PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Chairman Bill King, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky
Wilkes Barre C
& TC Montrose Area SD District II
Secretary District II Treasurer
P. O. Box 1699 273
High School Road 544 School Road 1113
Pa. 18705 Montrose, Pa. 18801 New
Milford, Pa. 18834 Hazle Twp, Pa. 18202
MINUTES OF DECEMBER 16, 2014 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: Frank Galicki, Mike
Ognosky, Pat Patte, Chris Thomas, and Ben Tolerico
Chairman Majikes began the meeting by welcoming
Ben Tolerico, Principal of Holy Cross High School, and the new private school
representative to the PIAA District II Committee. He also welcomed Michele
Tierney as the new school board representative to the PIAA District II
Committee. Michele is a member of the Abington Heights School District Board
of Directors. Information on all committee members has been updated on the
ITEM 2 A
motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to approve the
minutes of the November 18, 2014 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Frank
Victor presented the financial report as of December 16, 2014. The District II
Fund Balance is currently at $256,893.61. That includes a Certificate of
Deposit at PNC Bank of $12,603.27; a Savings Account PNC Money Market of $66,537.05;
and, a current checking account at PNC of $177,753.29. Following the
presentation of the report, a motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Jay
Starnes, to approve the report as presented. All Ayes
ITEM 4 SPORTS
Basketball (Frank Majikes): A meeting of the District II
Basketball Committee will be scheduled shortly in order to begin preparations
for the 2015 District II Basketball Championships. Chairman Majikes will be
contacting Committee members shortly in order to arrange a date.
Cheerleading (Chris Gegaris): Chris Gegaris reviewed the recently
conducted championships. Participating teams included Berwick, Crestwood,
Dallas, Delaware Valley, Hazleton Area, Pittston Area, Tunkhannock, and
Wallenpaupack. Total expenses for the tournament were $1,837.76 while total
revenue was $3,412; a net income of $1,574.24.
Field Hockey (Chris Gegaris): Chris Gegaris also reviewed the
fall Field Hockey Championships. Total expenses for the tournament were
$2,105.60, while total revenue was $3,130; a net income of $1,024.40.
Football (Mike Ognosky): Frank Victor presented the financial
report for the 2014 District II Football Playoffs. For the 11 total games
there were net receipts of $75,321; and, net expenses of $21,460 – for a net
income of $53,861. A total of $20, 487 was then distributed to the
participating schools. Following the presentation of the report, a motion was
made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve the
distribution of the school shares as reported. All Ayes
Swimming (Fred Barletta): Chairman Majikes announced to the
Committee that Fred Barletta would be the new District II Swimming and Diving
Tennis (Pat Sheehan): Pat Sheehan discussed the items from the
Fall Sports’ Tennis Steering Committee Meeting held at the PIAA State Offices
in Mechanicsburg on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Chief recommendations to the
State Board included a switch of the Individual and Team Tournament Dates on
the PIAA Calendar.
Wrestling (Jay Starnes): Jay presented the initial information
regarding the 2015 District II Wrestling format and emphasized that information
will be distributed to the member schools shortly.
ITEM 5 Chairman
Majikes informed the committee members that there have been renewed discussions
at the PIAA State Offices to revise the current four classification system in
football for the next two year cycle. The proposed revision would provide for
six classifications and still provide member schools the opportunity to
“declare up” if they wish. Six classifications would reduce the number of
schools per classification from approximately 145 to 94-97. A detailed handout
was provided to all members and they are asked to discuss the potential for
change with member schools.
ITEM 6 Chairman
Majikes provided a summary of the most recent PIAA Board of Directors’ Meeting
conducted on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Minutes of this meeting can be found
on the District II webpage at www.piaad2.org.
He discussed the following items:
The Board accepted the Football Steering Committee’s
recommendation to adopt the new Rawling’s R2FB-PIAA football, which will be
added to the Rawlings football product line. The ball is to be used in PIAA
Post Regular Season competition in 2015.
The Board accepted the Football Steering Committee’s
recommendation to increase the heat acclimatization program from three
consecutive days to five consecutive days and have all senior high schools
participating in football commence this program on Monday, August 10, 2015
(approved on a first reading).
The Board denied a request to move all fall sports practice dates
to August 10, 2015 and retain the first inter-school practice or scrimmage date
as August 22, 2015.
Accepted the Wrestling Steering Committee’s recommendation to
limit the participation by a school to no more than two (2) Multiple School
Dual Events or Individual Pool Events, to become effective July 1, 2015. This
was accepted on a second reading.
ITEM 7 A
motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to approve the
immediate eligibility of Kahseem Crook, Coughlin to Wyoming Valley West, in
accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, of the PIAA
by-laws. All Ayes
ITEM 11 A
motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the
Meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING WILL BE AT THE
WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 20,
2015 AT 4:15 P.M.