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State B Refs: Busy But Happy

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SPOKANE, Wash. - There are 32 teams playing 44 games on two courts over the next couple days at the Annual WIAA Hardwood Classic State Basketball Tournament in Spokane, and that is a tall task for the referees.

Fortunately, there is a great group of refs keeping everything under control and running smoothly.

There are 26 refereeing associations throughout the state of Washington represented at three high school tournaments right now: the 3A-4A in Tacoma, the 1A-2A in Yakima, and the 1B-2B in Spokane.

Each of the refs works two games a day for a total of six games for the whole tournament.

We talked with Todd Stordah, the Commissioner for the Washington Officials Association, who told us that being a referee is a tough job, but it's also a lot of fun.

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