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 MINUTES OF OCTOBER 17, 2018 MEETING  
PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT II

 

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 OCTOBER 17, 2018 MEETING

@ WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

 

Meeting was convened at 4:30 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, Joseph Farrell, Tim Hopkins, Bill King, Dave Novrocki, Jay Starnes, Mary Ruth Tanner, Ben Tolerico, and Chad Vinansky

 

ITEM 2 Chairman Majikes delayed the opening of the regular committee meeting in order to conduct an eligibility hearing regarding Nadia Costigan, a student of Wyoming Area who is currently eligible for the regular season but not post season competition. The hearing began at 4:25 p.m. and testimony concluded at 5:25 p.m. The Committee then adjourned to executive session to discuss the testimony.

 

The hearing was resumed at 5:40 p.m. at which time a motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Maureen Williams, that Nadia Costigan be granted post season eligibility effective immediately. All Ayes

 

ITEM 3 A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2018 meeting. All Ayes

 

ITEM 4 Pat Patte presented the Treasurer’s Report as of October 17, 2018. Our total Certificates of Deposit are $12,773.44. The District also has a Money Market Account totaling $66,864.93, and Checking Account totaling $154,676.51. The total current balance currently stands at $234,314.88.

 

A motion was made by Hal Gabriel, seconded by Ron Collins, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. All Ayes

 

ITEM 5 SPORTS REPORTS

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·         Baseball (Frank Majikes): Baseball Chairperson Frank Majikes provided the committee members present with a copy of the PIAA Baseball Pitching Restriction Sheet, revised as of July 18, 2018. The revision is outlined as follows: “For District and Inter-District contests a pitcher may throw 105 pitches in a calendar day and throw no more than 210 pitches in a calendar week. All other rules and regulations apply to the pitching restriction. In addition, an official pitch counter, separate from each team, will be designated by the Contest Manager for the purposes of recording the pitch count.”

·         Competitive Spirit (Chris Gegaris): Chris reported that he has sent links out to the Athletic Directors for the upcoming competition. You can find those links on the District webpage under the Competitive Spirit story on the front page. He also reported that the PIAA Championships have been moved up a week at the GIANT Center in Hershey and will now be held the weekend of January 11th and 12th.

·         Cross Country (Bill King): Cross Country Chairperson Bill King reviewed a request brought to his attention asking for permission to offer discounted running merchandise, and coupons for competitors at the District II meet at Lakeland. Following discussion, a motion was made by Fred Barletta, seconded by John Haas, to deny the request. All Ayes.

·         Football (Mike Ognosky): Football Chairperson Mike Ognosky updated the committee on the status of the regular season following the fourth weekend of competition. It appears that the race for playoff spots will be very competitive as the season moves forward. Nanticoke has opted out of the District Playoffs. They are currently in a position to qualify in AAAA. Following discussion, the committee decided to continue with an 8 team bracket in AAAA and will move up those teams behind Nanticoke in order to fill the 8 team bracket.

·         Girls’ Volleyball (Maureen Williams): Maureen discussed the potential for a 9th team to qualify for the AAA Championships. If that occurs an additional contest will be scheduled in order to determine the final 8 teams that qualify. That contest would be at the 8th seed facility and they would host the 9th seed.

·         Awards (Bill Schoen): Bill Schoen had examples of medals and plaques that would potentially be sponsored by various organizations. He distributed the copies to the members for their review.

 

ITEM 6 The following motions were made granting the following students IMMEDIATE ELIGIBILITY IN BOTH THE REGULAR SEASON AND POST-SEASON in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section VI of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal to Principal Sign off:

 

·         A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Matthew Galvin, Meyers to Crestwood. All Ayes

·         A motion was made Chris Gegaris, seconded by John Haas, to approve the immediate eligibility of Kevin Wagner, Lake Linden (Minn) to Gregory the Great. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Brian Durkin, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the immediate eligibility of William Fox, Holy Cross to West Scranton. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Colin Williams, Wyoming Sem to MMI. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the immediate eligibility of Ashley Baker, Burmont Academy to North Pocono. All Ayes

 

ITEM 7 The following motions were made granting the following students ELIGIBLE IN BOTH THE REGULAR SEASON AND POST-SEASON FOLLOWING A 21 DAY SIT OUT PERIOD in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section VI, Subsection C, In Season Transfers, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal to Principal Sign off:

 

·         A motion was made by Ron Collins, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the eligibility of David Kuplack, Immaculate Conception Academy to Gregory the Great, following a 21 day sit out period from September 24, 2018 to October 15, 2018. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Fred Barletta, seconded by Brian Durkin, to approve the eligibility of Rayshaun Dawkins, Northeast to Dunmore, following a 21 day sit out period from September 20, 2018 to October 11, 2018. All Ayes

 

ITEM 8 The following motions were made granting the following students ELIGIBLE IN THE REGULAR SEASON FOLLOWING A 21 DAY SIT OUT PERIOD BUT NOT IN THE POST-SEASON in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section VI, Subsection C, In Season Transfers, Section 2, Eligibility for Post Season Championship Tournaments, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal to Principal Sign off:

 

·         A motion was made by Fred Barletta, seconded by Hal Gabriel, to approve the in season eligibility of Shiann Parsons, GAR to Nanticoke, following a 21 day sit out period from October 11, 2018 to November 2, 2018. Shiann will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of softball. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Brian Durkin, to approve the in season eligibility of Rachel Senese, Pittston Area to Holy Redeemer, following a 21 day sit out period from October 9, 2018 to October 30, 2018. Rachel will not be eligible for post season competition in the sports of tennis, swimming and track. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Fred Barletta, to approve the in season eligibility of Gavin Hartman, Logan (Ohio) to West Scranton, following a 21 day sit out period from September 25, 2018 to October 16, 2018. Gavin will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of wrestling. All Ayes

 

ITEM 9 The following Foreign Exchange eligibility requests were acted upon by the District II Committee:

 

·         A motion was made by John Haas, seconded by Brian Durkin, to approve the immediate eligibility of Cecilie Madsen, Denmark to Wallenpaupack, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students. All Ayes

 

ITEM 10 Chairman Majikes reviewed the minutes of the Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Board of Directors’ Actions from that meeting. A copy of those minutes are available on the District II webpage.

 

ITEM 11 Mike Ognosky thanked the Athletic Directors for their diligence in updating the new Power Rating System pages. He also sent out an email asking them to now put in place their Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball schedules for the upcoming winter sports season.

 

ITEM 11 A motion was made by Hal Gabriel, seconded by Brian Durkin, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes

 

Meeting was adjourned at 6:46 p.m.

 

NEXT MEETING – TO BE DETERMINED

 

Submitted by

 

Mike Ognosky

 

District II Secretary


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