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 MNUTES OF DECEMBER 16, 2012 MEETING  
PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT II

www.piaad2.org

 

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 DECEMBER 19, 2012 MEETING

@ WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & 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. and opened the meeting with a moment of silence in memory of Yogi Michaels.

 

                        Absent but accounted for: Danielle Adams, Mike Costanza, Joseph Farrell, Jim Higgins, Mike Ognosky, Vito Quaglia, and Pat Sheehan

 

ITEM 2           A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the minutes of the November 20, 2012 meeting.  All Ayes        

 

ITEM 3           Frank Victor presented a detailed financial report for the 2012 PIAA District II Football Championships.  Total attendance for the 2012 playoffs was 23,852 for 13 games.  Total receipts were $130,422 while total expenses totaled $24,497, resulting in a net income of $105,925.  The District paid out a total of $42,136 in shares to the member schools who participated.  Following the presentation of the report, a motion was made by Al Holtzer, seconded by Chris Thomas, to approve the report as presented.   All Ayes

 

ITEM 4           SPORTS REPORTS:

 

·         Cross Country (Bill King):  Bill thanked the administration of the Elk Lake School District for their terrific effort and assistance as the host of the 2012 Cross Country Championships.

·         Lacrosse (Frank Majikes):  A motion was made by Al Holtzer, seconded by Tim Honeywell, to approve the format for the 2013 District II Lacrosse Championships.  Both the boys’ and girls’ tournament will be an open tournament.  All Ayes

·         Volleyball (Maureen Williams):  Maureen presented the financial report for the 2012 Girls’ Volleyball championships.  Total income was $6,802 while total expenses were $6,641 – a net income of $161 for the championships.  A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the report as presented.  All Ayes

·         Tennis (Pat Sheehan):  The committee offered their congratulations to Bill Eydler, Director of Kirby Park and Head Tennis Coach at Kings’ College, on his selection as the Coach of the Year for the Middle Atlantic Conference.

·         Wrestling (Jay Starnes):  Jay presented the format for the 2013 District II Wrestling Championships – both the team duals and the individual championships.  Following the presentation, a motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Tim Honeywell, to approve the report as presented.  Information will be distributed to the schools and placed on the webpage.  All Ayes 

 

ITEM 5           The Committee acted on the following transfer requests:

 

·         A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the transfer of Kierstyn Bonaddio, West Scranton to Mid Valley, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.   All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Chris Thomas, to approve the transfer of Sara Flannelly, Wyoming Area to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.   All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Tim Honeywell, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to approve the transfer of Jonathan O’Dell, Crestwood to Old Forge, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.   All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the transfer of Cody Petcavage, Holy Cross to Mid Valley, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.   All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Al Holtzer, to approve the transfer of Nazir Samuels, Meyers to Coughlin, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.   All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the transfer of Leynev Stallings, Meyers to Wyoming Valley West, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.   All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the transfer of Kyle Vasey, Delaware Valley to Wallenpaupack, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.   All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the transfer of Dominic Vitale, Hanover Area to Northwest, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.   All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the transfer of Rashaad Westley, Scranton to Valley View, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Tim Honeywell, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the transfer of Dominique Foley, Scranton to Valley View, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.  All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the transfer of Katie Hart, West Scranton to Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, effective immediately.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 6           Chairman Majikes provided the committee members present with copies of the District III and District XI power rating systems that those districts utilize in determining much of their bracketing for their various district tournaments.  Chairman Majikes asked committee members to review the material in preparation for future discussion.

 

ITEM 7           Chairman Majikes updated the committee members on a number of items that have come before the committee’s attention:

 

·         Informed the committee that a recent appeals hearing at the PIAA State Offices upheld an eligibility decision reached by the District II Committee.

·         Discussed a swimming issue brought to his attention and explained that it was a league, not a district matter.

·         Updated the committee on his communication with the administration of the Mt. View School District regarding a soccer concern and informed the committee that there will be future discussion on the subject.

·         Updated the committee on the use of an ineligible football player by Northwest Area in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

·         Updated the committee on the allegations of the use of an ineligible player by a member school in football.

·         Presented a report from the Holy Cross Administration regarding the forfeiting of a regular season football contest.

·         Reviewed the disqualification numbers of District II member schools during the fall sports season:  Field Hockey (1 player, 2 coaches); Football (9 players, 3 coaches); Boys’ Soccer (18 players, 1 coach); Girls’ Soccer (4 players, 1 coach).

 

ITEM 8           Chairman Majikes highlighted the actions of the State Committee at the most recent PIAA Board of Directors’ meeting on December 13, 2012:

 

·         Accepted the PIAA Cross Country Steering Committee recommendation, on a first reading, to (1) mandate the use of a PIAA registered track and field and cross country official at all senior high regular season cross country events, effective July 1, 2014, and (2) establish a policy which would authorize the use of picture based technology in conjunction with the electronic timing system.

·         Accepted the recommendation of the PIAA Executive Director to amend, on a first reading basis, Article II, Amateur Status and Awards, Section 3, Permissible Awards, of the PIAA By-Laws, from $200 to $500.

·         Approved on a third and final reading basis, Artictle VI, Transfers and Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, E, of the PIAA By-Laws, to provide for a NOTE setting forth the criteria to be followed in transfer cases in which bullying and/or harassment is alleged.

·         Accepted the report of the Ad Hoc Comprehensive Football Issues Committee from its meeting of Thursday, December 13, 2012; and unanimously voted, on a first reading basis to provide pre-season acclimatization guidelines prior to the season to minimize injury and enhance players’ health and well-being.

 

ITEM 9           Chairman Majikes informed the committee that Bill Schoen, District II Committee member, has been chosen to represent District II on the PIAA Board of Directors’ Strategic Planning Committee.

 

ITEM 10         Chairman Majikes distributed an article written by Tim Honeywell, District II Committee member, in the PSADA December 2012 Newsletter.  Tim is the PSADA President-Elect

 

ITEM 11         A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the meeting.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary

 

NEXT MEETING WILL BE AT WILKES-BARRE CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 AT 4:15 P.M.


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