Big 10: Friars skate to the top

St. Anthony's James Mazza puts a shot on St. Anthony's James Mazza puts a shot on goal. (March 4, 2012) Photo Credit: Dan Neri

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1. ST. ANTHONY'S HOCKEY. The Friars (21-0) beat St. Francis of Athol Springs, 4-3, at the Nassau Coliseum to win the state CHSAA title. Senior Chris Wallace scored three goals, including the winner with one second left in regulation. St. Anthony's became the first downstate champion to claim the state crown in the nine years of the tournament. A perfect season enables the Friars to claim the Winter BIG 10 championship.

2. EAST ISLIP GIRLS BOWLING. The Redmen took second in the state championship in Waverly, toppling 5,478 pins. Niagara Falls won the tournament with a 5,871 series. Nancy Baione had a 1,147 series and Alexa DeFazio a 1,110 for East Islip.

3. WANTAGH WRESTLING. The Warriors won the Nassau sectional tournament for the third time in four years. Freshman Jose Rodriguez (46-1) finished second in the state at 99 pounds. The Warriors were 22-0 in dual meets and won the Nassau sectional title.

4. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS FENCING. The Patriots won their 10th straight Long Island title with a 14-5 win over Manhasset. Ward Melville has 159 straight wins in the past 11 years, the third-longest winning streak in Long Island history.

5. GREAT NECK SOUTH BOYS SWIMMING. The Rebels, led by Sam Mo, defeated Jericho, 122-64, to complete their fourth straight undefeated season in Nassau competition.

6. WARD MELVILLE BOYS FENCING. Ward Melville won its fifth straight Long Island title with a win over Oyster Bay. Senior Jay Petrie, who went 2-0 in foil, and junior Travis Quinn, who went 3-0 in sabre, led the Patriots to the big finish.

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7. GARDEN CITY GIRLS TRACK. The Lady Trojans took three state titles back to Long Island -- the 600, the 1,500 walk, and the 4 x 400-meter relay. They own the fastest 4 x 800 time in the U.S. (9:00.92) and the fastest 4 x 400 in the state (3:50.03).

8. HARBORFIELDS BOYS BASKETBALL. The Tornadoes make their debut in the BIG 10. They got a 24-point, 11-assist effort from Lucas Woodhouse to beat Floyd, 80-58, to capture the overall Suffolk title. The Tornadoes, which won the Suffolk Class A title, also won the L.I. crown Saturday by beating South Side, 80-61.

9. BETHPAGE GYMNASTICS. The Golden Eagles captured the Nassau team championship behind eighth-grader Alexis Fraher, who had an all-around score of 35.15. They avenged the Nassau Conference I loss to rival Plainview JFK for the second straight season.

10. BRENTWOOD WRESTLING. The Indians earned the Suffolk team title with 151 points. They also captured the League I dual meet and tournament title. Alexis Blanco at 138 pounds qualified for the state tournament as a wild card and won three bouts in a row to reach the finals.

On the outside looking in; Plainview girls gymnastics, Smithtown/Hauppauge hockey, Long Island Lutheran boys basketball.

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