If they weren't wearing the striped shirts of IHSA basketball officals, there is a good chance you wouldn't notice Nick Cladis and Bob Horvath—even in the heat of March Madness.
The two men call the game, but let the players enjoy the spotlight.
Both have been selected to work in the Class 3A/4A boys basketball state finals March 15-16 at Peoria's Civic Center. The two share the distinction of becoming the first two Joliet Basketball Officials Association members to work the state finals at the same time, according to the JBO.
Cladis, a Joliet resident, also will be working the Class 3A supersectional on Tuesday, March 12, at Joliet Central. Horvath, a resident of Manhattan, will be calling the action in the Class 3A supersectional Tuesday, March 12, at Hoffman Estates.
You can follow all of the action on the IHSA's official website.