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 FEBRUARY 25, 2013 MEETING
@ WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Meeting was convened at 4 p.m.
by Chairman Majikes
ITEM 1 Chairman
Majikes called the meeting to order at 4 p.m.
Absent but accounted for: Bill King, Danielle
Adams, Mike Costanza, Jay Starnes, and Chad Vinansky
ITEM 2 A
motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Joseph Farrell, to approve the
minutes of the January 23, 2013 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Frank
Victor presented the Treasurer’s report. As of February 25, 2013 the District
II total fund balance is $155,410.44. Of that amount, $12,523.28 is located in
Certificates of Deposit and the remaining $142,887.16 is located in Savings ($66,377.14)
and Checking ($76,510.02) accounts. The starting fund balance for the District
as of July 1, 2012 was $114,132.67.
motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the
treasurer’s report as submitted. All Ayes
ITEM 4 The
following sports reports were presented at today’s meeting:
Lacrosse (Al Holtzer): The format for the 2013 Boys’ and
Girls’ Lacrosse Championships was presented. The tournament will be an open
tournament and seedings will be based on the league records of the teams from
the newly formed Wyoming Valley Lacrosse League. All games, including the
championship games, will be played at the higher seeded team. A motion was
made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Tim Honeywell, to approve the format. All
Basketball (Frank Majikes): The 2013 Championships are
now at the semifinal stage of competition with games scheduled for Tuesday and
Wednesday evening. Game Managers are asked to take their informational folders
as supplied by Frank Victor to the semifinal sites.
Athletic Directors (Tim Honeywell/Al Holtzer): The
Wyoming Valley Conference will be holding a dinner on March 10th
honoring their 4 retirees: Jim Higgins (Holy Redeemer), Jerry Bavitz
(Nanticoke Area), Frank Parra (Wyoming Area), and Tom Rokita (Lake-Lehman).
Dinner reservations are $40/person.
ITEM 5 At
this point, 4:55 p.m., the regular monthly meeting was adjourned as the
committee conducted a hearing regarding the participation of a potentially
ineligible player by Dallas High School during the 2012 Junior High Football
Season. Allegedly, player participated in a Junior Varsity football contest
and then was moved down to the Junior High level for the remainder of the
season. The committee heard the case in a closed session and returned to
public session at 5:45 p.m.
A motion was made by Bill
Schoen, seconded by Tim Honeywell, as follows:
All of the representatives present at the meeting representing
Dallas were commended for their presentation and professionalism during the
The Principal and Head Football Coach in place at the time of the
move of the player from the Junior Varsity/Varsity level to the Junior High
level after participation at the JV/Varsity level are publicly censured for
their actions in regard to allowing the player’s participation as an ineligible
player at the Junior High level.
The Dallas School District Athletic Program is placed on
probation for a one year period of time effective February 25, 2013 through
February 25, 2014. Any irregularities within that program in regard to the
PIAA By-Laws and Constitution will be subject to immediate committee review.
The Dallas School District Administration must forfeit all Junior
High contests in which the player participated and that must be communicated by
letter from the Principal of Dallas to the Principal of the other participating
The administration of the Dallas High School is required to
present to the District II Committee, via the District II Chairman, a detailed
account of the action plan that will be implemented in order to correct this
situation in order to prevent a reoccurrence. That action plan is to be
submitted prior to presentation at the scheduled April, 2013 District II
Committee monthly meeting.
ITEM 6 The
committee acted upon the following eligibility requests:
A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to
approve immediate eligibility for Larry Youngblood, Nanticoke Area to Northwest
Area, 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 Chris Gegaris,
to approve immediate eligibility for Anthony Ortiz, Scranton 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 7 Chairman Majikes informed the committee of
recent correspondence with Bob Ide, Fox 56 Sports Director, regarding the
potential of televising more District Semifinal and Championship games in a
variety of sports. Chairmen Majikes shared the correspondence he has received
on the matter and the committee asked that discussions continue with Fox 56 on
the matter with the Chairman reporting back to the group on the result.
ITEM 8 Chairman
Majikes informed the District II Committee that concerns have been brought to
his attention regarding the actions of three District II member schools.
Preliminary investigations into each of those concerns are ongoing and there is
the potential for additional District II Committee hearings regarding all
three. Chairman Majikes will keep the Committee informed regarding these
ITEM 9 A
motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the
meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 6:24 p.m.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20,
2013 AT 4:15 P.M AT A SITE TO BE ANNOUNCED.