• Officials endure many of the same challenges as players

    WASHINGTON — At best, they’re invisible. At worst, they draw the ire of fan bases, have unimaginable insults and even death threats levied at them. And yet, sports officials put themselves in harm’s way, often…

  • Ref’s mom: Teen wasn’t aggressor in argument with Young

    The 17-year-old youth basketball referee who got into an argument with Frederick County Commissioners President Blaine Young rebuts some of the county official\’s claims, his mother said Wednesday Stacy Allwein said her son, Michael, was not the aggressor in the Jan 5 dispute, and the New Life Christian School senior reacted only after Young, 41, made an obscene comment.