Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
but accounted for: Jim Marcks, Don
Kanavy, Bill King, Gerald Grimaud, Frank Victor, Joe Farrell, Maureen Williams,
Mike Costanzo and Vito Quaglia
motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the minutes
of the April 20, 2011 Business Meeting.All Ayes
Majikes presented the treasurer’s report in the absence of District II
Treasurer, Frank Victor.The report
consisted of a review of the basketball revenues and expenses.The 2010 playoffs produced total
receipts of $89,762 and total expenses of $69,418.In comparison this year’s 2011
playoffs produced total receipts of $89,395 and total expenses of only $43,531.This is directly attributable to the
elimination of the open tournament and the expenses incurred in having so many
motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the
Treasurer’s report as presented.All Ayes
Majikes conducted a review of the recently conducted Annual Banquet/Business
Meeting.All committee members
presented commented on the site for the occasion, Arcaro’s and Genell’s
in Old Forge, very favorably.Chairman Majikes also distributed travel voucher forms to the committee
members present and asked that they be returned to Frank Victor ASAP.
(Frank Victor):The Basketball
Committee will be meeting in the near future to review the 2011 basketball
playoffs and to make recommendations to the committee regarding any potential
(Jay Starnes):There will be a
significant change in weight classes for the 2011-2012 season.Member schools may review those changes
at the following link, http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=5159.
(Jim Higgins):Jim reported
that this year’s championships produced a large number of qualifiers for
the state championships in Bucknell.
·Boys’ Tennis (Mike Ognosky):This year’ tournament was very successful.The weather forced the move of the
entire doubles’ tournament indoors which caused a sharp increase in
·Track and Field (Danielle Adams):This tournament was also hampered by the weather with the AAA Varsity
championships halted and rescheduled.
·Baseball/Softball (Bill Schoen, Frank Majikes
& Pat Patte):The tournament opened today and is
scheduled to run throughout this week and next week.The Baseball Championships are scheduled
for PNC Field.
·Boys’ Volleyball (Maureen Williams):The tournament is also running this week with the finals scheduled for
Marywood University on Thursday evening.
·Girls Soccer (Vito Quaglia):The tournament began on Monday and continues through the week with the
final on Friday evening at Lake-Lehman at 6:30 p.m.
·Lacrosse (Frank Majikes):Our district champions are competing this week with District IV in a
subregional with the winners advancing to the state playoffs next week.
Majikes reviewed the schedule of the
Spring State Sports’ Workshops to be held at the PIAA Offices on Thursday-Friday,
ITEM 8Chairman Majikes reviewed a request from
WQMY-TV to televise the Baseball playoffs.After discussion, a motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Jeff
Gregory, that the current fee schedule be followed for the broadcast
Majikes presented to the Committee a report from a member school regarding
potential out of season regulation violations.The school outlined the nature of the
potential violations and the actions that were taken by the administration to
address all concerns raised.Following the discussion, a motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by
Jim Higgins, commending the administration for their quick action regarding the
situation and closing the matter. All
Majikes updated the committee on the PIAA investigation regarding the Mid
Valley/Mt. Carmel girls’ basketball PIAA State playoff game.The PIAA received information from both
schools, as well as the host school (Danville), and the game manager.They then addressed the schools and
personnel as required and consider the matter to be closed.
Majikes discussed a letter he had received from William Bush, Superintendent of
the Elk Lake School District, asking that the District II Committee request
that the PIAA place a moratorium on uniform changes during these economic times.Districts have had to change uniforms
due to changes in National Federation guidelines in the past few years in a
number of sports and that can be costly.Chairman Majikes will convey the contents of the letter to the PIAA
State Office at the next PIAA State Committee meeting.
Majikes reviewed a proposal that has been submitted to the PIAA that separates
member senior high schools sponsoring boys’ and/or girls’
basketball into “boundary” schools (public senior high schools) and
“non-boundary” schools (charter and private senior high schools) and
then merges the two together to establish four boundary plus non-boundary
enrollment classifications in those sports.In District II, this proposal would
affect the classifications of a number of schools in just those sports.After discussion, the committee advised
Chairman Majikes to speak against the proposal as it is one of the discussion
topics of the PIAA Strategic Planning Committee meeting scheduled on Wednesday,
May 25th in Chambersburg.
Majikes reviewed a number of items from the last PIAA State Board meeting which
was held in State College in March.He once again thanked Jeff Gregory for ‘pinch hitting’ for
him as he was ill and unable to make the March meeting.
Committee discussed the current championship structure in the district with a
specific discussion regarding the current Junior High Championships’
schedule.District II is the only
PIAA District that offers multiple championships at the state level.Following a lengthy discussion, the
Chairman asked the Secretary, Mike Ognosky, to send an email to the member
school Athletic Directors asking that they discuss this issue with their
Superintendents and Principals.Specifically, the question asked will be if member schools are in favor
of continuing the offering of the current junior high championship schedule or
would they favor their discontinuation.The Committee felt it would be unfair to “pick and choose”
which championships to continue so member schools would be polled as to the
continuation or stoppage of the junior high championships.The feedback from the schools will be
shared with the entire committee at the June meeting and the District II
Committee will then act on the question for the 2011-2012 school year.
motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Bill Schoen, to adjourn the
Meeting was adjourned at 5: 39 p.m.
District II Secretary
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