IHSAA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Minutes of the Oct. 13, 1999 meeting at the IHSAA office
Chairman Phillip Gardner, Vice Chairman Priscilla Dillow, Mike Blackburn, Dale Crafton, Dan Cunningham, Sue Keenan, Michael Powell, Janis Qualizza, Steve Riordan, Cassel White, Directors Dennis Eller, Michael Necessary, Joseph Trimboli, Commissioner Bob Gardner, Associate Commissioner Ray Craft, Assistant Commissioners Blake Ress, Sandy Searcy, Theresia Wynns, Sports Information Director Jim Russell and Attorney Robert Baker.
Minutes of the Sept. 9, 1999 and Sept. 15, 1999 meetings were presented for approval. A motion for approval was made by Michael Powell; seconded by Mike Blackburn; motion passed 10-0.
1999-2000 WRESTLING TOURNAMENT SERIES
Assistant Commissioner Ress reported on the general format, sites and other preliminary plans for the 1999-2000 Wrestling Tournament Series. The recommendations included the following changes in host sites:
To North Montgomery From Greencastle
To Evansville Central From Seymour
Due to the recommended change of the semi-state to Evansville, it was proposed the following sectionals be re-routed through the Evansville Semi-State: Brownsburg, Decatur Central and Greencastle. Conversely, it was proposed the sectionals at Batesville, Franklin County and Rushville be re-routed through the New Castle Semi-State.
A motion to approve the recommendations for the wrestling tournament series was made by Steve Riordan; seconded by Janis Qualizza; motion passed 10-0.
1999-2000 BOYS and GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING TOURNAMENT SERIES
Assistant Commissioners Ress and Searcy reported on the general format, sites and other preliminary plans for the 1999-2000 Boys & Girls Swimming & Diving Tournament Series. These recommendations included the following changes in host sites:
To Hamilton Southeastern From Kokomo
To Avon From Southport
To Concord From Penn
To Hamilton Southeastern From Kokomo
To South Bend Riley From Mishawaka
A motion to approve the recommendations for the boys and girls swimming and diving tournament series was made by Priscilla Dillow; seconded by Michael Powell; motion passed 10-0.
1999-2000 GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SERIES
Assistant Commissioner Wynns reported on the general format, sites and other preliminary plans for the 1999-2000 Girls Basketball Tournament Series. These recommendations included the 64 schools designated as host sites. A motion to approve the proposals for the 1999-2000 girls basketball tournament series was made by Mike Blackburn; seconded by Priscilla Dillow; motion passed 10-0.
2000 GIRLS BASKETBALL Sectional ASSIGNMENTS
*Indicates first-round games will be played at multiple sites as determined by the blind draw
Sectional 1 at Gary West Side
Gary West Side, East Chicago Central, Gary Roosevelt, Hammond, Highland, Munster.
Sectional 2 at Merrillville
Merrillville, Crown Point, Gary Wallace, Hobart, Lake Central, Lowell.
Sectional 3 at Portage
Portage, Chesterton, LaPorte, Michigan City, South Bend Washington, Valparaiso.
Sectional 4 at South Bend Riley*
South Bend Riley, Mishawaka, Penn, South Bend Adams, South Bend Clay, South Bend LaSalle.
Sectional 5 at Concord
Concord, East Noble, Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, Goshen, Warsaw.
Sectional 6 at Fort Wayne Snider
Fort Wayne Snider, Carroll (Fort Wayne), DeKalb, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne South Side.
Sectional 7 at Huntington North *
Huntington North, Anderson, Anderson Highland, Homestead, Kokomo, Marion.
Sectional 8 at Harrison (West Lafayette)*
Harrison (West Lafayette), Avon, Brownsburg, Lafayette Jefferson, Logansport, McCutcheon.
Sectional 9 at Pike
Pike, Carmel, Hamilton Southeastern, Indianapolis Broad Ripple, Noblesville, North Central (Indianapolis).
Sectional 10 at Connersville
Connersville, East Central, Jay County, Muncie Central, New Castle, Richmond.
Sectional 11 at Decatur Central
Decatur Central, Ben Davis, Indianapolis Manual, Indianapolis Northwest, Perry Meridian, Southport.
Sectional 12 at Lawrence Central
Lawrence Central, Franklin Central, Indianapolis Arlington, Indianapolis Arsenal Tech, Lawrence North, Warren Central.
Sectional 13 at Terre Haute North*
Terre Haute North, Martinsville, Mooresville, Northview, Plainfield, Terre Haute South.
Sectional 14 at Center Grove
Center Grove, Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Columbus East, Columbus North, Greenwood.
Sectional 15 at Jeffersonville*
Jeffersonville, Bedford North Lawrence, Floyd Central, Jennings County, New Albany, Seymour.
Sectional 16 at Evansville North
Evansville North, Castle, Evansville Central, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Reitz.
Sectional 17 at Calumet
Calumet, Griffith, Hammond Noll, Hammond Clark, Hammond Gavit, Hammond Morton,
Sectional 18 at New Prairie
New Prairie, Andrean, Gary Mann, Gary Wirt, Kankakee Valley, South Bend St. Joseph's.
Sectional 19 at Tippecanoe Valley
Tippecanoe Valley, Culver Military, Mishawaka Marian, Plymouth, Rochester, Whitko.
Sectional 20 at Frankfort
Frankfort, Benton Central, Hamilton Heights, Twin Lakes, West Lafayette, Western.
Sectional 21 at Wawasee
Wawasee, Angola, Lakeland, Northridge, NorthWood, West Noble.
Sectional 22 at Columbia City
Columbia City, Fort Wayne Concordia, Fort Wayne Dwenger, Fort Wayne Elmhurst, Fort Wayne Wayne, New Haven.
Sectional 23 at Mississinewa*
Mississinewa, Bellmont, Blackford, Maconaquah, Norwell, Peru.
Sectional 24 at Elwood
Elwood, Alexandria, Delta, Muncie Southside, Pendleton Heights, Yorktown.
Sectional 25 at Beech Grove
Beech Grove, Brebeuf, Indianapolis Cathedral, Indianapolis Chatard, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Roncalli.
Sectional 26 at Greenfield-Central
Greenfield-Central, Franklin, New Palestine, Rushville, Shelbyville, Whiteland.
Sectional 27 at Crawfordsville
Crawfordsville, Danville, Lebanon, Southmont, Westfield, Zionsville.
Sectional 28 at Edgewood
Edgewood, Greencastle, Owen Valley, South Vermillion, Sullivan, West Vigo.
Sectional 29 at South Dearborn*
South Dearborn, Brown County, Franklin County, Greensburg, Madison, Scottsburg.
Sectional 30 at Corydon Central
Corydon Central, Charlestown, Mitchell, North Harrison, Providence, Salem.
Sectional 31 at Gibson Southern
Gibson Southern, Jasper, Pike Central, Princeton, Vincennes Lincoln, Washington.
Sectional 32 at Evansville Memorial
Evansville Memorial, Boonville, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Mater Dei, Heritage Hills, Mount Vernon.
Sectional 33 at Hanover Central
Hanover Central, Boone Grove, Hebron, Lake Station Edison, River Forest, Wheeler.
Sectional 34 at Rensselaer Central
Rensselaer Central, Knox, North Judson, North Newton, North White, Winamac.
Sectional 35 at LaVille
LaVille, Bremen, Fairfield, Glenn, Jimtown, Westview.
Sectional 36 at Prairie Heights
Prairie Heights, Central Noble, Churubusco, Eastside, Fremont, Garrett.
Sectional 37 at Woodlan*
Woodlan, Bluffton, Fort Wayne Luers, Harding, Heritage, Leo.
Sectional 38 at Northfield
Northfield, Cass, Manchester, North Miami, Southwood, Wabash.
Sectional 39 at Madison-Grant
Madison-Grant, Eastbrook, Frankton, Muncie Burris, Oak Hill, South Adams.
Sectional 40 at Northwestern
Northwestern, Carroll (Flora), Delphi, Eastern (Greentown), Taylor, Tipton.
Sectional 41 at North Montgomery
North Montgomery, Covington, Fountain Central, Seeger, Sheridan, Western Boone.
Sectional 42 at Cascade
Cascade, Cloverdale, Monrovia, North Putnam, South Putnam, Tri-West Hendricks.
Sectional 43 at Centerville
Centerville, Cambridge City Lincoln, Hagerstown, Northeastern, Shenandoah, Winchester.
Sectional 44 at Triton Central
Triton Central, Eastern Hancock, Indian Creek, Indianapolis Scecina, Knightstown, Speedway,
Sectional 45 at Batesville
Batesville, Lawrenceburg, North Decatur, South Ripley, Switzerland County, Union County.
Sectional 46 at Silver Creek
Silver Creek, Austin, Brownstown Central, Clarksville, Eastern (Pekin), Southwestern (Hanover).
Sectional 47 at Forest Park
Forest Park, Crawford County, Paoli, South Spencer, Southridge, Tell City.
Sectional 48 at North Knox
North Knox, Eastern (Bloomfield), Linton-Stockton, North Central (Farmersburg), North Posey, South Knox.
Sectional 49 at Morgan Township
Morgan Township, Kouts, Michigan City Marquette, Washington Township, Westville, Whiting.
Sectional 50 at Triton
Triton, Argos, Culver Community, LaCrosse, Oregon Daviess, South Central (Union Mills).
Sectional 51 at Hamilton
Hamilton, Bethany Christian, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Fort Wayne Christian, Howe Military.
Sectional 52 at Adams Central
Adams Central, Marion Lakeview Christian, Southern Wells, Tri-Central, Wes-Del, White's.
Sectional 53 at West Central*
West Central, Caston, Frontier, Pioneer, South Newton, Tri-County.
Sectional 54 at Clinton Central
Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Indianapolis Ritter, Lafayette Central Catholic, Park Tudor, Rossville.
Sectional 55 at Randolph Southern
Randolph Southern, Cowan, Monroe Central, Union (Modoc), Union City, Wapahani.
Sectional 56 at Lapel
Lapel, Blue River Valley, Daleville, Indiana School for the Deaf, Morton Memorial, Tri.
Sectional 57 at Turkey Run
Turkey Run, Attica, Eminence, North Vermilion, Riverton Parke, Rockville.
Sectional 58 at North Daviess
North Daviess, Bloomfield, Clay City, Shakamak, Union (Dugger), White River Valley.
Sectional 59 at Southwestern (Shelbyville)
Southwestern (Shelbyville), Edinburgh, Hauser, Indianapolis Lutheran, Morristown, Waldron.
Sectional 60 at South Decatur
South Decatur Jac-Cen-Del, Madison Shawe, Milan, Oldenburg Academy, Rising Sun.
Sectional 61 at West Washington
West Washington Crothersville, Medora, Northeast Dubois, Orleans, Springs Valley.
Sectional 62 at New Washington
New Washington, Borden, Graceland Christian, Henryville, Lanesville, South Central (Elizabeth).
Sectional 63 at Barr-Reeve
Barr-Reeve, Loogootee, Marian Heights Academy, Shoals, Vincennes Rivet, Washington Catholic.
Sectional 64 at Oakland City Wood Memorial
Oakland City Wood Memorial, New Harmony, Evansville Day, Tecumseh, Perry Central, Cannelton.
BOYS and GIRLS BASKETBALL REGIONAL FORMATS
Associate Commissioner Craft and Assistant Commissioner Wynns recommended the winners of the even-numbered basketball sectionals serve as the host site for the regionals in 2000. The odd numbered sectional winners would be the host regional sites in 2001. If the distance between the two sectional winners exceeds 110 miles, or if a facility is considered inadequate, a neutral site would be designated by the IHSAA.
The regionals will be contested on the Tuesday following the sectional unless the schools in both sectionals requested that the regional be played on Wednesday. Using that rationale, 24 regionals will be played on Wednesday and eight will be played on Tuesday. The eight that would be played on Tuesday are:
Sects. #1 vs. #2
Sects. #5 vs. #6
Sects. #35 vs. #36
Sects. #39 vs. #40
Sects. #43 vs. #44
Sects. #57 vs. #58
Sects. #61 vs. #62
Sects. #63 vs. #64
A motion to adopt the recommendations was made by Michael Powell; seconded by Dan Cunningham; motion passed 10-0.
PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SERIES
Associate Commissioner Craft presented preliminary plans for the 1999-2000 Boys Basketball Tournament Series. Included in these tentative plans was a discussion of possible semi-state hosts.
Assistant Commissioner Ress reported 1,889 non-teaching coaches have been approved for 1999-2000 as of Oct. 12h. Of this total 569 (30%) are head coaches in the sport they are coaching. The sports that have the largest number of non-teaching head coaches are: Boys Soccer – 99; Volleyball – 93; Girls Soccer – 86.
Associate Commissioner Craft reported on transfers that have been ruled on for the 1999-2000 school year. This report included the following actions as of Oct. 7.
Full eligibility -- 1,399.
Limited eligibility -- 147.
Ineligible -- 24.
Total -- 1,570.
The Executive Committee went into executive session to conduct the following hearings:
Murlin Reed, a student at Indianapolis Manual High School, had been declared to have limited eligibility on the basis of Rule 19-6.2. A hearing was requested in order to appeal the ruling and request full eligibility. Following the hearing, the Executive Committee upheld the decision of the Commissioner.
Ahkeenan Sprouse, a student at Gary Wirt High School, had been declared to have limited eligibility on the basis of Rule 19-6.2. A hearing was requested in order to appeal the ruling and request full eligibility. Following the hearing, the Executive Committee upheld the decision of the Commissioner.
James E. Pena, a student at Hammond Clark High School, had been declared to have limited eligibility on the basis of Rule 19-6.2. A hearing was requested in order to appeal the ruling and request full eligibility. Following the hearing, the Executive Committee upheld the decision of the Commissioner.
Assistant Commissioner Wynns reported that the Association has received 317 unsportsmanlike conduct reports from officials working contests this fall. Mrs. Wynns indicated that schools who have been involved in five or more unsportsmanlike incidents would be contacted regarding the need to curtail actions resulting in unsportsmanlike behavior.
Commissioner Gardner presented the monthly financial report of the Association.
Commissioner Gardner reported 393 schools (386 full members, seven junior members) have joined the Association for the 1999-2000 school year.
NATIONAL FEDERATION SECTION IV MEETING
Commissioner Gardner reported to the Executive Committee on the National Federation Section IV meetings that he recently attended in Stevens Point, Wis. While many issues were discussed, areas receiving some focus were: (1) out-of-season rules; (2) composition of governing boards; (3) charter schools; and (4) security at athletic competitions.
MID-WEST STATES SEMINAR
Chairman Phillip Gardner reported on his attendance, along with Commissioner Gardner and Sports Information Director Russell, at the Mid-West States Seminar at Schaumburg, Ill. Much of the workshop was centered upon technology issues (i.e. programming, interactive web pages, security of information, training/staffing needs, etc.).
MIDWEST OFFICIALS SUMMIT
Assistant Commissioner Wynns reported on the Mid-West Officials Summit, which she hosted at IHSAA headquarters. Officials education and the use of technology were the central themes during this conference. The IHSAA was proud to serve as host for this event and feedback indicates Mrs. Wynns did an excellent job in organizing these meetings.
Attorney Robert Baker updated the Executive Committee on the current status of pending litigation against the Association.
The following penalties were assessed for various violations of the IHSAA By-Laws:
Greenfield-Central High School
Commissioner Gardner reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 9-13.
Union (Dugger) High School
Commissioner Gardner reported the following action as a result of using a player that was not eligible for varsity competition.
West Vigo High School
Commissioner Gardner reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rule 15-2.6b.
Yorktown High School
Commissioner Gardner reported the following action as a result of a violation of Rules 9-1 & 14-1.
A motion to adjourn the October meeting of the Executive Committee was made by Steve Riordan; seconded by Michael Powell; motion passed 10-0. The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be at IHSAA headquarters at 8 a.m., Nov. 5, 1999.