Minutes of the January 11, 2001 meeting at the IHSAA office



Chairman Dale Crafton, Vice Chairman Mike Blackburn, Linda Barnett, Dan Cunningham, Dennis Eller, Patrick Mapes, Michael Necessary, Janis Qualizza, Cecil Raymond, Jean Shonkwiler, Oren Sutherlin, Joseph Trimboli, Directors Curtis Casbon, Jim Feist, Phillip Gardner, Lee Lonzo, Pam Noble, Mike Powell, Commissioner Blake Ress, Associate Commissioner Ray Craft, Assistant Commissioners Bobby Cox, Sandy Searcy, Theresia Wynns, Sports Information Director Jim Russell and Attorney Robert Baker.



Minutes of the December 11, 2000 meeting was recommended for approval. A motion for approval was made by Joseph Trimboli; seconded by Dennis Eller; motion passed 12-0.



Associate Commissioner Craft presented a list of basketball officials who have applied to work the 2000-01 Boys Basketball Tournament Series. Permission was requested to select officials from this list. A motion for approval was made by Mike Blackburn; seconded by Dan Cunningham; motion passed 12-0.



Assistant Commissioner Cox presented a list of wrestling officials who have applied to work the 2000-01 Wrestling Tournament Series. Permission was requested to assign officials from this list. A motion for approval was made by Oren Sutherlin; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 12-0.



Assistant Commissioner Searcy provided a list of possible starters who have applied for the 2000-01 Swimming & Diving Tournaments. Permission was requested to select officials from this list. A motion for approval was made by Janis Qualizza; seconded by Linda Barnett; motion passed 12-0.



Assistant Commissioner Searcy presented a list of licensed gymnastics judges and requested permission to select judges for the 2000-01 Gymnastics Tournament from said list. A motion for approval was made by Mike Blackburn; seconded by Joseph Trimboli; motion passed 12-0.



Assistant Commissioner Cox reported on the general format, sites and other preliminary plans for the 2000-01 Boys Golf Tournament Series. A motion to approve the recommendations for the 2000-01 Boys Golf Tournament Series was made by Michael Necessary; seconded by Dennis Eller; motion passed 12-0.



Assistant Commissioner Cox reported on the general format, sites and other preliminary plans for the 2000-01 Track & Field Tournament Series. Included in this report were the following recommendations for changes in host sites:


From East Noble

To DeKalb

From Owen Valley

To Bloomington South

From Southport

To Ben Davis



From DeKalb

To East Noble

From Batesville

To – Site to be determined

From Warren Central

To – Site to be determined

A motion to approve the recommendations for the 2000-01 Track & Field Tournament Series was made by Linda Barnett; seconded by Cecil Raymond; motion passed 12-0.



The Executive Committee took the following actions in response to proposals presented by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches and the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association during the December meeting. These recommendations will be effective for the 2000-01 Track and Field Tournament Series.

A motion to accept the following recommendations was made by Dennis Eller; seconded by Janis Qualizza; motion passed


The 3200 meter run shall be conducted after the 200 meter dash unless changed by the games committee; in lieu of a games committee, there must be mutual consent of all participating schools prior to the beginning of the meet.

The staff will re-emphasize that a set time schedule be followed for all events at all levels of the tournament series.



Assistant Commissioner Cox reported of the report of the Football Reclassification Committee for approval. The period for which this reclassification would be in effect is two years (2001 & 2002). The report included the following alignment of teams:



Sectional 1 Chesterton, Crown Point, East Chicago Central, Gary Wallace, Lake Central, Merrillville, Portage, Valparaiso

Sectional 2 Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, Goshen, LaPorte, Michigan City, Mishawaka, Penn, South Bend Riley

Sectional 3 Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne Snider, Homestead, Huntington North, Kokomo, Marion, Warsaw

Sectional 4 Anderson, Anderson Highland, Carmel, Hamilton Southeastern, Harrison (West Lafayette), Lafayette Jefferson, Noblesville

Sectional 5 Franklin Central, Indpls. Arlington, Indpls. Broad Ripple, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indpls.), Richmond, Warren Central

Sectional 6 Ben Davis, Decatur Central, Indpls. Arsenal Technical, Indpls. Manual, Indpls. Northwest, Perry Meridian, Pike, Southport

Sectional 7 Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Center Grove, Columbus North, Jennings County, Martinsville, Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South

Sectional 8 Bedford North Lawrence, Castle, Evansville Harrison, Evansville North, Evansville Reitz, Jeffersonville, New Albany


Sectional 9 Gary Roosevelt, Gary West Side, Griffith, Hammond, Hammond Morton, Highland, Lowell, Munster

Sectional 10 Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Logansport, Plymouth, South Bend Adams, South Bend Clay, South Bend LaSalle, South Bend Washington

Sectional 11 Carroll (Fort Wayne), Columbia City, Concord, DeKalb, East Noble, Fort Wayne Dwenger, Northridge, Wawasee

Sectional 12 Bellmont, Delta, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Jay County, Muncie Central, Muncie Southside

Sectional 13 Connersville, Greenfield-Central, Indpls. Cathedral, New Castle, Pendleton Heights, Roncalli, Shelbyville

Sectional 14 Columbus East, East Central, Franklin, Greenwood, Madison, Seymour, South Dearborn, Whiteland

Sectional 15 Avon, Brownsburg, McCutcheon, Mooresville, Northview, Plainfield, Westfield, Zionsville

Sectional 16 Boonville, Evansville Central, Floyd Central, Jasper, Mount Vernon, Owen Valley, Vincennes Lincoln


Sectional 17 Andrean, Calumet, Gary Mann, Gary Wirt, Hammond Clark, Hammond Gavit, Hammond Noll, New Prairie

Sectional 18 Benton Central, Frankfort, Maconaquah, Northwestern, Peru, Twin Lakes, West Lafayette, Western

Sectional 19 Culver Military, Lakeland, Mishawaka Marian, NorthWood, South Bend St. Joseph’s, Tippecanoe Valley, West Noble, Whitko

Sectional 20 Angola, Blackford, Fort Wayne Concordia, Fort Wayne Elmhurst, Harding, Leo, New Haven, Norwell

Sectional 21 Beech Grove, Elwood, Hamilton Heights, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), New Palestine, Tipton, Yorktown

Sectional 22 Brebeuf, Crawfordsville, Danville, Edgewood, Indpls. Chatard, Lebanon, Southmont, West Vigo

Sectional 23 Batesville, Brown County, Corydon Central, Franklin County, Greensburg, North Harrison, Rushville

Sectional 24 Evansville Bosse, Evansville Memorial, Gibson Southern, Heritage Hills, Pike Central, Princeton, Sullivan, Washington


Sectional 25 Glenn, Knox, North Judson, North Newton, Rensselaer Central, Rochester, Wheeler, Winamac

Sectional 26 Alexandria, Cass, Delphi, Eastbrook, Eastern (Greentown), Mississinewa, North Miami, Oak Hill

Sectional 27 Bremen, Central Noble, Churubusco, Eastside, Fairfield, Garrett, Jimtown, Prairie Heights

Sectional 28 Bluffton, Fort Wayne Luers, Heritage, Manchester, South Adams, Wabash, Woodlan

Sectional 29 Cloverdale, Greencastle, North Montgomery, North Putnam, Seeger, South Vermillion, Tri-West Hendricks, Western Boone

Sectional 30 Centerville, Indpls. Scecina, Knightstown, Monrovia, Speedway, Triton Central, Union County, Winchester

Sectional 31 Brownstown, Charlestown, Clarksville, Indian Creek, Lawrenceburg, Providence, Salem

Sectional 32 Evansville Mater Dei, Mitchell, North Knox, North Posey, Paoli, Southridge, South Spencer, Tell City


Sectional 33 Culver Community, Lake Station Edison, LaVille, River Forest, South Central (Union Mills), Triton, West Central, Whiting

Sectional 34 Adams Central, Fremont, Madison-Grant, Northfield, Southern Wells, Southwood, Taylor

Sectional 35 Carroll (Flora), Caston, Frontier, Lafayette Central Catholic, North White, Pioneer, South Newton, Tri-County

Sectional 36 Cambridge City Lincoln, Eastern Hancock, Hagerstown, Northeastern, Shenandoah, Tri, Union City, Wes-Del

Sectional 37 Cascade, Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Frankton, Indpls. Ritter, Lapel, Sheridan, Tri-Central

Sectional 38 Attica, Covington, Fountain Central, North Vermillion, Riverton Parke, Rockville, South Putnam, Turkey Run

Sectional 39 Edinburgh, Indiana Deaf School, Milan, North Decatur, Park Tudor, South Decatur, West Washington

Sectional 40 Linton-Stockton, North Central (Farmersburg), North Daviess, Oakland City Wood Memorial, Perry Central, Springs Valley, Tecumseh, Union (Dugger)

A motion to approve 2001-02 sectional football realignments, pending recommendations from the Public/Private Committee, was made by Oren Sutherlin; seconded by Mike Blackburn; motion passed 12-0.



Assistant Commissioner Wynns reported on the proposed fee increase for officials to renew an IHSAA license. Beginning in 2001-02, the National Federation will increase its insurance fee by $5 per official. As a result, it is necessary to re-evaluate the IHSAA fee structure. Beginning with the 2001-02 school year, IHSAA officials will incur a $50 renewal fee each year, which will allow the official to become licensed in three sports. Officials who wish to obtain a license in additional sports will pay $5 per sport. The fee for newly licensed officials will remain at $35, which will cover testing for as many as four sports. A motion to approve the proposed 2001-02 official’s licensing fee structure was made by Linda Barnett; seconded by Jean Shonkwiler; motion passed 12-0.



Associate Commissioner Craft reported the Untied States Grand Prix is scheduled for the same weekend as the 2001 IHSAA Girls Golf State Finals, which means a likely shortage of available hotel rooms for that weekend. Despite this conflict, the 2001 Girls Golf State Finals will be played as scheduled Sept. 28 and 29 at the Legends of Indiana in Franklin.



Associate Commissioner Craft reported on transfers that have been ruled upon during the 2000-01 school year. This report included the following actions as of January 4, 2001

Full Eligibility – 1,844.

Limited Eligibility – 158.

Ineligible – 22.

Total – 2,024.



Assistant Commissioner Wynns reported on the unsportsmanlike conduct reports received by the Association as of January 10, 2001. At this point in the school year, 140 schools have not had a single unsportsmanlike conduct report filed on an athlete or coach. The five member schools who have been cited for 10 or more unsportsmanlike conduct reports will be receiving a letter from Commissioner Ress requesting their administration to take action to prevent further occurrences. Member schools who have been cited for six or more reports will receive a letter notifying them of excessive unsportsmanlike reports.



The following reports were presented regarding the financial status of sports conducted during the fall sports season.



Attorney Robert Baker updated the Executive Committee on the current status of pending litigation against the Association.



Sports Information Director Russell reported that Ted Throckmorton, color analyst on WAVG Radio in Jeffersonville, has been selected as the IHSAA Distinguished Media Service Award Recipient for 2000-01 in District V. Throckmorton has been in his current position for the past 38 seasons. A graduate of Indiana University, Ted has been a successful businessman and community leader in the Jeffersonville area. Throckmorton and his wife, Alveda, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December, and are the parents of two children and the grandparents of two children. He will be honored as a part of the pre-game ceremonies before the Jeffersonville-Floyd Central boys basketball game on January 12.



Commissioner Ress reported on the National Federation’s Winter Meeting. Among the topics discussed were: (a) the NCAA amateurism proposal; (b) the national high school sports web page being developed under the address of www.ihigh.com; (c) the foreign exchange student policy; and (d) Women’s Sports Foundation.



  1. Letter from Laurette and Bernie Faraone, Evansville, Ind.
  2. Thank you from Kay Huffman Pittman.
  3. Letter from Dr. Jeffrey L. Schaffer, Bluffton, Ind.
  4. Letter from Rae F. Woolpy, athletic director, Richmond High School.

A motion to adjourn the January meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee was made by Joseph Trimboli; seconded by Dennis Eller; motion passed 12-0. The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be at IHSAA headquarters at 8 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2001.