Roundup: Fremont County fall sport WHSAA Sportsmanship Award recipients

(Fremont County, WY) – The fall sports season for high schools around Fremont County is currently wrapping up, which means it’s also time for athlete awards and recognitions, including good sportsmanship.

The Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) presents Good Sportsmanship Awards to student athletes who demonstrate Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Encouragement (RIDE).

Riverton High School’s Emmi Weber and Paizley Jackson were both recently recognized at the October 26th Fremont County School District (FCSD) #25 School Board meeting, for their “incredible team support, on and off the court, as well as their positive outlook,” during a volleyball game against Jackson.


“It makes me proud to be able to give these awards and recognize these athletes, congratulations,” FCSD #25 Superintendent Joanne Flanagan stated at the meeting.

Lander Valley High School (LVHS) also had two volleyball athletes receive awards, Emma Goetz for a match against Powell, and Aggie Brown for a match against Lovell.

Medallyon Yellowbear represented the St. Stephens Indian High School volleyball team as well, receiving an award for a match on September 24th.

Wind River High School’s Kaylee Leseberg and Natalie Walker were also honored for “Exemplary conduct and good sportsmanship,” Kaylee for a match against Shoshoni on September 23rd, and Natalie for a match against Big Piney on September 17th.


Rounding things out for volleyball awards was Wyoming Indian High School’s Laila Sunrhodes, who “Represented her school with class and displayed terrific sportsmanship at a conference match” against Big Piney on September 11th. Big Piney’s Brynne Hoffman was also awarded at that game as well.

The Dubois football team also had two athletes recognized this season, Ryan Wells and Wyatt Trembly, for a game played on October 16th.

It should also be noted that the entire Shoshoni football team was recognized for “Exemplary conduct and good sportsmanship,” shown during a September 3rd game against Southeast. The Southeast team was also recognized by the WHSAA for the game as well.


Each player recieved a certificate award from Associate Commissioner Trevor Wilson, which states the following:

“Sportsmanship is a goal that all our coaches and athletes should have as they participate in activities. I am pleased to hear that your students and coaches understand the true meaning of participation. Please extend my appreciation and congratulations for joining the RIDE by demonstrating Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Encouragement.”

The WHSAA Student Advisory Council, which has Fremont County’s Maren Baker from Dubois and Layla C’Bearing from Wyoming Indian as representatives, will attend the 2021 State Sportsmanship Summit on November 22nd, in Casper.


Congratulations on great seasons filled with great attitudes Fremont County athletes!


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