High School Wrestling
Step onto the mat with Newsday's high school writers as they cover Long Island wrestling.
Wantagh and Massapequa are duking it out in the finals, which started at 125 pounds. Wantagh is 3-0 after three matches and holds a 10-0 lead. More results to come later on today....Read more »
At 5:00 p.m. tonight (at Clarke HS), we have the Nassau team championships, which are preceded by the semis. What makes this day so special is that Suffolk does not have a tourney like this.... where every team in the county is put in a giant pot, and the last team standing wins. Forget school size or conference affiliation, this touney tests the depth and fortitude of the last team standing.
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Just got back from covering Sachem East's 52-15 League I win over Ward Melville.... Story is as followed:
In short, it was a dominant performance from the Flaming Arrows, who have proven they belong in the League I conversation with Brentwood and Longwood. And while I find it difficult...Read more »
Wednesday promises some marquee action on the Nassau dual meet front-- I will be covering Long Beach @ MacArthur for Thursday's paper and am looking forward to seeing some of the Marines' lighter weight guys in action. With Mark Raghunandan, Oral Allen and Matt Gray among others, Long Beach should be favored against the Generals and their solid roster of mid-weight grapplers.
Also on tap is...Read more »
I just got back from the Lindenhurst Tournament (full write-up in tomorrow's paper), so here are a couple of thoughts:
Amityville's Mark Jerrick is a serious threat at 140. It took him all of 50 seconds to pin Lindenhurst's Joe Napoleon in the finals. Jerrick is aggressive, disciplined, confident... he will be a real handful come Suffolk Tourney time.
The heavyweight finalists, Greg...Read more »
St. Anthony's rolled past Kellenberg in Wednesday night's CHSAA dual meet:
Assistant Coach Keith Eckert, who filled in for the sick Tony Walters last night, had this to say: "We had a couple of guys who were banged up that we were resting. We have a big weekend coming up...Read more »
In a match of the top two teams in the CHSAA, St. Anthony's hosts Kellenberg in a highly anticipated dual meet.
The Friars, however, are considered the class of the Catholic league, and are led by Paul Alessandri at 189 and 2009 State Champion Grant Greene (112 pds) at 125. One St. Anthony's wrestler to look out for this season is Dariyan Riley, a junior transfer from Louisiana...Read more »