Basketball player Zack Bietsch of Canyon Country Canyon is one of the recipients of the CIF/Subway Spirt of Sport Award. He'll receive $2,000.
The award recognizes student athletes who have demonstrated the 16 principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor.
"Sportsmanship is not only portrayed through athletic events, but also through everyday life," said Bietsch. "The skills that one learns through athletics are, when applied to one's own life, help not only to spread these attributes to others, but to improve the morals of the individuals directly affected. Sportsmanship really comes down to morals, and players with them not only win on the court, but also off the court as well."
Said Canyon basketball Coach Sean DeLong: "He is unlike most other athletes in today's world who look for self-promotion. He just wants to help the team and those around him succeed. Zack is an excellent young man who truly cares about others and works to make the lives of those around him better."