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 MINUTES OF DECEMBER 19, 2017 MEETING  
PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT II

www.piaad2.org

 

Frank Majikes, Chairman Bill King, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky, Secretary Pat Patte, Treasurer

Wilkes Barre C & TC Lakeland School District 544 School Road Hazleton Area SD

P. O. Box 1699 1355 Lakeland Drive New Milford PA 18834 1601 West 23rd Street

Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705 Scott Township PA 18433 607-237-9263 Hazleton PA 18202

570-822-4131 570-254-8119 570-459-3221

 

MINUTES OF DECEMBER 19, 2017 MEETING

@ SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

 

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: John Coyle, Tim Hopkins, Pat Patte, Ben Tolerico, and Bill Schoen.

 

ITEM 2 A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Eric Emmerich, to approve the minutes of the November 21, 2017 meeting. All Ayes

 

ITEM 3 Chairman Majikes presented the treasurer’s reports for October 2017 and November 2017 in Pat Patte’s absence. The October report showed a balance of $253,109.53, including $173,602.27 in the checking account, $66,774.55 in the Money Market account, and $12,732.71 in the Certificate of Deposit. The November report showed a balance of $326, 293.22, including $246,775.16 in the checking account, $66,781.69 in the Money Market account, and $12,736.37 in the Certificate of Deposit. Chairman Majikes also reviewed the 2017 Football report. The report showed total receipts of $102,792, and a total distribution of school shares of $33,530. A motion was made by Brian Durkin, seconded by Mary Ruth Tanner, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Chairman Majikes. All Ayes

 

ITEM 4 SPORTS REPORTS:

 

·         Wrestling (Jay Starnes): Jay presented the format for the 2018 District II Wrestling Championships and reviewed the information in detail with the committee. A motion was made by Ron Collins, seconded by John Haas, to approve the format for distribution to member schools and placement on the webpage. All Ayes

 

ITEM 5 Chairman Majikes distributed a handout detailing the 2017 Disqualifications in the Fall sports. District II had a total of 4 disqualifications in Football (1 Varsity player, 2 JV/JH players, and 1 Varsity Coach); 25 in Boys Soccer (20 Varsity players, 2 JV/JH players, 2 Varsity Coaches, 1 JV/JH Coach); 2 in Girls Soccer (2 Varsity players); and, 1 in Field Hockey (1 Varsity player). There were no disqualifications in Girls’ Volleyball.

 

ITEM 6 The Committee acted upon the following eligibility requests in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal to Principal Sign off, of the PIAA by-laws:

·         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by John Haas, to approve the immediate eligibility of Jashiah Hightower, West Scranton to Wyoming Valley West, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Brian Durkin, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the immediate eligibility of Saunjere Hightower, West Scranton to Wyoming Valley West, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Ron Collins, seconded by Mary Ruth Tanner, to approve the immediate eligibility of Paige Jackett, Notre Dame to Wyoming Seminary, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Fred Barletta, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to approve the immediate eligibility of Garett Plantz, Commonwealth Charter Academy to Abington Heights, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Dave Novrocki, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Hunter Plantz, Commonwealth Charter Academy to Abington Heights, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Joseph Farrell, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the immediate eligibility of Devon Rhodes, Pocono Mountain West to Wyoming Valley West, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

 

The Committee also acted on the following Foreign Exchange requests in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students:

 

·         A motion was made by Ron Collins, seconded by Bill King, to approve the immediate eligibility of Chao Ching Ho, Taiwan to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Joseph Farrell, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the immediate eligibility of Jiajing Xiao, China to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

 

ITEM 7 A discussion was held regarding the scheduling of the Championship Basketball games at Mohegan Sun Arena in March. Chairman Majikes reviewed a handout that has the tentative schedule as follows:

 

Thursday, March 1st A Girls 4 p.m.

AAAA Girls 6 p.m.

AAA Boys 8 p.m.

 

Friday, March 2nd A Boys 2 p.m.

AA Girls 4 p.m.

AAAAAA Girls 6 p.m.

AAAAA Boys 8 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 3rd AAA Girls Noon

AA Boys 2 p.m.

AAAA Boys 4 p.m.

AAAAA Girls 6 p.m.

AAAAAA Boys 8 p.m.

 

The final format will be released following approval by the committee.

 

ITEM 8 Chairman Majikes reviewed the schedule for the Fall Sports’ Workshops to be held at the PIAA State Offices on Wednesday, January 10th.

 

Field Hockey 10 a.m.

Cross Country 10 a.m.

Volleyball Noon

Soccer Noon

Tennis 2 p.m.

Football 2 p.m.

 

ITEM 9 Chairman Majikes notified the Committee that the following schools have voluntarily requested to move up in classification in the following sports.

 

Abington Heights 3A Field Hockey

Crestwood 3A Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis

Honesdale 3A Field Hockey

West Scranton 6A Baseball

 

ITEM 10 Chairman Majikes reviewed several matters from the December 6, 20176 Board of Directors. The complete summary of the meeting can be found on the District II webpage under the “PIAA State Office Weekly Newsletter and Information” story on the bottom of the front page.

 

ITEM 11 Chairman Majikes reported to the committee that the following cooperative sponsorship agreements have been approved by the state for the next two year cycle: Pittston Area and Old Forge in JV/Varsity Swimming; Dallas and Holy Redeemer in Wrestling.

 

ITEM 12 A motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Dave Navrocki, to approve a cooperative sponsorship agreement in the sport of baseball between Berwick (District II) and Columbia Christian (District IV). All Ayes

 

ITEM 13 The Committee will conduct an eligibility hearing at the conclusion of this meeting.

 

ITEM 14 A motion was made by Ron Collins, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the meeting.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 5:07 p.m

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary

 

NEXT MEETING WILL BE AT THE PLAINS-SOLOMON JUNIOR HIGH ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017 AT 4:15 P.M.


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