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Pulaski @ Ashwaubenon
May 4, 2021

The communities of Pulaski and Ashwaubenon both have proud traditions in the sport of softball and Coach Vertz and Van Laanen continue to build positive experiences for their student athletes. The leadership was very evident in this contest with the players for both teams being very respectful to opponents and umpires during the entire game. Many positive comments were noted by both teams. I would like to acknowledge the catchers for both teams #11 Kubiak for Pulaski and #10 Olson for Ashwaubenon. Both are very talented players and were very respectful with my calls and always greeted me with a thank you after putting a new ball in play after a foul. The catches made this game flow nicely with thgeir work and leadership. Both communities should be proud of their softball student athletes.

Reporting Official:  James Schaefer

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Pulaski Tournament
May 1, 2021

I have worked for Pulaski Athletic Director Janel Batten for many years when she was a coach and she always treated me very fair and respectful. I umpired the Pulaski Tournament, and three days later Janel sent me a card thanking me for working the tournament. She made my day by reaching out and doing a little extra by sending a note. In a world where everything is moving at warp speed, it is wonderful to see people take a minute to write a note and show appreciation for your time and effort. Thank you Janel for being a great leader!

Reporting Official:  James Schaefer

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Amherst @ Shiocton
May 4, 2021

I would like to recognize the players and coaches from Shiocton and Amherst for their great sportsmanship. Coach Backman and Coach Held the positive manner in which you coached your players was noticed. I would also like to thank Ben Wilcox from Shiocton for his hustle and the positive words that he used to encourage his teammates. It was a privilege to be able to part of a great high school contest. Enjoy the remainder of the season.

Reporting Official:  Phil Punzel

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Roncalli @ Brillion
April 29, 2021

With rain pelting down hard just prior to game time, we weren’t sure if we would be able to begin the contest. However, the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of either Roncalli or Brillion varsity baseball programs. We wanted to express our appreciation to both teams for a well-played game and to game management, for having the field safely ready at game time. Reece Stangel of Roncalli and Karter Trace of Brillion were the clear “example setters” for their teams during this contest. Each of them showed lots of hustle, excellent sportsmanship while interacting with opponents, coaches and umpires, and spent a little extra time helping me after numerous plays by retrieving bats and foul balls. Both the communities of Manitowoc and Brillion should be proud to have student athletes who act in this manner. We as umpires appreciate the positive atmosphere these young men create on the field. Thank you to all involved and best of luck this season!

Reporting Official:  Brent Thompson

Winter Sportsmanship Award Recipients Named

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance Company, has selected the team Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2021 Winter State Tournaments.

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