The Central Oregon Baseball Officials Association has been selected association of the year for the 2018-19 school year by the ­Oregon School Activities Association and the Oregon Athletic Officials Association.

According to Debi Hanson, OAOA associate executive director, nomination criteria for the award included an officiating association’s recruitment, retention and education/training of officials, along with professionalism and innovation.

Veteran official Tad Cockerill is commissioner of the Central Oregon association.

Another Central Oregonian among the annual OSAA/OAOA award recipients for 2018-19 was Marko Alexander of the Central Oregon Soccer Officials Association, who was chosen soccer official of the year.

— Bulletin staff report

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