Galion Area Sports Briefs

OHSAA volleyball officiating class in Galion

GALION — Are you thinking about becoming a volleyball official? If you love the game of volleyball and are looking to earn some extra spending money, this is one wayto do it.

An Ohio High School Athleti Association volleyball officiating class will start the last week of July at Galion Public Library. The classes are being hosted by the Mansfield Volleyball Association and will be held on various days.

For more information, and to register for the class, visit

Meeting set for high school sports broadcasters

COLUMBUS — Broadcasters involved with high school sports in Ohio are invited to a gathering on Aug. 17 hosted jointly by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at the OHSAA offices in Columbus.

Radio, television and online broadcasters are invited. There is no fee to attend the meeting and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Discussion items will include current topics and updates in high school broadcasting, a question and answer session with OHSAA administrators and comments from WBNS radio’s Paul Keels.

“Radio and television stations around the state provide extensive coverage of their local high school sports teams,” said Christine Merritt, OAB president. “We appreciate our long-standing relationship with OHSAA and look forward to bringing together a group of our members to share ideas and discuss the challenges and opportunities of broadcasting high school sports.”

RSVP to Tim Stried, OHSAA Director of Communications, at [email protected]

“At one time there was an organized sports broadcasters group that met during the OHSAA boys basketball state tournament,” Dave Gray, OHSAA Interim Commissioner, said. “During the August broadcasters meeting, we would like to explore whether there is interest in forming a group like that again to promote and strengthen high school sports broadcasting.”

A similar collaborative effort with the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association was initiated in 2011. The OPSWA has now grown to 149 members and includes annual activities including a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, writing and photography contests and a statewide update meeting at the OHSAA.
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