PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Chairman Tom Jenkins, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky,
Secretary Frank Victor, Treasurer
Wilkes Barre Area
CTC Wayne Highlands SD Montrose Area School
Dist District II Treasurer
P. O. Box 1699 474
Grove Street 237 Meteor Way 1113
Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705 Honesdale, Pa. 18431 Montrose, Pa. 18801
Hazle Twp, Pa. 18202
570-278-6298 570-427-8681 ext. 1010
MINUTES OF APRIL 13, 2011 MEETING
@ WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
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: Frank Victor, Danielle
Adams, Jim Higgins, Don Kanavy, Bill King, Jay Starnes, Mike Costanza
ITEM 2 A
motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Jim Marcks, to approve the minutes
of the March 16, 2011 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Frank
Victor was not in attendance at today’s meeting and the Treasurer’s Report was
ITEM 4 Chairman
Majikes reported on the highlights of the PIAA Board of Directors’ Meeting on
March 25th and 26th. He thanked Jeff Gregory for
representing District II at the meeting in the Chairman’s absence due to
Approval of a cooperative agreement between Blue Ridge and
Susquehanna Community Schools to cooperatively sponsor boys’ and girls’ golf
Approval of a cooperative agreement between Blue Ridge Middle
School and Susquehanna Community High School to cooperatively sponsor Junior
Effective immediately, an individual properly elected by a
District Committee to represent the District Committee on the Board of
Directors, but who changes employment status during the year in which the
member is serving may, at the discretion of the member’s District Committee,
continue to represent the District Committee on the Board of Directors until the
immediately following June 30th.
Effective immediately, a waiver of Section 1B of Article VII,
Period of Participation, may not be considered unless a District Committee has
first waived Section 1A of that same article.
ITEM 5 A
motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the
immediate eligibility of Jessica Paroby, Lakeland to Riverside, in accordance
with Article VI, Principal to Principal Sign Off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All
ITEM 6 Chairman
Majikes reviewed a letter from Bronson Stone, Superintendent of Susquehanna
Community School District, informing the District II Committee that his Board
of Directors has approved a resolution that all varsity teams shall only be
permitted to enter PIAA playoffs, at district expense, when they have a .500 or
better record or a .500 or better record versus schools of the same class,
beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. The committee members present had
some clarifying questions regarding the resolution and the Secretary will
contact Superintendent Stone and review the results of that conversation at the
next committee meeting.
ITEM 7 Eligibility
Chairperson, Mike Ognosky, reviewed with the committee members the eligibility
forms that are required by the PIAA for a principal-to-principal sign off,
foreign exchange student, and request for additional eligibility. They will be
reviewed with the member schools at next week’s annual business meeting.
ITEM 8 SPORTS
Baseball/Softball: Chairman Majikes reported that the District
Deadline for Baseball and Softball is June 4th. The format for both
tournaments will be available shortly and placed on the webpage and emailed to
Athletic Directors. The PIAA State playoff dates are June 6, 9, 13 and 17.
District II will host first round games in baseball in A, AAA, and AAAA; and
first round games in softball in AA and AAAA.
Lacrosse: Chairman Majikes reported that the boys’ and girls’
sub regional with District IV will begin on May 31st with the winner
hosting the District III #2 team followed by the state playoff dates of June 4,
7, and 11.
Tennis: Mike Ognosky reviewed the upcoming schedule for the
District Boys’ Tennis championships. A motion was made by Frank Galicki,
seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve the format as presented. All Ayes
Track: Chairman Majikes presented the committee with a copy of
the qualifying standards in District II for both the Varsity and Junior High.
They are also located on the district web page.
Volleyball: Maureen Williams presented the Volleyball format for
review. A motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve
the format as submitted. All Ayes
Girls Soccer: Vito Quaglia presented the Girls’ Soccer format
for review. A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Jim Marcks, to
approve the format as presented.
Golf: Joe Farrell explained to the committee members present
that it has been recommended by the Golf Steering Committee to provide two
classifications in both team and individual championship competition for the
next two year cycle. The PIAA Board of Directors will be acting on that
recommendation in the very near future.
ITEM 9 Chairman
Majikes presented written reports to the committee members regarding the events
that happened at the Mid Valley/Mt. Carmel, Girls’ A First Round game, on
Friday, March 11, 2011 at Danville Area High School. Reports presented
included written reports from Chad Vinansky, Principal of Mid Valley High
School; Lanny Diltz, Site Manager for the contest; Bernard Stellar, Principal
of Mt. Carmel Area High School; Wayne Evans, Scorekeeper of Mid Valley Girls’
Basketball; and, Brad Cashman, PIAA Executive Director.
ITEM 10 Chairman Majikes distributed a copy of an
article from “Philadelphia
Magazine” discussing the alleged
recruitment of Junior High students in the Philadelphia area by private
ITEM 11 Chairman Majikes reviewed the agenda for
the April 20, 2011 District II
Business Meeting to be held at
Arcaro & Genell’s in Old Forge.
ITEM 12 A
motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Pat Patte, to honor Phil
Schoener, Channel 28 Sports’ Broadcaster, with the annual District II Media
Award to be presented at the Banquet on April 20th. All
ITEM 13 Mike
Ognosky presented the financial report for the recently conducted “Changing the
Culture of Sport” Conference held at the University of Scranton on March 15th
ITEM 14 A
motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Gerard Grimaud, to adjourn the
meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD AT SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL
– TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th AT 4:15 P.M.