March 30, 2023
High School Sports

Finding enough basketball officials is a challenge

Basketball officials must wear masks when officiating games. Here, an official chats with Stillman Valley's David Wilhite during a game with Forreston.
Don Cook signals during a Big Northern Conference basketball game in 2015. Cook retired as a basketball official after the 2015 season, but is still in charge of assigning officials to games for the Big Northern Conference – a job that has been made much harder by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Basketball officials must wear masks when officiating games. Here, an official chats with Stillman Valley's David Wilhite during a game with Forreston.