PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Chairman Bill King, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky,
Secretary Frank Victor, Treasurer
Wilkes Barre C
& TC 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 570-427-8681 x 1010
MINUTES OF JUNE 20, 2012 MEETING
@ WILKES-BARRE AREA C & TC
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 Costanza, Frank
Galicki, Tim Honeywell, Pat Patte, Vito Quaglia, Bill Schoen, and Maureen
Advisors Present: Don Rogers (District II
Solicitor), Frank Victor (District II Treasurer).
ITEM 2 A
motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the minutes
of the May 9, 2012 meeting as submitted. All Ayes
ITEM 3 A
motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the minutes
of the April 18, 2012 District II Annual Business Meeting as submitted. All
ITEM 4 Frank
Victor, District II Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’s Report. Frank
reviewed the most recent “Total Banking Statement” of the PIAA District II PNC
Bank Account dated May 31, 2012. Currently, District II has a checking account
balance of $44,161.82; a money market account totaling $5,751.50; a certificate
of deposit totaling $12,494.05; and a corporate account with the PIAA State
Office totaling $60,368.38; for a total current account of $122,775.75. Frank
also indicated that the accounting firm of Boyer/Ritter will be conducting
their annual end of the year audit of our account in the very near future. A
motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Eric Emmerick, to approve the
Treasurer’s Report as submitted. All Ayes
ITEM 5 SPORTS
REPORTS: The following sports’ reports were presented at today’s meeting:
Baseball (Frank Majikes): The district recently completed
a very successful District II Baseball Championship tournament. Frank reported
that there were some weather problems in the later round and thanked the
schools for their cooperation in rescheduling as necessary. Frank also
commented that many Districts have held their championship games on Memorial
Day and it has proven to be successful as it is a day when families are home
and available to attend throughout the day. The Committee supported the
potential scheduling of next year’s championship games on Memorial Day.
Basketball (Frank Majikes): Frank reminded the committee
that there will be an open tournament again next year in all classifications.
The Basketball Committee will be meeting early in the next school year to
finalize the format. Also, he reminded the committee that member schools
recently expressed their support for the regionalization format for the state
tournament and he will express that sentiment at the next PIAA State Board of
Cheerleading (Chris Gegaris): Chris reported on the May
14, 2012 PIAA Competitive Cheerleading Steering Committee Conference Call in
which he participated as the District II representative. He explained that the
planning for the first PIAA State Championship in Competitive Cheer is
scheduled for February 3, 2013 and the purpose of the conference call was to
discuss in general terms some of the particulars for that competition. The
committee discussed the ramifications of a “defined” vs. a “nondefined” season,
reviewed the status of competitive cheer currently across the PIAA Districts in
the state, the number of classifications that will exist and how they are
determined, and safety rules that will be in place. Chris will provide more
information as the committee begins to delve into the tough job of establishing
the parameters for the Championships. Stay tuned!
Cross Country (Bill King): The 2012 Cross Country
Championships will be held at Elk Lake once again. The major change in Cross
Country for the upcoming year is the move from two to three classifications.
Field Hockey (Chris Gegaris): The Field Hockey Committee
will be revisiting the format for the District Championships and will have a
revised format available to schools prior to the beginning of the 2012 season.
Football (Mike Ognosky): The District II Football
Committee met recently with officials from District IV and District XI to
establish the format for the AAAA subregional tournament. With the new
classifications finalized for the next two year cycle, there are 21 AAAA teams
with 16 located in District XI, 4 in District II (Delaware Valley, Hazleton
Area, Scranton and Wyoming Valley West) and one in District IV (Williamsport).
For the next two year cycle, there will be an 8 team tournament with District
XI having 6 teams guaranteed in the tournament (37.5 % of their teams) and
District II/IV guaranteed 2 teams (40 % of their teams).
Golf (Joe Farrell): The Committee discussed the site of
the District II Girls’ Team Championships (Paupack Hills) and the concern that
the course was too difficult and hurt our champion’s chance of making the cut
scores required for the PIAA State Regional Championships. Overall, the course
was an excellent site for the championship and the committee recommended its
continued utilization as a site.
Lacrosse (Frank Majikes): For the next two year cycle the
state championship brackets have the District IV champion hosting the District
II champion in a first round game both years. The District II Lacrosse
Committee is in discussions with District IV to alternate that site for the
cycle – District IV hosting one year, District II the next.
Softball (Pat Patte): Congratulations to the Valley View
Lady Cougars on their outstanding performance in the PIAA AAA Softball
Championships culminating with their appearance in the Championship game where
they lost a tough 2-1 game. Great season!
Track and Field (Danielle Adams): The Track and Field
Committee is recommending that we continue to utilize the timing system that
was in place for this year’s championships. Everything went very well and,
despite the additional cost, everyone helped to provide a very efficiently run
ITEM 6 At 5:05 p.m., the District II Committee
held an eligibility hearing regarding the request of Wyoming Seminary for an
additional eligibility for Cheyenne Kimble for the 2012-2013 Field Hockey
season. Representatives at the meeting from Wyoming Seminary included Jay
Harvey (Dean of the Upper School), Karen Klassner (Varsity Field Hockey Coach),
Cheyenne Kimble (Student Athlete), and Robert and Helen Kimble (Parents).
Following the introduction of Committee members, the hearing was moved to a
closed hearing at the request of Wyoming Seminary. At 5:32 p.m., the hearing
concluded and the Committee moved to deliberations. At 5:52 p.m., the
Committee returned from deliberations and the following motion was made:
A motion was made by Mike Ognosky,
seconded by Chris Thomas, denying the eligibility request for Cheyenne Kimble,
pursuant to Article 8, Section 6, of the PIAA By-Laws and Regulations. All
ITEM 7 A
motion was made by Pat Sheehan, seconded by Chris Thomas, to approve the
eligibility of Matthew Marshall, Crestwood to Wyoming Seminary, in accordance
with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to
Principal Sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately. All Ayes
ITEM 8 Meeting
dates for the 2012-2013 monthly District II Committee meetings have been
established to be held on the third Wednesday of each month. Chairman Majikes
will establish the locations and times of the meetings and provide a list to
committee members for consideration at our next meeting.
ITEM 9 A
motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Chris Thomas, to retain the current
officers of the District II Committee for the 2012-2013 school year. All
officers for 2012-2013 will remain as follows: Frank Majikes (District
Chairperson), Bill King (District Vice Chairperson), Mike Ognosky (Secretary),
Frank Victor (Treasurer – Non Voting member.)
ITEM 10 Chairman
Majikes distributed a thank you note received from Wyoming Valley West Scholar-Athletes
Kelcie Hromisin and Paine Fleisher thanking the District II Committee plaques
that they received.
ITEM 11 A
motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to adjourn the
meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY THE
DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON AS SOON AS IT IS DETERMINED.