Matter with official addressed


For those who attended the Thursday, Feb. 20, Knoxville High School varsity boys’ basketball game, some shocking behavior from an official was observed.

Reports indicate that official Josh Baxter yelled at KHS players and even threw a ball to the back of one during the Panthers’ game against Fairfield.

The Tribune reached out to Knoxville Activities Director Ryan Paulsen, asking if the district was taking up Baxter’s actions with the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

“The matter has been addressed,” Paulsen said.

The Panthers are set to begin the playoffs tonight (Monday, Feb. 24) against Grinnell at Pella High School at 6:30 p.m.