The Weyburn Comp Eagles senior girls volleyball team won the SHSAA Sportsmanship award from the provincial volleyball championships, the eighth time the school has won this award.
Dave Sandomirsky, assistant executive director for the Sask. High School Athletic Association (SHSAA), was on hand on Monday along with representatives of the Sask Milk Marketing Board, to present the award to the girls team.
As a part of their sponsorship of the award, Sask Milk provided a free carton of milk to every student at the assembly. The milk producers board was represented by local dairy producers, Nell and Pam Haupstein.
“In our society, we tend to celebrate the winners, but how do you react when you lose or when you win? How do you carry yourself as a team?” he asked, in speaking to an assembly of all Comp students in the Cugnet Centre.
He pointed out the team is a reflection of the school, particularly when they take part in a provincial championship event, and said the team’s coaches and players were observed, as well as the fans who cheered the Eagles girls on.
The girls were consistently respectful whether they won or lost a game at provincials, and didn’t get caught up in the moment, “and at the end of each game, they showed sportsmanship, and the coaching staff were second-to-none.”
In addition, the Eagles fans were positive in cheering the girls on throughout the whole weekend, said Sandomirsky.
“This is a sign of a positive school culture,” he said, and this culture is evidenced by the seven previous blue banners for this same award by past teams in basketball and soccer.