Connetquot wrestling leaps to top of Big 10

Connetquot's Chris Beal looks to roll over Sachem

Connetquot's Chris Beal looks to roll over Sachem North's Ken Oberleis for the pin in the 182 Ib. weight class. (Jan. 10, 2014) Photo Credit: George A. Faella

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1. CONNETQUOT WRESTLING

We have a new No. 1 in the Big 10. The Thunderbirds have owned the hotbed of New York State wrestling, winning all six tournaments and all 12 dual meets. Chris Beal, Gino Titone, Tom Flanagan and Allon Avgi keyed a 48-12 win over Lindenhurst clinched the Suffolk League II dual meet title. The T-Birds won 12 of 15 matches in the meet including a last second 5-4 victory by Tom Repalone at 126 pounds.

2. SACHEM EAST WRESTLING

The Flaming Arrows dominated their own tournament with 11 finalists and 6 champions, including Doug Iadanza at 113 pounds and Mike Abbondanza at 132. The Arrows (16-0) defeated Commack, 63-10, to clinch their third straight Suffolk title. They won League II in 2012 and League I in 2013 and 2014.)

3. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS FENCING

The Patriots girls clinched the Suffolk regular season title and improved their record to 12-0. The team has won 186 consecutive matches.

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4. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN BOYS BASKETBALL

New week, new standout player for the Crusaders. Elijah Bailey scored 20 points as LuHi defeated a talented Deer Park, 65-44. LuHi will face perhaps its toughest challenge this season tomorrow when it hosts Cardinal Hayes, which is regarded by many as the top team in the tri-state.

5. WARD MELVILLE BOYS FENCING

The boys won matches against Half Hollow Hills, Whitman, and Huntington by a combined margin of 63-18. The wins improve the Patriots' record to 12-0 and the victory against Huntington clinched the regular season league title. Their winning streak extended to 106 matches.

6. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Crusaders continued their march, topping St. Mary's, 56-45, in a matchup of Long Island elites. Lutheran, the defending Federation Class A champ, dominated some stretches, despite Boogie Brozoski being limited with foul trouble. Katie Lavelle had 11 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks for LuHi (14-2).

7. EAST ISLIP GIRLS BOWLING

The Redmen bowled about as well in the Suffolk tournament as they had all season. In other words: superbly. Megan Kuehne (1,355) and Jordan Kruger (1,295) led a dominant East Islip team that toppled 6,273 pins to capture its third title in four years.

8. BETHPAGE GYMNASTICS

Bethpage completed its second straight undefeated season and earned its second straight Conference I title as Sarah Ciresi earned a 35.3 and Alyssa Firth earned a 35.0 in the all around in a 168.0-163.3 win over Sewanhaka District. The victory was the 200th of coach Kim Rhatigan's career.

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9. AMITYVILLE BOYS BASKETBALL

The Warriors slip into the BIG 10 after a 10-0 start in Suffolk League VI. The move up to No. 1 in the state in the Class A rankings according to the latest New York State Sportswriters Association poll. Sean Walters scored 23 points and added seven assists and four steals, while Travis Dickerson had 21 points and six rebounds in a 76-47 win over Glenn.

10. ST. ANTHONY'S BOYS TRACK

St. Anthony's dominated the Nassau-Suffolk League championships topping Chaminade, 109-65, to break into the Big 10. Tyler Wolfe won the 1,600 in 4:27.01. They'll compete for an CHSAA Intersectional title at The Armory.

On the outside looking in; Brentwood boys basketball, Bay Shore girls track, Hauppauge wrestling, St. Anthony's girls track, Jericho boys swimming.

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WRESTLING DUAL MEET

1. Connetquot (12-0)

2. Sachem East (16-0)

3. Hauppauge (25-0)

4. John Glenn (18-0)

5. Rocky Point (21-3)

6. Shoreham-Wading River (26-1)

7. Islip (14-2)

8. Wantagh (12-3)

9. Patchogue-Medford (16-2)

10.East Islip (23-5)

BOYS BASKETBALL

1. Long Island Lutheran (16-2)

2. Amityville (14-1)

3. Brentwood (13-2)

4. Lawrence (13-1)

5. Holy Trinity (15-4)

6. Baldwin (12-2)

7. Hills East (15-1)

8. Elmont (10-3)

9. Deer Park (13-3)

10. Farmingdale (13-2)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

1. Long Island Lutheran (14-2)

2. St. Anthony's (13-3)

3. St. Mary's (10-4)

4. North Babylon (15-1)

5. Baldwin (11-1)

6. Huntington (16-0)

7. Kellenberg (11-2)

8. Floral Park (13-1)

9. Harborfields (15-0)

10. Massapequa (12-2

BOYS BOWLING

1. Sachem East (13-1)

2. Middle Country (12-0)

3. East Meadow (8-2)

4. East Islip (13-1)

5. Longwood (10-3)

GIRLS BOWLING

1. East Islip (10-0)

2. Sewanhaka District (12-0)

3. Middle Country (9-2)

4. Comsewogue (6-4)

5. Commack (9-2)

BOYS SWIMMING

1. Jericho (7-0)

2. Bethpage (7-1)

3. Ward Melville (5-0)

4. Garden City (5-0)

5. Chaminade (5-0)

BOYS FENCING

1. Ward Melville (12-0)

2. Commack (9-2)

3. Oyster Bay (11-1)

4. Great Neck South (9-1)

5. Brentwood (7-3)

GIRLS FENCING

1. Ward Melville (12-0)

2. Commack (10-2)

3. Garden City (12-1)

4. Oyster Bay (11-2)

5. Half Hollow Hills (9-3)

HOCKEY

1. St. John the Baptist (16-2-1)

2. Smithtown (16-3-0)

3. Long Beach (13-1-1)

4. Levittown/Hicksville (13-2-2)

5. Connetquot-Sayville (11-5-2)

BOYS TRACK

1. St. Anthony's

2. Longwood

3. Northport

4. Chaminade

5. Farmingdale

6. Port Jefferson

7. Huntington

8. East Meadow

9. Port Washington

10. Valley Stream North

GIRLS TRACK

1. Bay Shore

2. St. Anthony's

3. Sachem North

4. Garden City

5. Kellenberg

6. Bayport-Blue Point

7. Miller Place

8. Farmingdale

9. Valley Stream North

10. North Shore

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