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Officials Honored for Service Milestones

Officials Honored for Service Milestones
Thursday, June 25, 2020
The MHSAA annually honors high school game officials with 20, 30, 40, 45 and 50 years of service at its Officials’ Awards & Alumni Banquet. However, this spring’s banquet was canceled due to COVID-19. Instead, we present this virtual recognition for 322...
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2020-21 Officials Registration Underway

2020-21 Officials Registration Underway
Monday, June 8, 2020
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations online or by mail for game officials for the 2020-21 school year.
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Moment: Officiating Message Unchanged

Moment: Officiating Message Unchanged
Sunday, May 17, 2020
A segment on recruiting officials was broadcast as part of coverage of the MHSAA's 1988 Boys Basketball Finals.  Had that segment run this season, the messages would have been just as relevant.
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Norris Honoree Adding to 60-Year Legacy

Norris Honoree Adding to 60-Year Legacy
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Already recognized prestigiously for his leadership as a coach and administrator, Hugh Matson made lasting impacts on Michigan high school sports serving those duties over a career stretching four decades.  And more than 20 years after retiring from that work, Mat...
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NFHS Voice: Good Time to Appreciate Officials

NFHS Voice: Good Time to Appreciate Officials
Sunday, April 12, 2020
During this shutdown of normal life in our nation, we are learning to deal with a new challenge – how to handle the unexpected time on our hands at home. Simply keeping up with the days of the week is a major accomplishment!
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Be the Referee: 3-Second Rule

Be the Referee: 3-Second Rule
Thursday, March 5, 2020
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains one of the most misunderstood rules in basketball – the 3-second rule.
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Be the Referee: Clarifying Takedowns

Be the Referee: Clarifying Takedowns
Thursday, February 27, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains new clarifications to the takedown rule for high school wrestling. 
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Be the Referee: Hoops Officials Manual

Be the Referee: Hoops Officials Manual
Thursday, February 20, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis announces the addition of a new resource to assist basketball officials across the state.
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Haslett Cancer Games Touch Close to Home

Haslett Cancer Games Touch Close to Home
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
By pure coincidence, it happened to be Valentine's Day. However, that date on the calendar served as the perfect backdrop when two schools and two officiating crews paired up for a "Coaches for Cancer" girls and boys basketball doubleheader Friday at Haslett High Schoo...
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Be the Referee: Held Ball or Traveling?

Be the Referee: Held Ball or Traveling?
Thursday, February 13, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis offers a basketball "You Make the Call" that comes into play when defensive and offensive players wind up in a stalemate.
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Be the Referee: Hockey Rules Chart

Be the Referee: Hockey Rules Chart
Thursday, February 6, 2020
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice addresses some of the rules differences between high school and college hockey.
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Be the Referee: Cheer Safety

Be the Referee: Cheer Safety
Thursday, January 30, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains how competitive cheer rules have been written to keep participants as safe as possible. 
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Be the Referee: Goaltending

Be the Referee: Goaltending
Thursday, January 23, 2020
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice clears up misconceptions concerning backboards and basketball goaltending.
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Be The Referee: Wrestling Tie-Breaker

Be The Referee: Wrestling Tie-Breaker
Thursday, January 16, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses an addition this winter to the tie-breaker criteria for dual wrestling meets.
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Be The Referee: Pregame Meeting

Be The Referee: Pregame Meeting
Thursday, January 9, 2020
This week, MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl discusses this basketball season's addition of a pregame meeting including officials, coaches and players and the importance for all parties to attend.
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Sontag Inspires Amid 'Miracle' Cancer Fight

Sontag Inspires Amid 'Miracle' Cancer Fight
Friday, January 3, 2020
Dave Sontag could tell something was wrong. The gymnasium at Petersburg-Summerfield High School is bigger than most in Monroe County. But when Sontag, a veteran official, was running up and down the floor, he felt unusually tired and began feeling pain in his back.
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Be The Referee: Alternating Possession

Be The Referee: Alternating Possession
Thursday, December 19, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice offers a "You Make the Call" regarding alternate possession, or lack thereof, on the basketball court.
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Be The Referee: Ratings

Be The Referee: Ratings
Thursday, December 12, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains the process by which schools are able to rate the officials who work their competitions.
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Be the Referee: Video Review Success

Be the Referee: Video Review Success
Thursday, December 5, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice discusses the video review utilized for the first time at last weekend's Football Finals, and how it was successful.
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Be the Referee: More Injury Time

Be the Referee: More Injury Time
Thursday, November 28, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses a change to the wrestling injury time rule to allow for more time to evaluate head and neck injuries.
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