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These were all the kids who qualified for regionals/states last year 2013

 

106 Luke Karam last school listed in PAJW Moore Township (Northampton High School) Northampton County, District 11

 

113 Stephen Maloney (Brother of Mark Maloney used info from Mark) Fleetwood, PA, Fleetwood high school, Berks County District 3

 

120 Darian Cruz last school listed in PAJW was Catasauqua, Lehigh County district 11

 

126 Zeke Moisey last school listed in PAJW Northampton High School, Northampton County district 11

 

132 Lee Todora Last school listed in PAJW Emmaus High School, Lehigh County, District 11

 

138 Ryan Todora Last school listed in PAJW Emmaus High School, Lehigh County, District 11

 

152 Mark Maloney “Be Recruited” profile reads hometown is Fleetwood, PA, Fleetwood high school, Berks County District 3

 

160 Connor Hedash last school listed PAJW Northern Lehigh Lehigh County, Ditrict 11

 

170 Nick Cortopassi from what I found is originally from new jersey

 

182 Jose Ortiz last school listed Bethlehem Area ( School district has 2 high school Liberty and Freedom) Lehigh County District 11

 

285 Andrew Dunn Last school listed in PAJW Emmaus High School, Lehigh County, District 11

 

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Every student (wrestler and nonwrestler) at BeCaHi is a transfer by that definition, as there is no feeder system to speak of for that school.

 

SHP are you saying that none of them attended a Parochial Elementary school (usually they are K-8)?

 

Bishop McDevitt has a junior hi team that includes 7-8th graders so they are obviously Bringing in kids from the Parochial Schools to their wrestling room.

 

I like the idea of transfers being allowed to participate, but not score team points. I would even suggest allowing the transfer to not score positive team points, but if the transfer wins, it is 0-0. This, with sport specific modifications could also work for sports like Swimming or track, but it would be impossible for team sports.

No, of course not. I am say, however, that none of them attended a parochial elementary school directly affiliated with BeCaHi (none exists, and I'm not counting other schools under the auspices of the Diocese of Allentown).

 

As for 125special's assertion, none of them attend a school directly affiliated with Bethlehem Catholic High School.

If you go to EscapeSports results and look under kids for VEWL you will see a team listed as Bethlehem Catholic. I'm trying to find out if it's really a school or a club but in the District XI JHS tourney there is a BeCaJuHi (I guess you'd say) that is clearly registered with the NWCA OPC. Grades range from 7-9.

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Found out a little more. Not sure I've got it completely straight as it's a little complicated.

No, there is no specific Bethlehem Catholic grade school or JHS. There is a series of catholic elementary schools

in the general area (one in Quakertown which seems to be the farthest away) that make these up. I think the JHS team are 7-8 graders from these schools and some 9th graders from Becahi. The 9th grader optiuon is something that does happen across the state. I did a little work for the NWCA this year and a number of questions revolved around what to do with a kid listed on a JHS team that should be on the HS team (or vice versa).

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Spencer Lee is a 9th grader, so he did not technically transfer from any high school, but he won multiple PJW state titles wrestling for Saegertown, which is near Erie.

 

Spencer's father accepted a new career role in the Pittsburgh area which is about 2.5 hours away from Saegertown High School and relocated the family to the Franklin Regional school district.

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BECA coach assaulted after match:

 

http://articles.mcall.com/2014-02-12/sp ... luke-karam

 

Just getting back into this thread and surprised that there wasn't any discussion of this article. Controversy just seems to swirl around this guy, although the reporter seems to put it all in a good light for Karam.

 

(but what I really want to know is who sabotaged the plumbing over at BeCa high to set up this situation? :) )

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Postby GuillermoBilletas: What are you talking? Transfer and illegal activity? Spencer Lee is currently 15 years old and a freshman in high school. He doesn't have much say in where he lives. His father was employed at Allegheny College a small private College near Erie PA and he accepted a job at Carnegie Mellon University a top 25 University in the nation that happens to be in Pittsburgh. The family bought a house in Murrysville PA, where his mother got a job at a local hospital. What is wrong with that? How can anybody find anything wrong with that picture? It was not a transfer, it was a family relocation where both parents got new jobs and they chose to live near the mothers place of work. Nobody recruited anybody with the exception of his father being recruited for a job. Why is it human nature to think the worst and to portray people in a negative light without any facts? It speaks to the character of those that want to be negative without any facts.

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Spencer Lee is not a transfer, but a relocation. His father got a job at Carnegie Mellon University and his mother a job at a hospital in Murrysville. The family bought a house near the mothers place of employment. What is wrong with that picture? I wish those that tried to be so negative, would get their facts straight before posting such negative banter.

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to further compound this transfer issue, Lee Todora transferred mid season and is now wrestling for Parkland! how is this possible? rumor has it because he could no longer make the Becahi team...crazy, and you wonder why these parents get so angry ...

 

These were all the kids who qualified for regionals/states last year 2013

 

106 Luke Karam last school listed in PAJW Moore Township (Northampton High School) Northampton County, District 11

 

113 Stephen Maloney (Brother of Mark Maloney used info from Mark) Fleetwood, PA, Fleetwood high school, Berks County District 3

 

120 Darian Cruz last school listed in PAJW was Catasauqua, Lehigh County district 11

 

126 Zeke Moisey last school listed in PAJW Northampton High School, Northampton County district 11

 

132 Lee Todora Last school listed in PAJW Emmaus High School, Lehigh County, District 11

 

138 Ryan Todora Last school listed in PAJW Emmaus High School, Lehigh County, District 11

 

152 Mark Maloney “Be Recruited” profile reads hometown is Fleetwood, PA, Fleetwood high school, Berks County District 3

 

160 Connor Hedash last school listed PAJW Northern Lehigh Lehigh County, Ditrict 11

 

170 Nick Cortopassi from what I found is originally from new jersey

 

182 Jose Ortiz last school listed Bethlehem Area ( School district has 2 high school Liberty and Freedom) Lehigh County District 11

 

285 Andrew Dunn Last school listed in PAJW Emmaus High School, Lehigh County, District 11

 

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I suspect that half of them would still have gone to Becahi if they chose to go to Catholic school in the first place and chose the shortest distance. Some to Notre Dame some to Allentown CC. It doesn't mean anything to compare the public school districts. Obviously nobody could possibly go to a parochial school if you had to go to the relevant public school.

To answer your first question, BeCaHi approved the transfer so there was no issue. In talking with some of the people on the district committee, you can't question a transfer if the original school approves the transfer out. There have been a few questions of transfers but for the most part the original schools approve the transfer and that's that.

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Folks questioning BeCaHi: Please change your MaxiPad and take a pill for your cramps.

 

And I hope Karam presses charges to the fullest extent the law allows regarding the neanderthal who assaulted a high school coach. That loser is no better than the father who beats on his kid for losing a bout.

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Folks questioning BeCaHi: Please change your MaxiPad and take a pill for your cramps.

 

And I hope Karam presses charges to the fullest extent the law allows regarding the neanderthal who assaulted a high school coach. That loser is no better than the father who beats on his kid for losing a bout.

PA, you're being way too nice to the guy by calling him a Neanderthal. To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, the problem with that guy is that his headquarters are where his hindquarters ought to be.

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The official story on Brown is his grandfather is his legal guardian. Grandpa has a heart condition and moved to Pittsburgh for better access to specialists.

 

Whether one chooses to believe that or not, the PIAA did. Saegertown blocked Brown's transfer as being athletics-based. The WPIAL denied Brown's appeal. The PIAA eventually ruled in Brown's favor, just in time for Powerade.

 

One curiousity about Beca: Moisey's brother wrestles for Northampton.

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Postby GuillermoBilletas: What are you talking? Transfer and illegal activity? Spencer Lee is currently 15 years old and a freshman in high school. He doesn't have much say in where he lives. His father was employed at Allegheny College a small private College near Erie PA and he accepted a job at Carnegie Mellon University a top 25 University in the nation that happens to be in Pittsburgh. The family bought a house in Murrysville PA, where his mother got a job at a local hospital. What is wrong with that? How can anybody find anything wrong with that picture? It was not a transfer, it was a family relocation where both parents got new jobs and they chose to live near the mothers place of work. Nobody recruited anybody with the exception of his father being recruited for a job. Why is it human nature to think the worst and to portray people in a negative light without any facts? It speaks to the character of those that want to be negative without any facts.

 

The Brown part of the story doesn't pass the sniff test. He is connected to Lee. The Dad shopped schools pretty aggressively and wound up at FR- that's fine, good move on his part. Bringing his training partner along doesn't add up, and cast a negative light on the whole situation

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The official story on Brown is his grandfather is his legal guardian. Grandpa has a heart condition and moved to Pittsburgh for better access to specialists.

 

Whether one chooses to believe that or not, the PIAA did. Saegertown blocked Brown's transfer as being athletics-based. The WPIAL denied Brown's appeal. The PIAA eventually ruled in Brown's favor, just in time for Powerade.

 

One curiousity about Beca: Moisey's brother wrestles for Northampton.

 

What the PIAA chooses to believe constantly changes. Shooting down Scott Davis' 200 mile transfer from Clarion to Lake-Lehman (his parents hometown...where they owned property...and had a sick GP) comes to mind...back around 2005 I think.

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Does, IL have the solution to this? I would prefer it apply to both boundary and non-boundary schools, as many publics have created all-star teams, that were benifeted by kids who did not grow up in district, or through there youth clubs. No big issue with how they do it but think the rule should be applied evenly to both publics and privates. Either way it is an interesting solution to the issue.

 

http://ihsa.org/NewsMedia/Announcements ... onent.aspx

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GuillermoBilletas:

 

My first question to you is who are you? I would love to know if you even know the Lee family. How can you say that the "Dad shopped schools pretty aggressively and wound up at FR." How can you sit behind a keyboard and espouse negative and untrue banter and--your comments are untrue! I know for a fact that not one phone call was made to one coach in the entire Pittsburgh area until after the Lee's had bought a house in Murrysville. The simple fact of the matter is that Mrs. Lee got a job about 5 miles from where they bought a house. After the offer was accepted, the Lee's called the head coach at Franklin and said, "guess what, we just bought a house in Murrysville--I know this to be a fact. There was no shopping schools, no school did any recruiting, no even knew they were looking in the area, although there would have been nothing wrong if they had shopped, but it didn't occur, so why do you say that it did? There was a job search, an interview and acceptance of new jobs in a new area and a subsequent relocation. How can you claim to know so much about this family? I'm willing to share name, phone number and address. I have nothing to hide. I don't like posting on these forums, but I have grown tired of the negative, untrue banter from those that have no integrity and hide behind screen names. Please, let's swap contact information, so that we can discuss what we both think we know about the Lee family first hand rather than on a public forum. At least then you would be making informed comments rather than espousing false assumptions.

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I very rarely post here... I've been reading this thread here and there and just reread the last couple posts about Lee. Transfers are what they are... If the PIAA allows it, then technically no one can say a word because it was deemed not for athletic reasons (for whatever reason they choose to give).

 

The obvious thing (in my mind) that shows athletic intent is that there's a certain club that runs out of Franklin Regional H.S that Lee attended prior to transferring... (very surprised noone has mentioned this). It's surprising that the PIAA didn't have knowledge of this, and if they did, it wasn't brought up. If you think it was an accident that they just ended up in Murrysville, you're mistaken. There are PLENTY of schools in the Pittsburgh area. Yes, Murrysville is a nicer area in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. But, IMHO it's no coincidence that his club of choice happens to be in the same town as the new school the family chose for him to attend...

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