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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

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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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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- Nicky Hall...

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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), 6-4Dylan 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...

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State Championship Updates, Semifinals


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,...

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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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Plenty of action right off the bat

Mike Soria of Kings Park tries to get

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Day 2 has started off with a bang.

At 96 pounds, Mark West of Hauppauge, the Suffolk champ, narrowly edged Nassau champ Mark Raghunandan of Long Beach, 7-2.

Then at 103, it was the Soria brothers' turn. Mike Soria (pictured) won his wrestleback 6-0 of Fox Lane's Sam Speno. But in the semifinals, Max was pinned by Wayne's Al Dierna.

He led 3-1 in the third period, but was taken...

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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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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...


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