2019 GHSA Playoffs

The GHSA has announced that all four of the 2019 State Lacrosse Championship games (Boys and Girls, 1-5A and 6-7A) will be played at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on the campus of Kennesaw State University. Read about their new hybrid turf/grass field here All games will take place on Saturday May 18, 2019 with a more »

On And Off Officials

Anyone heard the joke about the ref who should buy a ticket to the game because they were ball watching? As a fan, your natural inclination is to watch where the ball goes. It takes will power and self-discipline to overcome that habit. An official that ball watches will consistently miss fouls and violations. It more »

4 C’s of Signals: Clear, Crisp, Consistent, Confidant

Until the late 1800s, baseball umpires did not use any signals. Some historians credit William “Dummy” Hoy, a deaf player with the Washington Nationals, with introducing hand signals for balls and strikes, safe and out calls.¬† Others, credit umpire¬† Bill “The Old Arbiter” Klem, who began officiating two years after Hoy retired, with inventing hand more »