High School Wrestling

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Live Updates: State Semifinals

DAN SPURGEON Plainedge 170 pounds Nassau County champion

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

- Albany

We are back for Day 2 of the State Tournament, another loooooonnnng day of wrestling, starting with the semis at 10 a.m. and the finals, which begin at 6 p.m.

As usual, Long Island is well-represented in these proceedings, with 26 wrestlers in the semis. Most notably, the 138-pound weight class is an all-Long Island party: in  one semifinal, top seed Dan McDevitt of Wantagh...

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Live Updates: Day 1 State Wrestling Championships

JUSTIN COOKSEY MacArthur 106 pounds Nassau County champion

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

ALBANY -  I am back at the Times Union Center for the 50th NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships, and unlike last year, I did not have to brave a snowstorm while arriving to the arena... so I'm off to a good start and ready for hour after hour of wrestling coverage. The first round of the tourney is starting at 10 a.m., and I will be here to give you constant updates on how the Long Island-area...

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MSGVarsity.com to Stream Wrestling Championships

Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m., MSGVarsity.com will be streaming the finals of the NYSPHSAA Division I championships. 

Make sure to check out newsday.com, MSGVarsity.com and the print edition of Newsday over the next two days for constant updates....

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Three Thoughts from the Nassau Wrestling Championships

MAURICE IRBY Freeport 132 pounds Nassau County champion

(Credit: James Escher)

This year, Uniondale is Long Island’s “Heavyweight Factory” Dante Salkey (285) and Andrew Cole (220) each won county titles, while Davion Porter (195) dropped a 4-2 decision to Rob Zorn of Sewanhaka East. Cole, the top seed entering the tourney, has yet to lose a match this season at 220. Salkey had lost to championship runner-up Evan Kappatos of Syosset last month, and as a result, was seen as...

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Video: Suffolk wrestling championships highlights

Longwood's Corey Rasheed won by a piin over

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Watch the video above to see highlights from the Suffolk wrestling championships at Stony Brook.

Click here to read Gregg Sarra's story....

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Video: Highlights of the Nassau Division I championships

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan won the 113-pound Division

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Highlights from the Nassau Division I wrestling championships at Hofstra University on Feb. 12.

Click here to read the full story by Evan Korn....

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Nassau Championship Results

Uniondale's Dante Salkey controls Pete Amabile of Long

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

99-- Rodriguez (Wantagh) TF S. Sewkumar (Long Beach), 5:20

106-- Cooksey (MacArthur) D K. Sewkumar (Long Beach), 4-3

113-- Raghunandan (Long Beach) Person D (BJFK), 8-7;

120-- Lanzillotti (Roslyn) D Araoz (Wantagh), 4-1

126-- Lofrese (GC) D Turano (Wantagh), 7-2

132-- Irby (Freeport) D Paradiso (Massapequa), 6-0)

138-- McDevitt (Wantagh) TF Knauer (Baldwin), 15-0


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Nassau wrestling semifinal results

Long Beach's Krishna Sewkumar controls Kyle Quinn of

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

I'm here at the Nassau Division I semis, early in the morning, and ready to give updates those of you not at Hofstra. 

99-- Jose Rodriguez just keeps on rolling, taking a 17-0 technical fall over Plainedge's Hector Guerrero to advance to the final. Rodriguez is now 40-0. He will face Long Beach's Steven Sewkumar, who beat Westbury's Raeco Jackson, in the final.

106--- Krishna Sewkumar...

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Nassau Championships; Semifinal Pairings

Wantagh's Dan McDevitt pins Mepham Sal Rodriquez at

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)


After a long day of wrestling, here are the semifinal pairings for tomorrow (morning)

Nassau Division I Championships

99—Rodriguez (Wantagh) v Guerrero (Plainedge), Jackson (Westbury) v S. Sewkumar (LB)

106—Cooksey (Mac) v Dunn (Mepham), Candela (Oceanside) v K. Sewkumar (LB)

113-- Raghunandan (LB) v Boccasini (Mac), Chander (Lawrence) v Person (BJFK)


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Nassau Championships Update: Day 1

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan won his match against

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Most of the top guys have advanced to the quarters, with the second round close to completion.

Long Beach's Dylan Palacio opened his day with a pin Calhoun's Anthony Fitzsimmons in 1:02 at 160 pounds. It was easy, easy work.

The No. 2 seed at 138 pounds, Davon Russell of Uniondale, squeaked past Brian Quiroz of Valley Stream Central via 3-1 decision. Also at 138, Danny McDevitt of Wantagh...

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