Each year since the fall of 1991, the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association grants one school in each athletic division with the Sportsmanship Award. This honor is given to schools who demonstrate a high degree of sportsmanship throughout the year and the voting is based on the actions of the student-athletes, coaches, the environment at home games. For the third consecutive year, the Cougars from Kearsarge Regional High School in North Sutton, New Hampshire took home the award for division 3. Kearsarge has been a spitting example for sportsmanship while also performing at a very high level athletically. The record for most consecutive wins is held by Coe-Brown who won 5 straight from 05’ to 2010. But over that span, the Black Bears only won 3 state titles with 5 runner up teams. The Cougars however have won 11 championships to go along with 8 runner ups and that’s just over the last 3 years. To find out more about the award and how the Cougars have been able to be so successful, we sat down recently with Kearsarge’s athletic director Scott Fitzgerald as he told us all about what it means to be involved with Kearsarge athletics.