Monday, December 11th

Ten seconds are counting down on the clock and the team pushes the ball underneath the basket and gets the shot off just in the nick of time before the buzzer goes off.

But wait, the referees do not agree so they have to go to you to decide the game.

Cody Arnold, the long-time clock operator for Black River Falls athletics, has had to make this call.

Arnold can remember the call like it was yesterday. Westby was playing at Black River Falls and the Coulee Conference boys’ basketball title was on the line.

“It was a packed house all night and it was a close game through the entire ball game,” Arnold said.

“About 10 seconds left to go, Westby was down towards the far west end of the gymnasium.