 200-meter dash. In 2001, she placed second in the 200-meter dash, third in the 400-meter dash, fourth in the 100-meter dash, and sixth in the 1600-meter relay team.
Come the 2002 season, Ramsey was a team member of the 400-meter relay, which placed fifth, and the 1600-meter relay, which placed sixth. She placed sixth in the 400-meter dash and seventh in the 200-meter dash. Again, she was selected for the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Special Event, in the 400-meter dash.
Her accomplishments include 17 State “A” Track Meet placings, including five as a state champion.
Charlie Sizer has gleaned so many athletic honors over the years, it is nearly impossible to calculate them all. He started the MHS Hall of Fame in 2009, and now it is his turn to be honored in the contributor/coach category.
He came to Miller in 1978, and began as a football and boys’ basketball coach, as well as a business teacher. He went on to be involved in teaching and coaching for 35 years, and serving as athletic director for 20 years.
Sizer coached and assisted boys’ basketball, football, junior high boys’ basketball, and boys’ and girls’ golf, as well as girls’ basketball. In addition he was Rodeo Club advisor for 10 years and prom advisor for 25 years.
He was named to the Jamestown College Hall of Fame in 1993, and received the Rollie Greeno coaching award from that college in 2013. He received the Joel Haring “I Love Wrestling” award from MHS in 2013.
Honors include: South Dakota Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1992; first place in 1991 and 1992 at the girls’ basketball State “A” Tournament, second place in 1993, and third place in 1985; five conference tournament championships; eight girls’ basketball district championships and four region girls’ basketball championships.
Sizer coached the girls’ basketball team to 73 consecutive wins, a record for Class “A” girls’ basketball. And Miller’s girls’ basketball was named Team of the Year in 1993.
Over the years, Sizer has received three region Athletic Director of the Year awards, five region Golf Coach of the Year honors, and four region Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year.
He credits his accomplishments to support from the students, athletes, parents and the Miller community.