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New Richmond @ West Salem
Jan. 25, 2024

New Richmond’s Abraham Monson displayed excellent sportsmanship during the game. He was very encouraging to his teammates and would not get down on himself or teammates when the game was not going his way. Additionally, during two-shot free throws, Abraham came up to me after I made a foul call against his team and told me how much he appreciated me and my partners being here to allow him to play the game he loves. We were able to engage in a little small talk before the game was live again. His sportsmanship and kindness is a first class act example of positivity in youth sports, and is the reason why I officiate, for kids like him. He is an outstanding young man and a great role model for the New Richmond boys basketball program.

Reporting Official:  Cade Murray

Sportsmanship Plus - Girls Basketball

Brown Deer @ South Milwaukee
Jan. 23, 2024

I was impressed by the sportsmanship shown by the coaches and players of Brown Deer. Neither complained nor argued a call. The coach was positive with his players and the players helpful in getting the ball when it went out of bounds or when a player needed help up from a fall. The coach thanked the crew for our efforts and for refereeing.

Reporting Official: Amy Siesennop

Sportsmanship Plus - Boys Basketball

Marion @ Lakeland
Jan. 15, 2024

In a game well in hand, Hakken Berklund of Lakeland made an incredible play at the rim resulting in a dunk over a Marion player. In many games, this type of play leads to taunting and excessive celebration. The entire gym rose to their feet, bench erupted in celebration, and players on the court watched in awe at the display of athleticism. Hakken immediately avoided any further contact and made no effort to celebrate his tremendous play over another player. As an official, I wanted to recognize what I felt was an exceptional display of sportsmanship by Hakken.

Reporting Official:  Benjamin Hecke

Sportsmanship Plus - Girls Basketball

Marion @ Stockbridge
Jan. 11, 2024

We were greeted by Stockbridge Athletic Director Kati Forstner. She informed us that it was Winter Sports Appreciation Week. She walked us to our area where we would get dressed. We were pleasantly surprised to find a gift bag, which included a candy bar, a thank you card signed by all the boys and girls players and coaches from Stockbridge, and also a gift card to Kwik Trip. The Thank You card went like this: “...Thank you for all that you do as an official. We are grateful you're here and appreciate the sacrifices you make throughout the season." We were also recognized to the crowd shortly after the National Anthem. We would just like to let Stockbridge know how great this token of appreciation was received. Thanks again Stockbridge!

Reporting Official:  Patrick Tschimperle

Fall Sportsmanship Awards Selected for Team Tournaments

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance Company, has selected the team Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2023 fall State Tournaments.


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