WIAA Officials Take Note of Outstanding Sportsmanship: Sportsmanship Plus News

The WIAA Sportsmanship Promotion efforts include posts from officials on teams throughout Wisconsin demonstrating good sportsmanship

Included here is a post by central Wisconsin official Rob Wiese, shedding light on the efforts by Wausau East and Rhinelander this spring in girls soccer.

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Sportsmanship PLUS - Girls Soccer

Sportsmanship PLUS – Girls Soccer

Wausau East @ Rhinelander
April 19, 2022

I have been officiating soccer for over 30 years and have experienced a lot of soccer matches, and I must say it was a pleasure to officiate this match. From the start at the captains’ and coaches’ meeting, to the final minutes of the game our officiating crew experienced a hard fought match that was refreshing to us. When a foul occurred we saw good sportsmanship take place from both teams as they would say “I’m sorry” and even helping them up as they were respectful to each other. Both coaching staffs were very positive as they gave instructions and encouragement to their team.

At the end of the match both teams shook hands with each other and us they had a good spirit as they departed the match. This is what high school athletics is all about! Looking forward to more matches like this one!

Reporting Official:  Rob Weise


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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]