Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m.
but accounted for: Danielle Adams, Joe Farrell, Don Kanavy and Jay Starnes
motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Frank
Galicki, to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2010 meeting.All
Victor presented the Treasurer’s Report.As of October 20, 2010 the District II
Total Fund Balance is $88, 088.91. That includes a total of $72,157.85 in Total
Certificates of Deposit and $15,931.06 in Total Savings and Checking Accounts.
Following the completion of the report,
a motion was made by Jim Marcks, seconded by Pat
Patte, to approve the treasurer’s report as submitted.All
Majikes asked all Fall Sports’ Chairpersons to review the medal and plaques
list for the upcoming District Playoffs to ensure the correctnumber for their championships.
Majikes reviewed the report from the last PIAA State Board of Directors meeting
held on October 7th and 8th at the State Offices.Some of the discussion highlighted
·Approval of the PIAA Foundation audited
financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2010;
·First reading of amendments to Article VII,
Powers and Duties of Board of Directors and Officers; Article V, Organization
and Authority; Article I, Age; Article III, Attendance; Article VIII, Period of
Participation; and, Article XII, Athletic Relations.
·Heard 6 PIAAmemberSenior High School
appeals from PIAA District Committees’ decisions on athletic eligibility.
ITEM 6Chairman Majikes also explained that the PIAA
State Board of Directors had also accepted the PIAA Strategic Planning
Committee recommendation to survey the respective PIAA constituencies regarding
the foundation issue of enrollment classifications.Chairman Majikes will distribute the
information to schools in the Wyoming Valley Conference and Vice Chairman Tom
Jenkins will distribute the information to schools in the Lackawanna
Interscholastic Athletic Association.
PIAA Fall Sports’ Workshops will be held at the PIAA State Offices on
Thursday, December 9, 2010.Workshops are scheduled in Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer,
Field Hockey, and Football.Those
steering committees will meet throughout the day and the respective District II
Chairpersons will represent District II at those meetings.
District II Committee acted upon requests to grant eligibility to the following
foreign exchange students:
was made by Jeff Gregory, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve eligibility for
Ludwig Roth, Germany to Dallas, in accordance
with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students, International Students, and
Foreign Students.All Ayes
was made by Bill King, seconded by Tom Jenkins, to approve eligibility for Jana
Schwurz, Germany to Tunkhannock, in
accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students, International Students,
and Foreign Students.All Ayes
was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Bill King, to approve eligibility for Rodrigo Zumulla,
Tunkhannock, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students,
International Students, and Foreign Students.All
District II Committee acted upon requests to grant eligibility to the following
was made by Gerald Grimaud, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve eligibility for
Margaret Kuchinski, Riverside to Holy Cross, in accordance with
Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal to Principal sign
was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Mike Costanza, to approve eligibility for
Connor Duffy, West Scranton to Holy Cross, in
accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal to
Principal sign off.All Ayes
was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve eligibility for
Bryan Brown, Holy Redeemer to Dallas,
in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal
to Principal sign off.All Ayes
Majikes presented reports from Joseph Farrell, Principal of Carbondale Area
High School, and R. Scott Jeffery, Principal of Blue Ridge High School, on
their respective schools’ plans of action regarding the assurance that
their athletic programs will remain in compliance with the PIAA “First
Regular Season Contest Dates.”The schools had participated in a boys’ soccer game on September
2, 2010 – one day prior to the first legal playing date for that
sports’ season.The playing
of that contest resulted in a double forfeit by the teams for that contest.
committee reviewed the written statements provided and a motion was made by
Bill Schoen, seconded by Jim Marcks, to accept the
reports as presented with no further action to be taken by the committee.All
Majikes updated the committee on a recent PIAA State Board of Directors Appeal
Board hearing on a case initially ruled on by the PIAA District II Committee.He reported that the State
Appeals’ Board upheld the District II ruling.He also asked for additional comments
from Tom Jenkins and Jeff Gregory, District II Committee Members, who assisted
the chairperson at the appeals’ hearing.
Majikes advised the committee that the State House of Representatives had
recently passed by a vote of 169-29 the Safety in Youth Sports Act, designed to
improve concussion management in youth sports and to increase awareness
regarding the devastating, life-long effects they can cause when not handled
properly.That legislation would
require that if a high school or junior high school athlete sustains a
concussion or brain injury, they could not return to play unless cleared by a
medial professional properly trained in concussion management. The act would
also require an athlete and their parent or guardian to annually sign a
concussion and head injury information sheet prior to the student’s
participation in practice or competition.The legislation has now moved on to the State Senate for consideration.
Majikes provided the committee with information regarding a free online course
– “The Role of the Parent in Sports” which is now available
through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) at www.nfhslearn.com.
following fall sports’ reports were presented:
Country (Bill King):The Junior
High Championships will be held at ScrantonMcDadePark on Saturday, October 23rd.The Varsity Championships will be held
at ElkLakeHigh School
on Wednesday, October 27th.Information is available on the District II website.
Hockey (Jeff Gregory):The brackets
will be set as soon as all of the league competitions have been played.Numerous postponements have pushed games
back and delayed the bracketing procedure.The Committee had a discussion regarding the request made to cover the
finals on television.Following
discussion, a motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Pat Patte, to set the
television broadcast fee for all district games at $1,000 for a single game or
$1,500 for a doubleheader excluding football.
(Tom Jenkins):Tom has sent out a
letter to all potential playoff participants reminding them that there will not
be a pre-district meeting for member schools this year.The Football Committee will meet on
Sunday, November 7th at 9 a.m. at the Wilkes-BarreCareer &
to set up the tournament and that will be communicated to member schools.
(Mike Ognosky):Mike thanked the
fine work of Bill Schoen and Joe Lalli in assisting with the management of the
District II Tennis Singles, Doubles and Team Championships.
Schoen and Maureen Williams, District II Officials’ Representatives, have
announced the date, times and locations of the various pre-district meetings
for sports officials.Those times
are located on the “Officials” page of the District II website.
Majikes distributed a flyer from MarywoodUniversity
announcing a luncheon and tour of their facilities on October 27th
(1 p.m.) and October 28th (Noon).Marywood would
like to continue their fine relationship with the District II Committee in
providing their facilities for District II Championship events and welcomes
this opportunity to showcase their athletic facilities.
Majikes announced that the District II Committee is planning seminars for
coaches and parents on March 15th and 16th at the University of Scranton that will include a number of
nationally known figures in conjunction with the Positive Coaching
Alliance.Information will distributed to all member schools in the near future.The Committee is also planning a seminar
for all member school principals and athletic directors to be held in
conjunction with the Annual Business Meeting and Awards’ Banquet.Again, details will be forthcoming.
Grimaud led a discussion regarding the potential for the District to establish
an archive of previous district championship results.The Committee currently has official
results dating back to the 2005 Fall Sports’ Season available on the
website.The Committee, following
discussion, welcomed the potential for the establishment of the archives and it
will continue to be an ongoing discussion item at future meetings.
Majikes informed the committee that West Scranton
and MMI have opted out of the upcoming District II Boys’ Soccer playoffs.
Majikes notified the committee that he will be working with the administration
of the OldForgeHigh School
to schedule the continuance of the August 2010 student eligibility hearing.
motion was made by Mike Costanza, seconded by Frank
Galicki, to adjourn the meeting.All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 6:18 p.m.
District II Secretary
SCHEDULED MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE WILKES-BARRE
CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTERON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH
AT 4:15 P.M.
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