Spirit Sweep: Tigers complete full year of titles for tops in MVC sportsmanship

Jordan Burtch

Cedar Falls High School has won the last three sportsmanship awards in the conference and thereby completed a full year as tops in sportsmanship in the Mississippi Valley Conference.

“This is the first time I remember that one school has had possession of all three trophies at one time, and that’s quite an accomplishment for the coaches, players and spectators,” Athletic Coordinator Gary Koenen said.

Officials at each athletic event rate the coaches, the players and the spectators on a five-point scale. The ratings then go to the commissioner and the scores are compiled and the award is given to the team with the most points.

As of late, the team with the most points has been the Tigers, winning the award last spring, this last summer and now this fall. For the purposes of tabulating this award, the fall sports included are volleyball and football. Summer sports include men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and softball. Spring sports include men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling.
“It goes out to all the press and media. We tell the Courier and promote it at sports banquets, and we’re proud of it and need to continue these efforts,” Koenen said.

To achieve these accomplishments, Mr. Koenen and coaches at Cedar Falls try to emphasize sportsmanship as much as possible. “We want our players to compete hard, but with class,” Koenen said.

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