Reiss Memorial

Article date: November 15, 2017

by Echo Kirkham

Section: SPORTS

 This past week, at Weskan High School, the annual Junior High Reiss Memorial Basketball Tournament took place. Weskan invited the Cheylin Cougars and CFE Falcons to play basketball. On Friday, the Weskan Junior High girls won against the Cheylin Cougars with the score of 26 to 20. The Coyotes then took down the CFE Falcons with a close score of 17 to 12. The Weskan Junior High boys lost to the Cheylin cougars with the score of 24 ot 37. They then came back and beat the CFE Falcons with the score of 19 to 13.

The Junior high boys and girls came in with a good attitude and played with good sportsmanship. Brennen Aldridge said, “Encouraging teammates and friends," is the most enjoyable thing about basketball. Dalton Mackley was asked what some of his goals were for this basketball year. He said, “To become better everyday, encourage my teammates, to have fun, and win a game.” The Junior High girls also gained some new players on the court. Sydney Walker said that playing basketball, “Is a new experience.”

The Reiss Memorial was named after Jerroll E. Reiss. He was born on December 15, 1936 and died on March 5, 1993. “Mr. Reiss taught math for 31 years at Weskan. During this time, he also served as Coach, Sponsor, Scorekeeper, and Activities Director. He was known throughout the area as a “true sport”. He believed that a winning attitude was more important than winning.”

Congrats to the Weskan Junior Coyotes for their hard work. Also good job to the Cheylin Cougars and the CFE falcons. Thank you to all participants for coming in with a “winning attitude” and showing good sportsmanship.