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BASKETBALL — For your information: The Leader reported about this a while back but with high school basketball fast approaching, it is worth another mention at this point. A junior high/high school rule change for the 2023-24 season says “Beginning in the 2023-24 season: Fouls, no more 1-and-1 free throws; bonus will always be two shots; bonus begins at five team fouls. Team fouls reset each quarter, scoreboard will show a maximum of five fouls per quarter. This rule change comes from the National Federation of High Schools. It will take some getting used to but please be patient with officials and scoreboard operators.”

The 2023-24 Scobey girls’ and boys’ teams are scheduled to experience the new rule in just over three weeks when opening the season at the Miles City Tournament, where the Spartans play the Harlowton Engineers on Friday and the Garfield County (Jordan...