Step onto the mat with Newsday's high school writers as they cover Long Island wrestling.
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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....Read more »
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...Read more »
Watch the video above to see highlights from the Suffolk wrestling championships at Stony Brook.
Click here to read Gregg Sarra's story....Read more »
Highlights from the Nassau Division I wrestling championships at Hofstra University on Feb. 12.
Click here to read the full story by Evan Korn....Read more »
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
145--...Read more »
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...Read more »
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)
120--...Read more »
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...Read more »