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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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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).


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The Island's Top-Five Wrestlers, No. 2: James DeKrone

Glenn's James Dekrone, right, works to get a

(Credit: Richard Slattery)

No. 2: James DeKrone

Grade: 12th

School: Glenn

Weight: 138

Record: 37-3

Heading into the season, there were few wrestlers on the Island as accomplished as DeKrone, a reigning Suffolk champion and state runner-up at 130 pounds (a one-point loss).

Then, the season began, and DeKrone did not disappoint.

Only one of his losses has come at 138, and he dropped...

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Long Beach's Palacio Wins Eastern States; Contemplating Move to 160

Long Beach's Dylan Palacio has helped his team

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...

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Final Long Island wrestling rankings

John Glenn's Nick Meinsen won the state title

(Credit: Photo by Pat Orr)

Glenn remains the top team in our Big 10 (ahead of the Half Hollow Hills boys basketball team for the seventh straight week) after it crowned its first state champion — 130-pounder Nick Meinsen (pictured) — at the Times Union Center in Albany on Saturday. Nick Terdick placed third at 152 pounds for the Knights.

Hauppauge moved up one spot to No. 3 this week behind 96-pound state...

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Wade pins Terdick; Huntington, Rocky Point, Wantagh put three in the finals

Rocky Points Anthony Volpe wins his opening 160

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In a rematch of the 152-pound Suffolk final, Islip's Kyle Wade exacted revenge in a surprising fashion, pinning Glenn's Nick Terdick in 2:46.

Wade, who was leading 2-0 at the time, went in on a deep shot and Terdick tried reaching over Wade's back to grab his ankle and cause a stalemate.

But in the process, he exposed his back, and the referee whistled him pinned, much to Terdick's surprise...

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Three Suffolk wrestlers advance at 189

Sorry about the lack of posts the last hour, the internet crapped out for a few minutes there. So let's get you guys caught up on the action before the quarterfinals begin...

At 189 pounds, Smithtown West's Jake Smith, Glenn's Joe Giaramita and Sachem East's Chris Di Iorio all advanced, and all three are on the top half of the bracket.

Di Iorio, the fourth seed, earned a technical...

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Long Island wrestling top 10

Glenn's Nick Meissen powers West Babylon's Paul Baumann

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Glenn remains the top team in our Big 10 (ahead of the Half Hollow Hills boys basketball team for the sixth straight week) after it won the Suffolk County title for the second straight year on Saturday. Hauppauge remained at No. 4 this week after placing second in Suffolk for the third straight season.

Onto this week's top 10...

1. Glenn (21-0, 7-0 League VI) — The Knights won...

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Wrestling bonanza

Melville, NY, Monday Feb. 15, 2010: St. Anthony's

(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

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...

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