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Hey Mom and Dad, take it down a notch

WIAA worried about referee shortage


January 24, 2019

Mary Langenfeld

The WIAA is asking spectators to cheer hard for their teams without lambasting referees in the process.

Editor's Note: The following is an opinion piece from the WIAA.

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Wisconsin, 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 to verbally criticizing game officials or coaches, cool it.

Make no mistake about it. Your passion is admired, and your support of the hometown team is needed. But so is your self-control.

Yelling, screaming and berating the offic...

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