Celebrating women in sports

SHS celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day with special boxing demonstration


February 9, 2023

Sarah Pridgeon

Ryan McGivern puts Orla Davis through her paces in front of a captive audience.

Six foot three and 240 lbs versus five foot nothing and maybe half that weight soaking wet. Not too hard to guess who'd win in a fight, right?


Young champion Orla Davis demonstrated boxing skills to her schoolmates on Thursday with the help of her coach, Ryan McGivern of Meraki Box, Rapid City, and showed she can hold her own no matter the size of her opponent.

As someone whose drive to win is matched only by her desire to kindle the same love of sport in her peers, Davis wanted to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) by proving it doesn't take height and weight t...

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