The Metro High School Athletic Association

Date: Monday March 31st, 2008.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Halifax West High School



Sue McMaster             SJA                                          Bruce Chanter             Lockview

Donna Duggan              HFW                                       Darrell Dempster          NSSAF/CH    

Trevor Doyle                Citadel                                     Sue Beazley                  Armbrae

Ray Robertson             CPA                                        Steve Brine                   Eastern Shore  

Adam White                 Millwood                                 Tim McGarrigle            Grammar

Annette Sherlock          Sacred Heart                           Kevin Julien                  JL Ilsley

Kevin Epp                    Dartmouth High                        Frank Hubley               HFW

John MacDonald          Prince Andrew                         Mary Coughran            Sackville



Colin Bush                    Auburn



The meeting opened at 7:10pm and was chaired by Trevor Doyle.



2.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES – February 25th, 2008.

     Moved: John MacDonald     

Seconded: Steve Brine




a.      The treasurer, Donna Duggan, reported the following financial


      Shares         $  360.37

      Plan 24        $    20.19  

      Checking     $ 6875.30

      Equity          $    10.00



T&F Implement cheques have not been deposited.

Still owing Citadel, PA, Dart & JLI








 Motion # 1


Halifax Grammar proposes that the Metro High School Athletic Association adopt the following FIBA rules: 24 second shot clock, 8 second time-line and that we continue with all other FIBA rules already in use.


For        10

Against   3                                  Motion Passed

Abstain   1

          * This was accepted not as a new rule but accepted

             for presentation to the Federation.



Motion #2


That the start-up date for basketball be changed to one-week earlier (2nd Friday in October) along with moving the first game one-week earlier.



For        10

Against   2                                  Motion Passed

Abstain   3






     Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.









a. Boy’s Basketball (A): Prince Andrew: John MacDonald/Brad Martin

     John MacDonald gave a verbal report.

     Brad Martin will give a final report at the next meeting.


b. Girl’s Basketball (A): Dartmouth: Kevin Epp

  Kevin Epp gave a verbal report. 


c. Boy’s Hockey: Cole Harbour: Darrell Dempster/Reg Bezanson

Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.

Reg Bezanson will e-mail a final report to all Athletic Directors.


d. Girl’s Hockey: Auburn: Colin Bush/Paul Bates



e. Skiing: Grammar: Tim McGarrigle/Darrell MacInnis

     Tim McGarrigle submitted a written report.

      There needs to be rule clarifications for the Skiing competitions.


f. Curling: Cole Harbor: Darrell Dempster/Craig Campbell

    Darrell Dempster gave a verbal report.


g. Snowboarding: Auburn: Colin Bush/Dan Ray



h. Field Hockey: Sir John A: Sue McMaster

    Sue McMaster gave a verbal report.  

    Please send rescheduled game information to the coordinator.


i. Badminton City: Halifax West: Donna Duggan

    Donna Duggan gave a verbal report.

    City: April 2nd & 3rd at Citadel

    Regional: April 9th at Citadel

    Provincials: April 18th & 19th at Citadel


       Information on the new scoring rules is on the website.




j. Badminton County: Lockview: Bruce Chanter/Paula Syms

Bruce Canter gave a verbal report.

The county tournament will take place at Sackville High on Tuesday, April 1st.  Intermediate play 10:00am-1:00pm and Senior play 1:00pm-4:00pm.

The Juniors will take place at CP Allen and will be run by Barry Black.


k. Boys’ Rugby: Citadel: Trevor Doyle/Chris Sutton

     Trevor Doyle submitted a written report.


l. Girls’ Rugby: Citadel: Trevor Doyle/ Kevin Wheatley

    Trevor Doyle submitted a written report.


m. Table Tennis: Sackville: Mary Coughran

Mary Coughran gave a verbal report and distributed registration information.  The tournament will take place May 2nd.  More information will be e-mailed to the schools.


n. Track & Field

     City:                 May 20th & 21st

     County:            May 22nd & 23rd

     Rain Date:         May 24th

     Regional:          May 28th & 29th

     Rain Date:         May 30th

     Provincial:        June 6th & 7th


o. Lacrosse: Dartmouth: Kevin Epp

Information will be sent to all schools.

Any schools interested in fielding a girl’s team?


p. Girls’ Fast Pitch: NO COORDINATOR    

Cole Harbour will not be having a team and therefore will not be coordinating.  Prince Andrew and Auburn are the other schools involved.


q. Boys Fast Pitch: Eastern Shore: Steve Brine

    Nothing at this time.


r. Slow Pitch: Millwood: Adam White

    Information will be sent to the schools.




a.      MHSAA Security Plan:

     This is not something from Metro. It is from Mississippi.


b.     6 Person Football:

This is in discussion stages only.

The focus for this sport is more towards the smaller schools Div 3/4.


c. Has anyone had any concerns with Comfort Inn?


Meeting Adjourned at 8:05pm

Moved:  Tim McGarrigle

Seconded:  John MacDonald



Next meeting will be April 28th, 2008.          

Location:  Halifax West

Meeting Dates: June




If you have something you wish to add to the agenda, please contact Donna Duggan (457-8900/5601264) one week prior to the next meeting.


Respectfully submitted,

Donna Duggan