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 MINUTES OF OCTOBER 17, 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 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                  570-459-0042

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

 

MINUTES OF OCTOBER 17, 2012 MEETING

@ WIKES- BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

 

Meeting was convened at 4:15 p.m. by Chairman Frank Majikes

 

ITEM 1           Chairman Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m. 

 

                        Absent but accounted for: Mike Costanza, Eric Emmerich, Frank Galicki, Bill King, Vito Quaglia and Jay Starnes

 

                        Advisors Present:  Atty. Donald Rogers, District II Solicitor

 

ITEM 2           Chairman Majikes welcomed the newest member of the District II Committee, Chad Vinansky, Principal of Mid Valley High School.

 

At this point of the meeting, the agenda was interrupted in order to hold a scheduled eligibility hearing regarding Luke Casey, transfer student from Nanticoke to Crestwood.  The hearing was held as both principals indicated on the PIAA Transfer Waiver Form that they were aware of facts or circumstances which would lead them to believe that this transfer was motivate in some material way by an athletic purpose.  Chairman Majikes introduced those in attendance from both schools – Crestwood Principal Chris Gegaris, Crestwood Acting Athletic Director at the time of the transfer Vicky Fulk, Crestwood Athletic Director Jon Kandrick, and Crestwood Boys’ Basketball Coach Mark Atherton. He then introduced Nanticoke Principal John Gorham, Nanticoke Boys’ Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Ken Bartuska, and Nanticoke Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach John Beggs.  Finally, he introduced Don Casey, Father; Diane Casey, Mother; and, Luke Casey, Student-Athlete.

 

At this point in the hearing (4:40 p.m.), and at the request of both principals, the hearing was declared closed by Mr. Majikes and attendance at the meeting was limited to District II Committee members and those named above as representatives from Nanticoke, Crestwood and the family.     

 

At 6 p.m., the hearing concluded and the meeting was once again opened to the public.  Chairman Majikes then moved the Committee to a closed session for deliberations.  Chairman Majikes and Mr. Gegaris, a District II Committee member, were excluded from deliberations. 

 

At 6:10 p.m., the District II Committee returned from deliberation and a motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to deny the Transfer Waiver Request of Luke Casey from Nanticoke to Crestwood.  All Ayes (Chairman Majikes and Chris Gegaris abstained).

 

ITEM 3           A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2012 meeting.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 4           Frank Victor presented the Treasurer’s Report.  The current balance in the Disrict II Fund Balance as of October 17, 2012 is $114,132.67.  That includes $73,092.59 in Certificates of Deposit and $35,668.32 in Total Savings and Checking Accounts.  A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.   All Ayes          

 

ITEM 5           Frank Victor explained that he has requested from the PIAA State Office the return of the District II Funds currently held in the PIAA Corporate Account.  He explained that the state returned a check in the amount of $60,383.61 to the District, leaving an additional amount of $200.63 to be returned by the PIAA to the District.  A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Bill Schoen, to deposit the check in the amount of $60,383.61 into the District II account.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 6           Sports Reports:

·         Cross Country (Bill King):  In Bill’s absence, Chairman Majikes reviewed the schedule for the Championships to be held next week at Elk Lake.  He also informed the Committee that the PIAA State Office had revised the A Boys’ District II qualifiers in the State Cross Country Championships from 1 Team to 2 Teams and the individual qualifiers from 5 to 10.

·         Tennis (Pat Sheehan):  Pat reviewed the recently completed tennis championships and informed the committee that Abington Heights, AAA Team Champion, will host the first round of the state tournament next Tuesday at Birchwood at 2 p.m.

·         Volleyball (Maureen Williams):  Maureen reviewed the correspondence that will be released to schools with the potential of participating in the District Volleyball Championships.  It will be sent out tomorrow and also be placed on the website.

·         Field Hockey (Chris Gegaris):  Chris informed the committee that the AA and AAA Championship brackets will be available shortly and placed on the website.

·         Soccer (Al Holtzer):  Al informed the committee that the seeding meeting for the District Championships in Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer will be held next Monday evening and the brackets will be released shortly afterward and placed on the website.

·         Wrestling (Jay Starnes):  In Jay’s absence, Pat Patte informed the committee that the Wrestling Committee had visited the Kingston Armory in order to ascertain its potential as a site for future District Wrestling Championships.  A full report will be presented at a future meeting.

·         Sportsmanship (Frank Galicki): In Frank’s absence, Chairman Majikes asked that member schools be reminded to be attentive to the completion of the disqualification report form that is a required in all disqualification cases. 

 

ITEM 7           The District II Committee acted upon the following eligibility requests presented at this evening’s meeting:

 

·         A motion was made by Joe Farrell, seconded by Al Holtzer, to approve the eligibility of Corey Adams, Hanover Area to Meyers, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the eligibility of Tristan Aubin, Scranton to Mid Valley, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the eligibility of Parrish Bennett, Hanover Area to Meyers, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Tim Honeywell, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the eligibility of Nancy Bonavoglia, Holy Cross to Mid Valley, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Pat Sheehan, seconded by Chris Thomas, to approve the eligibility of Caesar Burke, GAR to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve the eligibility of Brian Cwalinski, Valley View to West Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chad Vinansky, seconded by Joe Farrell, to approve the eligibility of Dylan Harker, Williamstown (NJ) to Berwick, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Al Holtzer, seconded by Mike Ognosky, to approve the eligibility of Korey Holby, Wyoming Seminary to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Chris Thomas, to approve the eligibility of Darik Johnson, Holy Redeemer to Dallas, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chad Vinansky, seconded by Joe Farrell, to approve the eligibility of Gayle Kilgore, Mt. View to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the eligibility of Jamaica Miller, West Scranton to Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Al Holtzer, seconded by Mike Ognosky, to approve the eligibility of Jessica Mitchell, West Side C& TC to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Tim Honeywell, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the eligibility of Tyvon Moore, West Scranton to Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve the eligibility of Abdullah Muhommad, Valley View to Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to approve the eligibility of Chris Nardone, Coughlin to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to approve the eligibility of Dakota Owen, Meyers to Hanover Area, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Joe Farrell, seconded by Al Holtzer, to approve the eligibility of Savanna Robinson, WVW to Coughlin, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Al Holtzer, seconded by Mike Ognosky, to approve the eligibility of Gino Setta, Hanover Area to Meyers, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the eligibility of Jamaica Miller, West Scranton to Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the eligibility of Kyle Vasey, Delaware Valley (NY) to Wallenpaupack, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 8           The District II Committee acted upon the following eligibility requests presented at this evening’s meeting:

 

·         A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the eligibility of Paulina Huhnen, Germany to Meyers, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to approve the eligibility of Henricus Wilhelmus Lambertus, Netherlands to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students, effective immediately.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 9           Chairman Majikes reviewed the items of the October 4 & 5, 2012 PIAA State Board of Directors meeting with the committee.  The minutes of that meeting are available on the “District 2 News” page on the District 2 webpage at www.piaad2.org

 

ITEM 10         A motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Chris Thomas, to adjourn the meeting.  All Ayes

 

 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary

 

 

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 AT 4:15 P.M. AT A SITE TO BE DETERMINED.


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