The Martensville High School (MHS) Royals Boys Curling team made their school and community proud after being presented with the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) and SASK MILK Sportsmanship Award.
“Each year the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association (SHSAA) is sponsored by Sask Milk to award teams that demonstrate sportsmanship during each of the provincial championships. This year, MHS competed in Meadow Lake at the beginning of March at the curling championship, where the other school teams selected MHS for the curling sportsmanship award,” Coach Neda Wilson explained.
“The MHS Royals found the atmosphere of the championship to be inviting and relaxed, so they were able to get to know many teams as they were competing, which also resulted in a bronze medal finish. It was a great weekend for us and we were proud to represent our school and community,” Wilson added.
In a letter sent to the school from SHSAA, Executive Director Lyle McKellar stated that, this award is presented to the team, it also recognizes the efforts of the entire school that contribute to shaping the characteristics that are worthy of being named the award recipient.
The purpose of this award is to represent the ideals of sportsmanship that are displayed during the provincial championship. Due to the COVID-19 situation at the moment, the award presentation will be postponed until school is back in session. For the presentation, a representative from SHSAA and from the Saskatchewan Milk Marketing Board will attend.
PHOTO CAPTION: The MHS Royals Boys Curling Team during the opening ceremonies of the provincial championships, which were held in Meadow Lake on March 6th and 7th. The team was selected to win the SHSAA/SASK MILK Sportsmanship Award. From left to right – Meadow Lake Hostess, Brayden Grindheim, Logan Ede, Rylan Gabruck, Taylor Warren, Kleysen Gabruck and Head Coach Dean Grindheim.(Submitted)