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Hoop officials are needed if fans desire

March 10, 2012
By JOHN HOWELL , Times Leader

The current basketball season is fast coming to a close with March madness in all of its glory about to consume fans across the country. This season has seemed to pass more quickly than most due to limited bad weather and cancellations that normally create scheduling problems. Most officials spend as much or more time travelling to and from games than they do refereeing. High school basketball official's travel many miles usually during the worst weather of the year and on average they have less travel problems than you would imagine. Car trouble and flat tires seldom happen, running out of gas and traffic accidents are few and far between and speeding tickets don't happen often. A few stories do come up on occasion and I will share some with you.



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