Sara Boyer Rohde
The pride of Rapid River, Sara (Boyer) Rohde was a standout in several sports but best known for her prowess on the basketball court. As a student at Rapid River High School, she earned 12 high school letters, including four in basketball, four in track and four in volleyball. She was the first Upper Peninsula student athlete to win Tomorrow's Winner's Award from the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (1999). During her senior year in 1998, she was the U.P. Class D Basketball Player of Year and named to the All-State Basketball team by the Associated Press, Detroit Free Press and Detroit News. Boyer was the leading scorer in school history with 1,758 points. She also led the Rockets to Class D state runner-up finishes in 1997 and 1998.
Left: Sarah (Boyer) Rohde leads the way against Fowler in the in the 1977 Class D State semifinal. Rapid River would win the game 52-36.
In addition to her basketball career, she was champion on the track as well. Rohde still holds the U.P. Class D 300 hurdle record and was a winner of five U.P. hurdle titles in track. She also helped lead her volleyball team to a U.P. title in 1999. Rodhe would go on to have a very successful college career playing basketball at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She is now the girls' basketball coach at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay.
Images courtesy of the Boyer Family.