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 17, 2014 MEETING
@ PATTE’S RESTAURANT
Meeting was convened at 1:30 p.m.
by Chairman Majikes
ITEM 1 Chairman
Majikes called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.
Absent but accounted for: Bill King, Danielle
Adams, Chris Jones, and Pat Sheehan
ITEM 2 A
motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the
minutes of the January 21, 2014 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Frank
Victor presented the Treasurer’s report. As of February 17, 2014 the District
II total fund balance is $199,784.72. Of that amount, $12,567.06 is located in
Certificates of Deposit and the remaining $187,217.66 is located in Savings ($66,466.14)
and Checking ($120,751.52) accounts. The starting fund balance for the
District as of July 1, 2013 was $182,926.56.
motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the
treasurer’s report as submitted. All Ayes
ITEM 4 The
following sports reports were presented at today’s meeting:
Basketball (Frank Majikes): Mike Ognosky distributed and
reviewed the brackets for the boys’ and girls’ tournaments with the committee.
Following discussion, the committee recommended to the District II Basketball
Committee to move the starting dates for the opening round games to Wednesday,
February 19th and Thursday, February 20th due to the
impending weather forecast. The District II Basketball Committee will be
meeting after this committee meeting and that recommendation will be presented
Competitive Cheer (Chris Gegaris): Chris applauded the
District II schools that just competed at the 2014 Competitive Cheer State
Championships in Hershey. Congratulations to Hazleton Area for finishing 3rd
in their division.
Field Hockey (Chris Gegaris): The WVC Field Hockey
meeting scheduled to review the current divisional set up has been moved to
February 27th at Luigi’s at Noon.
Football (Mike Ognosky): Mr. Majikes commented that
District II, IV, and XI will be meeting shortly in order to discuss the
subregional AAAA playoff structure for the next two year cycle. That meeting
will most likely be held in March.
Soccer (Al Holtzer): Al explained to the group that there
will be a meeting in the near future to discuss the seeding procedures for the
District II Soccer tournaments for the next two years. He explained that there
was sentiment among the schools to move to a power structure in the leagues in
establishing their divisions. Following discussion, the District II Committee recommended
to Al that the seeding criteria at the district tournament level remain the
same as established.
Swimming and Diving (Jim Higgins): Jim informed the
committee that all is set for the upcoming Swimming and Diving Championships.
Wrestling (Jay Starnes): Jay applauded the Wrestling
Committee efforts in the great job of hosting the 2014 Team Dual Championships
at the Kingston Armory recently. He thanked all of the members of that
committee for their efforts in making the championships a success. The
Individual Championships are now set for this weekend at the Armory. Wrestling
will begin Friday evening at 5 p.m. and continue through Saturday night’s
championships in each weight class.
Public Relations and Corporate Sponsors (Bill Schoen):
Bill informed the committee that a conference call with Geisinger officials in
Marketing and Development is scheduled for February 18th. He will
report back to the committee at the March meeting.
ITEM 5 A
motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Joe Farrell, to approve the
immediate eligibility of Damian Clark, from Wyoming Valley West to Coughlin, in
accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, Section 4, of the PIAA
By-Laws, Principal to Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 6 Chairman
Majikes informed the committee that he had received the principal reports on an
incident during a recent boys’ basketball game between Valley View and Scranton
and that the principals of both schools had dealt with the incident
ITEM 7 Chairman Majikes informed the committee that
he has received information from Holy Cross regarding a recent incident at a
boys’ basketball game between Dunmore and Holy Cross. He is awaiting the
report from the Dunmore administration.
ITEM 8 Chairman
Majikes provided the committee with a copy of a letter from Old Forge High
School thanking the District II Committee and the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and
Technology Center, for all of their kindness and support on Old Forge’s recent
journey through the PIAA Football Playoffs and the A State Championship game.
ITEM 9 Chairman
Majikes distributed to the committee members a report from the Wyoming Seminary
Administration as a result of a recent eligibility hearing. At the direction
of the District II Committee, Wyoming Seminary was required to review their
current procedures in order to prevent the use of an ineligible student-athlete
in the future. Committee members reviewed and discussed the correspondence.
Following that discussion, a motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jay
Starnes, to approve the report as submitted. All Ayes
ITEM 10 Jay
Starnes explained that the Lackawanna Interscholastic Athletic Association had
asked him to address the Committee regarding the potential for District II
Junior High Championships in various sports in the next two year cycle. The
committee discussed the request and felt that at this time the practice of not
sponsoring junior high championships would continue.
ITEM 11 Chairman
Majikes reported to the Committee that he is still awaiting response from the
PIAA State Office regarding the 501-C-3 question that was discussed in January.
ITEM 12 A
motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Vito Quaglia, to adjourn the
meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 2:35 p.m.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 AT
4:15 P.M AT THE WILKES-BARRE AREA CTC.