It's all a big mess, of course, led by the clowns in the PIAA. Although in this case, the ruling was made by District 6 and simply upheld by the PIAA. It would be nice to get to a point where rules are applied evenly across the board..
Certainly not mad enough that they'd want to start a circular firing squad of complaints across sports.True. No investigation if there is no complaint. The districts aren't policing the schools in that way. Guess BECA hasn't made anyone mad enough?
District 6 tolerance is an interesting question.PIAA simply does not have the resources to investigate every potential allegation in every sport across the state. And that's a good thing. Rival schools would turn PIAA into the Sports Stasi, more than they already do.
If those resources existed, they'd still push on big school football and basketball. Other sports would get investigated with remaining resources, which is to say only the most blatant cases.
So it will always be up to the PIAA Districts to enforce locally -- translated, have unwritten gentleman's agreements for how much cheating they will tolerate among local schools. And if that means hypothetically D7 or D11 are more tolerant than D6, well, that's life
People can complain about that all they want but what's the alternative? Club sports only? Jungle thick bureaucracy? Everybody lawyers up?
Many of these schools need to be. Some enrollment figures (US News):Technically every public school in PA is open enrollment, if they have space and you can pay the average student spending cost you can request to go to a different district.
If State High really had a brain they'd hire him as a guidance counselor or something other than in charge of wrestling..If State College had a brain they would hire David Taylor as a school administrator in charge of wrestling. District 6 would be very tolerant all kinds of bright young men from across the commonwealth wanting a State College education.
Hiring Taylor for any real administrative job and making him the wrestling coach would be a no-brainer. They would get both a bright young guy who has already exhibited great leadership skills in a leadership position and a great coach.If State High really had a brain they'd hire him as a guidance counselor or something other than in charge of wrestling.
I.e., they'd at least make a token attempt at dissociating the team from the club, as opposed to Beca Johnstown and The Compound being siamese twins and blaring it from the rooftop.
Ridgway and Johnsonburg play football as one team in D9. Two former rivals that would be equivalent to Pitt and PSU playing as one team.Many of these schools need to be. Some enrollment figures (US News):
Reynolds 7-12 = 335 --> 56/yr
Benton 9-12 = 179 --> 45/yr
Northwest 7-12 = 318 --> 53/yr
Benton and Northwest have an athletics sharing partnership for cost savings purposes. IIRC a few years ago Northwest's starting QB wrestled for Benton.
No idea how many other schools do something similar but hopefully it's fairly common. A good thing as it allows more opportunities for the students.
Whoever sent word, tell them jts said they are full of shit. Also, if you want to drive to the Bassetts house to confirm what I’m saying, head to Southwest part of the state..Knew it was coming- just got word in Central PA Bassets house is for sale with a sign in the yard. That didn’t take long. Guess the education wasn’t that elite. Wonder what prep school they end up at? When will Sem or Blair be making the announcement
I'm only aware of those 3. Wouldn't surprise me if more were there.
Let the record reflect that @El-Jefe issued no confirmation or denial that he had deep state contacts 🧐I'm only aware of those 3. Wouldn't surprise me if more were there.
Folks attending the match: any chance you saw this guy? Not that I expected him to attend today, just that eventually he will.
If a wrestler of his caliber went to the Pittsburgh Forest Hills (Woodland Hills School District) I’d be shocked. While a very good football school, I’m not sure they’ve ever heard of folkstyle wrestling.There is a Forest Hills near Pittsburgh......but Basset is from the Forest Hills a bit east of Johnstown.
We are talking about a kid who probably has a couple dozen or more high level workouts a month.Time to time is greater than 6 workouts a month.