Achievement Awards

Each year we recognize one or more teams or individuals, past or present, for a specific achievement or extraordinary performance. Recipients include conference champions, state champions, NCAA champions, record setters, and many more.

Recent Recipients

2021 Team Achievement:

  • 2021 RLHS Baseball Team - WIAA State Tournament qualifier

2021 Individual Achievement:

  • Faith Forsberg - 2021 WIAA Division 2 State Champion in Swimming

  • Eliana Sheplee - 2021 WIAA Division 2 State Champion in Track

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2014 RLHS Varsity Boys Basketball Team

Past Recipients

2019

  • Adam Strouf – 2019 WIAA Division 2 State Champion – Shot Put (56'9"), State Runner-up - Discuss.

  • Marques Clerveaux - 2019 WIAA Division 2 State Runner-up in 100m, member of 2019 WIAA Division 2 State Champion 4x100m Relay Team

  • 2019 RLHS 4x100 Relay Team - WIAA State Champions in Division II (Dawson Stroik, DeAirus Clerveaux, Zach Widdes and Marques Clerveaux)

  • 2019 RLHS Track and Field Team - 2nd place WIAA State Tournament finish (47 points)

2018

  • 2018 RLHS Boys Track Team - 2018 WIAA Division 2 State Champions

2017

  • Kenny Bednarek – 2017 WIAA Division 2 State Champion – 400 meters (46.82s - State Tournament Record All Divisions), State Champion 200 meters (21.61s),   member of State Runner-up 4x400 relay (3:19.88).

  • Rice Lake Warriors Football Team – 2017 WIAA Division 3 State Champions (12- 2)

  • Rice Lake Warriors Girls Softball Team – 2017 WIAA Division 2 State Champions (23-7)

2016

  • Kenny Bednarek – 2016 WIAA Division 2 State Champion – 200 meters (21.81s), 400 meters (47.79s).  Set State Record in 400 meter preliminaries of 47.42s

2015

  • Henry Ellenson – 2015 Nike, McDonalds and Parade All-American, Wisconsin Co-Player of the year, three time L-T All Northwest Player of the year. Nationally recruited. FIBA U17 World Champions.

  • Mike Lihrman – 2015 Big Ten and NCAA Hammer-throw Champion.  Wisconsin Badgers

  • Wally Ellenson – 2015 NCAA Indoor 3rd place High Jump.  Marquette University record of 7’ 5.75” in the high jump

  • Alex VanGilder – 2015 Gymnastics State Champion Vault 9.583 State Record. 2nd place in the uneven bars.

  • Kenny Bednarek – 2015 2nd place 200 and 400 meters. WIAA State Tournament

  • Jared Sasada – RLHS Boys track coach.  2015 WI Track Coaches Assoc. District 1 Boys Track Coach of the Year

  • RLHS Boys 4x200 Relay Team (Jon Van Feldt, Isaiah Secrest, Eric Western and Ben Widdes) - 2015 2nd place 4x200 team relay. WIAA State Tournament

  • RLHS Boys Basketball Team – 2015 WIAA Division 2 State Runners-Up(22-6)

  • RLHS Boys Soccer Team – 2015 WIAA State Runners-Up  (18-7-1)

  • RLHS Football Team – 2015 Big Rivers Co-Champs  (6 & 1 record) All 9 & 2

2014

  • RLHS Boys Basketball Team

  • Henry Ellenson

  • Wally Ellenson

  • Mike Lihrman

  • Alexandria Van Gilder

2013

  • Jenna Orr

  • Austin Roberts

2012

  • 2012 RLHS Boys Basketball Team

  • Kody Novinska

  • Wally Ellenson

2011

  • 1961 RLHS Boys Basketball Team

  • 2009, 2010 and 2011 RLHS Girls Cross Country Teams

  • 2011 RLHS Girls Track 4x100 Relay Team

  • Wally Ellenson - 2011 WIAA Division 2 State High Jump Champion

2009

  • 1979 State Football Champion Team

  • 2008-09 RLHS Hockey Team

  • 2008 RLHS Volleyball Team

2008

  • 1993 RLSH Boys Basketball Team

2007

  • 2007 RLHS Girls Basketball Team

2006

  • 1966 RLHS Football Team 

  • Anthony Loew - Football & Wrestling 

  • Hannah Smith - Basketball & Track

2005

  • 1980 Hockey Team 

  • 2004 RLHS Football Team - Big Rivers Champs 

  • Hannah Smith- Basketball & Track

2004

  • Girls Softball Team - WIAA State Champs 

  • Aleisha Estreen - Track 

  • Anthony Loew - Wrestling

2003

  • 1930 RLHS Football Team

  • 2003 American Legion Baseball Team

2002

  • Chelsea Romportl - WIAA State Gymnastics Participant

  • Dominic Kahl - Football

2001

  • Ryan Kolumbus - Football

  • Miranda Nelson - Gymnastics & Track

  • Chelsea Romportl - Gymnastics & Track