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Aug. 30, 2018 — An umpiring crisis in Vermont

Usually, this time of year, there is a story published somewhere in America indicating a critically-low number of game officials for scholastic sports.

Another story was published today in The Stowe News & Citizen about a shortage of officials in Vermont.

But the passage that struck me was this one:

After soccer, the ref deficit is worst for girls lacrosse and field hockey, [Vermont Principals’ Association Associate Director Bob] Johnson said.

That’s troubling. Especially if it becomes a nationwide trend.


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