High School Wrestling
Step onto the mat with Newsday's high school writers as they cover Long Island wrestling.
Division I is expected to start at approximately 7:15. But Division II has wrapped up here at Hofstra. Mineola led the way with 259.5 points, while both Mineola and Valley Stream North crowned four champions. Results are as followed:
96- Kishun (VSN) P. Pusey (Mineola), 5:28103- Leguelaff (OB) D. Miller (VSN), 5-4.112- Uslaner (VSN) D. Cassidy Exum (OB), 5-4.119- Mohrman...Read more »
The Division I semis are over. Here are results from the morning action. The finals begin tonight at 7:15 back here at Hofstra:
At 285, pre-tourney favorite and reigning 215-pound champ David NG of Plainedge escaped with a 4-3 decision over Syosset's Evan Kappatos. NG meets Island Trees' Joe Manna, who beat Endri Jaupaj of Massapequa via 7-4 decision in his semifinal match,
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All wrestlers listed below are considered All State wrestlers. No Long Island Division II wrestlers placed in the top 6.
Normal001955474167111.1282000 Division I 3rd place results involving Long Island wrestlers96: Mark Raghunandan (Long Beach) p. Kyle Kelly (Chenango Forks), 1:24103: Max Soria (Kings Park) d. Asher Kramer (Suffern), 6-0119: Billy Watterson (John Jay-Cross River) d....Read more »
Plenty of high school wrestling stories for your viewing pleasure this morning.
Here is a story from Day 1 of the CHSAA state tournament at St. Anthony's, where new Friar Jamel Hudson shone. Hudson believes he should be talked about with the team's "Triple Threat" of Chris Brienza, Jimmy Morris and Grant Greene (pictured), and he's certainly making a case for it.
The CHSAA...Read more »
So Chris Mascaro and Mark Macyk are off covering today's wrestling tournaments, which means I get to momentarily hijack the blog (shhhhh. Don't tell anyone.) I come bearing gifts!
Some tidbits from yesterday's session at Hofstra University and especially the top-heavy 215 weight class:
- I spent a good deal of time interviewing Garden City's Connor Horl after his bout with Port Washington's...Read more »
Glenn remains the top team in our Big 10 (ahead of the Half Hollow Hills boys basketball team for the fourth straight week) after it won five matches last week, including four at their own dual-meet tournament on Saturday. Hauppauge moved up one spot to No. 5 this week.
Onto this week's top 10...
1. Glenn (21-0, 7-0 League VI) — The Knights capped an undefeated League VI slate...Read more »
It's hard to argue with Glenn, Hauppauge and Rocky Point as the top three teams in Suffolk, as each has built quite an impressive resume through the first two months of the season.
But it's hard to discount Longwood as a contender for the county title based on its depth. In addition to two returning All State wrestlers -- brothers Corey (103 pounds) and Malik Rasheed (112) -- the...Read more »