May 12, 1988 |
A hearing of the permanent injunction request filed by the Central League against the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has been postponed and may not be heard before September. As a result, student-athletes from the 10 Central League schools can expect to face one another on a regular basis at least through the 1988-89 school year. The PIAA in November ordered the Central League to accept as members four Chester County schools from the Chest-Mont League, which is scheduled to disband in June.
February 22, 1988 |
The four Chester County schools scheduled to join the Central League this fall are still waiting for the Central to acknowledge that fact. The school superintendents representing the 10 Central League high schools met Friday to discuss their options and the four Ches-Mont League schools were expected to hear the results of that meeting by tomorrow. The Central League has opposed the merger, mandated by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, for reasons relating to the length of travel for road trips to the Chester County schools.
December 12, 2002 |
It looks as if the Public League will go it alone. One day after Catholic League athletic directors said they had no interest in joining the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association - the governing body for most of the state's high school programs - Inter-Academic League officials met yesterday and said that, while they would continue to discuss the possibility of joining, no decision had been made. Still, it looks like a long shot. "At this point we have no plans to join," said Inter-Ac president Stan Parker, who also is the athletic director at Chestnut Hill Academy.
November 19, 1987 |
To create athletic schedules for the four remaining members of the Ches- Mont League, the District 1 committee has decided to realign some leagues. James Gallagher, District 1 chairman, said yesterday that Coatesville, Downingtown, West Chester East and West Chester Henderson would be placed in a league made up of a collection of schools from the Central League, the Pioneer Athletic Conference, the Del-Val League and the Southern Chester County League. Gallagher did not say what schools would be affected but said the realignment, which is expected to be completed sometime today, would be made on the basis of school enrollment.
October 16, 1996 |
Did you know that women are not considered good enough to officiate boys' basketball games? Or that women aren't considered fast enough or strong enough to do the job? That's what one woman basketball official is charging in a discrimination lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and a group of Delaware County schools. Noreen P. Kemether, a basketball official with eight years experience, said men officials are assigned twice as many games as women.
March 6, 1989 |
Ted Woolery of Strath Haven was not distracted by the shaved heads of his fellow competitors. He had one thing in mind - winning the 100- yard breaststroke at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Swimming and Diving Championships at Penn State Saturday. With a powerful dive and a long pull-out, Woolery took a slight lead from the start. In less than a minute, 57.26, he outdistanced his opponents. Moments later, he climbed atop a four-foot stand to accept the gold medal.
June 1, 2006 |
According to Bob Ruoff, executive secretary of District 1, boys' lacrosse is likely to become a sport sponsored by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Last week, a proposal was made by District 3 officials at a PIAA meeting in Shippensburg. There were no votes against district playoffs in boys' lacrosse - an opportunity already accorded girls' lacrosse teams. "I think the time has come for it," Ruoff said. "Lacrosse is growing in numbers and popularity every year.
March 6, 1993 |
The School District of Philadelphia this spring will explore the possibility of joining the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, the organization under which almost every state high school outside Philadelphia competes. Philadelphia is one of the few major cities whose high school athletes never compete for state titles. The Public League was formed around 1913, the PIAA in 1920, and the two have never come together since. That is why, for instance, Simon Gratz's basketball team - the city champion and perhaps even the consensus national champion - will be idle this month as teams from around Pennsylvania play to decide the "state champion.
August 30, 2013 |
The increasing number of boys playing on girls' high school teams has altered the competitive balance of some sports, according to recent court filings by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. But this week, a Commonwealth Court judge declined to modify a 38-year-old injunction that barred the PIAA from engaging in gender discrimination. Instead, Judge B. Kevin Brobson said if the PIAA wanted to ban boys from participating in girls' sports and vice versa, it should establish such a policy.
January 18, 2005 |
George M. Myers, 91, of Malvern, a retired teacher and sports official for 50 years, died Jan. 6 at home. In 1979, Mr. Myers retired as a basketball referee for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He had also worked as a high school football official for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). His daughter, Rosie Silva, said her father began officiating at high school games as a teenager. A semipro baseball player, Myers became an official because his paid position disqualified him from playing on his high school and college teams, and he wanted to stay involved, Silva said.