ITEM 1Chairman Majikes called the meeting
to order at
ITEM 2Absent but
accounted for: Joe Lalli, Ross
Scarantino, Jim Marcks,
Frank Galicki, Bill
King and Vito Quaglia
A motion was made by Tom
Jenkins, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the minutes of the April 15, 2009 Meeting.All
motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve the
minutes of the April 22,
2009 Annual Business Meeting.All Ayes
ITEM 4District II Treasurer, Frank Victor,
presented the Treasurer’s Report.He
reported that there were no changes in the budget from the presentation at the
April Business Meeting.Spring sports’
reports will begin to come in shortly and a final budget presentation will be
forthcoming at the next meeting.
ITEM 5Winter Sports Workshops Reports:
§Basketball (Frank Victor):Frank reported that the format for the
play-in games in the State Basketball Tournament will remain the same for
2009-2010, the second year in the two year cycle.All District II teams will be the visiting
team and travel.Frank also reported
that many districts in the state are now following the state format of boys’
and girls’ games in different classifications on the same night.District II is one of the last districts to
play boys and girls on different nights in the district playoffs.
§Swimming (Jim Higgins):Jim reported that there were no major
developments as a result of the winter sports’ workshop.
§Wrestling (Jay Starnes):Jay reported that the seeding for the state
tournament will be conducted after the regional competition is completed.In the past, District III
has not been in a regional competition and was able to scout their state
opponents on the following weekend.They
will be unable to do so with this change in seeding practices.
Tennis (Mike Ognosky):A change in the
District team competition format will be put in place for both boys’ and girls’
tennis in the next competition cycle in 2010-2012.There will be 8 teams involved in the
district team championships.Next year’s
format will be the last of the 4 team formats.
(Danielle Adams):A discussion was held
regarding a number of concerns regarding both the Junior High and Varsity
District Championship formats.The Track
Committee will investigate the possibility of conducting the Junior High
Championships at an alternative site to Hanover Area and will also investigate
the potential for changing the current scheduling format of the Varsity
competition and eliminate the number of off days during the week.A recommendation will be forthcoming from the
Track Committee on both of these subjects.Danielle also presented the financial report from the recently conducted
championships showing receipts of $10,215 for the Junior High meet and $14,303
from the AA and AAA Varsity meets, for a total of $24,518.
Volleyball (Maureen Williams):Maureen
reviewed the format for the Boys’ Volleyball tournament and the scheduling
adjustments that were required this year due to conflicts in the time and day
for some member schools.
Soccer (Vito Quaglia):The District Championships are underway and
moving along smoothly.
schools involved in Lacrosse had a very successful competitive season.
District Championships are currently underway.Again, scheduling has been a troubling area as schools have worked out
potential conflicts in school activities, etc.Frank announced that PNC
Field is not available for the championship games due to repair work on the
District Championships are currently underway.The committee is currently working on sites for their championship
(Ray Lowery):The format for the
District Championships in the Fall of 2009 were
presented to the Committee. The District
II Individual Golf Championships will be held on Monday, October 5, 2009 at Elmhurst Country Club; the Team Championships will be held on Friday, October 9, 2009 at Fox Hill Country Club.
ITEM 7Chairman Majikes reviewed the schedule of the Spring State Sports’
Workshops to be held at the PIAA Offices on Wednesday-Friday, June 17-19th.
Wednesday, June 17thParents
Thursday, June 18thTennis
Baseball and Softball
Wednesday, June 19thOfficials’
ITEM 8Chairman Majikes reviewed correspondence he has received from
Tunkhannock requesting that the District II Committee hold a meeting to discuss
concerns that Tunkhannock has in regard to its athletic relations with Pittston
Area.Chairman Majikes will contact the Tunkhannock principal and
report back to the committee.
Majikes announced the appointment of Richard Orlowski as the new School Board Representative on the
District II Committee as named by the Pennsylvania School Boards’
Association.Richard will assume his
duties as of July 1, 2009.The
Committee presented a gift and much thanks to Ray Lowery for his years of
service to the District II Committee as the School Board Representative.
Majikes reviewed a request for the submission of revised
enrollment figures by District II member school, WesternWayneHigh School, for the 2009-2010 school year,
that would change their classification in both Football and Boys’ Track from
AAA to AA.The school had made an error
in the calculation of their enrollment figures.A motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Tom Jenkins, to approve
the request as submitted.All Ayes
This matter will now be presented to the PIAA
State Committee for final action.
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