PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
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 FEBRUARY 25, 2019 MEETING
@ WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Meeting was convened at 4:20 p.m.
by Chairman Majikes
ITEM 1 Chairman
Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m.
Absent but accounted for: Ron Collins, John
Coyle, Maureen Williams and Mike Ognosky
ITEM 2 A
motion was made by Ben Tolerico, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the
minutes of the January 16, 2019 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Pat
Patte presented the Treasurer’s Report as of today and it reflects a total
balance of $237,422.51. That includes the processing of all of the final
payments for the fall sports championships. A motion was made by Fred Barletta,
seconded by Hal Gabriel, to approve the report as presented. A concern was
raised by Joe Farrell regarding the price of tickets for our recently conducted
Basketball Championships. Joe was the game manager on a number of occasions
and it was the chief concern among fans attending the game. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Bill
Schoen led a discussion on the recently approved “pitch count” restrictions in
the sport of Baseball. The main emphasis was placed on the fact that the
District will ensure that an individual will be assigned for each district playoff
game with the responsibility of keeping an accurate “count” of pitches thrown
by each pitcher as required by PIAA rule.
ITEM 5 Chairman
Majikes reviewed the final power rating standings for boys’ and girls’
basketball for the 2018-2019 season. He also reviewed and distributed a copy
of the “media alert” that was prepared for the championships to be held at
Mohegan Sun Arena on February 28th through March 2nd.
Information for the championships will be reviewed at a press conference to be held
at the Mohegan Sun Arena on February 26th at 4 p.m. The press
conference will include the announcement of a partnership with Allied Services
with partial proceeds from program and sales benefitting the rehabilitation of
pediatric patients and the Miracle $1,000 shot one lucky fan will take during
halftime of each game. Interview opportunities with PIAA District II
officials, players and coaches will also be available at the press conference.
ITEM 6 The
Chairman once again reminded the members present of 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. Registration for the event will end on June
8, 2019 and can be made with either Rich Bresser, A.D. at West Scranton, or
Mark Finan, A.D. at Dunmore.
ITEM 7 Chairman
Majikes also reminded the committee of the scheduling of the 2019 PIAA District
II Annual Business Meeting at Arcaro & Genell’s in Old Forge on Thursday,
April 11th. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast at
8:30 a.m. to be followed by the Business Meeting. An invitation will be sent
to all District II member schools.
ITEM 8 Chairman
Majikes shared with the committee a “thank you” card from Bill Schoen following
Bill’s recent illness. He thanked committee members for their thoughtfulness
and care as Bill worked through the last month.
ITEM 9 A
motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Hal Gabriel, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 5:55 p.m.
District II Secretary