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 MINUTES OF DECEMBER 18, 2018 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 18, 2018 MEETING

@ WILKES-BARRE CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

 

Meeting was convened at 5:10 p.m. by Chairman Majikes

ITEM 1 Chairman Majikes called the meeting to order at 5:10 p.m.

 

Absent but accounted for: Ron Collins, John Coyle, Joe Farrell, Pat Patte, Bill Schoen, and Maureen Williams.

 

ITEM 2 A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Bill King, to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2018 meeting. There was no November 2018 meeting due to the intensive playoff schedule and numerous cancellations. All Ayes

 

ITEM 3 Chairman Majikes presented the treasurer’s reports for October 2018 and November 2018 in Pat Patte’s absence. The October report showed a balance of $248.149.95, including $168,497.58 in the checking account, $66,875.15 in the Money Market account, and $12,777.22 in the Certificate of Deposit. A motion was made by Brian Durkin, seconded by Hal Gabriel, to approve the October 2018 Treasurer’s Report as presented. All Ayes

 

The November 2018 report showed a balance of $266,476.97, including $186,811.04 in the checking account, $66,885.04 in the Money Market account, and $12,780.89 in the Certificate of Deposit. A motion was made by Mary Ruth Tanner, seconded by Eric Emmerich, to approve the November 2018 Treasurer’s Report as presented. All Ayes

 

Chairman Majikes also reviewed the 2018 Football report. The report showed total receipts of $86,561 and a total distribution of school shares of $16,002.40. A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Fred Barletta, to approve distribution of the school’s football shares as presented. All Ayes

 

 

 

ITEM 4 SPORTS REPORTS:

 

·         Wrestling (Jay Starnes): Jay Starnes led a discussion regarding the venue for the 2019 District II Wrestling Championships and the District’s current agreement with the Kingston Armory. There are ongoing discussions with the Armory on a number of issues that need to be resolved before finalizing the Wrestling Championship format. The Committee gave permission to the Wrestling Chair and District II Officers to make decisions as information is received and developing the finalized format for the 2019 Championships.

·         Competitive Spirit (Chris Gegaris): Chris reported that all is set for the upcoming State Championships at the Hershey GIANT Center scheduled for the weekend of January 11th & 12th.

·         Cross Country (Bill King): A discussion was led by Bill King regarding the future site for the PIAA State Championships.

·         Soccer (Brian Durkin): Brian reviewed the completed 2018 District II Championships including a discussion on the current procedure of scheduling the championships at home fields. After the scheduling and weather difficulties that occurred this year and the difficulty in finding suitable alternative sites he indicated agreement in continuing with home field finals.

·         Swimming and Diving (Fred Barletta): Fred offered a concern over the current two session diving championships and the swimming and diving committee is considering a one session event due to the limited number of divers in the competition.

·         Athletic Directors (Fred Barletta): There is a concern with the loss of two schools (Meyers & GAR) in various classifications mid – two year cycle and if that will have any impact on the current brackets across various sports’ championships.

·         Public Relations & Corporate Sponsors (Bill Schoen): Frank Majikes led a brief discussion regarding a recent meeting with PNC Officials. Discussions will continue with a full report to the committee following those discussions.

·         Sportsmanship (Chad Vinansky): Chad asked that member schools be reminded of their responsibilities in responding to disqualification situations and submitting those responses to the appropriate locations.

 

ITEM 5 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 Bill King, seconded by John Haas, to approve the immediate eligibility of Nathaniel Ayala, Hanover Area to Meyers, 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 James Boles, Holy Cross to Scranton, 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 Mary Ruth Tanner, to approve the immediate eligibility of Devontae Broadwater, Meyers to Coughlin, 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 Eddie DeJesus Encarnacion, Wyoming Valley West to Wyoming Area, 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 Ben Tolerico, to approve the immediate eligibility of Jordan Diggs, Holy Redeemer to Meyers, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Tim Hopkins, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the immediate eligibility of Elijah Henry, Frederick Douglass Academy to Coughlin, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by John Haas, to approve the immediate eligibility of Anthony Jamison, Richmond Early College HS 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 Damon Jones, Hanover Area to Coughlin 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 Tim Hopkins, to approve the immediate eligibility of Roberto Martinez, Carbondale to Mid Valley, 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 Elias Luis Mercado, Hanover Area to Meyers, 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 Ben Tolerico, to approve the immediate eligibility of Tara Mickalowski, Schuylkill Haven to Berwick, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Tim Hopkins, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the immediate eligibility of Derick Robins, Pittston Area to Wyoming Area, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by John Haas, to approve the immediate eligibility of Alexi Setlock, Indiana to North Pocono, 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 Josiah Silva, Pocono Mountain East to Coughlin, 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 Mary Ruth Tanner, to approve the immediate eligibility of Sommer Zier-Norris, Wyoming Seminary to Lake-Lehman, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Tim Hopkins, to approve the immediate eligibility of Hannah Koger, Port Jervis (NJ) to Delaware Valley, 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 Jihad Abdulrahman, Marian Catholic to MMI, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by John Haas, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the immediate eligibility of Nassim Elhouti, NY Military Academy to Abington Heights, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

 

ITEM 6 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 Maille Allaydyce, Scranton Prep to Holy Cross, following a 21 day sit out period from October 22, 2018 to November 5, 2018. Maille will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of Track & Field this year and the sport of Cross Country next year. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Brian Durkin, seconded by Eric Emmerich, to approve the in season eligibility of Andrew Craven, Holy Cross to Scranton, following a 21 day sit out period from November 15, 2018 to December 6, 2018. Andrew will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of Basketball. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Hal Gabriel, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the in season eligibility of Daniel Dougherty, Holy Cross to Scranton, following a 21 day sit out period from November 19, 2018 to December 10, 2018. Daniel will not be eligible for post season competition in the sports of Basketball and Baseball. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by John Haas, seconded by Tim Hopkins, to approve the in season eligibility of Clayton Franko, Wyalusing to Western Wayne, following a 21 day sit out period from September 12, 2018 to October 3, 2018. Clayton will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of Wrestling. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Dave Novrocki, to approve the in season eligibility of Olivia Lynwood, Scranton to Dunmore, following a 21 day sit out period from December 3, 2018 to December 24, 2018. Olivia will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of Basketball. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Mary Ruth Tanner, to approve the in season eligibility of Jessica Skladzien, Nanticoke Area to Wyoming Area, following a 21 day sit out period from October 24, 2018 to November 14, 2018. Jessica will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of Softball. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Ben Tolerico, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to approve the in season eligibility of Elizabeth Yatko, Wallenpaupack to Scranton, following a 21 day sit out period from November 30, 2018 to December 21, 2018. Elizabeth will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of Swimming and Diving. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Dave Novrocki, to approve the in season eligibility of Adamis Pena, Coegio San Josa (DR) to Coughlin, following a 21 day sit out period from December 10, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Adamis will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of Basketball. All Ayes

 

ITEM 7 Chairman Majikes presented a PIAA Board of Directors Position Statement issued at their December 5, 2018 meeting to address the separation of schools for classification purposes. It reads as follows:

 

“The PIAA Board of Directors, at the recommendation of counsel, concludes and therefore reaffirms that the separation of playoffs with regard to public, charter and private schools is contrary to the publicly documented legislative intent of Act 219 of 1972.

 

The PIAA Board of Directors in conjunction with its many advisory and steering committee groups will continue to study and consider proposals brought forward that may further enhance equity for all member schools within the association.

 

To that end, the PIAA Board of Directors recommends that the PA Equity Group, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and Pennsylvania Charter School Coalition attempt to work in unison to find common ground within their respective groups in providing proposals for consideration that are consistent with the intent of Act 219 and further aids in establishment of revision of policies for the betterment of all student-athletes.”

 

ITEM 8 Chairman Majikes reviewed the summary of PIAA Board of Directors’ Actions from the meeting of Wednesday, December 5, 2018. A copy of that summary can be found on the District II webpage.

 

ITEM 9 Chairman Majikes and the District II Committee offer their congratulations to Lackawanna Trail on their tremendous run through the most recent PIAA Football Championships culminating in their appearance in the A Championship game at Hershey Park Stadium.

 

ITEM 14 A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Hal Gabriel, to adjourn the meeting.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary

 

 

 

 

JANUARY MEETING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16TH AT THE WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT 4:15 P.M.


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