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Keystone Volleyball Chapter welcoming new officials

H.S. digest

The high school girls volleyball season recently finished, but the Keystone Chapter of Volleyball Officials is already focused on the 2022 season.

The Keystone Chapter is encouraging former volleyball players and those with volleyball backgrounds to become PIAA officials.

The Keystone Chapter, which officiates matches in Blair and Centre counties, is offering PIAA test preparation and training with experienced officials before the start of the 2022 season.

“Becoming a volleyball official is a great way to stay involved in our sport, but not make a huge time commitment,” Keystone Chapter of Officials president Tim Rough said. “We offer flexible scheduling — you can work once a week or four times a week — and training support for prospective officials.”

PIAA volleyball officials in the Keystone Chapter can earn anywhere from $60 to $100 or more a night depending on the school and the number of matches worked (junior high, JV and varsity).

“You aren’t going to get rich officiating, but this is a perfect job for a college student or a volleyball enthusiast who wants to make some extra money,” Rough said.

The PIAA has relaxed the meeting requirements from six to four meetings per year and there are options to attend zoom meetings.

“By starting our campaign to welcome to new PIAA officials to our chapter, we have nine months to train officials instead of a normal two week preseason window,” Rough said.

For more information, contact Rough via email at keystonevbrefs@gmail.com or visit the PIAA website for more information on becoming an official (www.piaa.org/officials/become).

BC triumphs

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll Catholic High School rifle team opened the season with a 1,238-1,222 win over Forest Hills on Tuesday.

Emily Bennett shot a career-best 279-6 for the Huskies.

BISHOP CARROLL (1,238): Bennett 279-6, Smith 258-2, Golden 251-2.

JV: Forest Hills, 247-241.

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