High School Wrestling
Step onto the mat with Newsday's high school writers as they cover Long Island wrestling.
T.J. Fabian (Shoreham-Wading River) - Fabian went 4-0 with four pins at The Battle at the Harbor Duals, scoring three of those pins in the first period. His season record is 30-3 with 22 pins, and he is among the Suffolk favorites in the loaded 120-pound class. Dylan Palacio (Long Beach)- Palacio tested the waters at 160 pounds on Saturday, scoring technical falls over Locust Valley’s Johnny Morgan...Read more »
Long Beach’s Dylan Palacio had a big weekend. A very, very big weekend. On Saturday, the 152-pounder won the Eastern States meet at upstate Sullivan CC, defeating Somers’ Brian Realbuto via 8-5 decision in the final. Realbuto won last year’s state title at 135 and the Junior Freestyle National Championship in July at 145. “I knew going in that this is what the final would be,” Palacio said. “I had...Read more »
In the “Winter Preview,” I pegged three wrestlers to watch, Long Beach’s Dylan Palacio, Jamel Hudson of St. Anthony’s and Glenn’s James DeKrone. With the season in full swing, here are two more wrestlers capable of winning a state title next month in Albany. Nick Piccininni, Ward Melville, 106, Fr. (19-0)- As far as the lighter weights go, Piccininni has been as unstoppable as they come. His undefeated...Read more »
Highlights of Smithtown East's 61-18 victory over Centereach. Click above to watch the embedded video....Read more »
Highlights from Bellport's dominating win over East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson on Jan. 5. Bellport's Reggie Sinclair, who picked up a big win, spoke after the match.
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The tournament schedule is in full swing, which means the next few weekends will further crystallize the county and state championship contenders.
At the stacked Smithtown Tournament at Smithtown West HS this Saturday, Hauppauge’s Mark West and Connetquot’s Sean McCabe could meet in the 120-pound final. The two have wrestled twice this season, with West winning a 3-2 decision over McCabe at...Read more »
To all wrestling coaches and athletes,
A technical glitch had prevented the correct output of the new weight classes on our website and in the newspaper for the past several days.
This has been fixed as of Friday afternoon and going forward, the correct weight classes will be posted on Newsday.com and displayed properly in Newsday.
We appreciate your patience while we sorted through...Read more »
The Finals are scheduled to start at 6, but here are the semis results, and the 30 wrestlers who will grapple for superiority:
96 pounds:Kyle Kelly (Chenango Forks) dec. Nick Piccininni (Ward Melville), 6-4Dylan Realbuto (Somers) dec. Freddy Dunau (St. Anthony's), 6-5 103 poundsMark Raghunandan (Long Beach) dec. Brandon Lapi (Amsterdam), 8-2Jimmy Duckham (Arlington) dec. Krishna Sewkumar...Read more »
St. Anthony's had nine wrestlers at the state tournament, but it took until the final match of the semifinals for the Friars to get a state finalists. Jonathan Desir took down Nassau Champion and previously undefeated David NG (46-1) of Plainedge to advance to the championship against New Rochelle's Malcolm Allen.
215- Wantagh's Tom Hall lost 10-4 to Adam Donner of Niagara Wheatfield,...Read more »
St. Anthony's 135-pound junior Jamel Hudson got things started at Day 2 of the State Championships at the Times Union Center with a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
The multi-talented performer (http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/wrestling/hudson-st-anthony-s-take-center-stage-1.2666096) lost in Saturday's quarterfinals but won a wrestle-back...Read more »