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June 3, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. ? The ceasefire was short. New Jersey assemblyman John Burzichelli (D., Gloucester) on Thursday resumed his assault on the NJSIAA with a pointed letter to executive director Steve Timko criticizing the organization's resolution asking member schools to increase ticket prices to regular-season events. Burzichelli also sent a letter to Commission of Education Bret Schundler asking him to notify New Jersey public schools to disregard the NJSIAA's request to raise ticket prices.
SPORTS
June 4, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - The cease-fire was short. New Jersey Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D., Gloucester) on Thursday resumed his assault on the NJSIAA with a pointed letter to executive director Steve Timko criticizing the organization's resolution asking member schools to increase ticket prices to regular-season events. Burzichelli also sent a letter to Bret Schundler, the state education commissioner, asking him to notify New Jersey public schools to disregard the NJSIAA's request to raise ticket prices.
SPORTS
October 13, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - The good news for the NJSIAA is that the organization lost $33,692 during the school year that ended in June. That's good news because the NJSIAA, governing body of high school sports in New Jersey, had projected a shortfall of more than $260,000. "We're changing our model," NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko said after the NJSIAA's monthly executive committee meeting this week. "We made substantial cuts, but we've been able to provide much the same services.
SPORTS
March 3, 2005 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Paul Anzano, the NJSIAA's legal counsel, is working behind the scenes to prevent a bill from gaining approval in the state Senate. The bill could change high school sports in New Jersey. "We have a lot of friends in the legislature," Anzano said at the NJSIAA's monthly meeting yesterday. "We're talking to state senators and educating them on the issue. " The state Assembly, by a 41-29 vote, recently approved legislation that would prohibit New Jersey public schools from joining athletic associations that charge "exorbitant ticket prices" for playoff games.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden High School football star Sean Chandler says there's sometimes a lot of trash talking on the field. "It motivates some people and bothers some people," Chandler said. Starting this fall, athletes and coaches will be subject to new rules designed to discourage unsportsmanlike behavior, the organization that oversees high school sports in New Jersey announced Wednesday. Under a policy developed by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and the state Attorney General's Office and its Division on Civil Rights, officials will enforce rules designed to crack down on harassing conduct related to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
SPORTS
January 13, 2005 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The NJSIAA penalized the Holy Cross wrestling team for its decision to take part in both the Beast of the East tournament in Delaware and the Jackson Invitational on Dec. 18. "We told [Holy Cross officials] that they will have to forfeit their team points that they got in the Jackson tournament," Steven J. Timko, an NJSIAA assistant director, said yesterday. "They will also have to submit a corrective action plan. " But, after being told that the Jackson tourney did not keep team scoring, Timko said Holy Cross would only have to submit a corrective action plan.
SPORTS
February 13, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Several boys' basketball matchups in the approaching NJSIAA tournament have been changed, a spokeswoman for the athletic association confirmed yesterday. They have been altered in Group 3, which will start its tournament Feb. 26, and in the Parochial B tournament, to begin Feb. 29. In the original Group 3 bracket, Delsea was seeded sixth, Timber Creek seventh, Camden eighth and Central ninth. All four have new seedings, changing their matchups. "Delsea was misplaced and should have been ninth, based on its winning percentage" of .647, said Carol Parsons, the NJSIAA's associate director.
SPORTS
April 7, 2005 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jim Loper, the NJSIAA's chief spokesman for more than a decade, announced yesterday that he will retire Jan. 1. Loper, 68, has been the NJSIAA's associate director - the righthand man of Boyd Sands, the executive director - for the last 11 years. Before that, he served as an NJSIAA assistant director for three years. Luke Travers, who serves as the NJSIAA's president, called Loper a "pillar of strength" and praised him for his "generous spirit. " Loper's main duties have been in the fields of athletic eligibility, controversies and disputes.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
Here are the qualifiers for the NJSIAA team wrestling tournaments from the seven-county South Jersey area. Seeded position in parentheses. SOUTH JERSEY GROUP 1 Haddon Heights (5) at Haddon Township (4), winner at Paulsboro (1); Woodstown (6) at Haddonfield (3), winner at Pennsville (2). SOUTH JERSEY GROUP 2 Lower Cape May (5) at Clayton (4), winner at Delsea (1); Barnegat (6) at West Deptford (3), winner at Buena (2). SOUTH JERSEY GROUP 3 Seneca (5)
NEWS
February 3, 2012 | FOR THE INQUIRER
The NJSIAA team wrestling tournaments will begin Monday with first-round matches at the higher seeds. The sectional semifinals will be Wednesday and the sectional finals will be Friday, with all matches at the higher seeds. The state semifinals and finals will be Sunday at Toms River North. South Jersey Group 1   Haddon Heights (5) at Haddon Township (4), winner at Paulsboro (1); Woodstown (6) at Haddonfield (3), winner at Pennsville (2). South Jersey Group 2   Lower Cape May (5)
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June 20, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
As an assistant director of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, Donald E. Danser was not a 9-to-5 kind of guy. Mr. Danser was the tournament director for track and field and cross country competitions run by the NJSIAA since 2001. "He would come back here after games and work through the night" at the agency offices in Robbinsville, Mercer County, colleague Helen Goubeaud said. As editor of tournament programs, she said, his after-dark work involved "updating the programs for the next event," so that "every kid's name was in it. " "He made sure that everybody got his due. " On Monday, June 15, Mr. Danser, 69, of Mount Holly, a former Rancocas Valley Regional High School head cross country coach, died of a heart attack at home.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
This will be a weekend that senior Ryan Shinn and his Northern Burlington County baseball teammates will never forget. It's also one that requires discipline, along with the type of clutch play that has characterized the Greyhounds' 27-4 season. Northern Burlington will face South Plainfield (23-8) on Saturday in the state Group 3 championship at Toms River North. The Greyhounds will compete in its first state baseball championship in school history. The NJSIAA has been conducting a state baseball tournament since 1971, so it's been a long time.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - Don Bosco Prep at St. Joseph on a Saturday afternoon in Hammonton? Bergen Catholic at St. Augustine Prep on a Friday night under the lights in Richland? Those intriguing football games could be a reality in 2016 under the broad outlines of a proposal that would dramatically change the landscape of football in North Jersey and could impact some South Jersey non-public programs as well. "I think it's a very feasible proposal," NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko said Wednesday after the organization's final executive committee meeting of the school year.
NEWS
May 14, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - Mike Zapicchi didn't expect a hero's welcome. He wasn't disappointed. "I expected this," Zapicchi said of the overwhelmingly negative reaction from officials from non-public schools at a special meeting Tuesday at NJSIAA headquarters. Zapicchi is the principal of West Windsor-Plainsboro South and chairman of the NJSIAA's public/non-public committee that produced the controversial proposal to create a state-wide, non-public football conference. To say that Zapicchi and NJSIAA officials heard opposition to the plan on Tuesday would be an understatement.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - Despite opposition from three South Jersey public-school officials, a controversial proposal to create a non-public football conference sailed through the NJSIAA's executive committee on Wednesday. The endorsement by the state organization's most powerful committee means the proposal will be presented to the NJSIAA's general membership in December. A majority vote of the general membership will result in the formation of a state-wide, non-public football conference for the 2016 season, dramatically changing the landscape of the sport in New Jersey.
NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
In an attempt to strengthen the transfer rules, the NJSIAA could inadvertently be punishing some innocent people who may have to switch schools due to diminishing finances. That is just one example why a potential new transfer rule is short-sighted. And something of this magnitude should be voted on by each member school, which may not be the case. To give some quick background, the NJSIAA's advisory committee on April 1 approved a proposal to curb transferring for athletic advantage.
SPORTS
April 3, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - The NJSIAA's advisory committee approved a proposal Wednesday by the organization's public/non-public committee to strengthen the transfer rule. The proposal was made to curb transferring for athletic advantage and restrict "recruiting," according to the chair of the public/non-public committee, Mike Zapicchi. "The 30-day sit is the shortest in the country," Zapicchi said of the NJSIAA's current transfer rule. "Fifty-two percent of the state associations (in the country)
SPORTS
March 26, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Competition between public and non-public schools in football could all but cease in New Jersey under the conditions of a controversial proposal presented on Tuesday by the state's governing body for scholastic sports. A New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association committee formed to seek solutions to the growing rift between public and non-public schools is recommending the creation of a non-public football conference. The committee is recommending that "a split of the public and non-public schools - for football only - be presented to the general membership for a vote" in December.
SPORTS
March 9, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Matt Correnti is one win away from finishing off a perfect season for Holy Cross. The 195-pound junior won his 42d match of the season Saturday. He topped Danny DiLorenzi of Bergen Catholic, 4-2, in the semifinals of the NJSIAA Wrestling Championships at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The unbeaten Correnti won both the District 26 and Region 7 tournaments. One more victory will bring him his first state championship. Correnti will face off against another wrestler with a 42-0 record, Keansburg's Tyree Sutton, in the state final on Sunday.
SPORTS
February 13, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reversing field, the NJSIAA football committee has shot down a proposal by the state's football coaches to revamp the seeding process for the public-school playoffs. After approving the proposal at its annual meeting Jan. 29, the football committee decided not to endorse a plan to seed the public-school playoffs based on the top 32 teams in the state in power points. NJSIAA associate director Jack DuBois, who oversees football, said the proposal was viewed "after reconsideration" as the first step toward establishing state championships in public-school football.
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