PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Chairman Bill King, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky,
Secretary Frank Victor, Treasurer
Wilkes Barre C
& TC Montrose Area JSHS 544 School
Road 1113 Johns Street
P. O. Box 1699 75
High School Road New Milford PA 18834 Hazle
Twp, Pa. 18202
Wilkes Barre, Pa.
18705 Montrose, PA 18801 607-237-9263
570-427-8681 x 1010
MINUTES OF APRIL 8, 2015 MEETING
@ WIKES-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: Joseph Farrell, Frank
Galicki, Pat Sheehan, and Ben Tolerico
ITEM 2 Frank
Victor, District II Treasurer, reviewed the annual financial report from the
2015 District II Basketball Playoffs. The report included total revenues of
$132,228 and total expenses on $67,388; for a net income received from the
Championships of $64,840. The District then distributed $18,240 to the member
schools who participated in the tournament as school shares. The remaining
$46,600 was the District II net revenue received from the Championships. Total
paid attendance for the entire tournament was 18,996. Following the
presentation, a motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Maureen Williams,
to approve the report as submitted and to release the school shares to the
member schools as delineated in the report. All Ayes
ITEM 3 SPORTS
Lacrosse (Al Holtzer): Al presented the format for the 2015
Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse Championships. Following the presentation, motion
was made by Fred Barletta, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the report as
submitted. The format will be placed on the webpage. All Ayes
Volleyball (Maureen Williams): Maureen led a discussion
regarding the upcoming Boys’ Volleyball Championships. This year District II
will be combined with District XI in both AA and AAA into a subregional
format. Following discussion, Maureen will continue to develop the format with
District XI Volleyball officials and return to the committee with the finalized
format. Chairman Majikes will also discuss the format with the District XI
ITEM 4 Chairman
Majikes led a discussion regarding the requested eligibility of Tori
Diffendorf, from Susquehanna Valley (NY) to Tunkhannock. The motion had been
tabled at the March meeting and Chairman Majikes has since received clarifying
information from Tunkhannock regarding the request. That information addressed
all of the questions that were raised by District II Committee members.
Following discussion, a motion was made by Al Holtzer, seconded by Maureen
Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Tori Diffendorf, Susquehanna
Valley (NY) to Tunkhannock, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers,
Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal Sign-off. All
ITEM 5 Chairman
Majikes led a discussion regarding the requested eligibility of Jordan
Ellsworth, from Troy to Wyoming Valley West. The motion had been tabled at the
March meeting and Chairman Majikes has since received clarifying information
from Wyoming Valley West regarding the request. That information addressed all
of the questions that were raised by District II Committee members. Following
discussion, a motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to
approve the immediate eligibility of Jordan Ellsworth, Troy to Wyoming Valley
West, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting,
Section 4, Principal to Principal Sign-off. All Ayes
ITEM 6 Chairman
Majikes reviewed the format for the upcoming business meeting to be held at
Arcaro & Genell’s in Old Forge on Wednesday, April 15th with
registration beginning at 8 a.m.
Mike Ognosky distributed the program and the group reviewed the
material for any potential errors.
Pat Gebhart and Melissa Mertz will be on hand representing the
PIAA State Office and will review a list of pertinent PIAA topics with
representatives from member schools.
ITEM 7 Chairman
Majikes reviewed the report received from Anita Sirak, Principal of Holy
Redeemer High School, regarding the girls’ basketball game between MMI and Holy
Redeemer played on January 12, 2015, and actions taken by the administration of
Holy Redeemer following the game. District II Committee members reviewed the
response and asked that Mike Ognosky send them copies of the letters sent to
Holy Redeemer regarding both their current and previous probationary periods.
Following a review of that material, the committee will issue a response to
ITEM 8 Chairman
Majikes informed the Committee that there is the potential for a hearing with
Scranton High School regarding the participation of an ineligible wrestler
during the past season in a dual meet at Wyoming Seminary. More information
will be forthcoming.
ITEM 9 A
motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Eric Emmerich, to adjourn the
meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE WILKES-BARRE
AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER ON TUESDAY, MAY 19TH AT 4:15 P.M.