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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Rules tightened after men’s rec soccer player headbutts, punches referee

A men’s soccer player headbutted an opponent at the Plante’s Ferry Sports Complex on July 31, then headbutted and punched the referee who showed him a red card.

Steve Christilaw: The good refs earn respect, even when you don’t like the call

You can’t spend a career watching games without having a relationship with stripes, refs, officials and umpires and line judges and the rest of good-hearted men and women who take …

Joe Crawford ending one of NBA’s great officiating careers

The fiery Crawford, who grew up in an officiating family and wanted to be an NBA referee for as long as he can remember, gets emotional thinking about the end.

Former high school football referee Jack Shagool dies at 87

Former high school football referee Jack Shagool died Sunday after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 87. Shagool, the father of former Ferris volleyball coach and current …

Woman earns varsity football referee’s stripes

On a recent Sunday afternoon, the fifth/sixth-grade football teams from All Saints and Assumption schools faced each other at Gonzaga Prep. Observers may have noticed something different about one of …

Keeping an eye on the ball

For the past half-century, Gary Broadbent has been a Technicolor man living a black and blue life. Since 1959, when he first officially donned a black-and-white referee jersey as a …