Rapid City Stevens Raiders

Rapid City Stevens, Home of the Midwest Raider Nation, is located in Rapid City, South Dakota at the foothills of the beautiful Black Hills. 

Rushmore Ticket Blitz Wednesday August 23

The Rushmore Bowl is the main fundraiser for the Booster Club which grants funding to Stevens and Central  activities. Students from all activities (not just fall sports) will meet in the lobby of the Stevens gym starting at 5:30 PM and then go out in the community (in groups) to sell tickets. Pizza will be provided for all those participating.


Please remind your activity participant of Blitz Night and ask them to report to the lobby at 5:30pm. Students currently involved in fall sports should report following their practice. The students will be asked to list all sports/activities/clubs they are involved in. The amount of participation from each activities is considered when granting booster club funding.


tennis opens strong

The Raiders girls opened the season 3-0 in Brandon Valley on Friday.  The Raiders started off the day by defeating Brandon Valley 8-1, before narrowly defeating Watertown 5-4.  The match was decided at #1 doubles where Peyton Forney and Ashley Lundstrom won 11-10(7) in a hard fought match.  After a short break the Raiders defeated Brookings 9-0.  

The JV moved to 4-0 after defeating the Brandon Valley JV 9-0, Watertown JV 9-0, and Brookings JV 9-0.

On Saturday the Raiders travel to Yankton to play Yankton and Vermillion.  RESULTS are below in Excel format




The Raiders improved to 5-0 after defeating Vermillion 9-0 and Yankton 7-2 in Yankton on Saturday.  The highlight of the day was at #1 doubles where Peyton Forney and Ashley Lundstrom came back for a 6-9 deficit by saving two match points to win 11-9.

The JV moved to 6-0 after defeating both the Vermillion JV and Yankton JV.

The Raider travel to Spearfish on Tuesday to play Spearfish at 8:15am.




west river open/h1>

The West River Open was called due to weather. The event was scored and places awarded based on the Front 9. Scorecard playoff was used for tie-breakers. Awarded individual 1-5 and team champion.



Rushmore bowl volunteers needed

We would appreciate any spot you could volunteer to help your School (CHS or SHS). Central plays the first game so we are asking Stevens parents to volunteers to work during the game until 7:30pm. We are then asking Central parents to volunteers to work during the Stevens game until end of 3rd quarter.

RRemember when your activity helps volunteer at the Rushmore Bowl it helps them get funds to support your program.  Please click on the link below to sign up and help. If you have any questions pleases feel free to contact Shay Matkins at 605-390-9948.



Golfers on the road

As a team RC Stevens is in 6th out of 15 schools, shooting a 315 (top 4 scores) the first day.  Individually, Lane Jensen (72) is tied for 2nd, John Young (77) is in 16th, Alex Lesselyoung (82) is tied for 36th, Jonah Swartz (84) is tied for 46th, Adam Salter (85) is tied for 50th, and Payton Phares (89) is in 67th place.  There were 92 individual participants.


At the Sturgis Invitational, RC Stevens shot a 328 (top 4 scores). 

 individual scores: 

Ben Daane - 75

Matt Albrecht - 78

Dalton Mahoney - 87

Sam Lesselyoung - 88

Ryan Nolan - 89

Fall activity start dates

REMINDER:  Have your physicals completed by the first day of your activity Practice/tryout.




fall schedules

The 2017/18 fall athletic schedules are complete.  Use the linked schedules below as planning but remember some schedules may be subject to small changes.




BOYS GOLF few changes 8-11-17

GIRLS TENNIS-small changes 8-10-17

FOOTBALL  small varsity location change 8-9-17

VOLLEYBALL  small location changes 8-10-17

CROSS COUNTRY  Event added 8-9-17



activity sponsors

A list of activities and their sponsors is available below



softball registration and tryouts

*Tryouts will be held at the Parkview Softball Complex on Tuesday, August 1 through Thursday, August 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.   All players are expected to attend all three tryout sessions.   

*Registration will be held on Tuesday, August 1 starting at 5:00 p.m. 

*Team Selections will be completed by 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6.  Players can expect a phone call from their coach letting them know what team they made.

*Team Practices will begin on Monday, August 7.  Official times are yet to be determined.

*Physicals are a requirement.  Each player must have an updated physical form signed by a physician and turned into the coaching staff before they are able to participate. 

If you have any questions call or email club softball coach Sherry Grismer (605)484-7369; sgrismer@rap.midco.net


soccer tryouts


Raiders Boys soccer tryouts - 7/27, 7/28, 7/29 - 8am - 9:30am; 4pm - 5:30pm.
7/31- 8-9:30am; 4pm-5:30pm
Sioux Park complex


Raiders Girls soccer tryouts - 7/27, 7/28, 7/29 - 7:45am - 9:15am; 4pm - 5:30pm.
7/31- 8-9:30am; 3:45pm-5:30pm
Sioux Park complex



Stevens High has recommended (pending BOE approval) , Nicholas Rotella, to be considered for the head golf coach at Stevens High School.

Stevens High school is excited to have Nick become the head golf coach at Stevens High School. Nick is an up and coming teacher at West Middle School. 

Nick has demonstrated the ability to develop productive students and athletes, as a teacher at West, and as a Raiders wrestling assistant. Nick gets students and athletes to respond through relationship building; goal setting; and hard work. Nick comes from a golf background, and grew up on the course, as his dad was a head high school golf coach in the Omaha area.

Raiders Community, Please welcome Coach Rotella to the Raiders golf program.


Boys Golf Meeting - Thursday, August 3 6:00 PM - 9th Grade lunchroom - come and meet the new coach and receive tryout details.

Golf tryouts (2, 18 hole rounds over 2 Days) for the boys season will begin on Monday, August 7, and conclude on Tuesday, August 8 (Meadowbrook Golf Course Tee Times will begin at 7:28 am, final tee time 8:08 am).

Please email head coach, Nicholas.Rotella@k12.sd.us to sign up for a tee time.

REMINDER: Participants must have a current physical on file prior to tryouts.


volleyball tryout information

-All participants must have a current physical to try out/participate-

*Aug 10 and 11th 6am- 8 am and 4:00pm until we are done

*Aug 12 9 am - until we are done

*pre tryout meeting after the activity meeting on Aug. 7th.

Please stay in the auditorium after Activity Information meeting and we will meet briefly to answer any questions and talk about what tryouts will look like.


competitive dance tryouts

Tryouts will be Tuesday August 1.  Please check flyer for complete information.



raider speed, strength and agility

Raider weight and gym times are in the flyer below  Monday Wednesday Friday.



annual physicals

If you plan to try out or participate in a high school sport please get your physicals scheduled.

SDHSAA Physical forms are available at Stevens High and most medical offices have them on hand. If you have questions please contact the activities office at 394-4016


raider boys soccer information

Information about camps and the upcoming season is linked below



get fast

Get Fast workouts will be offered this summer through Black hills Sports Performance.  Check link below for more information.



activities handbook

New activities handbook revised July 2016



Monthly Calendar

The activities planned for each month are all placed on a calendar suitable for the fridge.  This calendar is updated every Monday Morning.  It is available through the weekly activities link above.  If you continue to get an outdated month, please refresh the page and it should be  new and fresh



yearbook orders

Click the link below to be taken to the Josten's  yearbook order site.


Raider live webcasts

Many events are broadcast through goraiderslive.com.  Permanent link is located upper right. 




Send any pictures you think I should put on slideshow.  Thanks



monthly activity calendar

Just a reminder that the monthly activity calendar is available for viewing or downloading by hovering over "weekly activities" above then clicking the date.  Calendar is current. 


parent tutorial

A tutorial is linked below for parents to complete concussion and participation rules and medical consent paperwork online. 



activity passes

Activity passes are available this year through the activity office.  Prices and restrictions are listed below.

Grade K-8 Activity Pass   $20.00   NOT including Rushmore Bowl, Fine Arts ,  or SDHSAA Events

Grade 9-12  Activity Pass $20.00  Admits to athletic events and fine arts events Not including Rushmore Bowl Musical or SDHSAA events

Adult Athletic Ticket $50.00  (15 punches)  Not including Rushmore Bowl, Fine Arts Events or SDHSAA Events 

Adult Activity Pass:  $75.00  (one person only) to Athletic Events and Fine Arts Events Not including Rushmore Bowl, Fine Arts Events or SDHSAA Events 

Admission at the door is $5 Adults; $3 Students - Prices may vary for SDHSAA events and Special Events i.e. Musical


Important information about our director of activities

Jared Vasquez  Activity Director

  • email
  • Phone  605 394 4016
  • address   Rapid City Stevens High School      1200 44th   Rapid City SD  57702


event posting

If there is an event that was not covered on the web page, forgive me--I perhaps did not know the results.  If you are involved in an activity as a parent or even a participant, email me using the link below with the results.  I will post those.  I do not want to leave any activity off the page on purpose but I cannot post what I do not know.  Send those results to me so all students and activities can be recognized.