Just two weeks before the high school basketball season is set to begin, a federal judge has issued a pair of major opinions in the case of a woman basketball official who says she was illegally barred from working boys’ high school varsity and JV games.

In the first opinion in Kemether v. Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn Jr. upheld a jury’s verdict of $314,000 in favor of Noreen Kemether following a trial in December 1998.

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