Sportsmanship is to play fair, with courtesy, and to gracefully lose or win.
“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”
—Henrik Ibsen Playwright
“Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.”
—Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] Humorist, Essayist
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
—Theodor Seuss Geisel Writer, Cartoonist, Animator
“The only way you can truly control how you are seen is being honest all the time.”
—Tom Hanks Actor, Producer, Writer, Director
“Lose as if you like it; win as if you were used to it.”
—Tommy Hitchcock American Polo Player
Stories About Sportsmanship
The Girl Who Could
Submitted by Bianca
There was a girl in my gym class. Everyone considered her a total spaz when it came to kick ball or basketball. So when we...
A Splash Outside The Pool
Submitted by Becky Hess
In a message to East Rockingham Principal Eric Baylor, ERHS Swim Coach Debbie Coles recounts her team’s first swim meet...
Submitted by David
I'm a rugby player. I'm 5'11", weight 150lbs and only 15 years old. Not exactly the profile of someone that would expect to...
Everyday Hero Stories
Story by Doug Warner
A Bossier little leaguer does something generations of baseball players have done time and time again -...
The idol I look up to is Derrick Mason, WR now for the Texans, but known for the Ravens and Titans. He's always been a great...
He got eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics and is a professional swimmer.
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Watching this commercial right now as I type on my home TV. I enjoyed it immensely. I wish I had learned this lesson more while in HS sports.
strikes goes to the glove
Pain is temporary, pride is forever.
Don't sit and complain about losing that game, be proud that you were able to compete and respect the other competitors.
Life is too short to care about winning or losing. It doesnt matter, life is too valuable to waste so just live your life to the fullest, live like you were dying.