PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
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
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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: Ben Tolerico and Mike Ognosky
ITEM 2 A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Ron Collins, to approve the minutes of the January 18, 2018 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Treasurer Pat Patte reported that the fund balance, as of today, is at $259,763.75. That includes the processing of all of the final payments for the fall sports championships. A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the report as presented. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Chairman Majikes reviewed an anonymous letter that received in the PIAA State Offices and forward to him regarding allegations against a District II member school. Following the discussion, Chairman Majikes informed the Committee that it will be forwarded to the member school for their review and action.
ITEM 5 Chairman Majikes reviewed the recently held meeting of District II schools at PNC Stadium. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information to the Principals and Athletic Directors regarding the utilization of a power rating system in District II in determining playoff standings. After considerable discussion on the proposed power rating system, a motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Tim Hopkins, to authorize the payment of the necessary stipend for implementing the system. All Ayes
ITEM 6 Chairman Majikes reviewed the classifications in the various sports for the 2018-19/2019-2020 two year cycle. During the next two year period District II is scheduled to be involved in the following sub regional playoffs in determining entry into the PIAA State playoffs in that sport –
Fall Sports Subregionals:
AAA Girls Tennis Singles (IV) AAAA Girls Soccer (IV)
AAA Girls Tennis Doubles (IV) AAAA Boys Soccer (IV)
AAA Girls Tennis Team (IV) AAA Girls Volleyball (IV)
AAA Girls Cross Country (IV) AAAA Girls Volleyball (XI)
AAA Boys Cross Country (IV) AAAAA Football (XI)
AAAAAA Football (IV)
Winter Sports Subregionals:
AAA Girls Swimming (IV) AAA Girls Diving (IV)
AAA Boys Swimming (IV) AAA Boys Diving (IV)
A Girls Basketball (XI) AAAAAA Girls Basketball (IV)
A Boys Basketball (XI) AAAAAA Boys Basketball (IV)
Spring Sports Subregionals:
AAA Boys Tennis Singles (IV) AA Boys Volleyball (XI)
AAA Boys Tennis Doubles (IV) AAA Boys Volleyball (XI)
AAA Boys Tennis Team (IV) AAAAAA Baseball (IV)
AAA Girls Lacrosse (XI) AAA Boys Lacrosse (XI)
AAAAAA Softball (IV)
ITEM 7 A motion was made by Ron Collins, seconded by John Haas, to approve the immediate eligibility of Reginald Dickey, from Scranton to West Scranton, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal to Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 8 A motion was made by Brian Durkin, seconded by Mary Ruth Tanner, to approve the immediate eligibility of Karim Greene, from Scranton to Pittston Area, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal to Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 9 A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Tim Hopkins, to approve the immediate eligibility of Charles Kutz, from Scranton Prep to Wyoming Seminary, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal to Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 10 A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of James O’Farrell, from Chesterton (IND) to Crestwood, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal to Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 11 A motion was made by Tim Hopkins, seconded by Brian Durkin, to approve the immediate eligibility of Stephen Postupak, From Dallas to Scranton Prep, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal to Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 12 A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Ron Collins, to approve the immediate eligibility of Victoria Harnisch Di Sibiero, Brazil to Wallenpaupack, in accordance with Atricle VII, Foreign Exchange Students, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes
ITEM 13 Chairman Majikes announced that the schedule for the Baseball Championships will be determined at the next Baseball Steering Committee meeting which will be held on April 9th.
ITEM 14 Chairman Majikes reported that a member school had contacted him and self-reported that a member of their winter coaching staff had violated Article XII (Athletic Relations) Section 2 (Practices) limited to 6 days per calendar week. They reported that their team had practiced or played from January 26th through February 6th without a day off. After discussion, it was decided that the school had reported the incident properly and had handled the matter in a satisfactory fashion.
ITEM 15 Chairman Majikes provided the members present with a copy of a letter received from a member school addressing the actions of one of their winter sports’ coaches following a PIAA sponsored contest this past season. All information was shared with the committee regarding the handling of the matter by the school. After discussion, it was determined that the matter had been handled appropriately and no further action was required.
ITEM 16 Chairman Majikes reviewed the summary of the January PIAA State Board. A complete review of the summary of that meeting can be found on the District II website.
ITEM 17 A motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Dave Novrocki, to approve the cooperative sponsorship in the sport of Varsity Baseball between Berwick (District II) and Columbia County Christian (District IV).
ITEM 17 At 5:15 p.m. the meeting was halted in order to move into Executive Session for a hearing regarding an incident at the May 11, 2017 Baseball contest between Pittston Area and Wyoming Valley West. Following the conclusion of that closed hearing at 6:45 p.m., the committee returned to the regular meeting.
ITEM 18 Bill Schoen reported that arrangements have been made for District II’s Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 18th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Arcaro & Genel’s in Old Forge. Championship plaques and sportsmanship awards will be available for all member schools at that time.
ITEM 19 A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH AT 4:15 P.M AT SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL.
PIAA District II