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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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Suffolk Tournament: Semifinal Pairings

Longwood's Corey Rasheed won his match against Commack's

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Semifinal Pairings

99 -- Joe Calderone (Whitman) vs. Alex Tanzman (Westhampton); Dan Murray (Brentwood) vs. Steven Lee (West Babylon). 106 – Nick Piccininni (Ward Melville) vs. Chris D’Amico (Glenn); Mike D’Angelo (Commack) vs. Anthony D’Onofrio (Longwood). 113 – Eric Orellana (Brentwood) vs. Chris Mauriello (Hauppauge); Steve Bulzomi (Connetquot) vs. Corey Jamison (Huntington). 120 – Matt...

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Suffolk League Championships Tomorrow: Some (Potential) Matches to Watch

Shoreham-Wading River's John Keck fights for position against

(Credit: George A. Faella)

League I

106- Nick Piccininni (Ward Melville) vs. Eric Orellana (Brentwood) 126- Marc Gonzalez (Brentwood) vs. Armani Hendrickson (Patchogue-Medford), Hendrickson defeated Gonzales back on  January 11, 9-5. 132- Diego Ramirez (Brentwood) vs. Eddie Gomez (Patchogue-Medford) 138- Alexis Blanco (Brentwood) vs. Malik Rasheed (Longwood), rematch of Wednesday’s match, won by Blanco. 152-...

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Semifinal Results from State Tourney

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), 6-4 Dylan Realbuto (Somers) dec. Freddy Dunau (St. Anthony's), 6-5   103 pounds Mark Raghunandan (Long Beach) dec. Brandon Lapi (Amsterdam), 8-2 Jimmy Duckham (Arlington) dec. Krishna...

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State Championship Updates, Semifinals

Albany- 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, while...

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Remembering legendary Brentwood coach Joe "Gov" Campo

Joe "Gov" Campo, who led the Brentwood wrestling team to seven county titles in a row and eight in nine years from 1968-69 through 1976-77, passed away Thursday at the age of 85. Campo, who was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1990, was 261-20 in his 20 seasons as Brentwood's head coach. In 2008, the school's Ross Gymnasium was named in his honor. "Gov" (short...

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Starlin Jimenez: 1982-2010

Starlin Jimenez, Brentwood High School wrestler, 2000 graduate.

(Credit: Handout/Brentwoo High School Staff)

Below is a retrospective of former Brentwood wrestler Starlin Jimenez (pictured), who was killed in a motorcycle accident last week...  

In the wrestling community, it's difficult to fly under the radar. So when a scrawny Brentwood sophomore dominated a prominent Nassau wrestler at an offseason tournament in the summer of 1997, the questions came rapid fire. "What did that kid...

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Former Brentwood wrestler tragically killed

Starlin Jimenez, a 2000 graduate of Brentwood who was a Suffolk County champion at 112 pounds in 1999, was tragically killed on Wednesday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on County Road 83 in Medford.

Here is the complete story written by Bill Mason. Jimenez, a member of the Brentwood wrestling hall of fame, placed third in the state after winning the county title his junior...

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Three Suffolk wrestlers advance at 119

Huntington's Damon McQueen, left, battles to gain control

(Credit: Frank Koester)

Westhampton's Pete DeTore, Brentwood's Alex Gomez and Huntington's Damon McQueen — all Section XI wrestlers — advanced to the 119-pound quarterfinals. Three wrestlers is the maximum a section can have in a single weight class. McQueen, the Suffolk champ and the No. 2 seed, earned a 6-2 win over Richard Dennison on Minisink Valley. Gomez defeated Nassau champ Luke Alber of Farmingdale,...

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Long Island wrestling top 10

Glenn remains the top team in

our Big 10 (ahead of the Half Hollow Hills boys basketball team for the fifth straight week) after it won the League VI tournament title for the third straight year on Saturday. Hauppauge moved up one spot to No. 4 this week after winning the League V tournament crown. You can hear Gregg Sarra explain the Big 10 here. Onto this week's top 10... 1.



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