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Long Island Fencing Championship preview

Great Neck South's Kody Horiuchi battles teammate Andy

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Antipas vs. Horiuchi. Shu vs. Reina. Charpin vs. Gallant.

The 2014 Long Island Fencing Championships will have no shortage of marquee matchups.

Of the 12 individual medalists on Long Island this season, five will be fencing Tuesday at Wheatley when Ward Melville takes on Great Neck South for the boys championship, and Garden City meets Ward Melville for the girls title.

Both matchups...

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Antipas, Huang, Yang repeat as Suffolk individual champions

Ward Melville's Mike Antipas competes in the Suffolk

(Credit: Richard T. Slattery)

The Suffolk individual fencing championships took place Saturday at Brentwood, with three fencers repeating as gold medalists and three more winning an individual title for the first time.

Ward Melville’s Mike Antipas won the boys foil title for the second-straight year, capping a day that also saw his team win a seventh-straight county championship.

“I fenced like I was…at a national...

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Suffolk League II wrestling championship results

Sam O'Malley (white headgear) from Smithtown East wrestles

(Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Suffolk League III -- Championship Final, At Smithtown East:

99 – Sparacio (NB) dec. Trezza (SME) 5-1

106 – O'Neill (NB) dec. McShane (West Islip) 6-2

113 – Scully (New) dec. Sobotker (NB), 9-4

120 – Swanson (SW) major dec. Pat Ortiz (Cent), 11-0

126 – Nieves (New) major dec. Wolff (BS), 12-3

132 – Colonna(NB) dec. Force (SME) 5-3

138 – Bailey (NB) dec....

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CHSAA wrestling league championship results

Holy Trinity's Lorenzo Gisonda, right, wrestles Chaminade's Daniel

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

CHSAA League Tournament -- At Holy Trinity

99 – Brian Kelly (SA) pinned Anthony Bartolotta (K), 1:05.

106 – Jason Javier (K) dec. Andrew Hotton (C), 15-4.

113 – John Twomey (SA) dec. Jonathan Krumholz (SJB), tf, 16-0.

120 – Benjamin Lamantia (SA) dec. Josh Newman (K), tf, 18-2.

126 – Joe Russ (SA) dec. Christian Briody (C), 9-1.

132 – Kevin Jackson (SA) dec. Marshall...

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Suffolk League VI championship wrestling results

Shoreham Wading River's Dominic Pirraglia, right, wrestles John

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Suffolk League VI --Championship Final, At Shoreham-Wading River

99 - K. Meloni (SWR) dec. Wieck (G) 7-6 (OT).

106 - Ancewicz (G) pinned Witthuhn (G) 4:32.

113 - Hin (MP) dec. Shlonsky (MTS) 8-2.

120 - Szymanski (SWR) dec. Escobar (EH) 6-2.

126 - Maddock (WHB) pinned C. Meloni (SWR) 5:52.

132 - Taddeo (SWR) dec. DeBenedetto (G) 6-5.

138 - Ramirez (A) dec....

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Mepham's Morris hits two clutch free throws to secure conference title

Alexa Morris didn’t just walk up to the free throw line, she ran to it.

That’s the kind of swagger Morris exuded late in Mepham’s Conference AA-III home game against Herricks last Friday.

“She’s an excellent free throw shooter and she’s confident,” Pirates coach Jim Mulvey said. “We love to have her on the line.”

Having Morris at the charity stripe paid off for Mepham in its 36-33...

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Hauppauge swimming ready for county meet

Hauppauge's Justin Plaschka swims in the preliminaries of

(Credit: Adrian Kraus)

With a League II championship under their belt, the Hauppauge boys swimming team is now looking forward to competing at the county meet next Saturday at Suffolk CC-Brentwood.

Coach Rich Lionetti acknowledged the strength of his top swimmers, such as Justin Plaschka, Nick Lauritano and brothers Trevor and Troy Maida, but he gives credit to another group of swimmers.

"A lot of strength...

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Big Win Alert: Syosset edges Massapequa

Syosset girls basketball team.

Buncha big shots!

First, Rachel Greenspan knocked down a three from the right wing to put Syosset ahead by a point with 53 seconds left.

“I didn’t really think about it at the time; I just got the ball and put it up,” Greenspan said, “but that [shot] was definitely big for us.”

Temporary, though. Massapequa, on its ensuing possession, promptly tied it on Megan McCabe’s free throw...

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Charise Wilson heating up

St. Anthony's guard Charise Wilson

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Charise Wilson’s breakout season continues and a milestone was reached along the way.

The St. Anthony’s senior has assumed a leadership role, upped her scoring average by six points and, earlier this season, notched her 1,000th career point against rival St. Mary’s.

“She put a lot of time into it and worked hard to improve, so the accomplishment is very much deserved,” Friars coach Ken...

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Lewis leads Half Hollow Hills

Half Hollow Hills fencer Amanda Lewis competes in

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Amanda Lewis has established herself as one of the top foil fencers in Suffolk County and will be looking to cap both a strong season and strong career at Saturday’s county championships.

Lewis came into the day with a 34-4 record (winning 89% of her bouts), went undefeated in nine different meets and won gold in foil at December’s Jeff Wolfe Holiday Tournament at Brentwood. The senior has...

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