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Rob Pecora honored for excellence in basketball officiating

By Shirley Shuman

During halftime at a recent girls’ state tournament game, the National Federation of High School Athletics presented Rob Pecora with a plaque naming him NFHS Girls Basketball Official of 2020-2021. Well-known to Braxton Countians for his years of experience in the school system, Pecora has officiated for “28 to 30” years.

The former teacher and coach still officiates both girls’ and boys’ basketball. His first officiating, he explained, came after he had quit coaching. Still teaching at Flatwoods Elementary School, Pecora made an unusual move as . . .

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