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Big Foot/Williams Bay tennis honored for sportsmanship

--- WIAA award is team's first

(Published Dec. 21, 2007, 10:31 a.m.)

The Big Foot/Williams Bay girls tennis team has been selected as a WIAA Sportsmanship Award winner from the fall 2007 championships.

The WIAA/Rural Insurance Sportsmanship Award is presented to a school that exemplifies outstanding sportsmanship.

Award winners are determined by the conduct and sportsmanship displayed by athletes, coaches, cheer and support groups, mascots, bands and spectators. Additional consideration is given for the effort of school administrators and chaperones to ensure support for their teams are positive and that the highest ideals of sportsmanship are upheld.

The Big Foot/Williams Bay co-op team was selected as the award winner at the girls tennis team tournament. It's the first time the program has won the award. The Chiefs advanced to the title match in Division 2 by defeating Altoona, 6-1, in the semifinals. They finished runner-up after falling to champion University School, 5-2, in the championship final. Neenah received honorable mention.

Others are Eleva-Strum in football, Notre Dame in boys soccer and Cuba City in girls volleyball.

While no sportsmanship award was presented in boys volleyball. Catholic Memorial and Marquette received honorable mention.

Award winners receive a plaque and banner in recognition of the honor.

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