PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Chairman Jeff Gregory, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky,
Secretary Frank Victor
Wilkes Barre C
& TC Lackawanna Trail HS Montrose Area School
Dist District II Treasurer
P. O. Box 1699 P.
O. Box 85 273 Meteor
Way 1113 Johns Street
Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705 Factoryville, Pa. 18419 Montrose, Pa.
18801 Hazle Twp, Pa. 18202
570-278-6298 570-427-8621 ext. 1010
MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 MEETING
@ SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL
Meeting was convened at 4:25
p.m. by Chairman Majikes
ITEM 1 Chairman
Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:25 p.m.
Absent, but accounted for: Danielle Adams,
James Marcks, Mike Costanza, and Vito Quaglia
Consultant Present: Marty Lawler
ITEM 2 Chairman Majikes welcomed the three newest members of
the District II Committee to today’s meeting: Eric Emmerich (School Board
Representative from Elk Lake), Chris Gegaris (Principal, Crestwood High
School), Chris Thomas (Principal, Old Forge High School).
ITEM 3 A
motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the minutes
of the August 17, 2011 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Frank
Victor, District II Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’s Report. As of September
21, 2011 the district has a balance of $102, 328.87. Our total Certificates of
Deposit are $72,803.85 and the Total Savings and Checking Accounts are
$29,525.02. The District began the 2011-2012 fiscal year with a balance of $107,277.87.
Frank also reported that the auditing firm of Boyer and Ritter had completed
the District II audit for 2010-2011 and will issue a favorable audit.
motion was made by Jeff Gregory, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the
Treasurer’s Report as presented. All Ayes
ITEM 5 Chairman Majikes distributed the
current list of District II Committee
members and asked that everyone
review their information and
communicate to the Secretary any
necessary changes. That information
will then be updated on the
ITEM 6 The following eligibility requests were
acted upon by the District II
A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Eric Emmerich, to
approve the immediate eligibility of Brandon Chackan, Lake-Lehman to Holy
Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to
principal sign off. All Ayes
A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to
approve the immediate eligibility of Nestor Colon, from Old
Forge to Riverside, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and
Residence, principal to principal sign off. All Ayes
A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Bill King, to
approve the immediate eligibility of Korey Hill, Meyers to WVW, in accordance
with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to principal sign off.
A motion was made by Jeff Gregory, seconded by Joe Farrell, to
approve the immediate eligibility of Jessica Neare, Lake-Lehman to Wyoming
Seminary, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to
principal sign off. All Ayes
A motion was made by Pat Sheehan, seconded by William Schoen, to
approve the immediate eligibility of John Yurkoski, Holy Redeemer to Hanover
Area, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, principal to
principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 7 A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded
by Frank Galicki, to approve
the immediate eligibility of
Martin Gelilec, Chile to Montrose, in
accordance with Article VII,
Foreign Exchange Students. All Ayes
ITEM 8 The
following fall sports’ committee reports were given at today’s meeting:
Cross Country (Bill King): Bill King reviewed the information
for the Cross Country Championships to be held at Elk Lake on October 26th.
Bill and his team have visited the site and reviewed the procedures with
personnel from Elk Lake. He thanked Elk Lake for their great cooperation and
reported all is set. He also explained that the Championships will be
utilizing sneaker chips again this year. A motion was made by Frank Galicki,
seconded by William Schoen, to approve the Cross Country Championship format. All
Volleyball (Maureen Williams): Maureen Williams presented information
regarding the upcoming Girls’ Volleyball Championships. Following discussion,
a motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Pat Patte, to have Maureen prepare
the District Championship Information report and submit it to the District II
Officers for final review prior to its release to the schools. All Ayes
Golf (Joe Farrell): Joe Farrell reported that the first of the
pre-district tournaments was held today and all is ready for the District
Soccer (Vito Quaglia): The Soccer Committee is in the process of
putting together the final details for this year’s championships. A motion was
made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Frank Galicki, to have the District II Soccer
Committee prepare a District Championship Report and submit it to the District
II Officers for final review prior to its release to the schools. All Ayes
Girls’ Tennis (Pat Sheehan): Pat Sheehan reported that all of
the information has been distributed to the schools and all is set for the
ITEM 9 The following winter sports’ committee
reports were given at today’s
Wrestling (Jay Starnes): Jay Starnes asked that the new wrestling
classifications be placed on the web page. Mike Ognosky will have it placed on
the front page of the web page on the right hand “blocks” – story will be
entitled “Wrestling Weight Classes 2011-2012” – Athletic Directors and
Principals are asked to direct their coaches to that story.
ITEM 10 Chairman
Majikes informed the committee that there is the potential for a regional panel
hearing involving a District II member school and a District IV member school.
ITEM 11 Officials’ Representative, William Schoen,
provided the committee
members with an
overview of a recent PIAA State Hearing regarding a
Field Hockey referee from
District II. He also informed the committee members that he has been in
contact with Superior Trophy and the plaque and medals for the fall sports will
be in place for the District Championships.
ITEM 12 Chairman
Majikes informed the committee that there have been four disqualifications of
District II football players through the first two weeks of the season. There
have also been a number of disqualifications in soccer involving soccer players
from 10 different District II schools. Member schools are reminded that they
are to fill out disqualification response forms that are sent out by the PIAA
State Office following notification of each disqualification.
ITEM 13 Chairman
Majikes also informed the committee that there is the potential for a number of
eligibility hearings at the October meeting.
ITEM 14 Following
a lengthy discussion, Chairman Majikes was asked by the District II Committee
to report their concern to the PIAA State Committee regarding the participation
of male athletes in traditional PIAA female sports – such as Field Hockey.
A motion was made by Mike
Ognosky, seconded by Jay Starnes, that any member school that utilizes both
females and males in a sport in which only one sex is traditionally counted,
for example, utilizing both males and females in Field Hockey, shall be
required to count total enrollment for that sport only in the next two year
cycle of reporting enrollments. 12 Ayes, 3 Nays
Chairman Majikes will take that
concern to the next State Committee meeting and report back to the group.
ITEM 15 A
motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Joe Farrell, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 5:52 p.m.
NEXT MEETING - OCTOBER 19, 2011 - 4:15 PM –Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technology Center.
Ognosky, District II Secretary