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 MARCH 20, 2013 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.
Absent but accounted for: Danielle Adams, Eric
Emmerich, Bill King, Mike Ognosky, Vito Quaglia
ITEM 2 A
motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the minutes
of the February 25, 2013 meeting. All Ayes.
ITEM 3 Frank
Victor presented the Treasurer’s Report as of March 20, 2013. In the report,
Frank Victor informed the committee that a total of $16,558 will be
redistributed to the schools following the District II Basketball Championships.
Following discussion, a motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Frank
Galicki, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as given. All Ayes
ITEM 4 SPORTS
Basketball (Frank Majikes): Chairman Majikes thanked committee
members for their assistance in the recently completed District II Basketball
Championships. A special congratulations to Holy Cross, as they will be
playing in the 2013 Boys AA Basketball State Championship game to be played at
Hershey’s Giant Center on Saturday, March 23rd at 3 p.m.
Wrestling (Jay Starnes): Chairman Starnes announced that the
2014 District II Wrestling Championships will be held at the Kingston Armory.
He also thanked committee members for their assistance with a very successful
2013 District II Dual and Individual Championship tournament despite contending
with weather concerns.
Swimming (Jim Higgins): Jim commented on the recently completed
District II Swimming Championships and congratulated Scranton Prep’s Mia
Nonnnenberg on her state championship in the 500 meter freestyle at the 2013
Swimming and Diving Championships recently conducted in Bucknell.
Football (Mike Ognosky): Chairman Majikes reviewed with
Committee members the Ad Hoc Comprehensive Football Committee Report. He
thoroughly discussed the “Pre-Season Heat Acclimatization Guidelines” proposal
that will before the state committee for action.
Lacrosse (Frank Majikes): The WVC Lacrosse League now has both a
boys’ and girls’ league with 7 teams in each. The league schedule has just
Public Relations and Corporate Sponsors (Bill Schoen): A
meeting will be held with representatives from Geisinger Hospital on Monday,
April 8th regarding the potential for a District II sponsorship.
ITEM 5: At
4:45 p.m., the District II Committee moved interrupted the regular scheduled
Business Meeting for the purpose of conducting an eligibility hearing at the
request of Valley View High School. Valley View was seeking a waiver of
Article VIII, Period of Participation, of the PIAA By-Laws, on behalf of one of
their students. Chairman Majikes introduced the representatives present from
Valley High School including Pete Chapla, Principal of Valley View High School;
Chris Killiany, Athletic Director of Valley View; George Howanitz, Head
Football Coach at Valley View; Brian Kearney, Head Track Coach at Valley View;
Rob Castellani, Valley View student; Jackie Castellani, Student’s mother;
Vanessa Castellani, Student’s sister; Andrea Castellani, Student’s Grandmother;
and, Ryan Castellani, Student’s Uncle. At this point, and at the request of
Valley View, the hearing was closed and all visitors were asked to leave the
room. The hearing began at 4:55 p.m. and remained closed while the hearing was
being conducted. At 6 p.m., immediately following the conclusion of the
hearing, the District II Committee went into deliberations and returned to
public session at 6:25 p.m. Upon return to public session, a motion was made
by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Pat Patte, to deny the request for waiver of
Article VIII of the PIAA By-Laws for Rob Castellani. All Ayes
ITEM 6 The
following motions were made and acted upon by the District II Committee
regarding student eligibility requests:
A motion was made by Tim Honeywell, seconded by Maureen Williams,
granting immediate eligibility to Justin O’Dell, Wallenpaupack to Delaware
Valley, in accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Athletic Transfer Waiver,
Principal to Principal sign off. All Ayes.
A motion was made by Joe Farrell, seconded by Chris Thomas,
granting immediate eligibility to Jonathan Young, Benton to Northwest Area, in
accordance with Article VI, Section 4, Athletic Transfer Waiver, Principal to
Principal sign off. All Ayes.
A motion was made by Al Holtzer, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to
grant immediate eligibility to Julia Dominquez, Spain to Northwest Area, in
accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Student. All Ayes
ITEM 8 Chairman Majikes updated the District II
Committee on the status of the utilization of PNC Park for the District II
Baseball Championships on Monday, Mary 27th (Memorial Day).
Chairman Majikes shared with the Committee members communication with the PIAA
State Office to ensure that all steps have been taken in regard to liability
insurance, indemnification clauses, etc. in the agreement with the SWB Rail
Riders for the utilization of the stadium venue.
ITEM 9 Congratulations
to Tim Honeywell, Athletic Director of Berwick, on the announcement that he has
been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Director Association’s Athletic
Director of the Year for 2013.
ITEM 10 Chairman
Majikes reviewed correspondence from Mt. View’s Varsity Boys’ Soccer Coach and
his request to meet with the District II Committee. The request was referred
to the President of the Lackawanna Interscholastic Athletic Association.
ITEM 11 Chairman
Majikes informed the Committee that the Annual District II Business Meeting has
been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Arcaro &
Genell’s in Old Forge.
ITEM 12 A
motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the
meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 7: 10 p.m.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17th
AT 4:15 P.M. AT THE WILKES-BARRE CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER