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Kiel @ Brillion
April 9, 2019

Just a note of appreciation to Coach Shimek of Brillion and Coach Mey of Kiel for their work. Both coaches truly understand that the athletic field is an extension of the classroom as they taught and modeled to their players great sportsmanship. Carter Stebane of Brillion, your enthusiasm for the game was evident by your hustle and words of encouragement given to your teammates. Have a great season.

Reporting Official:  Phil Punzel

Sportsmanship Plus - Track & Field

Packy Paquette Invitational - Superior
April 5, 2019

I observed an exceptional act of sportsmanship by Jonathan Santana of Shell Lake. He was in his final lap of the 400-meter race, and with 50 meters remaining, his teammate fell down in front of him 20 meters from the finish line. Jonathan stopped to lend a helping hand to his teammate who severely sprained his ankle and had to be helped off the track. I complimented him, and he responded "My teammates health is more important tha me finishing the race." What a great act of sportsmanship.

Reporting Official:   Michael Jahn

Sportmanship Plus - Baseball

Laconia @ Omro
April 4, 2019

Both the Laconia and Omro school administrators should be very proud of their varsity baseball players and coaches for their display of positive sportsmanship during the contest. Jared Hoffman and Ethan Rens of Laconia and Rikken Frost of Omro were obvious leaders of their teams, especially in showing respect for opponents, as well as helping retrieve bats and foul balls near the plate. They offered a kind word to the umpires and were noticeably appreciative of their coaches and teamates. Best of luck the rest of the season to both teams! 

Reporting Official:  Brent Thompson

Winter Team Sportsmanship Awards Selected

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance, has chosen the recipients of the team sportsmanship awards for the 2019 winter State Tournaments.

Sportsmanship Plus - Baseball

Fox Valley Lutheran @ Waupaca
April 2, 2019

A note of thanks to Activities Director Aaron Jenson and his crew at Waupaca High School. On my officiating partner Brent Thompson and I had the privilege of working the game. Aaron welcomed us and made us feel right at home while managing three other home events. Coach Mondelle and Coach Kramer thank you for leadership in modeling sportsmanship. Special thanks to Isaiah Ulman from FVL and Jack Menzies from Waupaca. These two athletes demonstrated leadership skills through their positive encouragement towards their teammates and hustle on and off the field. All in all it was a great day for spring sports.

Reporting Official: Phil Punzel

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