ITEM 1Chairman Majikes called the meeting to
accounted for:Jim Marcks,
Tom Jenkins, Phil Cappellini and Don Kanavy
District II Solicitor Don Rogers
ITEM 2Chairman Majikes
welcomed the two newest members to the District II Committee to their first
meeting, Berwick Senior High School Principal Rich Walton
and Wilkes-Barre GAR Junior-Senior High School Principal Dino Galella.
ITEM 3A motion
was made by Ray Lowery, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2006 meeting.All
ITEM 4Frank Victor, District II Treasurer,
indicated that he is currently in the process of receiving and accounting for
all of the various game reports for the Fall Championships and will submit a
complete and updated report of all accounts at the next meeting.
Majikes reported on a number of items from the State Office including:
üGovernor Rendell’s initiative to improve
sportsmanship.Montrose and DelawareValley are District II schools that
have been selected to take part in the initiative.Scranton
is also a third district being considered as well.
üA letter received from the state office
regarding the classification of private schools.
üArticles from Philadelphia
newspapers discussing the possibility of the Philadelphia Catholic schools
entering the PIAA.Philadelphia Catholic
schools would not be eligible for entry into the PIAA until the next two year
cycle beginning in 2008-2009.
ITEM 6Chairman Majikes provided committee
members with an update on the recent District II news conference announcing the
distribution of Drug and Alcohol materials to all member schools provided by
Carmen Ambrosio.Chairman Majikes thanked all member schools that attended.
AT THE DISTRICT II COMMITTEE ADJOURNED TO A CLOSED
SESSION TO CONDUCT AN ELIGIBILITY HEARING ON A STUDENT-ATHLETE FROM WEST SIDEAREATECHNICALSCHOOL,
COMMITTEE RETURNED FROM
THE CLOSED HEARING AT
ITEM 7A motion
was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Tony Rusnak, to deny the eligibility
request for Christopher Dermody, in accordance with
Article VIII of the PIAA By-Laws, Period of Participation.All Ayes (Frank Galicki,
Ray Lowery, Ton Finan and Bill King abstained)
ITEM 8Chairman Majikes reviewed a letter received
from Tom Williams detailing his work with Bill Hilburt
over the past six years on the District II Wrestling Championships.With Bill retiring after this year, Tom has
offered his services as the meet director for the championships to work hand in
hand with the District Wrestling Co-Chairs, Jim Marcks
and Rich Walton.Following a brief discussion, a motion was
made by Ross Scarantino, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve TomWilliams
in the role as Meet Director for the District II Wrestling Championships.All Ayes
ITEM 9SPORTS REPORTS
a.)Cross Country (Bill King):Bill reported on the recently held
championships and reported that everything went quite well.The intention was to have two chips per
runner, but a race day snafu resulted in a single chip per runner for this
year.Bill also reported he will be in
attendance at the PIAA Cross Country steering committee meeting on December 20th.
b.)Field Hockey (Tom Finan):Tom reported that Wyoming Seminary is still
active and preparing for the PIAA AA State Championship game on Saturday.There was also a discussion regarding better
communication with Soccer officials regarding the availability of the
Lake-Lehman facility for first round of state action.
c.)Football (Tom Jenkins):In Tom’s absence, Chairman Majikes updated the committee on this week’s
activity surrounding the AbingtonHeights
home game situation.Frank shared with
the committee newspaper articles from the Scranton Times as well as
communications between AbingtonHeights
administration and Tom.
d.)Golf (Tony Rusnak):Tony discussed communication received from Montrose regarding a proposed
change in the District Team Championship and the addition of more teams in the
event.The Committee will take the
request under consideration.
e.)Soccer (Ray Lowery):Ray offered a report on the very successful district soccer tournament
and praised Mt.View
on their efforts in reaching the PIAA Semifinal.
f.)Volleyball (Maureen Williams):Maureen presented the financial report for
the Volleyball tournament and thanked Delores Dalickas,
Jim Higgins, Denise Reddon, Charlie Turco, Sandy MacKay and Joe Papi
for their assistance as site managers.
g.)Wrestling (Jim Marcks):Chairman Majikes announced the addition of Rich
Walton as a Co-Chair in Wrestling.
h.)Softball (Dino Galella):Chairman Majikes announced the appointment of
Dino Galella as the Softball Chairperson.
i.)Finally, Basketball, Swimming and Wrestling will all be
holding meetings to establish procedures for the District Championships to be
held during the winter sports’ season.
ITEM 10A motion was
made by Tony Rusnak, seconded by Ross Scarantino, to
approve the eligibility of Christina Flaherty, Bishop Hoban
to Hanover Area, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and
Recruiting, Section 2, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes
a.)Jim Higgins updated the committee on the
recent developments regarding the Catholic schools in District II.Public announcements have been held by the
Dioceses of Scranton stating that Bishop Hafey, BishopHoban,
Bishop O’Reilly and Seton Catholic will be combined forming one CatholicHigh School for the 2007-2008 school year.Also, Bishop Hannan
and Bishop O’Hara will be combined in LackawannaCounty forming one CatholicHigh School for the 2007-2008 year.
motion was made by Danielle DiPietro,
seconded by Joe Lalli, to adjourn the meeting.All
Meeting was adjourned at
REMINDER, THE NEXT
MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3rd.
THERE WILL ALSO BE
A BUSINESS MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH AT AT WILKES-BARRE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOL