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Randy Fletcher - Inducted 2021

Among South Dakota’s best long-range shooters, Randy Fletcher averaged 27.0 points per game as a high school junior and 33.9 ppg his senior season to earn All-State recognition.  A four-year starter for Reliance High School, he scored more than 1,900 career points.  Reliance was undefeated for the regular season but lost to Alexandria in the finals of the region.  (Alexandria was also undefeated and won the state title.)  He was featured in Sports Illustrated’s (1-4-1965) “Faces in the Crowd” section after scoring a game-high 63 points for Reliance High School. During his senior year, he placed fifth in the state cross country meet and third in the pole vault at the state track & field meet.  He also set the meet record of 12’1” at the Tyndall relays and won the Pierre relays.  He helped win a State Teener Baseball title as a pickup player for Tyndall.

Fletcher continued his basketball career at Dakota Wesleyan University and capped his four seasons as the Tigers’ career scoring leader with 1,829 points for an average of 18.1 points per game.  He led DWU to three conference titles and a combined 35-5 league record. He received honorable mention recognition on the 1969 NAIA All-America team.  Because of his accomplishments at DWU in basketball, they retired his number, ”22”.  A banner is on display at the Corn Palace during basketball games.

Fletcher was an outstanding golfer at DWU, Fletcher was the medalist after 36 holes of the 1974 South Dakota match play.  He placed 2nd in the SDIC conference championship and finished 2nd in the NAIA regionals.  He lost a five-hole playoff in the State Pre-Senior tournament at Lake View in Mitchell.  Fletcher held the course record at Lake View in Mitchell with a score of 31 and Lenkota Country Club at Lennox with a score of 30.

Fletcher was a high school basketball and football official for 30 years.  He is included in several halls of fame including DWU, the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference, Lyman County, and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

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