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Milwaukee Bradley @ Bay Port
Oct. 25, 2019

From being greeted immediately from Bay Port activities director Mr. Brian Matz and directing us to our dressing facilities, to being escorted off the field by Mr. Matz, this was an enjoyable evening of officiating. The professionalism of both coaching staffs was outstanding. The student-athletes on both teams showed great sportmanship amongst one another. This made it easier for us as a crew to officiate. Very few flags had to be thrown; because of the cleanliness and class shown by both sides. Our crew would just like to let the coaching staff at Milwaukee Bradley and Bay Port and players know that they should be commended for their actions and behaviors that night.

Reporting Official: Patrick Tschimperle

Sportsmanship Plus - Girls Volleyball

Burlington @ Westosha Central
Oct. 21, 2019

A true and outstanding show of sportsmanship was on display at Westosha.  It was a hard fought match with high intensity play by both teams. Before the match, each coach shook our hands and each starter from Westosha shook our hands. Everyone was disciplined in performance and sportsmanship. After the match, both coaches shook our hands and the captains also shook our hands. In over forty years of officiating, I have not had the privilege of seeing such great sportsmanship by both schools. The fans were cheering, not showing displeasure with close calls. It truly was a pleasure to work this match!!! Both schools should be proud of their teams and coaching staff!

Reporting Official:  Donna Wilson

Sportsmanship Plus - Football

Medford @ Merrill
Oct. 18, 2019

The officiating crew experienced outstanding sportsmanship by the Medford coaches, players, and fans. Coach Ted Wilson and his coaching staff did an exceptional job of managing and coaching their sidelines. The linesman commented how the coaches were always positively coaching, requesting for perfection even when plays ended on a positive note. Questions by Coach Wilson and his staff were done in a respectful manner, and the answers received were accepted in the same way. The coaching box was well respected, and the linesman and his chain gang were allowed to timely and consistently manage play. Along with the team of coaches, the crew would like to thank the ball boy Itsey for the fine job in helping the officials keep the game running smoothly. The officiating crew can do their job in a more competent manner when coaches are respectful with officials and each other. How Coach Wilson positively role models his behavior impacts his side of the field. His positive energy was accepted and exhibited by his team of coaches, statisticians, players, and fans. The players communicated well with officials on the field, showed a great sense of humor, restrained from using questionable language, and were respectful of the opposing team as they extended hands to help each other of the turf and padded them on the back for a job well done. The fans were loud and proudly cheered in an encouraging manner. It is clear the school district and their coaches take pride in how their community is viewed by others and the importance of demonstrating the proper competitive spirit.

Reporting Official:  Shawn Umland

Sportsmanship Plus - Girls Swimming & Diving

Fort Atkinson Invitational
Oct. 19, 2019

During invitational, the starter was having issues with the starting mic functioning correctly; so the last heat had to step up and down a few times while the mic was being worked on. When the heat was whistled up for the last time, the swimmer in Lane 7 had her goggle strap break as she was stepping up. Without prompting from anyone, Sydney Maas, a Fort Atkinson swimmer waiting for the first heat of the next event, stepped up to hand the swimmer (from another school) her own goggles. The starter and I (the referee) both commended Sydney on her generous offer of use of her own goggles to the swimmer from an opposing school. True sportsmanship at its best!

Reporting Official:  Cathie Marty

Sportsmanship Plus - Boys Soccer

Green Bay Southwest @ Sheboygan North
Oct. 18, 2019

I'd like to congratulate applaud applaud the young men from Sheboygan North and Green Bay Southwest for excellent sportsmanship and conduct during this match. The game was strongly contested, with great speed, efforts and skills from both sides with many displays of respect for officials, opponents & teammates. I'd like to recognize the captains of each squad for their exemplary leadership, displays of sporting conduct, and team control during hotly contested periods. Ryan Biebel; Jet Lee; Chase Renzelmann; and Trevor Johnson from Sheboygan North and Owen Stieber and Camden Czarnecki from Green Bay Southwest . These six young men are well on their way to leading outstanding lives as adults and community leaders. Being the student-athletes you are was a part of this! Both teams should be proud of themselves. Their sportsmanship was readily apparent from kick-off to final whistle. Their coaches, parents, and teachers have much to do with this and should share some joy with these young men.

Reporting Official:  Andy Walsh

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