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    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15:
    NBA: Former Farmington Knights Natalie Sago is among five officials who were promoted today by the NBA to full-time status, making them the fourth and fifth women in league history to have that designation. They join former league refs Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner and current official Lauren Holtkamp as women to get formally hired. Sago has worked five NBA games this season — three regular season, two preseason. That was enough to confirm what McCutchen and other league officials have known for some time. “It’s been unreal, really,” said Sago, whose father has been a referee for more than 30 years. “It’s just been a very fast path for my officiating career and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’ve had great role models, Lauren being one, and other NBA referees at these camps who kept saying, `You’ve got something.’ And all of a sudden, bam, I got the phone call and it’s such an honor.”
    Sago got the call from NBA senior vice president and head of referee operations Michelle Johnson as her flight from one G League game to another earlier this month was taking off. She had to wait nearly two hours before she could call her father to give the news. Her rise was also rapid: She got spotted at a Division III game in St. Louis — a Sunday afternoon game before about 15 fans — about three years ago and invited to an NBA camp. “It’s very unique, how quickly it’s happened,” Sago said.

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12:
    SOC: Farmington’s Bryce Sancegraw is our Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy “Athlete of the Week” for Nov. 5-10. Sancegraw registered a hat-trick in the Sectional win over Windsor that sent the Knights to the State Quarterfinals. Sancegraw ends his Farmington career with 153 goals, good for third all-time in state history

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10:
    SOC: The Farmington Knights see their season come to an end as the Webster Groves Statesmen blank the Knights in the State Quarterfinals. Owen Culver scored a pair of goals as the Statemen reach the Final Four for the first time since 2015. The Knights finish the season at 17-4