Valders has won the team Sportsmanship Award for Boys Basketball. The WIAA, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance, selected award recipients for the 2018 Winter State Tournaments. The news release from Stevens Point, stated Valders displayed outstanding sportsmanship in finishing runner-up in Division-3 at the recent State Basketball Tournament. After a heart throbbing 63-61 overtime victory against Kettle Moraine Lutheran in the semifinals, the Vikings fell to Prescott 63-62..on a last-second shot in the State championship game. It marks the first time Valders has been chosen as winner of the Sportsmanship award. Marshall received the honor in Girls basketball, D.C. Everest Co-op in Girls hockey, Hudson in Gymnastics and Ellsworth in team Wrestling.