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By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Character does really count

Olivia Grooters receives E. Wayne Cooley Award


November 5, 2020

Olivia Grooters

Postseason athletic honors are often determined by a player's performance during competition. But at least one award focuses on contributions that cannot always be measured statistically.

Olivia Grooters, a senior at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, is the recipient of such an honor. It is the E. Wayne Cooley Award, which is presented by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union

According to H-M-S volleyball coach Cheryl Kroese, the award is presented to someone who "demonstrates character and leadership in the sport of volleyball...It is for the player who contributes greatly to the team by charact...

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