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 MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 MEETING  
PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT II

 

Frank Majikes, Chairman      Tom Jenkins, Vice Chairman       Mike Ognosky, Secretary           Frank Victor, Treasurer

Wilkes Barre Area C & TC    Wayne Highlands SD                    Montrose Area School Dist        RR 2 Box P3 D - 11

P. O. Box 1699                       474 Grove Street                          80 High School Road                   Hazleton, Pa.  18201

Wilkes Barre, Pa.  18705        Honesdale, Pa.  18431                  Montrose, Pa.  18801                   570-459-3118

570-822-4131                         570-253-4661                               570-278-6298                                

 

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 MEETING

@ SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

 

Meeting was convened at 4:15 p.m. by Chairman Majikes

 

ITEM 1           Chairman Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m. 

                        Absent, but accounted for:  Donald Kanavy, James Marcks, Mike Costanza

                        Consultant Present:  Jim Sabatini, Marty Lawler

 

ITEM 2           Chairman Majikes distributed written information provided by the member schools for today’s hearings and provided committee members time to review the material.

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                        At 4:35 p.m. the Committee held a hearing regarding a request for eligibility for a student from Berwick High School.  The hearing was moved into a closed session at the request of the Berwick High School Administration.  At 5:20 p.m. the Committee returned to public session from the closed hearing and the deliberation that followed.

 

                        A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Pat Patte, to deny the eligibility request in accordance with Article 1, Age, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes   

 

ITEM 3           A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the minutes of the August 18, 2010 meeting with the corrections presented.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 4           Frank Victor, District II Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’s Report.  As of September 15, 2010 the district has a balance of $90,827.79.  The District began the 2010-2011 fiscal year with a balance of $87,835.95.

 

                        A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 5           At 5:38 p.m. the District Committee began an eligibility hearing

regarding the transfer of a student from Forest City Regional to Carbondale Area.  The Forest City Administration has refused to

sign the Principal-to-Principal sign off contesting that the transfer

is athletically motivated.  The Carbondale Administration has

requested that the District II Committee conduct an eligibility

hearing on the matter.

 

The hearing was moved into a closed session at the request of the administration of both Forest City Regional and Carbondale Area.  At 6:40 p.m. the Committee returned to public session from the closed hearing and the deliberation that followed.

 

A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Frank Galicki, to deny the eligibility request in accordance with Article VI, Section 3, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes  (Let the record show that District II Committee Member Joseph Farrell did not participate in the deliberation or the vote on this matter).

 

ITEM 6           Bill King, Cross Country Chairperson, reviewed the formats for both the

                        Junior High and Varsity Cross Country Championships.  He noted the

                        change in venue of the Varsity Championships from Scranton Municipal

                        Golf Course to Elk Lake Junior-Senior High School.

 

                        A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Bill Schoen, to accept

                        the formats as presented.  All Ayes   

 

ITEM 7           Chairman Majikes updated the committee on District X’s proposal that all

                        PIAA Championships include a representative from the East and the West.

 

ITEM 8           The following eligibility requests were acted upon by the District II Committee:

                       

A.)  A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Marquill Eggleston, Martinsville (Virginia) to North Pocono, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

B.)  A motion was made by Jeff Gregory, seconded by Bill King, to approve the immediate eligibility of Elizabeth Eaton, Wyoming Area to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

C.)  A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the immediate eligibility of William Morrow, Wyoming Valley West to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

D.)  A motion was made by Vito Quaglia, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Daniel Bormes, Scranton Prep to Holy Cross, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

E.)   A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Joe Farrell, to approve the immediate eligibility of Jacob Brominski, Lake-Lehman to Wyoming Valley West, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

F.)   A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve the immediate eligibility of Ricardo Carrion, Carbondale Area to Wyoming Valley West, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

G.)  A motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the immediate eligibility of Dylan Evans, Hanover Area to Meyers, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

H.)  A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Bill King, to approve the immediate eligibility of Allan Herring, Wyoming Valley West to Meyers, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

I.)     A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve the immediate eligibility of Casey Moran, GAR to Meyers, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

J.)     A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the immediate eligibility of Karlon Quiller, Scranton Prep to Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

K.)  A motion was made by Frank Victor, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Casey Reed, Holy Cross to Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

L.)   A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the immediate eligibility of Daniel Stuckart, Scranton Prep to Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

M.)  A motion was made by Joe Farrell, seconded by Bill King, to approve the immediate eligibility of Zackery Thiede, Hanover Area to Coughlin, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.  All Ayes

                       

ITEM 9           A.) A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to

approve the eligibility of Jesper Bjorkman, Sweden to Meyers, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students.  All Ayes

B.)    A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Vito Quaglia, to approve the eligibility of Evrard Nolet de Brauwere, Belgium to Wallenpaupack, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students.  All Ayes

C.)    A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Joe Farrell, to approve the eligibility of Josh McGillicuddy, Australia to Meyers, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students.  All Ayes

D.)    A motion was made by Gerald Grimaud, seconded by Frank Victor, to approve the eligibility of Carmen Giralt, Spain to Honesdale, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 10         Chairman Majikes informed the committee that the applications for PIAA

                        membership submitted by MMI (Junior High) and Triboro Christian

                        Academy (Senior High) have been approved at the state level and both

                        have PIAA membership beginning with the 2010-2011 year.

 

ITEM 11         Chairman Majikes informed the committee that Old Forge has supplied

additional information as requested following the August 18, 2010 hearing and that information will be reviewed for a vote at the October meeting.

 

ITEM 12         Chairman Majikes informed the committee that member schools Carbondale Area and Blue Ridge had self reported an out of season rules and regulations violation as they scheduled and participated in a Boys’ Varsity Soccer game on Thursday, September 2, 2010 – one day prior to the PIAA official play date of September 3, 2010 for boys’ soccer.  Chairman Majikes excused Committee Member Joseph Farrell (Carbondale Area Principal) from the room and distributed all of the information collected from Blue Ridge and Carbondale regarding the scheduling and playing of the game.  Following discussion, a motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Frank Galicki, that both schools would forfeit the contest with no further sanctions given to either school.  Furthermore, both schools will report back to the Committee as to the internal remedies taken to ensure that there will be no further incidents of this nature.  14 Ayes, 1 Nay (Let the record show that Committee Member Joseph Farrell did not participate in the deliberation or vote on this issue).

 

ITEM 13         Mike Ognosky reviewed with the committee members the current Positive Coaching Alliance initiative.  The PCA website link on our website has proven to be very popular.  Also, as part of the membership in PCA the District II Committee will hold workshops in November and March for Athletic Directors, Principals, Coaches, Students and Parents.  Information on those dates will be released shortly and will be placed on the webpage.  Mike also shared a recent editorial article in the Scranton Times discussing the PCA initiative and praising the district for their efforts in supporting the continued improvement of athletics in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

 

ITEM 14         Volleyball Chairperson Maureen Williams reviewed the proposed format for the upcoming Girls’ Volleyball Championships.  Following discussion, a motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Bill King, to approve the format as presented with the exception that the A and AAA tournaments will include at least 4 member schools should less than 4 have the necessary .500 league records.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 15         Chairman Majikes informed committee members that there will be an

Eligibility hearing scheduled next Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the

Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technology Center in a matter regarding

GAR High School and Meyers High School.

 

ITEM 16         Chairman Majikes presented a letter to the committee from the American Cancer Society informing District II that they have been recognized for providing outstanding cooperation in working with the American Cancer Society in their campaign activities.

 

ITEM 17         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Joe Farrell, to adjourn the meeting.  All Ayes

 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

 

NEXT MEETING - OCTOBER 20, 2010 - 4:15 PMWilkes-Barre Area Career & Technology Center.

 

 

 

Submitted by

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky, District II Secretary


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