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Flint's Phillips Named NHL 'Community Hero'

Flint's Phillips Named NHL 'Community Hero'
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Rico Phillips had convinced himself before Wednesday night’s NHL Awards that he wasn’t going to win the Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award.  It was the easiest way to kill nerves that went along with having to speak in front of a room filled with ...
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2019-20 Officials Registration Underway

2019-20 Officials Registration Underway
Monday, June 17, 2019
The MHSAA is accepting registrations online or by mail for game officials for the 2019-20 school year.
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Be the Referee: Summer Camps

Be the Referee: Summer Camps
Thursday, June 6, 2019
This week, assistant director Brent Rice explains how officials, like athletes, will be sharpening their skills during the summer. 
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Be the Referee: Girls Lacrosse Self Start

Be the Referee: Girls Lacrosse Self Start
Thursday, May 23, 2019
This week, officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a rule change in girls lacrosse designed to smooth out starts and stops in game play.
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Be the Referee: Lodged Ball

Be the Referee: Lodged Ball
Thursday, May 16, 2019
This week, assistant director Brent Rice offers a baseball/softball "You Make the Call" regarding a batted ball that becomes lodged in the fence. 
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Be the Referee: Bounced Pitch

Be the Referee: Bounced Pitch
Thursday, May 9, 2019
This week, assistant director Brent Rice offers a baseball/softball "You Make the Call" regarding a pitch that bounces before reaching the plate.
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Be the Referee: Boys Lacrosse Safety

Be the Referee: Boys Lacrosse Safety
Thursday, May 2, 2019
In this week's "Be the Referee" installment, assistant director Brent Rice explains changes this spring in boys lacrosse that address body checks and targeting.
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Wozniak 'Crew' Serves Together in Stripes

Wozniak 'Crew' Serves Together in Stripes
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
If you were to attend a high school basketball game in northeast Michigan, or watch the local sports highlights from the evening on TV, you might see a member of the Wozniak family running up and down the basketball court. You won’t see them dribbling the ball, o...
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Be the Referee: Softball Illegal Pitch

Be the Referee: Softball Illegal Pitch
Thursday, April 25, 2019
"Be the Referee" returns this week as assistant director Brent Rice explains changes this spring in softball for situations when an illegal pitch is thrown.
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Teaching at Heart of Norris Honoree's Work

Teaching at Heart of Norris Honoree's Work
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
David Buck’s degree in education did not lead him into a fulltime job in the classroom. But the longtime St. Joseph baseball umpire and basketball referee has had an undeniable impact as a teacher and trainer of officials in southwest Michigan, across the state a...
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Be the Referee: Instant Replay in Basketball

Be the Referee: Instant Replay in Basketball
Thursday, March 21, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains when instant relay is available to be consulted during the girls and boys basketball tournaments.
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Be the Referee: Basket Interference

Be the Referee: Basket Interference
Thursday, March 14, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis takes us through a basketball scenario where there is simultaneous basket interference by both teams.
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Be the Referee: Primary Areas

Be the Referee: Primary Areas
Thursday, March 7, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains why sometimes the official farthest away from the action is the one with the best angle to make the call.
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Be the Referee: Under the Bus

Be the Referee: Under the Bus
Thursday, February 28, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains why officials usually are not the correct target for frustrations when basketball games get out of control.
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Baranoski Continues Pioneering as Official

Baranoski Continues Pioneering as Official
Thursday, February 28, 2019
It took two decades, but Casey Baranoski is on the brink once again of reaching wrestling's highest stage in the state of Michigan.
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Be the Referee: You Make the Call

Be the Referee: You Make the Call
Thursday, February 21, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis takes us through a "You Make the Call" scenario in basketball.
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Be the Referee: Because They Love It

Be the Referee: Because They Love It
Thursday, February 14, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains why officials take up the avocation despite frequent criticism of their best efforts.
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Be the Referee: Communication

Be the Referee: Communication
Thursday, February 7, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses the mission of the Basketball Officials & Coaches Communication Committee.
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Be the Referee: Backcourt Violation?

Be the Referee: Backcourt Violation?
Thursday, January 31, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains an often misunderstood backcourt/frontcourt basketball scenario.
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Be the Referee: Hockey Equipment

Be the Referee: Hockey Equipment
Thursday, January 24, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice discusses the need to monitor the proper wearing of the ice hockey neck guard.
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