Officials

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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MHSAA umpire calls WCWS games

Longtime MHSAA official Emerus Addison reached one of the pinnacles of the profession recently, when he was among a select few umpires chosen for the Women’s College World Series. Mr. Addison called five games in the NCAA Division Softball Championships at Oklahoma City, including in the final best-of-three series between …

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2019 Officials Clinics

Football Northwest Assoc. July 13th Basketball Gulf Coast Assoc. May 31-June 1 Northwest Assoc. June 10-13 Delta Assoc. June 11-12 Mid-MS Assoc. June 13-15 Southwest Assoc. June 17-18

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Brad Locke: Officiating is hard, thankless

Brad Locke is senior sports writer for the Daily Journal in Tupelo. His column appeared in the Daily Journal on January 25, 2019 and can be read online here. By Brad Locke I found it funny that on Sunday, the day my stories about basketball officiating ran in the Journal, …

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Berating game officials harmful to high school athletics

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes …

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Recruitment, retention of new officials remains a priority

Nearly 500 officials around the country recently attended the 36thannual “Say Yes to Officiating” summit in New Orleans. MHSAA assistant director Robert Holloway was among those at the event, which was administered by the National Association of Sports Officials. “Recruit, retain, support and celebrate officials — that was the theme …

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