Fifty-Year Service Awards
Bob Colgan (center) - 50 Years of Wrestling
with Randy Cathcart(L) and Peter Grecco
Charles "Chuck" Amendola - 50 Years Swimming & Diving
(Left to Right) Kevin Doverspike (Male Parents’ Rep.), Lee Krull, Ron
Walter, and Bonnie Wolbert (Female Officials’ Rep.)
Lee Krull - 50 Years Football, Basketball,
Ron Walter - 50 Years Basketball, Volleyball,
Tony Flint (L) and Bud Brennen with their wives
after being presented with their 50 Year
Sam Bevak (with wife) receive 50-year appreciation award. <More>
Andy Pallago, Larry Adams and Kevin Doverspike
DISTRICT IX HONORS OFFICIALS ADAMS AND PALAGGO <more>
William Howard Honored for 50 Years of Service
Bill is a native of Shinglehouse, PA (Potter County). He currently is the Athletic Director of Oswayo Valley
High School, a member of the District IX Committee, and a PIAA official of multiple sports. Recently, at the
"AAA" Track and Field Championships in Brookville, PA, Mr. Howard was presented with a plaque from
fellow committee member, Bonnie Wolbert, in honor of his 50 years of service as a PIAA official. Bill has
served as a PIAA basketball official for 50 years. At another level he is currently the District IX Rules' Interpreter
for basketball. That is not his only sport, though. Bill has also been a certified PIAA Track and Field official for 35
years and a volleyball official for 32 years.
In 1991, Mr. Howard officiated one of the PIAA Class "A" State Championship basketball games in Hershey, PA.
For the past several years Bill has been chosen as one of the officials for the State Track and Field Championships
in Shippensburg. In addition to this list of official assignments, he was also a certified basketball official in New York
State for 27 years and was an NCAA, an NAIA, and a JUCO
collegiate official for 40 years.
Well done, Bill Howard! Thank you for your many years of service and dedication surrounding the student-athletes, both past and present
Jean Petrilli, left, and her granddaughter Kristy Hanes (assistant Girls' Basketball Coach at Elk County Catholic),
right, are shown with the 50 Year Service Award presented posthumously to referee Joe Petrilli prior to the start
of the girls' varsity basketball game that was played at ECC on Thursday, March 4, 2021, vs. Kane Area High
School. Jean's late husband (Joe) served as a PIAA
official in District 9 for more than 50 years.
(Full article on Mr. Langianese HERE)