With the winter sports season ramping up in gymnasiums throughout Door and Kewaunee Counties, local athletic directors want to remind fans and students that sportsmanship should carry over into the stands as well as on the court or mat. Janesville Parker school officials apologized earlier this week when students wore what they described as inappropriate attire for a dress-up theme during a girls basketball game the previous week. Southern Door High School Athletic Director Korey Mallien says that they have not had any major issues and will occasionally remind the student body to have fun but to focus on cheering for their team while not lashing out at opposing teams.
Mallien says the school has a game manager and two ticket-taker supervisors with an administrator on-site to promote sportsmanship and monitor the conduct of fans. He says Southern Door has done theme nights for games in the past but those are typically related to the students wearing all the same color shirts in the stands.