Wisconsin Rapids, July 27th, 2020
Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School is pleased to announce the 2020 LHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is scheduled to be held on Friday, October 16th. If our current circumstances allow, the ceremony will take place at 6:15 pm, prior to the Varsity Football game between Appleton West and Wisconsin Rapids. The Lincoln High School Athletic Hall of Fame will open its doors to proudly welcome the 2020 inductees, Brent Friday, Rebecca Weiland and Jim Fitzgerald.
Brent Friday, a 1992 graduate, excelled as a four sport athlete during his time at Lincoln High school. Brent not only lettered in Football, Golf, and Track and Field 4 times, but also in Basketball twice. He helped lead Football to 3 Wisconsin Valley Championships, including the 1990-1991 #2 ranked team. Brent was also part of the 1991-1992 Wisconsin Valley Conference Champions for Basketball. In 1992, Brent was a State Qualifier for the 400m and 1600m Relay in Boys Track and currently holds the record for the 400m and 4 x 400m relay. As a Senior, he garnered several honors, including Boys Track Team Captain and the Dale Rheel Award which honors the school's best Senior male multi-sport athlete. In addition, he was named a Channel 7 All-Star for Football and Track and a 5 time All-State Athlete for Football. Brent continued his football career at University of Lacrosse. In recent years Brent has continued to give back to our community by serving as the President of the Vesper Youth Sports Association from 2011-2015.
Becca Weiland, a 2010 graduate, excelled as one of the best swimmers Lincoln High School has ever seen. Becca was a 4 year letterwinner in Swimming, a 4 year Scholar Athlete as well as a 4 year Scholastic All American. Becca’s name is on the LHS record board 25 times. She was recognized as an All-Conference Athlete, All-State Athlete, and All American Scholar Athlete all four years of her high school career. She was awarded the Wisconsin Valley Conference Swimmer of the Year Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010. After high school, Becca continued her swimming career at University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she was a part of the first ever Women’s team to win four Big Ten Conference titles in a row. She Was also the first woman to go under 22 seconds in the 50 year Freestyle and 52 seconds in the 100 yard Butterfly. Becca currently holds 9 University of MInnesota School records. She graduated from University of Minnesota with her undergraduate degree in Sports Management and went onto grad school at Saint Cloud State University for her degree in Counseling and Student Development. Becca was the head coach at the University of Alaska and recently has accepted an assistant coaching position at Notre Dame University.
Jim Fitzgerald was a dedicated teacher, coach, and assistant principal for 35 years. Jim taught and coached basketball at LHS for 15 years. During his career at LHS he won 8 conference championships, 1 sectional championship, which led to a state appearance. For Jim’s dedication and success in the sport of basketball, Jim was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball HOF in 2003. Jim faithfully served the students, coaches, and staff to which he belonged. As a high school athlete Jim played football, basketball and baseball. His teams were conference champs in multiple years in each of the sports he played. He was a MVP of each of those teams in multiple years. To honor Jim’s leadership and success, Jim was presented the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award. Jim attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where he remarkably lettered eight times by playing football for two years and basketball and baseball for four years. At LHS, Jim is remembered as a basketball coach who treated his players daily and with respect. He cherished the friendships he developed with his fellow coaches and felt the relationships never suffered over wins and loses. Jim’s goals while coaching his teams was for them to have fun while teaching them how to be successful on and off the court.
We hope to honor our inductees Friday October 16th at our home football game vs. Appleton West. Due to Covid, this is subject to change and there will be more details to come.
For more information about the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln Athletic Hall of Fame or for nomination materials please contact Betsy Borski at 715-424-6760.
The WIAA Board of Control has voted to change/delay start dates for most fall sports.
Start dates are now as follows:
More details on the specifics of each sport season will be provided as soon as it is made available.
Winter and Spring sports are unchanged at this time.
CONGRATULATIONS TO WYLER LUBECK AND COLE LADICK FOR THEIR 2019-2020 WISCONSIN WRESTLING ACADEMIC ALL-STATE RECOGNITION!!
2020 SENIOR ATHLETE AWARDS RECIPIENTS
AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD:
An award for scholastic excellence AND athletic skill
Recipients: Harrison Sullivan and Willow Sering
J.A. TORRESANI AWARD OF SPORTSMANSHIP:
Given to the student-athlete who did the most with his/her God given ability.
Recipients: Andrew James Schutz, Faith Dix and Molly Frizzell
WIAA SCHOLAR ATHLETE:
A regional award for classroom AND athletic excellence.
Recipients: Ryan Blokhuis and Taylor Mancl
US MARINE CORPS DISTINGUISHED ATHLETE AWARD:
One award, male or female, recognized as having best exhibited the personal traits of courage, poise, self-confidence, & leadership while performing as a varsity athlete.
Recipient: Harrison Lambert
JACK CEPEK ATHLETE LEADERSHIP AWARD:
A captain, demonstrated leadership skills, a multi-sport athlete AND has been involved in service to school and/or community.
Recipients: Nathan Krommenakker and Allison Abbott
BILL VICKROY SCHOLAR ATHLETE & CITIZENSHIP AWARD:
A multi-sport athlete who has demonstrated excellence in effort academically, athletically, and in the community.
Recipients: Garrett Junemann and Abigail Look
DALE RHELL AWARD:Awarded to the school’s best Senior male multi-sport student-athlete.
Recipient: Wyler Lubeck
GWEN COBLEIGH AWARD:
Awarded to the school’s best Senior female multi-sport student-athlete.
Recipient: Alyssa Banta
UPDATE: 2020-2021 Athletic Registration will open August 10th, 2020
If any parents need assistance or use of a computer please feel free to stop in the athletic office Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, or call Betsy at 715-424-6760 to set up a time.
Passes are available at the Lincoln High School front office. More information at https://www.rapidsathletics.org/page/show/2604851-admissions-and-tickets
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Go Red Raiders!
Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.
We are proud to share that for the third consecutive year Lincoln High School Athletics has earned the WIAA Award of Excellence. This award is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our coaching staff and student-athletes. We are one of only 5 schools to have earned the award all three years that it has been awarded.