News & Announcements

Get the latest news and announcements in high school sports news, including UIL updates and more.
May 12, 2022

WICHITA FALLS AREA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CHAPTER RETURNING TO TASO

The Wichita Falls Area Basketball Association (WFABOA) will return as a TASO Basketball Chapter starting in the 2022‑2023 season. “The ...
May 9, 2022

FROM REFUGEE TO NFL: TASO MEMBER MAKES HISTORY AS LEAGUE’S FIRST ASIAN-AMERICAN OFFICIAL

by Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY The story of Lo van Pham begins three or four years before he is born. ...
May 5, 2022

OFFICIATING IN HISTORY: NOLAN RYAN’S 7TH NO-HITTER – MAY 1, 1991

Texas Rangers’ pitcher Nolan Ryan felt every one of his 44 years early in the evening of May 1, 1991. ...
May 4, 2022

TASO SOFTBALL TYLER LONE STAR CHAPTER AWARDS 26 SCHOLARSHIPS

For twenty‑six years the Tyler Lone Star Softball Umpire Chapter has hosted a softball tournament during the last week of ...
April 28, 2022

KELLY DINE COVERS ALL THE BASES

By John Torsiello from Referee The year 2020 was, well, not a great one for many people. But at least ...
April 28, 2022

REDUCE OFFICIATING STRESS AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

by Referee Officials are quitting at record rates and many veteran officials have testified sportsmanship has become much worse over ...
March 15, 2022

UIL WATER POLO DISTRICT ALIGNMENT

The UIL has released the initial District alignments for the inaugural UIL Water Polo season.  There may be slight revisions ...
March 15, 2022

WHAT THE BEST OFFICIALS KEEP DOING

You received the plum assignment, playoff game or bowl game you’ve always wanted. If your group has a scoring system, ...
March 15, 2022

UIL BASKETBALL REGIONAL AND STATE TOURNAMENTS

Congratulations to these TASO members selected to officiate the 2022 UIL Regional and State Basketball Tournaments:   GIRLS REGIONAL TOURNAMENT ...
March 15, 2022

TAPPS WINTER SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to these TASO Soccer members selected to officials the 2022 TAPPS Soccer State Championships: From left to right: Matthew ...
March 4, 2022

COASTAL BEND CHAPTERS CELEBRATE AND RECRUIT OFFICIALS

Corpus Christi – The shortage of officials in every sport have taken a toll on existing officials. Many have worked ...
February 23, 2022

RELAXED HAIR ADORNMENT, UNIFORM RULES AMONG CHANGES FOR HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL IN 2022-23

Hair adornments such as beads are now legal in high school volleyball as long as they are securely fastened and ...
February 17, 2022

BASEBALL EXAM TO CLOSE FEBRUARY 21

Per the TASO Baseball Operating Procedures, the TASO Baseball test will be closed on the UIL “First day for playing inter‑school ...
February 17, 2022

BATTLE THROUGH A TOUGH START

Anyone who has officiated any sport at any level has had games in which things didn’t go as planned. What ...
January 28, 2022

CREW HARMONY LEADS TO BETTER GAMES & MORE FUN

When any game assignment arrives, all sorts of questions usually race through an official’s mind. Who’s playing and where is ...
January 14, 2022

UIL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to these TASO Football Officials selected to officiate in the UIL State Championships:   1A D1 SOUTH PLAINS 4A ...
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