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 MINUTES OF APRIL 8, 2015 MEETING  
PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT II

 

Frank Majikes, 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

570-822-4131 570-278-3731 570-278-4134

 

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 REPORTS:

 

·         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 chairperson.

 

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 Ayes

 

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 Holy Redeemer.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mike Ognosky

 

 

Mike Ognosky

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.


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