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State wrestling tournament preview

Nick Piccininni of Ward Melville takes Tom Repalone

(Credit: Bob Sorensen)

The New York State Public High School State tournament starts Friday in Albany. By Saturday evening, 15 wrestlers will be crowned state champions.

10 Long Island wrestlers stood at the top of the podium last season, with four returning to defend their championships this year, including two of the most decorated grapplers to ever step on the mat on Long Island.

Here are some wrestlers...

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Chaminade's Connor Watson, Kellenberg's Jason Javier heading to Albany

Chaminade's Connor Watson wrestles against St. Anthony's Kyle

(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Chaminade’s Connor Watson entered the season motivated by his loss in the 2013 CHSAA state finals.

Kellenberg’s Jason Javier entered the season with high aspirations but less experience on the big stage.

Both reached their goal on Sunday as the best of the best convened at Chaminade for the CHSAA state championship.

“It’s really all about mental toughness because a lot of these...

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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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Seaford wrestling wins Conference IV-A title

Seaford's James O'Hagan won his match against Farmingdale's

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The stage was set at Seaford on Friday night.

For the second consecutive year, the dual meet between Seaford and Island Trees would crown a Conference IV-A champion. And for the second consecutive year, the meet came down to a match between Seaford’s James O’Hagan, the consensus top 285-pound wrestler in the state, and Island Trees Vinny Manna, one of the serious threats to O’Hagan’s reign...

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57 Long Island wrestlers to compete at Eastern States Classic

Longwood's Corey Rasheed controls Sachem East's Michael Pistone

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

57 wrestlers from Long Island will be heading to the campus of SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake for the prestigious Eastern States Classic this weekend. According to Section IX wrestling, wrestlers from six different states will be coming together to prove who the elite wrestlers in the country are.

Long Island will be represented by four returning state champions -- Corey Rasheed at 160 pounds,...

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Steven Schneider, other LIers have big day at LI Challenge

MacArthur's Steven Schneider won his match against Jericho's

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Though Sachem East walked away victorious yesterday at the Long Island Challenge there were wrestlers from the other teams that had very successful days.

Chief among them was MacArthur’s Steven Schneider. A senior, Schneider is the defending Nassau County champion at 160 pounds and finished second in New York State last season.

“I knew the Long Island Challenge was going to be a tough...

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Connetquot starting season off strong

Connetquot's Allon Avgi wrestles Ward Mellville's Peter Celebucki

(Credit: Daniel De Mato)

The race for the League II title was tight last year was and if the early results this season are a harbinger of things to come, the Connetquot Thunderbirds will be neck-and-neck with Sachem North once again.

The Thunderbirds graduated three all-county wrestlers (including 145-pound champion and fourth-place New York State finisher Brendan Dent) but return a strong core that has been competing...

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