District III Committee Meeting Highlights (Sept. 7)

Highlights from the Sept. 7, 2016, PIAA District III Committee Meeting at PIAA Office:

  • The District III Committee granted athletic eligibility to students from Carlisle Area High School and Kennard-Dale High School following hearings at the PIAA Office.
  • The boys soccer game between Gettysburg and Biglerville high schools on Sat., Sept. 3, will be removed from the District III Boys Soccer Power Rankings because the overtime procedure was improperly conducted.  District III adopted policy in the 2015-2016 school that all tournament games must adhere strictly to the NFHS / PIAA overtime rules or the game will not count in power rankings.  Although Gettysburg and Biglerville did go to penalty kicks (Gettysburg won on PKs), they did not play the mandatory sudden victory period(s) as provided in the overtime rule on the advice of game officials.  Although the error was not the lack of diligence on the part of the schools, which had arranged a compliant OT setup, the policy makes no exception or waiver for an incorrect procedure.  District III schools are reminded to follow the soccer and field hockey overtime procedures that are explicitly described in the PIAA’s preseason bulletin for both sports.
  • Presentations for a new District III website were conducted by Jen Motze of Big Teams / Schedule Star and Dave Meluni of SIDEARM Sports.  A decision on the new vendor will be made in the near future.