BDHS Fieldhouse Exceeds Latest WIAA Shot Clock Regulations

(Beaver Dam) Officials at the Beaver Dam High School say purchasing backboard shot clocks was not a waste of money despite a recent WIAA ruling. Last June, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association brought forth a mandate requiring a 35-second shot clock for boys and girls basketball. School Superintendent Mark DiStefano says the timing worked perfectly because the district was in the midst of reconstructing their facility as part of a $49-million dollar referendum approved by voters in 2016. In December that mandate was voted down. DiStefano says the backboard shot clocks have a variety of uses despite no longer using them for their intended purpose. He says they could be used in a physical education class for timing and basketball practices. DiStefano says the new facility also includes a court with a shaded out collegiate three-point line which makes the fieldhouse a potential landing spot for summer tournaments. DiStefano says implementation of a shot clock could return in the future and  “which in any case the Beaver Dam High School would be good to go.”