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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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Live Updates: Day 1 State Wrestling Championships

JUSTIN COOKSEY MacArthur 106 pounds Nassau County champion

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

ALBANY -  I am back at the Times Union Center for the 50th NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships, and unlike last year, I did not have to brave a snowstorm while arriving to the arena... so I'm off to a good start and ready for hour after hour of wrestling coverage. The first round of the tourney is starting at 10 a.m., and I will be here to give you constant updates on how the Long Island-area...

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MSGVarsity.com to Stream Wrestling Championships

Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m., MSGVarsity.com will be streaming the finals of the NYSPHSAA Division I championships. 

Make sure to check out newsday.com, MSGVarsity.com and the print edition of Newsday over the next two days for constant updates....

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Three Thoughts from the Nassau Wrestling Championships

MAURICE IRBY Freeport 132 pounds Nassau County champion

(Credit: James Escher)

This year, Uniondale is Long Island’s “Heavyweight Factory” Dante Salkey (285) and Andrew Cole (220) each won county titles, while Davion Porter (195) dropped a 4-2 decision to Rob Zorn of Sewanhaka East. Cole, the top seed entering the tourney, has yet to lose a match this season at 220. Salkey had lost to championship runner-up Evan Kappatos of Syosset last month, and as a result, was seen as...

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Nassau wrestling semifinal results

Long Beach's Krishna Sewkumar controls Kyle Quinn of

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

I'm here at the Nassau Division I semis, early in the morning, and ready to give updates those of you not at Hofstra. 

99-- Jose Rodriguez just keeps on rolling, taking a 17-0 technical fall over Plainedge's Hector Guerrero to advance to the final. Rodriguez is now 40-0. He will face Long Beach's Steven Sewkumar, who beat Westbury's Raeco Jackson, in the final.

106--- Krishna Sewkumar...

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Nassau Championships; Semifinal Pairings

Wantagh's Dan McDevitt pins Mepham Sal Rodriquez at

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)


After a long day of wrestling, here are the semifinal pairings for tomorrow (morning)

Nassau Division I Championships

99—Rodriguez (Wantagh) v Guerrero (Plainedge), Jackson (Westbury) v S. Sewkumar (LB)

106—Cooksey (Mac) v Dunn (Mepham), Candela (Oceanside) v K. Sewkumar (LB)

113-- Raghunandan (LB) v Boccasini (Mac), Chander (Lawrence) v Person (BJFK)


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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 5 wrestlers, No. 1: Dylan Palacio

Long Beach's Dylan Palacio won by a fall

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

No. 1: Dylan Palacio

Grade: 12th

School: Long Beach

Weight: 160

Record: 33-0

While the rest of this list required extensive thought and second-guessing, the top spot was never in doubt. Palacio is far and away the Island's top dog and has been nothing short of unbeatable, hardened by the disappointment of finishing third at last year's NYSPHSAA tournament. Anything...

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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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The Island's Top-Five Wrestlers, No. 4: Sean McCabe

Connetquot's Sean McCabe (Black) applies the hold on

(Credit: George A. Faella)

No. 4: Sean McCabe

Grade: 12th

School: Connetquot

Weight: 120

Record: 32-1

A three-time League II champion and defending county champion, McCabe has compiled a sterling record while competing in arguably the Island's deepest weight class. He is 2-1 this season against Hauppauge's Mark West (31-4), a state champion back in 2010. Since losing to West back on December...

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