RIDGWAY, Pa. – At its Oct. 19 meeting, the District 9 committee heard a presentation from A-C Valley, Keystone, and Union about potential cooperative sports agreements between the three schools.
Details weren’t available in the District 9 minutes, but Dave Sherman, Athletic Director at A-C Valley, Bill Irwin, Athletic Director at Keystone, and Andy Carlson, Principal at Union, addressed the committee, which thanked the trio for the presentation.
According to a message sent out by Keystone Superintendent Michael Hall, Keystone’s athletic council has “looked into the possibility of joining co-ops for athletics at this time.”
“While there has not been a decision made regarding a co-op, as we look into the potential of joining a sports co-op with other schools,” the memo said.
A community meeting with representatives from all three districts will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 at A-C Vallet High School.
“This meeting will be for the purpose of providing information to the community as well as answering questions,” the memo said.
HEARING HELD OVER UNSPORTSMANLIKE INCIDENT INVOLVING BROCKWAY ATHLETE
A hearing was held at the committee meeting to investigate an unsportsmanlike incident involving an athlete from Brockway Area High School. A motion was made by John Sherry and seconded by Randy Reitz to accept the actions taken by the Brockway Area School District Administration concerning this matter. The motion passed by a 14 to 2
vote. The vote breakdown wasn’t provided.
CLEARFIELD EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT SOME COACHES AT D9 GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
A letter was received by the District 9 Committee from Clearfield Area High School concerning the conduct of a small number of coaches who were monitoring the District 9 Girls Championship Golf Tournament.
The offending school’s administration has addressed the issue to the satisfaction of the committee.
DISTRICT 9 WRESTLING LEAGUE ALLOWED TO CONDUCT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
A motion was made by Pete Grecco and seconded by Terr Straub to permit the District 9 Wrestling League to conduct a league championship. The motion carried unanimously.
FALL JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL WILL USE OLD FREE THROW RULES
Fall Junior High basketball leagues will use the 2022-2023 NFHS rules for free throw shooting. These rules include a one-and-one being awarded for the 7th, 8th, and 9th common foul committed each half and two free throws awarded for the 10th foul and beyond for each half.
In junior varsity and varsity basketball, starting this season, the one-and-one has been eliminated and teams will shoot two foul shots at the fifth foul in each quarter. Team fouls will also reset at the end of each quarter.