High School Wrestling

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Six downstate inductees into wrestling hall

Hauppauge High School wrestling head coach Chris Messina

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced six downstate New York inductees as part of the 2012 class:

Michael Dergarbedian

Dergarbedian already had Nassau, Suffolk, New York and East Coast titles as a middle schooler. He wrestled for the University of Michigan on scholarship and placed in the Big 10 Championship several times. Dergarbedian, a lawyer, started the Teeth of the Dog...

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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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