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Billy Mills, Runner
Born in Pine Ridge, Mills, who is seven-sixteenths Oglala Sioux, took up track after being orphaned at age 12 and sent to an Indian high school in Kansas. He won the Olympic 10,000 meters in Tokyo in 1964. His life story was made into the 1984 movie Running Brave.
Frank Leahy, Football coach
One of Notre Dame's greatest coaches, the Winner native led the Irish to six undefeated seasons and five national titles during his tenure, from 1941 to '53. His teams won 39 consecutive games in the late 1940s. Leahy played tackle at Notre Dame under Knute Rockne.
Garney Henley, Football player
The CFL's alltime interception leader was a league All-Star every year from 1963 to 72. He won the CFL's MVP award in 72 after switching from defensive back to wide receiver. Henley led Hayti High to the state basketball title and was a three-sport star at Huron College.
Marlene Hagge, Golfer
One of the 13 founding members of the LPGA—she was 16, the youngest women's tour player ever—the Eureka native won 25 pro titles, including the 1956 LPGA championship. Her sister Alice was also an original LPGA player.
Casey Tibbs, Rodeo rider
A rodeo legend from Fort Pierre, Tibbs was 19 when he became the youngest to win a national saddle-bronc-riding championship; it was the first of his record six. Tibbs, who died in 1990, also won two all-around cowboy championships and one bareback title.
Adam Vinatieri, Football player
The New England Patriots kicker hit the 48-yard game-winning field goal against the St. Louis Rams as time expired in Super Bowl XXXVI. The Yankton native, who made 27 of 30 field goal tries last season, was also an all-conference punter at South Dakota State.