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Regular Meeting of PIAA District 6 – October 5, 2004
Chairman Wotkowski called the meeting of the District 6 Committee to order at 3:30 PM at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. Present were Committee members Ray Wotkowski, Albert D’Ambrosia, Dean Rossi, Michael Sakash, Don Hosterman, Vince Nedimyer, Dave Heim, Gary Jubas, Alberta Ake, Thomas Kakabar, Susan Werner, Kim Struble, David Crumrine, Charles Koren, Craig Butler James Price, and Norman Krumenacker. Philip Cmor and Jason Wolf were also present.
Approval of Minutes
Norman Krumenacker and Susan Werner approved the minutes of the September 9, 2004, with the amendments that were discussed at the meeting.
On a motion by Don Hosterman and Vince Nedimyer, the Committee unanimously approved the September Financial Report.
Barnes and Saly will be invited to the November meeting to go over the audit that was prepared for the District 6 PIAA Committee.
Based on the consensus of the sending and receiving principal’s signatures these eligibility transfers were approve with the following motions:
On a motion by David Crumrine and Albert D’Ambrosia an eligibility hearing was held for Jamie Rogers, transferring from Philipsburg-Osceola to Bishop Guilfoyle High School, eligibility was granted for basketball based on a waiver of Article VI, Transfer and Residence, Section 8A with a vote of 16-0-1, Charles Koren abstain.
On a motion by Thomas Kakabar and Don Hosterman an eligibility hearing was held for Steven St John, transferring from Altoona to Bishop Guilfoyle High School, eligibility was granted for basketball based on Article VI, Transfer and Residence, Section 8A with a vote of 14-0-3, Vince Nedimyer, Alberta Ake, and Charles Koren abstain.
On a motion by Dean Rossi and Craig Butler an eligibility hearing was held for Lance Phillips, transferring from Altoona to Bishop Carroll High School, eligibility was granted for football based on Article VI, Transfer and Residence, Section 8A with a vote of 14-0-3, Vince Nedimyer, Alberta Ake, and Charles Koren abstain.
On a motion by Norman Krumenacker and Alberta Ake an eligibility hearing was held for Sarah Cruikshank, transferring from Belleville Mennonite to Indian Valley High School, eligibility was granted for field hockey based on a waiver of Article VI, Transfer and Residence, Section 8 with a vote of 17-0.
On a motion by Michael Sakash and David Heim to appoint five Committee members to meet, as soon as possible, with Johnstown High School to determine the eligibility of Nicholas Kitner. Nicholas is transferring from Bishop McCort to Johnstown wanting to participate in football.
Demetrius Atwell, a State College student is eligible to participate in football. Mr. Wotkowski received the completed paperwork.
Review of Disqualifications
It has been brought to the District 6 Committee that the PIAA Sportsmanship Code is not being promoted enough. It is the intent that the PIAA Sportsmanship Code be emphasized aggressively among the schools. Please see to it that your school actively cooperates.
JH BB Blacklick head coach 3 unsporting technicals
JH FB Homer Center player unsporting punch
JH Soc Central Mountain player unsporting violent contact
G Soc West Branch coach unsporting
G Soc West Branch player unsporting
G Soc Richland head coach unsporting comments
G Soc Huntingdon player handling ball in goal area
B Soc Somerset player unsporting violent tackle
B Soc Forest Hills player unsporting language
B Soc Hollidaysburg player unsporting slide tackle goalie
B Soc Hollidaysburg player unsporting language
B Soc Indian Valley player unsporting violent contact
Foreign Exchange Eligibility Hearings
On a motion by Susan Werner and Vince Nedimyer, the following foreign exchange students are eligible for athletics:
Claudia Haense Germany State College Tennis
Yoratzi Gonzalez Venezuela Portage Baseball, basketball, football and tennis
Diego Zamalloa Peru Claysburg-Kimmel Football and baseball
Tolya Bragin Russia Ligonier Valley Football
Havrylyuk Lyubomyr Ukraine Ligonier Valley Soccer
Andres Leon Ecuador Altoona Soccer
Herman Skylstad Norway Southern Huntingdon Football, track and field, and soccer
Steffen Poetter Germany Portage Baseball, basketball, football, and track
We are trying to gather the email addresses for all the principals in District 6. Please send your email address to Sherry Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Included in the minutes are date revisions for softball, football, swimming and baseball. If you have any other questions regarding dates of tournaments, please contact the tournament director listed in your handbook.
Roger Herto, Ron Speicher, and Rick Keefer made an appeal to the District 6 Committee to allow the Mifflin County School District’s transfer to District 4. A presentation of pros/cons, economic analysis, and athletic expenses for 2003/04 was explained to the Committee. Gary Jubas made a motion and seconded by Vince Nedimyer to deny the transfer appeal of the MCSD to District 4, with a vote of 11-4, two members were absent. The District 6 Committee offered assistance and advice to the board and school district to help remedy their concerns.
There will be a football playoff meeting at the Altoona Area High School in the auditorium on Sunday, October 31, 2004, for the participating teams. Any questions contact Vince Nedimyer, football tournament director
Susan Werner provided the following information for swimming.
Diving Saturday, February 26, 2005
AAA Swimming Friday, March 4, 2005
AA Swimming Saturday, March 5, 2005
All meets will be held at Clarion University, times to be announced.
The next meeting of the PIAA District 6 Committee will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at 3:30 PM at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.