The Heart O’ North Confer- ence Sportsmanship awards for the 2018 fall season have been announced.
The Bloomer Blackhawks boys cross country team won the sports- manship award along with Chetek- Weyerhaeuser for the second year in a row. Hayward was third.
The Blackhawks girls cross country team finished second for the second year in a row, with Chetek-Weyerhaeuser winning the award for the third straight year and Cumberland tied for second.
Bloomer finished second in football, while Hayward was the winner and Cumberland was third.
Hayward won the volleyball
award, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser was second and Bloomer was third.
Chetek-Weyerhaeuser won for girls golf, and Barron and Cumberland tied for second.
The Heart O’ North Conference established a Team Sportsmanship Award that was awarded for the first time at the end of the 2008 fall sports. Starting 2015 fall, Conference sportsmanship is a two-part plan. The lowest two schools in ratings, per the by-laws criteria, or those meeting the 1.330 average, shall be awarded a sportsmanship banner award at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Officials rate both schools at each contest for Football and Volleyball for 3 categories: Fans, Coaches and Player Sportsmanship using a 1-5 point system based on HON Officials/School Sportsmanship Rating Grid. Final voting format will be Officials counting 80 percent and Schools counting 20 percent. Sportsmanship for Boys and Girls Cross Country and Girls Golf shall be based on the schools vote by the athletic director and coach and should reflect the overall view of other people in the district. For each individual sport, the award will be a metal plate that can be placed on a plaque to be displayed by the school.