Several factors affecting soccer referee shortage
West Ranch players look on as soccer official Robert Hector calls for the ball to be thrown in from the sidelines. Dan Watson/The Signal

Several factors affecting soccer referee shortage

There’s an issue that has been bubbling up for a few years in the world of Santa Clarita Valley soccer that finally hit a breaking point this year, and it…

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Female prep football referee continues to earn her stripes
Karina Tovar began officiating football six years ago and doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. Courtesy photo

Female prep football referee continues to earn her stripes

On a mid-September evening, a referee tosses a flag during a football game between Valencia and Bakersfield. The gesture is met with anxiety and frustration from someone seated in the…

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