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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: Highlights of the Nassau Division I championships

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan won the 113-pound Division

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Highlights from the Nassau Division I wrestling championships at Hofstra University on Feb. 12.

Click here to read the full story by Evan Korn....

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Nassau Championship Results

Uniondale's Dante Salkey controls Pete Amabile of Long

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

99-- Rodriguez (Wantagh) TF S. Sewkumar (Long Beach), 5:20

106-- Cooksey (MacArthur) D K. Sewkumar (Long Beach), 4-3

113-- Raghunandan (Long Beach) Person D (BJFK), 8-7;

120-- Lanzillotti (Roslyn) D Araoz (Wantagh), 4-1

126-- Lofrese (GC) D Turano (Wantagh), 7-2

132-- Irby (Freeport) D Paradiso (Massapequa), 6-0)

138-- McDevitt (Wantagh) TF Knauer (Baldwin), 15-0

145--...

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Wrestling: Five outstanding performances from the weekend

Shoreham, NY January 20, 2012 - Shoreham's T.J.

(Credit: Photo by GEORGE A. FAELLA)

T.J. Fabian (Shoreham-Wading River) - Fabian went 4-0 with four pins at The Battle at the Harbor Duals, scoring three of those pins in the first period. His season record is 30-3 with 22 pins, and he is among the Suffolk favorites in the loaded 120-pound class. Dylan Palacio (Long Beach)- Palacio tested the waters at 160 pounds on Saturday, scoring technical falls over Locust Valley’s Johnny Morgan...

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State championship wild card berths announced

Longwood's Malik Rasheed will wrestle in the state

(Credit: Richard Slattery)

The Division I wild card berths were announced for next Friday-Saturday's NYSPHSAA Championships at the Times-Union Center in Albany. Four wild cards in each weight-class are given to wrestlers throughout the state who failed to win their section. Some of the wild cards were obvious choices (see Gomez, Alex) while others, I'm sure, required more deliberation from the selection committee....

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Live Updates: Nassau Division I Semis

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, 

At...

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More Thoughts From Massapequa's Win

A few thoughts from Massapequa's surprise run to their second straight Nassau championship. They defeated Wantagh, 31-21, in Saturday's final:

Chiefs  coach Joe Catalanotto pushed all the right buttons. He moved 189-pounder Conor Wetzel up to 215 to face Wantagh's ace, Tom Hall. Wetzel controlled Hall en route to the 5-2 decision.

145/152-pounder Chris Sarro moved up to 160,...

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Nassau D1 Semifinal (215 lbs) - Director's Cut

Nassau High School Class A and Class

(Credit: Photo By Patrick E. McCarthy)

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...

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Long Island wrestling top 10

Nassau High School Class A and Class

(Credit: Photo By Patrick E. McCarthy)

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...

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