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Oak Creek @ Kenosha Tremper
May 14, 2019

After a serious injury on the field occurred, the players on both squads were mindful of the seriousness of the situation and conducted themselves as would have been expected. Several players gravitated towards each other, the team jersey that they were wearing did not matter at that moment. It was in recognition that a fellow baseball player had been hurt, and although it is a competition, camaraderie amongst constituents of a game that they love. My hat is off to all those who recognized that another person was in need and to do "the right thing."

Reporting Official:  Chuck Runge

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North Fond du Lac @ Omro
May 10, 2019

A note of appreciation to Coach Goetz and Coach Behringer for teaching sportsmanship to their players. Hats off to the student athletes of North Fond du lac for their positive cheering. Ripken Frost and Taner Marquadt your leadership skills were noticed.

Reporting Official:  Phil Punzel

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Hustisford/Dodgeland @ Luther Prep
May 11, 2019

A note of thanks to Coach Padron and Coach Kiecker for their hospitality. Caleb Gavin and Jackson Lindemann your hustle and words of encouragement were noticed. 

Reporting Official Phil Punzel

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Menasha @ Xavier
May 2, 2019

For both programs, respect was noticeably one of the central values being taught in the classroom, at practice, and on game day. Menasha players Tristin DeBriyn and Jordan Nichols were true leaders on the field. Xavier’s Phil Lorge showed numerous positive acts of sportsmanship throughout the contest. I also wanted to emphasize the hustle aspect of both Kaiser VandeLoo of Menasha and Phil Lorge of Xavier. These two catchers really worked hard in their catching roles. I witnessed them picking up numerous bats, offering a kind word to an opponent for a good play, and moving bats for opponents during play to make sure the area around the plate was safe. Both the Menasha and Xavier school and community leadership should be proud of these young men, their coaches, and their parents for their excellent display of positive sportsmanship at an education based athletic event. Best of luck to both teams this season and keep up the great work!

Reporting Official:  Brent Thompson

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In the past few seasons we as officials have heard a lot about the abuse we have received from coaches and fans. I would like to point out the sportsmanship of the players we officiate. The players are always cordial and appreciative of our efforts on the field. This is why we officiate, not for the coaches or fans, but for the players who can go out and enjoy playing the games they love. I cannot count over the past few seasons how many players have said "thanks blue" after our games. This why I will keep on officiating as long as I can.

Reporting Official:  Gerald Sabel

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