Interested in becoming a certified basketball official?

If that is the case, International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Board 111 will offer virtual classes that begin on Sunday, Oct. 4.

The cost of the course is $50, which includes virtual course of study, rule book, mechanic manual and electronic workbook materials.

If interested, contact Wayne Prescott via email at or phone 207-341-1595.

Prescott said "becoming a sports official is a great way to stay connected to a game you love, and allows you to get paid while you exercise. So our student-athletes can continue to have positive experiences through athletics please consider becoming a basketball referee."

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at or by phone at 594-4401.