Officials

Sarah Thomas selected as NASO Inspire Award recipient

RACINE, Wis. — NFL down judge Sarah Thomas has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 NASO Inspire Award. The award will be presented in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 30, during the Celebrate Officiating Gala, sponsored by Fox 40 International. The Gala caps off the 2024 Sports Officiating Summit. …

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MHSAA partners with RefReps

The MHSAA is proud to partner with RefReps (www.refreps.com) for our officiating education and training programs. Individuals interested in becoming an official with MHSAA must complete a RefReps Officiating Education course and submit their certificate of completion prior to being eligible to obtain an MHSAA officiating license. Please click the …

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State’s first all-female crew officiates week 1 football game

Friday’s MHSAA football game between Murrah and Cleveland Central featured the first all-female crew to officiate high school football in the state. The on-field crew consisted of Adrienne Barnes, Sarah Fleming, Sherri Vaughans, Chandra Adams, Felicia Davis, Alona Alexander and Dominique Sutton. Clock operators were Constance Clark and Phylicia Cotten. …

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Sarah Thomas to be 1st female to officiate at Super Bowl

See story, photos by The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Thomas will cap her sixth NFL season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL history. Thomas, a down judge, is part of the officiating crew announced Tuesday by the NFL. She is a …

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Former MHSAA official working College Football Playoff National Championship game

Fulton Carson began his officiating career 25 years ago at an MHSAA junior high football game in Vicksburg. January 11th in South Florida, Mr. Carson gets rewarded for his two and half decades of devotion and excellence by working the University of Alabama-Ohio State University showdown for the College Football …

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Former MHSAA umpire to work in 2019 World Series

Lance Barksdale of Mississippi has reached the pinnacle for a Major League Baseball umpire. Mr. Barksdale is scheduled to work his first World Series beginning tonight, when the Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals is Game 1. He is one of seven umpires who will be on the field for …

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Mississippi officials attend conference

Officials from around the state attended Officiate Mississippi Day on Saturday at the Muse Center in Pearl. The conference included guest speakers Paul Guillie, Coordinator of Umpires for the SEC; Mark Dribelbis, Supervisor of Officials for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association; and multiple breakout sessions for football, basketball, …

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MHSAA to host Officiate Mississippi Day

What: MHSAA’s Second Annual “Officiate Mississippi” Workshop and Seminar When: July 20, 2019 Where: Clyde Muse Center, Pearl MS   The Mississippi High School Activities Association is sponsoring its second annual “Officiate Mississippi Day” this Saturday, July 20th at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl MS.   This workshop and seminar is being conducted to …

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