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Old Thu Dec 02, 2004, 11:21pm
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Had two middle school games at a HS tonight. The scorer's table was on a platform about 41/2ft. off the floor. Has anyone else seen this? I really didn't like it. I was a lot harder to communicate with the table crew and we had clock and arrow problems all night long. The only reason I can think of for it being this way was they had storage under the platform.
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Old Thu Dec 02, 2004, 11:26pm
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Yep, seen it several times. I've seen two on top of a stage next to the sides behind the rows of chairs for coaches and players. You just have to go with what they've got even when you don't like it.
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Old Thu Dec 02, 2004, 11:27pm
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Had two middle school games at a HS tonight. The scorer's table was on a platform about 41/2ft. off the floor. Has anyone else seen this? I really didn't like it. I was a lot harder to communicate with the table crew and we had clock and arrow problems all night long. The only reason I can think of for it being this way was they had storage under the platform.

You live a very sheltered life. Here in the Midwest, there are many jr. H.S.'s in the rural areas that were originally H.S.'s that were built at WPA projects during the depression. There is stage on one side of the court and the seats on the other side of the court. The courts are only about 70 feet long and only about 40 feet wide. The benches and scorer's table are on the stage.

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Have this problem at our local Jr. High. The scorers table is on top of the stage which overviews the whole gym. Although I don't recall ever having any problems with it, just looks a little odd. Well other than trying to get the official book to check it! So far so good (knock on wood, I have a game there next week!).

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Old Thu Dec 02, 2004, 11:58pm
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Here in the Midwest, there are many jr. H.S.'s in the rural areas that were originally H.S.'s that were built at WPA projects during the depression. MTD, Sr.
Other Mark - really, how many of those reading this board know what your reference to the depression means, let alone the WPA. It's only us grandpas who get this.
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Old Fri Dec 03, 2004, 12:04am
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Here in the Midwest, there are many jr. H.S.'s in the rural areas that were originally H.S.'s that were built at WPA projects during the depression. MTD, Sr.
Other Mark - really, how many of those reading this board know what your reference to the depression means, let alone the WPA. It's only us grandpas who get this.
Hmmm. Depression? Doesn't that sometimes indicate the need for medication?

WPA? Women's Pool Association? Or Wallyball Players' Association?

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There's one high school here where the table in on a platform that's at the level of, and only accessible from, the top row of the bleachers---a good 8 feet off the ground.

I always try to make my partner go check the book when I end up there...

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Old Fri Dec 03, 2004, 09:09am
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Here in the Midwest, there are many jr. H.S.'s in the rural areas that were originally H.S.'s that were built at WPA projects during the depression. MTD, Sr.
Other Mark - really, how many of those reading this board know what your reference to the depression means, let alone the WPA. It's only us grandpas who get this.

WPA was the acroynmn for Works Progress Administration and it was on of FDR's New Deal Programs during the Great Depression. I hope that I do not have to explain FDR, New Deal, Great Depression, and Greatest Generations to everybody. But I would hope that everybody studied US history in H.S.

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Old Fri Dec 03, 2004, 04:21pm
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The Junior College I do game stats at, the campus with the gym used to be an old All-Girls school. The gym is on the second floor, with the locker rooms slightly below gym-floor level and the stands (eith room for maybe 130-150 people) are above the locker rooms. As a result, the scorers table is about 8 feet off the court. And with the close quarters, I've had to work games with avid (and sometimes rabid ) fans only a couple feet away.

We haven't had too many problems since officials know they have to look up for eye contact with the game crew, but one particular game, the visiting team coach was complaining that we were intentionally ignoring his subs (Gee, if they don't let us know they are down there, we can't buzz them in). So for the next game, I taped a sign on the wall to remind subs that per rule, they are required to give their number to the scorer (and thus get our attention).

Supposedly, there are plans to construct a new gym, but with recent budget cuts and crunches, I think that may be on hold for the forseeable future.
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