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 MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 15, 2012 MEETING  
PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT II

 

Frank Majikes, Chairman Bill King, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky, Secretary Frank Victor, Treasurer

Wilkes Barre Area CTC Scranton SD Montrose Area School Dist 1113 Johns Street

P. O. Box 1699 425 N. Washington Ave 237 Meteor Way Hazle Twp, Pa. 18202

Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705 Scranton, Pa. 18503 Montrose, Pa. 18801 570-582-6454

570-822-4131 570-348-3402 570-278-6298

 

MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 15, 2012 MEETING

@ WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER AND 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: Mike Ognosky, Vito Quaglia, Bill King and Frank Galicki

 

ITEM 2 A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the minutes of the January 18, 2012 meeting. All Ayes

 

ITEM 3 Frank Victor presented the Treasurer’s report. As of February 15, 2012 the District II total fund balance is $116,846.13. Of that amount, $72,842.97 is located in Certificates of Deposit and the remaining $44,003.16 is located in Savings ($5,750.55) and Checking ($38,252.61) accounts. The starting fund balance for the District as of July 1, 2011 was $107,277.57.

 

A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Mike Costanza, to approve the treasurer’s report as submitted. All Ayes

 

ITEM 4 Chairman Majikes reviewed the most recent disqualification reports regarding District II as received from the PIAA State Office. The disqualifications for the Fall and Winter Sports were as follows:

 

Soccer – 22 schools involving 27 players and 8 coaches

Football – 8 schools involving 6 players and 2 coaches

Field Hockey – 1 school involving 1 player

Basketball – 10 schools involving 11 players and 9 coaches

Wrestling – 3 schools involving 3 players

 

Following considerable discussion, a motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to have the Secretary contact the Wilkes-Barre GAR and Carbondale Area principals and request their presence at the March 21st meeting in order to discuss with the committee the number of disqualifications involving their schools and their strategies in addressing the situation.

ITEM 5 The committee acted upon the following eligibility requests:

 

·         A motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Mike Costanza, to approve immediate eligibility for Nicholas Burns, Susquehanna to Blue Ridge, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal Sign Off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve immediate eligibility for Faith Decker, Scranton Prep to Honesdale, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal Sign Off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve immediate eligibility for Morgen Hatton, Wallenpaupack to Honesdale, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal Sign Off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to approve immediate eligibility for Colin Schaefer, Lackawanna Trail to Tunkhannock, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal Sign Off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Joe Farrell, to approve immediate eligibility for Traci Kramko, Mt. View to Tunkhannock, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal Sign Off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Mike Costanza, to approve immediate eligibility for Litvin Viatchislav, Israel to West Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal Sign Off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

 

ITEM 6 A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the immediate eligibility of Mykel Dempsey, Wilkes-Barre GAR, in accordance with Article III, Section 3, Approval for Waiver of 20 day rule, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

 

ITEM 7 Chairman Majikes reminded the committee members that the Annual District II Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant in Old Forge. The meeting will begin with a breakfast held at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 9:15 a.m. meeting. Retiring PIAA Executive Director Brad Cashman will be attending the meeting.

 

ITEM 8 Chairman Majikes reminded the various Winter Sports’ Chairpersons that the Annual PIAA Winter Sports meetings will be conducted at the PIAA State Offices in Mechanicsburg on Thursday, March 29th as follows:

 

Basketball 10 a.m.

Swimming and Diving Noon

Wrestling 2 p.m.

ITEM 9 Chairman Majikes distributed various proposals for the regionalization of the State Basketball playoffs in the next cycle. He asked that the members review the proposals and be prepared to provide input at the next meeting.

 

ITEM 10 Chairman Majikes reviewed the items discussed at the January 26th and 27th PIAA Board of Directors’ meeting in Mechanicsburg. He highlighted a few of the actions taken at the meeting:

 

·       The approval of a request by Wyoming Valley West and Wyoming Seminary to have a cooperative sponsorship in Varsity Football.

·       The approval of a request by Elk Lake and Montrose to have a cooperative sponsorship in Varsity and Junior High Football.

·       Approved, on a second reading, an increase in the number of classifications in Cross Country from two to three.

·       Awarded the 2012 and 2013 PIAA Golf Championships to Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

·       Rejected the proposal to reduce the regular season and post-season in football from 16 weekends to 15 weekends.

 

ITEM 11 Chairman Majikes reminded committee members that the 2nd Annual District II Conference at the University of Scranton will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6th and 7th.

 

ITEM 12 Chairman Majikes provided the committee members with an article from the Scranton Times discussing the actions of the Carbondale Area School Board in their recent reversal of an administrative action in suspending a student-athlete from participation.

 

ITEM 13 Chairman Majikes reminded committee members to bring potential recommendations for the District II annual Media Award to the March Board Meeting. The award is to be presented at the Annual Business Meeting in April.

 

ITEM 14 Chairman Majikes provided committee members with an article from the National Federation regarding the elimination of the “soft red” card in High School Soccer. A “soft red” card will not only disqualify a player, but the team will not be permitted to substitute for the disqualified player. Previously, a team was permitted to replace a player who had received a “soft red” card.

 

ITEM 15 A motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes

 

Meeting was adjourned at 5:24 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary

 

 

NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 AT 4:15 P.M AT THE WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER.


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