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 MINUTES OF JANUARY 16, 2019 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 JANUARY 16, 2019 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 4:30 p.m.

 

Absent but accounted for: John Coyle, Eric Emmerich, John Haas, Bill Schoen, Mary Ruth Tanner, and Mike Ognosky.

 

ITEM 2 A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded Tim Hopkins, to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2018 meeting. All Ayes. Approved minutes will be posted to the District II webpage.

 

ITEM 3 Pat Patte presented the Treasurer’s Report. As of January 1, 2019 the total fund balance was $234, 154.44. This includes $154,474.49 in the checking account; $66,895.27 in the Money Market account; and, $12,784.68 in our Certificate of Deposit. A motion was made by Dave Novrocki, seconded by Hal Gabriel, to approve the report as presented. All Ayes

 

ITEM 4 SPORTS REPORTS: The District II Committee received reports on the following:

 

·         Basketball (Frank Majikes): Chairman Majikes announced that all is set for the 2019 District II Basketball Championships at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, February 28th through Saturday, March 2nd. Chairman Majikes reviewed the information regarding the championships that will be presented to the schools involved.

·         Baseball (Frank Majikes): Chairman Majikes reviewed the latest revision of the PIAA Baseball Pitching Restrictions as revised by the State Board on July 18, 2018 which made the following change – “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 purpose of recording the pitch count.”

·         Competitive Spirit (Chris Gegaris): Chris announced that our 4 qualifying teams – Berwick, Pittston Area, Crestwood, and Delaware Valley – will be competing on January 19th and 20th in Hershey at the 2019 PIAA Competitive Spirit State Championships. Good luck to all the teams!

·         Golf (Joe Farrell): Joe reviewed the 2018 Golf Championships Financial Report with the committee. The report indicated a total revenue of $3,152 and total expense of $3,355.01; resulting in a net loss of $203.01.

·         Volleyball (Maureen Williams): Maureen Williams reviewed the 2018 Girls Volleyball Championships Financial Report with the committee. The report indicated a total revenue of $9,652 and total expenses of $10,701.50; resulting in a net loss of $1,079.50.

·         Wrestling (Jay Starnes): Jay Starnes presented the information for the upcoming District II Wrestling Championships. A motion was made by Hal Gabriel, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to approve the format as presented. It will now be distributed to the member schools and the information will be placed on the District II website. All Ayes

·         Awards (Bill Schoen):  In Bill’s absence, Frank informed the Winter Sports’ Chairpersons that their medals and plaques are available for delivery.

ITEM 5 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 Ron Collins, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Lance Book, MMI to Hazleton Area, 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 Joe Farrell, to approve the immediate eligibility of James Burke, Abington Heights to Scranton Prep in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Chad Vinansky, seconded by Tim Hopkins, to approve the immediate eligibility of Michael Martinez, New Britain to Hazleton Area, 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 Dave Novrocki, to approve the immediate eligibility of Michael Murphy, Scranton 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 Fred Barletta, seconded by Ron Collins, to approve the immediate eligibility of Marilyn Ogof, Coughlin to Western Wayne, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Joe Farrell, seconded by Hal Gabriel, to approve the immediate eligibility of Alexander Steinhauer, Lake-Lehman 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 Pat Patte, to approve the immediate eligibility of Charles Stewart, Hanover Area to Scranton, 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 Pat Patte, to approve the immediate eligibility of Olivia Williams, Lake-Lehman to Pittston Area, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to approve the immediate eligibility of Sophia Scalese, Old Forge to Holy Cross, 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 Brian Durkin, to approve the immediate eligibility of Ava Johnson, Hibri Leo to Crestwood, 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 Ben Tolerico, to approve the immediate eligibility of Matthew Gavin, Meyers to Crestwood, in accordance with Article VI, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA by-laws. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Hal Gabriel, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the immediate eligibility of Chanai Choice, Old Forge 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 Ron Collins, seconded by Fred Barletta, to approve the immediate eligibility of Jaylen Buckner, Coxsackie to Hanover Area, in accordance with Article VI, Prinicpal 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 Camus Howie, Holy Cross to Scranton, effective immediately. Camus will not be eligible for post season competition in the sport of Tennis. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Tim Hopkins, seconded by Bill King, to approve the in season eligibility of Justus Simpson, WVW to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. Justus will not be eligible for post season competition in the sports of Track & Field and Basketball this year. All Ayes

 

ITEM 7 Chairman Majikes distributed a flyer to the committee members present announcing the second annual Mark Rinaldi Memorial Golf Tournament to be held at Pine Hills Golf Club on Sunday, June 23rd at 1:30 p.m. Information will be disseminated to member schools in District II.

 

ITEM 8 Chairman Majikes announced that the District II Annual Business Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11th at Arcaro & Genel’s in Old Forge at 8:30 a.m. Information will be provided to the schools as the date approaches.

 

ITEM 9 A discussion was held regarding the utilization of the power rating as it applies to the sport of Baseball. Following discussion, the power rating system for baseball will be utilized as it is in all other sports and will include all games that count toward the PIAA limit of contests played – both exhibition and league games shall be counted.

 

ITEM 10 A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Ron Collins, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes

 

Meeting was adjourned at 6:03 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary/Web Master


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