Goessel and Hillsboro high schools earned sportsmanship awards for their representation at their respective 2009 KSHSAA state basketball tournaments.
All 96 girls’ and boys’ basketball teams at the 1-6A state basketball tournaments were eligible to receive a plaque, medal, or certificate based on their sportsmanship while participating.
Schools that made it past the first round were eligible for plaques or medals, while those losing after the first day could earn a certificate.
After Goessel’s fourth-place finish at the 1A boys’ tournament, principal Marc Grout and the school were awarded a plaque and medals for their overall sportsmanship.
HHS principal Max Heinrichs received a certificate for his school after the Lady Trojans were bounced in the first round of the 3A state tournament.
A specially-formed KSHSAA committee evaluated and rated cheerleaders, school cheering sections, adult and non-high school followers, the teams, and coaches of each school.
Goessel and Hillsboro both exhibited sportsmanship and character, which lead to the awards.